Wednesday, September 29 (All times CENTRAL)

Time Event
3:00 PM
Registration Opens Grand Ballroom Foyer, 7th Floor
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Legal Challenges and Opportunities for Choice Moderator : Halli Faulkner, American Federation for Children. Panelists: Michael Bindas, Institute for Justice; Libby Sobic, WILL; Daniel Suhr, Liberty Justice Center Imperial Ballroom
4:45 - 5:45 PM
Peer Consulting and Problem Solving Session Moderators: Bruce Hermie and Jamie Lord, American Federation for Children Kings Row
6:00 PM
Opening Reception Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Opening Dinner Keynote – Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Milwaukee Parental School Choice Program Grand Ballroom

Thursday, September 30

Time Event
7:30 AM
Registration Opens Grand Ballroom Foyer, 7th Floor
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Targeted Networking Breakfast Grand Ballroom
9:15 - 10:30 AM
Building Strong Coalitions for School Choice Moderator: Kevin P. Chavous, Stride, Inc. and American Federation for Children Board Member. Panelists: Rep. James Bush III (D-FL 109); Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr. (D-TX 143); Rep. Jason Hughes (D-LA 100); Rep. Mesha Mainor (D-GA 56) Imperial Ballroom
10:45 - 12:00 PM
The Warmth of Other Schools Moderator: Shaka Mitchell, American Federation for Children. Panelists: Diana Batarseh, King’s Academy; Jacob Idra, AFC Fellow; Nanya Morris-El, AFC Fellow; Ramona Patrick, Citizens of the World; Vanessa Solis, Nativity Jesuit Academy Imperial Ballroom
10:45 - 12:00 PM
School Choice is a Winning Issue Moderator: Katie Linehan, American Federation for Children. Panelists: Debbie Beck, Beck Research; John Della Volpe, Social Sphere, Inc.; Lauren Zelt, Zelt Communications Kings Row
12:15 - 1:45 PM
Luncheon Keynote: Presentation of John T. Walton Award to Secretary Betsy DeVos Grand Ballroom
2:00 - 3:15 PM
The Latest in School Choice Research Moderator: Dr. Corey DeAngelis, American Federation for Children; Panelists: Dr. Angela Dills, Western Carolina University; Dr. Jay Greene, Heritage Foundation; Jude Schwalbach, Reason Foundation; Dr. Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas Imperial Ballroom
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Coffee Break Imperial Ballroom West
3:45 - 5:00 PM
The Future of School Choice Advocacy Moderator: Walter Blanks, Jr., American Federation for Children; Panelists: Nathan Cunneen, American Federation for Children; Ashalah Taylor, AFC Fellow; Hera Vermah, AFC Fellow; Gissell Vera, AFC Fellow Imperial Ballroom
5:00 PM
Closing Reception Grand Ballroom Foyer
6:00 PM
Closing Dinner, Keynote - Leading the School Choice Wave Moderator: John Kirtley, American Federation for Children Board Vice Chairman; Panelists: Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman; Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston; Iowa Senate Majority Whip Amy Sinclair Grand Ballroom