Schedule at a Glance

All events are at capacity. Pre-registration is required.


  • 3:00 p.m. Registration opens


  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Leadership Summit
  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Evening at Mount Vernon (by Invite Only) 


  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leadership Summit
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Heritage's 50th Anniversary Gala

Below is a more detailed schedule for the week's events. For more information on the 50th Celebration Gala or Welcome Evening at Mount Vernon please visit those individual event pages. 

Please check back often as we will be updating the Agenda as topics and speakers are confirmed!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration Opens
Thursday, April 20, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Leadership Summit: Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Leadership Summit: Morning Programming


9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Dr. Kevin Roberts, President, The Heritage Foundation 

9:15 a.m. Returning Power to the People: Hard-Fought, Hard-Won Victories in the States

  • The Hon. Lynn Fitch, Attorney General, Mississippi 
  • Kerri Seekins-Crowe, Montana State Representative 
  • The Hon. Ken Paxton, Attorney General, Texas
  • Special video from The Hon. Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa

10:15 a.m. Special Remarks by The Hon. Mike LeeUnited States Senate (R-UT)

10:35 a.m. Special Remarks by The Hon. Tim Scott, United States Senate (R-SC)

11:10 a.m. Special Remarks by The Hon. J.D. Vance, United States Senate (R-OH)

11:30 a.m. Strengthening Our Cultural Institutions
Straight Talk: 

  • Allie Beth Stuckey, Commentator and Podcast Host, Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey


  • Moderated by Delano Squires, Research Fellow, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion and Family, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent of Education, Louisiana 
  • Ian Rowe, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute 
  • Balázs Orbán, Political Director of the Prime Minister of Hungary


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Leadership Summit: Networking Lunch
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Leadership Summit: Afternoon Programming


1:15 p.m. Announcement of 2023 Innovation Prize Winners

  • Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D., President, The Heritage Foundation

1:20 p.m. Keynote Address and Discussion 

  • Pete HegsethCo-host, FOX & Friends Weekend
  • Jonathan Small, President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
  • Derek Kreifels, Chief Executive Officer, State Financial Officers Foundation
  • Tarren Bragdon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Government Accountability

2:15 p.m. Special Remarks by The Hon. Rick Scott, United States Senate (R-FL) 

2:35 p.m. Special Remarks by The Hon. Josh Hawley, United States Senate (R-MO) 

2:55 p.m. Strengthening America for the China Challenge

  • Moderated by Liz Wheeler, Commentator and Podcast Host, The Liz Wheeler Show
  • Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Chair of the Center for American Trade at America First Policy Institute
  • Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow, China Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • The Hon. Chip Roy, United States House of Representatives (R-TX)
  • Peter Schweizer, President, Government Accountability Institute and Author: Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Evening at George Washington's Mount Vernon (By Invitation Only)
Friday, April 21, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Leadership Summit: Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leadership Summit: Morning Programming


9:00 a.m. Ending the Left’s Long March through America’s Universities

  • Lisa Boothe, Commentator and Podcast Host, The Truth with Lisa Boothe
  • Larry Arnn, Ph.D., President, Hillsdale College

9:45 a.m. American Promise: Project 2025 Book Launch

  • Introductory Remarks by: 
    • Rick Dearborn, Visiting Fellow, 2025 Presidential Transition Project, The Heritage Foundation
    • Ken Cuccinelli, Senior Fellow for Immigration & Homeland Security, The Center for Renewing America
    • Ed Corrigan, President and CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
    • Paul Dans, Director, 2025 Presidential Transition Project, The Heritage Foundation
  • Discussion: "Preview" Department of Justice Chapter 
    • Mollie Hemmingway, Editor-in-Chief, The Federalist 
    • The Hon. Dan Bishop, United States House of Representatives (R-NC)
    • Gene Hamilton, Vice President and Legal Counsel, America First Legal Foundation
    • Russ Vought, President, Center for Renewing America

11:15 a.m. Closing Keynote and Discussion

  • The Hon. Ron DeSantis, 46th Governor of Florida 
  • Dr. Kevin Roberts, President, The Heritage Foundation


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Leadership Summit: Lunch
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Afterglow Reception