Independence Hall
The Ownership Society and Conservative Principles
October 7-8, 2005
The Pfister Hotel

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Friday, October 7

7:00 - 9:00 Dinner - "The Ownership Society"

Victoria Hughes, Bill Of Rights Institute, Chairman

Welcome to Wisconsin, Timothy J. Wheeler   

Keynote, Wisconsin and the Progressive Tradition

Dr. William F. Campbell, Secretary of The Philadelphia Society

Saturday, October 8

8:30 - 10:00 The Ownership Society: Principles and Prospects

Morton Blackwell, President, The Leadership Institute, Chairman

David Boaz, Cato Institute

Joshua Hochschild, Saint Mary's College

10:15 - 11:45 Progressivism and the New Deal

Mark Kalthoff, Hillsdale College, Chairman

Ronald J. Pestritto, University of Dallas

Allan Carlson, The Howard Center

Gene Smiley, Marquette University


12:00 - 1:30 Political Realities of the Ownership Society

Joseph A. Morris, Lincoln Legal Foundation, Chairman

Daniel Suhr, Marquette University, Introduction

Paul Ryan, U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin

2:00 - 3:30 Health, Education, and Welfare

Bridgett Wagner, The Heritage Foundation, Chairman

John Goodman, National Center for Policy Analysis

Eugene Hickok, Former Under Secretary of Education

Jason Turner, The Heritage Foundation

4:00 - 5:30 Progressivism, Philanthropy, and Property Rights

Bill Campbell, The Philadelphia Society, Chairman

William Schambra, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal

Tom Bray, Detroit News Columnist

5:30 - 6:30 Philadelphia Society Reception

We thank the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for their support for this meeting.