The serene Camp David area was selected for annual “Leadership Conference” for several years because of the deliberative nature of the proceedings, where after a reading of a newly revised “Thurmont Statement” this listing of Conservative Principles was adopted.
The Camp David area – specifically at the Cozy Inn – location was utilized for the annual Freedom Leadership Conference in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and we may return there again. Presently the conference site since 2011 has shifted to Northern Virginia (see our front page “article” posting for most recent function).
Nearby Camp David has been the site of similar meetings by past U.S. Presidents with national and international leaders. The Cozy Inn has seen many of the entourages of these leaders ensconced during those deliberations.
From 2008 through 2010 this Conference has been scheduled for Veterans Day, November 11, with presentations followed by discussion. We have requested that speakers provide a “paper” (prepared remarks provided to us in advance) that we can place on this website, and several have done so (see speakers section of this website for full text of several such presentations). Since the new monthly series began in late 2012 we have usually been able to place both a video and the full text (written) of the keynote speaker’s remarks at each Conference.
In the past, the presentations on issues of interest to conservative activists and donors, have been between 10 minutes for panelists and up to one hour for the featured, keynote speaker at banquets. There have also been several dozen sponsor organizations at a three days long conference providing many dozens of speakers.
The speaker and sponsor format has now changed changed to fit the youtube video format, first with a limit of 10 minutes (we wish that all our speakers observed this better!) and now with recent changes by youtube, a new, lengthier time limit of 14 minutes. While keynote speakers are invited to continue their presentation with additional remarks and question and answer period for a total of 30 minutes per monthly conference, it is the first 14 minutes (or less) which will each month be placed on the Conference website and on youtube.
Past annual conferences, after concluding, have seen participants tour the historic grounds of the Cozy Inn & Conference Center including the Camp David Museum on the premises. The museum includes many presidential artifacts, photos and other memorabilia.
Moving to the Marriott Courtyard, Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia and a new format on December 5, 2012, the 13th annual Freedom Leadership Conference was also the first of a new monthly series.
The conference through the end of 2013 will be monthly and either at Tysons Corner, VA or within 10 minutes and will be private and for Members and Provisional (candidate) Members only.
Conservative-cause organizations are invited to sponsor each monthly conference in order to present the issue and speaker of their choice during a 30 minute segment at each conference, plus a dinner in honor of the keynote speaker as the guest of the Conference Leadership Council.
Look elsewhere on this website for information on how to make application for Provisional Membership. Or write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.