2020 SUMMIT SCHEDULE
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
MORNING GENERAL SESSION
9:00 am - Morning Welcome. Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life
9:30 am - TBD, The Heritage Foundation
9:40 am - “We Care More” - Governor Scott Walker (R-WI)
9:50 am - “Pro-Life Policy: A Fight Worth Having” - Tim Chapman, Heritage Action for America
10:00 am - "You Can Make History - It Starts Today" - Matt Birk, Former NFL Super Bowl Champion
10:20 am - Announcements
SESSION 1 Empowering Women Track
“Women, Abortion, and Power” - Charmaine Yoest, The Heritage Foundation
“Disputing the Pre-Roe Myths” - Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life
"How the Women’s Movement was Hijacked" - Sue Ellen Browder, Author of Subverted
SESSION 2 Changing Minds Track
11:35am - “Apologetics – Defending Life through Dialogue” - Stephanie Gray, Love Unleashes Life
12:25pm - Catered by Marriot
SESSION 3 Leading in Culture Track
"Effectively Leading Your Community for Life" - David Bereit, Former CEO 40 Days for Life, Richara Krajewski, Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia
"Encountering & Countering Culture: How to Change Hearts and Minds" - Alison Centofante, Live Action
SESSION 4 Winning Strategies Track
“An Inside Look into How Women View Culture, Voting, and Politics" - Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action for America
“America’s Landscape: Good & Bad Legislation" - Tyson Langhofer, Alliance Defending Freedom Attorney
“Elections & Politics: Your Vote Matters” - Marjorie Dannenfelser, Susan B. Anthony List
SESSION 5 Bioethics & Battles Ahead Track
“Inside the Abortion Industry” - David Daleiden, Center for Medical Progress
“Dismantling the Bioethic Lies” - Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation
"Commodifying Women" - Jennifer Lahl, Center for Bioethics & Culture
EVENING GENERAL SESSION
Evening Welcome - Mike Farris, Alliance Defending Freedom
Evening Keynote - Charlotte Pence, Best-selling Author & Daughter of Vice President, Mike Pence
"Go out and be History Makers!" - Lila Rose, Live Action
Click below to see all the workshops and speakers under each Workshop Track.
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!
Women, Abortion, and Power - Charmaine Yoest, The Heritage Foundation
Examining the rights of women and who holds the power when it comes to abortion. The abortion lobby would have you believe that abortion is about power for women - but is it really?
Disputing the Pre-Roe Myths - Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America
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.
How the Women’s Movement was Hijacked - Sue Ellen Browder, Author of Subverted
When Sue Ellen went to work at Cosmo in the early 1970s the sexual revolution and the women’s movement were two radically different movements. Find out how the women’s movement get highjacked into adding abortion into their platform, from someone who was there to see it unfold.
You Just Found Out She’s Pregnant and in Crisis – What do You Need to Know? - Heartbeat Panel, Heartbeat International
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; Dawn Baker, Bethany Christian Services
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 - Josh Brahm, Equal Rights Institute; Rev. Dean Nelson, Human Coalition; Elizabeth Parker, Students for Life of America
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 – Defending Life through Dialogue - Stephanie Gray, Love Unleashes Life
Join Stephanie as she 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!
Advanced Apologetics - Trent Horn, Catholic Answers
Trent 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!
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 - Hans Plate, Vinea Research; Timothy Watkins, Renegade Communications; Michele Hendrickson, Students for Life of America
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; Alevda King, Silent No More
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 Alveda will help you reach and empathize with those who have had abortions by sharing her work and insights through Silent No More.
How to Enter Politics - Christina Hagen & Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action
Leadership in your community and politically matters. Legislation and legislators can work to protect Life, or to further the abortion lobby’s agenda. Find out how you can enter politics to preserve Life.
How to Enter Media - Kelsey Bolar, Daily Signal
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 - 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.
Encountering & Countering Culture: How to Change Hearts and Minds - Alison Centofante, Live Action
You can go out into the public square to encounter those around you with a life affirming message that will convert people to the pro-life position. Find out what Live Action has been doing and how you can replicate that in your communities - and online!
Effectively Leading Your Community for Life - David Bereit, Former CEO 40 Days for Life; Richara Krajewski, Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia
Want to go home with the biggest and best ideas to lead and impact your community on the issue of abortion? Join David and Richara as they examine community leadership and the ideas you can implement that will radically make a difference in your own backyard.
Can one Person Make a Difference? - Michele Hendrickson and Lori Cascio, 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.
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*; Elizabeth Parker, Students for Life of America
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; Katie Lodjic, 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! - Matt Lamb and Katie Lodjic, Students for Life 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.
An Inside Look into How Women View Culture, Voting, and Politics - Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action for America
Women are on the frontlines of all domestic policy choices - education, healthcare, taxes and culture. Discover how this key part of the electorate view 2020 and beyond.
America’s Landscape: Good & Bad Legislation - Tyson Langhofer, Alliance Defending Freedom
What is going on legislatively across the country and how may that create a situation for the Supreme Court to reevaluate the Roe decision.
Elections & Politics: Your Vote Matters - Marjorie Dannenfelser, Susan B. Anthony List
Getting involved in elections, ensuring good legislators are voted in to state and federal offices, makes a difference in legislation and culture. Susan B. Anthony List has been on the front lines of getting pro-life candidates, especially pro-life women, elected to office. The 2020 elections are crucial to protecting Life – find out how to engage in your state!
Inside the Abortion Industry - David Daleiden, Center for Medical Progress
David’s groundbreaking undercover work into the abortion industry revealed money making schemes centered around the selling the body parts of aborted babies. The corruption and dehumanization of the pre-born has not ended there. Get the inside perspective on what the abortion industry is doing behind closed doors and how we as pro-lifers should be getting involved.
Dismantling the Bioethics Lies - Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation
Don’t fall for the lies cloaked in bioethical dilemmas! Join Ryan as he breaks down the big lies that abortion is necessary for women because of rape & incest, the life of the mother is in danger, the child will have fetal abnormalities, or because of the potential future suffering facing a child or family if she is not aborted.
Commodifying Women - Jennifer Lahl, Center for Bioethics & Culture
There is an industry out there that makes money off of women, their fertility, and their children. Join Jennifer as she uncovers some of the real bioethical dilemmas facing our nation and the money changing hands with egg harvesting, in vitro fertilization, three parent embryos, and what is next on the horizon.
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 Alternatives 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 Kolb, 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.