2019 Ideas Summit Agenda

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. | March 28 and 29

Attire: Business/business casual. Cocktail optional for Whittaker Chambers Dinner.

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2019 Agenda

Subject to change                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
                         
11:30 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm
Welcome
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
Opening Address
Richard Lowry, National Review
   
  The Buckley Legacy and the Element of Civility
Matthew Continetti, National Review/National Review Institute
Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation
Neal Freeman, The Blackwell Corporation
John O’Sullivan, National Review/National Review Institute
   
  Conversation with David Keating, Institute for Free Speech and David FrenchNational Review/National Review Institute
   
  New Socialism
Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review
Congressman Dan Crenshaw
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
   
  Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio and Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
   
  The Constitutional Order Under Attack 
Leonard Leo, Federalist Society
Luke Thompson, National Review
John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley
   
  Conversation with Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State and Rich Lowry, National Review/National Review Institute
 
6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
   
7:30 pm The Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner honoring Mark Janus
  Father Paul Scalia
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
Richard Lowry, National Review, Remembering Charles Krauthammer
John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute
   
9:00 pm Night Owl: No Safe Spaces Movie Discussion
  Adam Carolla, The Adam Carolla Show and David French, National Review/National Review Institute
   
FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
   
6:45 am Sunrise Jog to the Jefferson Memorial
   
7:30 am Breakfast/Registration
   
8:15 am Morning Welcome
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
   
8:20 am American Innovation 
Brooke Rollins, White House Office of American Innovation
   
  Conversation with Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review/National Review Institute
   
  The Natural Gas Revolution
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
Mike Sommers, American Petroleum Institute
Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
   
  Conversation with Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education and Jay Nordlinger, National Review/National Review Institute
   
  Opportunities for All
Harmeet Dhillon, Dhillon Law Group
John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley
Tammy Bruce, Independent Woman’s Voice
   
  Conversation with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review
   
12:15 pm Luncheon Feature 
Populism and the Right: A Conversation with Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review
   
  How Conservatives Should Think About Nationalism
Jim Geraghty, National Review
Jonah Goldberg, National Review/National Review Institute
Richard Lowry, National Review 
   
  The Case for Federalism 
The Honorable James L. Buckley
   
Concludes at 2:45 pm

Optional screening of No Safe Spaces will take place at 4:00 PM at The Heritage Foundation. RSVP here.