2018 President's Club Meeting

2018 President's Club Meeting

The 2018 Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting was a huge success! Heritage’s influence as the leading conservative organization in the nation was on full display at this year’s event. President’s Club members heard directly from leaders in the conservative movement— cabinet members of the Trump Administration, elected officials, commentators, and Heritage policy experts and gained inside knowledge that only Heritage can provide.

Below are videos from this year’s session topics.

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I hope you enjoy watching the sessions from the 2018 President’s Club Meeting!


Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation
Barb Van Andel-Gaby, Chairman, Board of Trustees,The Heritage Foundation
The Honorable Betsy DeVosUnited States Secretary of Education

SESSION I – Young Conservatives Taking a Stand on Key Issues    

A plethora of student leaders and young professionals are fighting daily for conservative principles. As these young conservatives advocate for free markets and traditional values they become targets to their peers on the opposition. Heritage provides resources and a national platform to ensure that young leaders’ voices are heard.

Moderator: Ryan Haggerty, Trustee, The Heritage Foundation
Kelly Clemente, Faith-Based Adoption Advocate and M.S. School Counseling
Kelsey Harkness, Senior News Producer, The Daily Signal
Kenneth Preston, Student Journalist, Broward County, Florida
C.J. Sailor, Director of Programs, Gloucester Institute

SESSION II – Defeating Identity Politics 

A destructive identity politics agenda has taken root in America, from a kindergarten curriculum to the riots of Ferguson and Baltimore. We must expose how the Left uses detrimental messages to divide Americans. What’s the plan for defeating this toxic phenomenon?

Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal 
Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation
Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

SESSION III – Expanding and Equipping the Movement

How do we ensure the health and vibrancy of the conservative movement into the future? Join us for a discussion on engaging new audiences through developing mediums and our efforts to continually educate and support staff on Capitol Hill, grassroots activists, and allied organizations.

Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal 
Robert Bluey, Vice President of Communications, The Heritage Foundation and Editor-in-Chief,
The Daily Signal
Timothy Chapman, Executive Director, Heritage Action for America
Bridgett Wagner, Vice President of Policy Promotion, The Heritage Foundation


This function is an exclusive breakfast for members of the Heritage Legacy Society, those who support The Heritage Foundation with annual gifts of $2,500+ and/or are members of Heritage Action’s Patriots Council.

Eric Bolling, Host, America with Eric Bolling, CRTV 

SESSION V – Economic Growth Agenda: What’s Working and Where We Are Going      

The tax reform package at the close of 2017 was a major step forward for unleashing economic activity in the United States. What other economic reforms are on the horizon? How do we make passing a budget, instead of a continuing resolution a priority?

Moderator: Thomas Binion, Vice President, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations, The Heritage Foundation
Norbert Michel, Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation 
Adam Michel, Policy Analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies,The Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation


The Honorable Matt Bevin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

SESSION VI – America’s Security Strategy  

A new day in American foreign policy has certainly arrived as after years of undefined objectives, the United States is reestablishing our role as a leader in global affairs. What other reorientations and changes do we anticipate?

Moderator: James Jay Carafano Ph.D., Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation 
Olivia Enos, Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation 
Nile Gardiner Ph.D., Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow, The Heritage Foundation 
Klon Kitchen, Senior Fellow for Technology, National Security, and Science Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Thomas Spoehr, Director, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation

SESSION VII – Technology and the Future of Work

Due to the rapid changes in science and technology, we are on the cusp of a major workforce reorientation. How will changes with automation and information technology affect commerce, national security, global economics, and public policy?

Moderator: Romina Boccia, Director, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget
Leila Afas, Director, International Public Policy Toyota Motor North America
Brian Bieron, Executive Director, Public Policy Lab, eBay
Lindsey Burke, Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Suhail Khan, Director, External Affairs, Microsoft
Klon Kitchen, Senior Fellow for Technology, National Security, and Science Policy, The Heritage Foundation


John Malcolm, Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation (moderator)
The Honorable Lindsey Graham (R-SC), United States Senator
The Honorable Mitch McConnell (R-KY), United States Senator