• April 19, 2013
  • 9:00 AM
  • April 20, 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Harrisburg, PA
  Please see the notice below to learn about a great opportunity to attend a fantastic conderence of PA Conservatives.  Great speakers, workshops, networking, and opportunities to learn what other conservative groups are doing across PA.  We are hoping that CAF will have a large presence there!!  Let us know when you register!! We will be haivng a table in the exhibition hall this year as well.



CONTACT:      Lowman Henry

                        (717) 671-0776




'Early Bird' Registration Rates Expire Saturday

Updated PA Leadership Conference Agenda Released


            (Harrisburg, PA) - 'Early Bird' registration rates for the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will expire at midnight this Saturday, March 16th. After that regular registration rates will go in effect through the start of the conference which will be held April 19-20, 2013 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.

When registering, be sure and enter the promo code (which appears at the top of the registration page) to secure your "Early Bird" rate. Registration includes admission to all conference functions EXCEPT the pre-dinner reception. Registration DOES include the Friday evening dinner with speaker Steve Hayesof Fox News/The Weekly Standard (do not register separately for the dinner), the Saturday breakfast withJohn Gizzi, and Saturday lunch with pollster/commentator Scott Rasmussen. It also includes all panels, workshops and speakers. The only function NOT included in the registration fee is the pre-dinner reception with Steve Hayes, which is priced separately.

To register, go to

Here is an updated tentative schedule of events. Please note we will be announcing several additional featured speakers in the coming weeks: 


2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

Tentative Agenda


Friday, April 19, 2013


9:00 A.M.       Workshop A:             Using Social Media

                                                            Presented by the Franklin Center


Workshop B:             The 10th Amendment and States' Rights

Presented by the Constitutional Organization

of Liberty

Mike Folmer, State Senator                      

                                                            Louis Petolicchio, COOL


12 NOON       BREAK                     (Lunch on Own)


1:00 P.M.       Remarks:                   Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III

                                                            Chairman, Pennsylvania Leadership Council


1:15 P.M.       Speaker:                    U. S. Senator Patrick J. Toomey

                        Introduction &

Comments:               U.S. Representative Keith Rothfus


1:45 P.M.       Speaker:                    Deneen Borelli, Fox News Contributor

                        Introduction:               TBA


2:15 P.M.       PANEL:                      Broadening the Conservative Coalition

                        MODERATOR:         Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring, USA

PANELISTS:             Ana Puig, FreedomWorks

                                    Michael Geer, PA Family Institute

Tom Borelli, Freedom Works       

Eli Evankovich, State Representative

Mike Armstrong, Leadership Institute    


3:15 P.M.       Speaker:                    U.S. Representative Scott Perry

                        Introduction:               TBA


3:45 P.M.       PANEL:        Unleashing the Economic Potential of Penn's Woods

                        MODERATOR:         Kevin Shivers, PA NFIB

                        PANELISTS:             Phil English, Arent, Fox

                                                            Charlie Gerow, Quantum Communications

                                                            Lori Joint, Manufacturers and Business Assn.

                                                            Brian Ellis, State Representative

                                                            Kim Ward, State Senator


5:00 P.M.       Pre-Dinner Reception with Steve Hayes


6:30 P.M.       Liberty Dinner

                        M.C.:                           R.J. Harris, WHP Radio                

                        National Anthem:       Carol Sexton

                        Invocation:                  TBA

Speaker:                    Confirmed and To Be Announced

Featured Speaker:   Steve Hayes, Fox News/The Weekly Standard


Saturday, April 20, 2013


7:00 A.M.       Freedom Breakfast

                        M.C.:                           TBA

Speaker:                    John GizziHuman Events

                        Speakers:                  Confirmed and To Be Announced


8:00 A.M.       KEYNOTE PANEL:   Freedom to Work

MODERATOR:         Jennifer Stefano, Americans for Prosperity

PANELISTS:             Rob Reeves, E. Allen Reeves Company          

                                    Matt Brouillette, Commonwealth Foundation

                                    Heidi Adsett, Stop Teacher Strikes

                                    Leo Knepper, Citizens Alliance of PA

                                    Bryan Cutler, State Representative


9:00 A.M.       Speaker:                    Confirmed and To Be Announced

                        Introduction:               TBA


9:30 A.M.       Speaker:                    John FundNational Review

                        Introduction:               TBA


10:00 A.M.     MINI PANEL:             State Issues Roundtable

                        MODERATOR:          David Madera, Talk Show Host

                                                            Daryl Metcalfe, State Representative                 

                                                            Stephen Bloom, State Representative


10:30 A.M.     Speaker:                    Ann McElhenney, Producer of FrackNation

                        Introduction:               Greg Wrightstone, PA Coalition for

                                                             Reponsible Government  

11:00 A.M.     Break


12 NOON       Leadership Luncheon

                        M.C.                            David Taylor, PA Manufacturers Association

                        National Anthem:      Tegan Ritchey       

                        Straw Poll Results:    Scott Davis

                        Speaker:                    Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports

                        Speaker:                    TBA



2:00 P.M.       Workshop:                 Citizen Lobbying

Robert Arnakis, Leadership Institute




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