2024 Spring Meeting
The Philadelphia Society At 60: Uniting A Movement
60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee
April 19-21, 2024
Tampa, FL

The Philadelphia Society At 60: Uniting A Movement

60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee

In commemorating the Society’s Diamond Jubilee, we seek to renew a sense of unity and purpose around our mission of sponsoring the interchange of ideas through discussion and writing, in the interest of deepening the intellectual foundation of a free and ordered society, and of broadening the understanding of its basic principles and traditions.

Since 1964, The Philadelphia Society has provided a forum for reasoned persuasion rather than pressure for false conformity. Our purpose is not political, nor is it primarily focused on public policy. Our role is to cultivate an active community of persons carrying on the scholarly inquiry, writing, conversation, and even argument necessary to keep the ideals of a free and ordered society alive in the minds, hearts, and actions of people around the world.

As Friedrich Hayek – Distinguished Member of the Society – reminded us, “the growth of ideas is an international process, and only those who fully take part in the discussion will be able to exercise a significant influence.”

At this anniversary and gala, therefore, we will celebrate our founders, look back in the spirit of another Distinguished Member Russell Kirk to the timeless “roots of conservatism,” and also look bravely to the future by exploring the challenges liberty must meet in the coming decades.

Additional details forthcoming. Please contact Charissa Reul for more information. 

Friday, April 19
4:30–6:00  President's Reception (by invitation)
Fellowship Orientation

General Reception


Dinner & Program
1960’s: A Free Society in Ferment
Chair: Bridgett Wagner, President, The Philadelphia Society
Keynote Address: Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University School of Medicine

Saturday, April 20
7:30–9:00 Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)

Session 1 – 1970’s: A Crisis in our Institutions
Chair: T. Kenneth Cribb, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Mark Chenoweth, New Civil Liberties Alliance
Michael Matheson Miller, Acton Institute
W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia



Baron Award Luncheon & Program
1980’s: Do Conservative Ideas Lead to Conservative Outcomes?
Chair:  Bradley C.S. Watson, Hillsdale College 
Keynote Address: Janice Rogers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Retired
Introduction by Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Session 2– 1990’s: Limiting Government: Are Conservative Solutions Up to the Challege?
Chair: Wilfred M. McClay, Hillsdale College  
Philip K. Howard, Common Good
Steve Marshall, Office of the Attorney General, State of Alabama
Jennifer Mascott, Antonin Scalia Law School

Coffee Break


Session 3 – 2000’s: America’s Role in the World
Chair: Christopher Long, Silvercrest
Abigail Hall, University of Tampa
Robert Greenway, The Heritage Foundation
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Hudson Institute 





Gala Dinner & Entertainment by the Harry James Orchestra
2010’s: Revisiting the Big Question: What is Conservatism?
Chair: Joseph A. Morris, Morris & De La Rosa
Toasts to the Founders offered by
Lindsey M. Burke, The Heritage Foundation
Matthew Continetti, American Enterprise Institute
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
Edwin J. Feulner, The Heritage Foundation

Dessert Reception & Afterglow

Sunday, April 21

8:30–9:30 Breakfast Buffet

Roundtable Discussion – 2020’s: The Way Forward
Chair: Roger Ream, The Fund for American Studies
Corey A. DeAngelis, Educational Freedom Institute
John Papola, Emergent Order Foundation
Aramis Perez, Floreat Center
Luke Sheahan, Duquesne University 


Please contact Charissa Reul with questions or for more information.

With Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation
National Review Institute

Ruby Sponsors

Alliance Defending Freedom
The Fund for American Studies
Hillsdale College
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
John William Pope Foundation

Sapphire Sponsors 

Acton Institute
Beck & Stone
Chase Foundation of Virginia
The Claremont Institute
Independent Institute
Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Cigar Roller Sponsors

Terry W. Anker, The Anker Consulting Group, Inc. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 We invite you to sponsor our Diamond Jubilee as we look back at the Society’s role over six decades in the conservative movement and engage future generations in continuing the legacy of vigorous debate. 

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