The 2021 Virtual Ideas Summit Part II: Finding Opportunity Through Freedom

NRI normally hosts a biennial Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C.—a two-day conference convening conservative leaders and NRI supporters to discuss the pressing issues of the day and critically assess our movement. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in D.C., we decided to split the Ideas Summit into two parts.

We hosted Part I on February 18 as a virtual conference focused on the fight against socialism.

Live from an exclusive donor retreat at The Greenbrier, we will stream Part II, a formal program with panel discussions—similar to our traditional Ideas Summit—to our larger audience across the country. The virtual program will take place over two days and cover issues ranging from education policy, to energy, to cancel culture.

Please note all tickets and sponsorships are fully tax-deductible and help support NRI’s educational and outreach programs.


PART I: Standing Athwart the Perennial Threat of Socialism 
February 18, 2021 | Virtual

NRI hosted Part I on February 18 as a virtual conference titled “Standing Athwart the Perennial Threat of Socialism.” The program featured Rich Lowry and John O’Sullivan discussing today’s culture wars; a panel with members of the Congress’s new “Freedom Force,” moderated by Jay Nordlinger; and a conversation with Senator Tom Cotton and Ramesh Ponnuru. Our speakers reflected on the historical significance of the fight against socialism and made the case for promoting limited government and the ideals of our Republic.

Missed the live event? With a tax-deductible donation of $25 to NRI, you will be sent a link to the full show! Click here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Wendy and Dale Brott, Ohio
Audrey and Peter Denton, Florida
Virginia James, New Jersey
Peter J. Travers, New Jersey

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Cusser, Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoskins, Massachusetts
Catherine Barr Windels, New York
Julianne and Michael Woronoff, California

Kenin Spivak, California

Erika and John Ammirati, California
Bob Arnett, Texas
Janet and Allen Baker, Mississippi
David J. Bertoch, Esq, Texas
Donald Best, California
John Dalsheim, New York
Jack Fowler, Connecticut
Norman Hapke, California
Nancy Reardon, Massachusetts
Liza and Cameron Smith, Connecticut

PART II: Finding Opportunity Through Freedom

May 20 and 21, 2021 | The Greenbrier, West Virginia / Virtual

We are pleased to announce Part II of our 2021 Ideas Summit: an exclusive retreat in the late spring with a virtual component for our remote audience.

The Retreat

NRI board members and 1955 Society members at the Patron and Benefactor levels will be invited to join us for an exclusive retreat at The Greenbrier in West Virginia from May 19 to 21. We anticipate a small group of about 50 to 60 guests, including notable conservative speakers and top National Review writers. The retreat will include a formal program in addition to special interactive sessions that will provide an opportunity for us to hear from our supporters. This is particularly important as we plan ahead to 2025, which marks WFB’s centennial and NR’s 70th anniversary. The agenda will also include plenty of time for guests to enjoy the many activities Greenbrier has to offer—including golf, tennis, fishing, and boating.

The Virtual Conference

Remote guests will be invited to tune into a livestream of the formal program at Greenbrier—panel discussions with notable conservatives and top NR writers discussing the important issues of the day. The panels will be held in the afternoon on May 19 and 20 and will be available to registered participants. Register here.