The Heritage Foundation opened its doors in 1973. Forty years later, it is one of America’s most important think tanks. The lion’s share of the credit for Heritage’s extraordinary impact goes to Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, who steps down this April, after 36 years of devoted service. Today, as Senator Jim DeMint prepares to take the helm, our movement faces some of its gravest challenges ever – and Heritage’s role will be more important than ever.

At our President’s Club meeting and 40th Anniversary Leadership Celebration, we celebrated our history and laid the groundwork for future victories. The event featured panels and discussions with some of America’s top conservative policy experts, commentators, lawmakers, and journalists, including Senator Ted Cruz and Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer.

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  • Date: Apr 2, 2013 - Apr 3, 2013
  • Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park
  • Address: 2660 Woodley Road NW

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Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 a.m.

    Registration Opens

  • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Executive Committee Breakfast

    (Executive Committee Members only — open to those individuals who support The Heritage Foundation at a level of $2,500 or more annually.)

    Larry P. Arnn, Ph.D.
    President, Hillsdale College, and Trustee,
    The Heritage Foundation

  • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Young President’s Club Breakfast (Young President’s Club Members only — open to those individuals who support The Heritage Foundation at a level of $250 or more annually that are under the age of 40.)

    S.E. Cupp
    Author, Columnist, and Commentator

  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Break

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Heritage Leading the Way: A Conversation with Ed Feulner

    Welcome: Phillip N. Truluck
    Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation

    Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought,
    B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics,
    The Heritage Foundation


    Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
    President, The Heritage Foundation

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Break

  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    Luncheon

    The Honorable Ted Cruz (R-TX) United States Senator

  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Break

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Taking Action: A Blueprint to Save the Country

    Moderator: Michael A. Needham
    Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America

    Erick Erickson
    Editor, RedState.com

    The Honorable Jim Jordan (R–OH)
    United States Representative

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    What Congress Must Do Now to Save the American Dream

    Moderator: Tim Chapman
    Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America

    Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Fellow and Director, Center for Policy Innovation,
    The Heritage Foundation


    Alison Acosta Fraser
    Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies,
    The Heritage Foundation


    The Honorable David Schweikert (R–AZ)
    United States Representative

  • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Break

  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    How the States Can Limit the Federal Leviathan

    Moderator: John Von Kannon
    Vice President and Senior Counselor, The Heritage Foundation

    The Honorable Tom Corbett
    Governor of Pennsylvania

    The Honorable Paul LePage
    Governor of Maine

    The Honorable Bob McDonnell
    Governor of Virginia

  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

    Book Signing- Leading the Way: The Story of Ed Feulner and The Heritage Foundation

    Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation

    Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
    President, The Heritage Foundation

  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Private Reception

    (Associate Members only —open to those individuals who support The Heritage Foundation at a level of $10,000 or more annually.)

  • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    40th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Dinner

    Master of Ceremonies: Brian Tracy
    Founder, Brian Tracy International, and Member, Board of Trustees, The Heritage Foundation

    Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
    President, The Heritage Foundation

    The Honorable Jim DeMint
    President-elect, The Heritage Foundation

  • 9:30 p.m.

    Young President's Club Cocktail Reception

  • Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

  • 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

    Heritage Legacy Society Breakfast

    (Heritage Legacy Society Members only — open to those individuals who have included The Heritage Foundation in their estate plans.)

    Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    Vice President, American Studies, and
    Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics,
    The Heritage Foundation

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Break

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    From Heritage's Hallways to the Media's Front Lines: All-Star Panel featuring Heritage Alumni

    Moderator: Mike Gonzalez
    Vice President, Communications, The Heritage Foundation

    Mary Katharine Ham
    Editor-at-Large, HotAir.com, and Contributor, Fox News

    Stephen F. Hayes
    Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard, and Contributor, Fox News

    Kate O’Beirne
    Contributing Editor, National Review

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Special Address

    Charles Krauthammer
    Pulitzer Prize–winning Syndicated Columnist and Commentator

  • 11:00 a.m.

    40th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Adjourns

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Shuttle buses depart hotel every 15 minutes for the Heritage Foundation Building Tours

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2660 Woodley Road NW