2020 SUMMIT SCHEDULE
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
MORNING GENERAL SESSION
9:00 am - Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life
9:35 am - Kay James, The Heritage Foundation
9:50 am - “We Care More” - Governor Scott Walker (R-WI)
10:05 am - "You Can Make History - It Starts Today" -Matt Birk, Former NFL Super Bowl Champion
10:20 am - Announcements
SESSION 1 Empowering Women Track
10:35am - Charmaine Yoest, The Heritage Foundation, Kathleen Bravo, Obria*, Sue Ellen Browder, Author of Subverted*
SESSION 2 Changing Minds Track
11:35am - Trent Horn, Catholic Answers
12:25pm - Catered by Marriot
SESSION 3 Leading in Culture Track
1:45pm - Adam Josefczyk, Forge Leadership Network, David Bereit, Former CEO 40 Days for Life, Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation
SESSION 4 Winning Strategies Track
2:45pm - Attorney, Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Susan B. Anthony List*
SESSION 5 Bioethics & Battles Ahead Track
3:45pm - David Daleiden, Center for Medical Progress*, Alison Centofante, Live Action, Jennifer Lahl, Center for Bioethics & Culture*
EVENING GENERAL SESSION
4:45 pm - Mike Farris, Alliance Defending Freedom
4:55 pm - Charlotte Pence, Best-selling Author & Daughter of Vice President, Mike Pence
5:30 pm - "Go out and be History Makers!" -Lila Rose, Live Action
*Denotes an invited speaker.
Click below to see all the workshops and speakers under each Workshop Track.
Where do you fit in a post-Roe America? - Adam Josefczyk, Forge Leadership Network
Roe did not happen in a vacuum and it will not stay overturned in a vacuum. What are you going to do to preserve a post-Roe America? Engage in culture, politics, or business? Find out where you are called to lead, and the steps you need to take to become the leader who will be a History Maker!
How to Enter Politics - Christina Hagen & Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action
Politics matter now and will continue to matter after Roe. Legislation and legislators can work to protect Life or to further the abortion lobby’s agenda. Found out how you can enter politics to preserve Life.
How to Enter Media - Caleb Parke, Fox News*; Kelsey Bolar, Daily Signal*; Madeleine Kearns, National Review*
Media shapes the narrative about abortion, adoption, legislation, and current events. Find out how you can enter into the varied fields of media and help report the truth.
How to Enter Medicine & Law - Dominique Monlezun PhD, M.D.*; Monique Ruberu, OB-GYN*; Alliance Defending Freedom Attorney
Medical professionals often sit on the front lines with people facing difficult decisions about their health, pregnancy, and end of life issues. Lawyers defend our rights and work to make sure laws are enforced. Judges determine both the merits and outcome of cases that can shape future laws and our culture. Find out how you can enter these fields to create and protect a culture of LIFE.
Can one Person Make a Difference? - Michele Hendrickson and Camille Cisneros, Students for Life of America
From your school campus to your community one person can make a difference. Find out how to evaluate the landscape around you to see where you can plug in or start a movement. This workshop is especially designed for high school and college students who want to grow in leadership.
Inside the Brain of the Unborn - Katrina Furth, PhD*
We all started when a living egg and a living sperm united to form a unique living cell with all the genetic instructions to create the many tissues of a new human body. Join us for a crash course in the growth of the unborn to learn how we all changed from one cell into an organism that could reason, remember and relate to others. We will specifically look at how the human brain grows from conception through early childhood, spending most of our time examining brain development in the womb. Dr. Furth connects the physical changes in the brain to the evidence on the earliest capabilities of the fetus. Lessons learned from studying brain growth can be employed to inform pro-life bioethics and advocacy.
Natural Alternative to Contraceptives and IVF - Dr Monique Ruberu, OB-GYN*
Learn how every gynecologic issue can be accurately diagnosed and treated without the use of hormonal contraceptives. An organic person's dream come true… Join Dr. Ruberu as she explains Napro Technology and how this method can work to both achieve, or avoid pregnancy, as well as help diagnose medical issues.
Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Ethical? - Michael R Egnor, MD*; Ryan Anderson, The Heritage Foundation
The medical profession has become entangled in physician assisted suicide (PAS), but is there an ethical dilemma? Does PAS undermine the oath of doctors to save lives? Is it ever merciful to end someone’s suffering by ending their life? Join Dr. Egnor as he explores the ethics of PAS and compassionate end of life care.
Fetal Abnormalities and Perinatal Hospice - Dr. Kendra Korb, Neonatologist*; Mary Kellett, Prenatal Partners for Life*
Most parents who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis of a fetal abnormality or genetic disorder are encouraged to abort. These kinds of diagnosis typically occur around 20 weeks of pregnancy in the midst of a planned “wanted” pregnancy. Find out how parent support, new advances in medicine, and perinatal hospice all support the dignity of the child and offers parents the freedom to love their child.
Making Schools Welcoming for Pregnant and Parenting Students -Camille Cisneros, Students for Life of America; Student Spokesperson
Do you know how your campus measures up to supporting pregnant and parenting students? Find out how to audit your school and make a plan to create resources, change policies, and empower her to choose life!
