Plan your conference experience!

The National Leaders Conference program is designed with your organization’s needs in mind! You’ll hear from keynote speakers eager to encourage and share their leadership experience with you. Want to build your knowledge in a specific area? Choose one of our special tracks, with workshops all focused on a particular topic. Whether you are your group’s media representative, legislative liaison, or board director, you’ll find speakers and sessions meant for you.

Our schedule will continue to be updated, so check this page often! 

Floor Plan

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Wednesday | Sept. 22, 2021

TIME
EVENT/SPEAKER
LOCATION

2:00–9:00 PM
Early-Arrival Registration
Main Lobby

Thursday | Sept. 23, 2021

TIME
EVENT/SPEAKER
LOCATION

7:00–8:00 AM
Breakfast
International I, II, III, IV

8:30–8:40 AM
Worship
Daniel Heffington
International I, II, III, IV

8:40–9:10 AM
Devotions
Phil Tuttle
International I, II, III, IV

9:10–9:25 AM
Coffee Break / Youth Dismissed
International I, II, III, IV

9:30–10:00 AM
Welcome
Mike Smith
International I, II, III, IV

10:00–12:30 PM
Exhibitors
Lower/Upper Atrium

12:30–2:30 PM
Lunch
Compassion Staff
International I, II, III, IV

2:45–4:00 PM
Outreach Track
Heather Frommack, Karim Morato, LaNissir James, Joyce Burges
International I
Policy Track
The Heritage Foundation
International II
Groups Track
Kim Glanowski, Candice Dugger
International III
Media Track
Thomas J Schmidt, Sandra Kim, Brian Ray, PhD
International IV
Research Track
Steve Duvall, PhD
International V, VI

4:00–4:30 PM
Coffee Break
Atrium

4:30–5:45 PM

Outreach Track
Andrew Pudewa
International I
Policy Track
Chuck Hurst, James Mason, Joyce Burges
International II
Groups
Kim Glanowski, Candice Dugger International III
Media Track
Sandra Kim
International IV
Research Track
Dr. Brian Ray
International V, VI


5:45–10:00 PM
Free Time

7:00–9:00 PM
Newcomers Reception
TBD

Friday | Sept. 24, 2021

TIME
EVENT/SPEAKER
LOCATION

7:00–8:00 AM
Breakfast
International I, II, III, IV

8:30–9:00 AM
Arrive at Ark Encounter
Answers Center Auditorium

9:00–10:15 AM
Keynote
Ken Ham
Answers Center Auditorium

10:15–11:30 AM
State of the Nation
Answers Center Auditorium

11:30–12:00 PM
Purchase Ark Tickets
Answers Center Auditorium

12:00–5:00 PM
Free Time / Ark Encounter

5:00–9:00 PM
Free Time

8:00–9:30 PM
Movie Night
International I, II

Saturday | Sept. 25, 2021

TIME
EVENT/SPEAKER
LOCATION

7:00–8:00 AM
Breakfast
International I, II, III, IV

8:30–8:40 AM
Worship
Daniel Heffington
International I, II, III, IV

8:40–9:10 AM
Devotions
Phil Tuttle
International I, II, III, IV

9:10–9:25 AM
Coffee Break / Youth Dismissed
International I, II, III, IV

9:30–10:30 AM
Keynote
Sam Sorbo
International I, II, III, IV

10:30–12:30 PM
Exhibitors
Lower/Upper Atrium

12:30–2:30 PM
Ladies' Luncheon
Sam Sorbo
International IV
Men's Huddle
Phil Tuttle
International III

2:45–4:00 PM
Outreach Track
TBD
International I
Policy Track
Dan Beasley, Amy Buchmeyer, Maggie McKneely
International II
Groups Track
Darren Jones
International IV
Media Track
Richard Lorenzen
International V

4:00–6:00 PM
Free Time

6:00–8:00 PM
Closing Banquet
Mike Farris
International I, II, III, IV