America the Beautiful
October 7-8, 2011
Cincinnati, Ohio


7:00 - 7:20 The Windrush Ensemble, Directed by Carlton Monroe
7:20 - 9:15 Dinner
Chairman, G. Philip Hughes, White House Writers Group
Ken Blackwell, Welcome to Cincinnati and Invocation
Keynote Speaker, Philip Bess, University of Notre Dame, Till We Have Built Jerusalem, Powerpoint Presentation
8:30 - 9:45 All Beauty is Local, if Not Provincial
Chairman, Victoria Hughes, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates
Bill Campbell, The Philadelphia Society, Beauty is Local, Look Around You
Alan Harrelson, Mississippi State University Donald Davidson, Country Picking and Agrarianism His live banjo performance
10:00 - 11:30 The Unbought Grace of Life and the Market
Chairman, Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., Liberty Fund, Inc.
Ian Crowe, Brewton-Parker College, The Sublime and the Beautiful in America
Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University, Beauty: Beyond Politics & Ideology
David Smith, Baylor University, Money for Art
11:45 - 1:15 Chairman, Lenore Ealy, Thinkitechture
Arthur Pontynen, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Western Culture at the American Crossroads
1:30 - 3:00 Public Spaces, New Urbanism, Smart Growth
Chairman, Howard Segermark, National Civic Art Society
Nikos Salingaros, University of Texas at San Antonio
Catesby Leigh, Art and Architectural Critic
Jane Shaw Stroup, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Public Spaces, New Urbanism, Smart Growth
Saturday Night Optional Dinner Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center – The Westin Cincinnati
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner, American Exceptionalism
Chairman, Roger Beckett, Ashbrook Center
Rich Lowry, Editor, National Review