YAL National Convention 2013 Schedule

schedule

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Start timeEnd timeLectureSpeaker(s)
12:00 PM5:00 PMHotel Check-in 
6:00 PM6:45 PMWelcome Reception (Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute) 
7:00 PM7:20 PMWelcome and YAL Year in ReviewJeff Frazee, YAL Executive Director
7:20 PM8:00 PMYAL Activism AwardsYAL Staff
8:00 PM9:00 PMSenate Roundtable
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Senator Ted Cruz

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Start TimeEnd TimeLectureSpeaker(s)
8:00 AM9:00 AMCheck-in 
9:00 AM9:30 AMRep. Ted YohoRep. Ted Yoho
9:30 AM10:00 AMIntro to YAL: Principles, History, and GoalsJeff Frazee, YAL Executive Director
10:00 AM11:15 AMGrow Your Chapter: Effective Recruitment, Planning, and MessagingYAL Staff
11:15 AM12:10 PMSustaining Your Chapter: Effective communication, Meetings, and LeadershipYAL Staff
12:10 PM12:30 PMInternet-Based ActivismEvan Feinberg, Generation Opportunity
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch (Sponsored by the Leadership Institute) 
1:30 PM2:00 PMMy Foreign Policy Story: Rep. Walter JonesRep. Walter Jones
2:00 PM2:35 PMGroup Photo 
2:35 PM3:15 PMYAL Chapters Breakout: Getting Off the GroundYAL Staff
2:35 PM3:15 PMYAL Chapters Breakout: Building Your ArmyYAL Staff
2:35 PM3:15 PMYAL Chapters Breakout: Elevating Your ActivismYAL Staff
3:30 PM4:30 PMBreakout: Free Speech on Campus
  • Will Creeley, FIRE
  • Robert Shibley, FIRE
3:30 PM4:30 PMBreakout: Building a Career in the Liberty MovementAndrea Pittaluga, Charles Koch Institute
3:30 PM4:30 PMBreakout: Advanced CommunicationsBonnie Kristian, YAL Communications Consultant
3:30 PM4:30 PMBreakout: Messaging for LibertyJim Lark, Professor at UVA
4:45 PM6:00 PMMeet Our SponsorsBrandon Cestrone, YAL Northeast Regional Director
6:00 PM7:00 PMDinner (Sponsored by Tea Party Patriots) 
7:00 PM8:00 PMHouse of Representatives Roundtable
  • Representative Justin Amash
  • Representative Thomas Massie
  • Representative Raúl Labrador
  • Representative Mick Mulvaney
  • Moderated by Michelle Fields
8:30 PM10:00 PMHappy Hour at Carpool with FreedomWorks and Matt KibbeOpen to all ages

Friday, August 2, 2013

Start TimeEnd TimeLectureSpeaker(s)
8:00 AM9:00 AMCheck-in 
9:00 AM10:45 AMThe Real Nature of PoliticsMike Rothfeld, Saber Communications
10:45 AM12:45 PMDevelop a Winning MessageSteven Sutton, Leadership Institute
12:45 PM1:45 PMLunch (Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute) 
1:45 PM2:15 PMDon Devine: From YAF to YALDon Devine, Author
2:30 PM3:30 PMA Career for Liberty: Working on the Hill (Sponsored by Campaign for Liberty)
  • Kat Cammack, Rep. Ted Yoho's Chief of Staff
  • Norm Singleton, Formerly Ron Paul's Legislative Director
  • Will Adams, Rep. Justin Amash's Deputy Chief of Staff
2:30 PM3:30 PMA Career for Liberty: Becoming a Professor (Sponsored by IHS)
  • Dr. Mario Villarreal, Institute for Humane Studies
  • Dr. Nigel Ashford, Institute for Humane Studies
2:30 PM3:30 PMA Career for Liberty: Advancing Policy at a Think Tank
  • Chip Bishop, Cato Institute
  • Angelise Schrader, Heritage Foundation
  • Rachel Kopec, State Policy Network
3:45 PM4:45 PMShould Young Americans Connect With the Tea Party? (Sponsored by Tea Party Patriots)
  • Danny Oliver, Tea Party Patriots
  • Caleb Yee, Tea Party Patriots
  • Lyda Loudon, Tea Party Patriots
3:45 PM4:45 PMBuilding a Community for Liberty (Sponsored by Students for Liberty)Clint Townsend, Students for Liberty
3:45 PM4:45 PMGet Hired: You Can't Change the World if You Can't Pay the Rent (Sponsored by LI)Leadership Institute Staff
3:45 PM4:45 PMConfound and Communicate with the Left (Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute)Bill Frezza, Venture Capitalist
5:00 PM6:00 PMComedian and Musician RemyRemy Munasifi, Reason TV
6:00 PM7:00 PMDinner (Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies) 
7:00 PM8:00 PMKeynoteRon Paul
8:00 PM9:00 PMHappy Hour at Baileys in Ballston with the Institute for Humane StudiesOpen to all ages

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Start TimeEnd TimeLectureSpeaker(s)
8:00 AM9:00 AMCheck-in 
9:00 AM9:45 AMLiberty and Character by Lawrence Reed, FEE PresidentLawrence Reed, Foundation for Economic Education
9:45 AM11:15 AMYAL Plans for 2013-2014YAL Staff
11:15 AM12:00 PMTools for Chapter SuccessYAL Staff
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch (Sponsored by Generation Opportunity and FreedomWorks) 
1:00 PM2:00 PMAnatomy of a Sucessful Activism ProjectYAL Staff
2:00 PM2:30 PMGo Above and Beyond for LibertyYAL Staff
2:30 PM3:15 PMDonor Thank-You Letters and Video InterviewsBrandon Cestrone, YAL Northeast Regional Director
3:30 PM4:30 PMTake Over Your Student GovernmentLeadership Institute Staff
4:30 PM4:45 PMWorking Together in the Liberty Youth Movement: YAL & SFL
  • Jeffrey Frazee, YAL Executive Director
  • Edward King, YAL Director of Programs & Operations
  • Alexander McCobin, Students for Liberty
  • Clark Ruper, Students for Liberty
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegional Breakout: WestJeff Frazee, YAL Executive Director
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegional Breakout: NortheastBrandon Cestrone, YAL Northeast Regional Director
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegional Breakout: MidwestCreighton Harrington, YAL Midwest Regional Director
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegional Breakout: SoutheastJoshua Parrish, YAL Southeast Regional Director
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegional Breakout: CentralLauren Evans, YAL Central Regional Director
6:15 PM6:30 PMConvention Q&A and ClosingJeff Frazee, YAL Executive Director
6:30 PM7:30 PMDinner 
8:00 PM12:00 AMConvention Wrap-Up and Celebration at CarpoolOpen to all ages