You Just Found Out She’s Pregnant and in Crisis – What do You Need to Know? - Heartbeat Panel
When you find out that someone is facing an unexpected pregnancy or is even considering an abortion what do you say? Sometimes the first words we offer make all the difference. Come to join this workshop to find out the best practices for speaking to someone in a crisis pregnancy and what resources you need to equip yourself with so you can always be ready to empower a woman to choose life.
Is the Pro-Life Movement Ready to Take Care of the Moms? - Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Foundation*; Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life; The Heritage Foundation
What happens when Roe is overturned and there are thousands of women who are going to need support during their unexpected pregnancy? Is the pro-life movement ready to take care of this influx of moms? What policies and resources are already available and what needs to be created to prepare for this day? Let’s explore this very real issue and talk about solutions.
Adoption: The Reality of the Other Option - Emilie Kao, The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Christian Services*; Brave Love*
Learn about the adoption process from beginning to end as myths are dispelled and the realities of this process are explored. There are ways that you can get involved to advocate for adoption and support birth moms and adoptive families.
Men & Abortion – Roland Warren, Carenet*; David & Jason Benham*
Oftentimes men are told by our culture that men shouldn’t have a say when it comes to abortion. THIS IS A LIE. Men’s voices are just as important as anyone else’s. Join us as we explore how to speak about this issue as men, then how to help men facing a crisis pregnancy, and how men can empower women to choose Life!
Apologetics - Trent Horn
Join Trent as he equips you to defend your beliefs and effectively dialogue to help you impact your campus with the science, philosophy, and reasoning you need to persuade people to join our movement!
We will take a deep dive into the difficult questions regarding abortion and how to respond. Have you been stumped with how to respond to bodily autonomy or sovereign zone arguments? Then, this is the workshop for you!
Disputing the Pre-Roe Myths - Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life
How do you refute the pre-roe myths that continue to be cited today? Learn how to debunk these myths - hanger abortions, thousands of women dying through “back alley abortions,” then find out what would actually happen if Roe is reversed, and what we need to have in place when Roe is overturned.
Theology of the Body - Jackie & Bobby Angel, Authors of Let God Write Your Love Story*
Discover the art of being human and working with the way our bodies were designed for life, marriage, and sex.
Messaging to the Middle on Abortion - Vinea Research; Renegade; Students for Life
What messaging moves people who are in the middle on abortion - those who are undecided or who choose to be in the middle? This past year several pro-life organizations came together to research messaging to this demographic and are ready to reveal the top line messaging to use when trying to change minds on abortion.
Relationships Matter: Sex, Life, and Abortion - Toni McFadden, Relationships Matter; Michaelene Fredenburg, Abortion Changes You*
Relationships can lead to sex, pregnancy, and sometimes abortion. Toni shares her story and the path that led her to abortion and back to healing. Then Michaelene will help you reach and empathize with those who have had abortions by sharing her work and insights through Abortion Changes You.
How Defunding Planned Parenthood would help the Black Community - Patrina Mosley, Family Research Council*; Christina Bennett, Family Institute of Connecticut*; Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation*; Reverend Eugene Rivers*
Planned Parenthood knowingly targets minority and low-income areas for its profit making enterprise but many in the black community view Planned Parenthood as a friend and ally. How would defunding Planned Parenthood help this community? What should we be doing now to eliminate the need for Planned Parenthood in these communities?
2020 Elections and Legislation -Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action; Students for Life Action; Terry Schilling, American Principles Project*
2020 is a big year for elections and legislation. What do you need to know to make a difference? Find out what matters in 2020 and how you can help elect pro-life candidates and ensure pro-life legislation!
Abortion in Disguise: ERA + EQUALITY ACT + HYDE - Anne Cori, Eagle Forum*; Penny Nance, Concerned Women of America*; Melanie Israel, The Heritage Foundation; Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action
What is the Equal Rights Amendment and the Equality Act? What does Hyde do? And how does the ERA, Equality Act, and Hyde affect the abortion industry? Join this panel of experts as they discuss these issues and what is at stake if we don’t act!
Getting Pro-Life Activists Elected into Local Office - American Majority*; Cathie Humbarger, Allen County Right to Life*
Want to contribute in a meaningful way in your community and hold back Planned Parenthood’s sex ed and abortion agenda? Learn how to run for local city or county offices, school board, and more - then use that platform to promote Life!
How to Defend Abortion Survivors - Melissa Ohden, Author & Abortion Survivor*; Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)*, Melanie Israel, The Heritage Foundation
Shouldn’t those born alive during an abortion procedure be protected? Pro-life legislators in the House have tried repeatedly to push a vote on The Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act but it continues to stall out. Hear from abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden, Senator Ben Sasse, and policy expert Melanie Israel on what is at stake with this bill and how you can defend abortion survivors.
Political Advocacy that Matters! - Students for Life Action; Tim Chapman, Heritage Action
Political advocacy happens every year - not just in an election year. Find out how to stay on top of national and state legislative efforts and then take action. This includes how to lobby your representatives, writing letters to the editor, organizing petitions or letter writing campaigns and more.
I’ll See You in Court! When (and How) to Sue Your School -Tyson Langhofer, Alliance Defending Freedom; Student Panel
If you suspect that your school is violating your rights, do you have any legal recourse? And if so, where do you begin? Hear real life stories about students that have stood up to their school and learn what your rights are, what the law says, and where you might be able to change some policies on your campus so that you can more effectively deliver your pro-life message on campus.