Program

  • The TENTATIVE (Updated 9-4-14) 2014 We The People Convention general schedule is listed below:

    Agenda
    7:00 – 8:30 REGISTRATION
    8:00 – 8:30 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Richard Viguerie
    8:30 – 9:20 The State of Our Union Representative Jim Jordan
    9:20 – 10:10 Turning Point: Reaching the Youth Vote Charlie Kirk
    10:30 – 11:20 Taking the Conservative Message to Minorities Dr. Tim Johnson
    11:20 – 12:00 Networking Break with Vendors
    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (Provided by We The People)
    12:30 – 1:20 Speaking the Language of Liberty Bill Norton
    1:40 – 2:30 Do You Hear What I Hear? Ron Ponder
    2:30 – 3:20 Reforming Local Governance and Local Taxation Greg Lawson
    3:40 – 4:30 Put Growth First Jack Boyle and Ted Stevenot

    Announcing the Schedule for Candidate and Campaign Training (Updated 9-4-2014):

    Time Room 1 (Candidate) Session Room 1 Key Points Room 2 (Campaign Manager/Staff) Session Room 2 Key Points
    8:30 – 9:20 Are you Ready to Run? • What You Should Expect
    • What the Public Expects of You
    • Researching Yourself
    Campaign Management and Structure • Staff and Volunteer Campaign Roles
    • Recruiting and Mobilizing Volunteers
    • Managing Staff and Volunteers
    9:20 – 10:10 Picking the Race • How to File
    • Choosing What to Run for
    Strategic Research • Research the Candidate
    • Researching the Opposition
    • Researching the District
    10:10 – 10:30 BREAK BREAK
    10:30 – 11:20 Building a Campaign Organization • Setting Expectations
    • Exercising Your Network
    • Delegating Responsibilities
    Campaign Strategy • Establishing Vote Goals
    • Voter Contact Programs
    • Voter ID and Targeting
    11:20 – 12:00 Developing Your Message • Crafting a Message
    • Tools to Develop a Message
    • Keys to Staying on Message
    Building Coalitions • Identifying Stakeholders
    • Securing Stakeholders Support
    • Neutralizing Opposition
    12:00 – 1:20 Lunch and Keynote Speaker in Main Hall
    1:20 – 1:40 BREAK BREAK
    1:40 – 2:30 Developing a Finance Committee • How Finance Committee Works
    • How to Build a Finance Committee
    • Setting Finance Committee Goals
    Public Relations and Earned Media • Understanding the Media
    • What the Media Expects
    • What to Expect of the Media
    2:30 – 3:20 Person to Person Fundraising • The Art of the Ask
    • Reasons Donors Give
    • Reasons Donors Don’t Give
    Social Media Training • Reaching Out to Online Voters
    • Tools to use-Facebook and Twitter
    • Digital Door-to-Door
    3:20 – 3:30 BREAK BREAK
    3:40 – 4:30 Crisis Management • Identifying a Crisis
    • 6 Strategies to Win
    Conservative Outreach Panel

    The Conservative Outreach Panel at the 2012 Convention featuring (L-R) Deneen Borelli (FreedomWorks), Anita Moncrief (True the Vote), Brenda Mack (Ohio Black Republicans Association), David Spielman (FreedomWorks) and Zach Freeman (College Conservative)