Event Details

2014 Conference

Join us for an intensive weekend of dialogue and fellowship at The Westin Hotel and Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This all-expenses-paid conference aims to bring together students and leading scholars to discuss the role of religion in the public square and at American universities today. Participants will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions and lectures, learn from top scholars and develop lifelong friendships. Confirmed speakers include Ryan Anderson of The Heritage Foundation and Professor Christopher Tollefsen of the University of South Carolina.

2014 Conference

ISI and the PA Family Institute will provide hotel accommodations for all students participating in the conference on Friday night at The Westin. Please note that all on-site expenses will be covered, but participants are expected to arrange their own travel plans.

Register today! Due to limited availability, registrations will be given preference on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2014 Conference

Conference Schedule

This is a tentative schedule, subject to change. A final schedule will be provided closer to the date of the conference.

Friday, October 10, 2014

5:30-6:30 pm
Registration, Somerset Foyer

6:30-7:00 pm
Reception, Somerset Foyer

7:00 pm
Dinner and Opening Keynote Address, Cambria Room
Keynote Speaker: Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, The Heritage Foundation

Saturday October 11, 2014

8:00−9:00 am
Continental Breakfast, Pennsylvania West Room

9:00−9:15 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:15−10:15 am
“Life issues and religious liberty,” Professor Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina

Panel discussion on HHS mandate attack on religious liberty

11:30 am−12:00 pm

12:00−1:30 pm
Boxed luncheon & session on faith and political office

1:45-2:45 pm
Panel discussion on campus activism featuring representatives from Students for Life of America, the Love and Fidelity Network, and The Collegiate Network

3:00-4:00 pm
Student Panel Discussion

4:00-5:00 pm
Closing Reception, Cambria Room

Luggage storage is available from 7:00am to 7:00pm in the Pennsylvania East Room.