Independence Hall
The Conservative Movement for Forty Years: Achievements and Prospects
April 30 - May 2, 2004
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

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7:00 - 9:00 Gala Dinner

Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation, Chairman

Invocation, John A. Howard, The Howard Center

Video Greetings from the President of the United States, George W. Bush 

Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. The Heritage Foundation, Master of Ceremonies

Milton Friedman Video Greetings

Bill Campbell, Secretary: Philadelphia Society History Video

Lee Edwards, Introduction to William F. Buckley, Jr.

Keynote Address: William F. Buckley, Jr., National Review


8:30 - 9:30 Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)

10:00 - 11:30 Joyous and Prophetic Journalists: Chesterton, Mencken, and Whittaker Chambers

Leonard Liggio, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Chairman

James V. Schall, Georgetown University

Terry Teachout, Author and Cultural Critic

12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon Forty Years: On the Way to the Promised Land from the Wilderness

George Nash, Historian, Chairman

Joseph A. Morris , Lincoln Legal Foundation, Toast to The Philadelphia Society

Stephen Tonsor, University of Michigan

Annette Kirk, Russell Kirk Center

2:00 - 3:30Market Economics and the Conservative Movement

T. Kenneth Cribb, President of ISI, Chairman

Arnold Harberger, University of Chicago and U.C.L.A.

George Gilder, Writer

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:30 Letters To and From Our Children and Grandchildren

Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama, Chairman

Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute

Hunter Campaigne, America's Future Foundation

Jeff Nelson, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Sarah M. Bramwell, Freelance Writer

David D. Corey, Baylor University

6:00 - 8:30 Optional Saturday Dinner Sponsored by The Howard Center

Roger Scruton, "An Englishman Looks at American Conservatism in the New Century"

Sunday Breakfast

8:30-11:00 Foreign Policy: The Next Forty Years

John Moore, President Emeritus, Grove City College, Chairman

Midge Decter, Heritage Foundation

Claes Ryn, Catholic University

Arnold Beichman, The Hoover Institution

Richard Gamble, Palm Beach Atlantic College