Freedom Leadership Conference
Each Conference will have a SPONSOR which will have 30 minutes for a speaker of their choice. The speaker will be videotaped for no more than 14 minutes, which presentation will appear on youtube. These remarks will be on an issue of current concern to conservatives. The Conference, after 13 annual events, now begins a new monthly and shorter format, meeting on a Tues., Wed. or Thursday night in Northern Virginia at a venue within 10 minutes of Tysons Corner, VA, with this format:
4:30 PM – conference Board meets at the dinner meeting location. This board is drawn from the ranks of the Conference Leadership Council and decides which applicants for Conference Membership, sponsor and speakers to approve or decline.
5 PM – doors open for Leadership Council dinner meeting; dinner served promptly at 5:30. The location is either the same as the Conference or at a private dining room of a nearby Restaurant. Donation of $65 and an advance RSVP from already approved Conference Members, required for admission. Current Leadership Council members who pay in advance $50. Provisional Leadership Council Members who pay in advance $55. Limited seating. Net proceeds to be used to pay for Speaker’s dinner, Conference room rental, reception and very limited advertising/promotion expenses.
6:30 – Meeting Venue opens for volunteers to do setup.
7 PM – Reception with coffee and dessert. Suggested donation $5 for admission only for those who (a) have been approved by the Conference Board for Provisional Membership, (b) Members, and (c) the Speaker, who is granted Honorary membership. This is a private Conference for members only. Announcement of HOST COMMITTEE members present (we urge new Provisional Members to meet and informally chat with one or more of them).
7:30 PM. Conference Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance
7:35 PM – Conference Keynote Remarks, Sponsor Remarks, Q&A (14 minutes to be videotaped for this website NOT to include sponsor promotion but to focus on issue; the remaining 16 minutes to be used at discretion of sponsor and speaker for promotion of Sponsor organization, speaker’s “how you can help” comments and Question & Answer; Sponsor may provide MC for this segment).
8:05 PM – Short remarks on issues of interest to conservatives (5 and 10 minutes), with announcements of 1 minute at the end. Requests must be made and approved in advance (to EventCoordinator@FreedomLeadershipConference.org). This is not a forum for candidate speeches but for issues and solutions. We especially do not wish to participate in primary elections as a 501/c/4 organization, although most of our members are seriously interested in this topic.
8:35 PM – Conference announcements including future events, purpose of conference, review of The Thurmont Statement (see http://ThurmontStatement.org).
9 PM – coffee social.
9:30 PM – doors close.
This conference is for members only. We do invite interested parties to make application for membership (there are no dues). For information on Membership we invite your inquiry, RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.