Convention Schedule

Details added as they become available.

Thursday  |  June 29, 2017


10 – 11:30 AM     “How To Debunk The Most Common Pro-Abortion Arguments” — Opening General Session with Ben Shapiro
11:30 – 12:30 PM     Lunch (cash meal or hotel restaurant)
12:30 – 2 PM     General Session with David Daleiden
2:15 – 3:30 PM     Workshops

Major Gift Fund-Raising: What Happens When Roe Goes? – Brian Cusack
Recent Legal Developments in Abortion, Religious Freedom and Campaign Finance – James Bopp, Jr., J.D.
Assisted Suicide Battles Rage in Nearly Every State ~ Is Your State Next? – Scott Fischbach
Surviving Unplanned Pregnancies – Lynda Bell, Ingrid Duran
Making Media Work for You – Cheryl Ciamarra, Derrick Jones, Pamela Rucinski

3:45 – 5 PM     Workshops

Fundraising: Direct Mail, Telemarketing and Prospecting – Kevin Allen, Don Parker
Using Effective Presentations to Inform the Public and Expand Your Base – Leo LaLonde
The Rise of DIY Abortion – Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Raimundo Rojas
Working with the Press: It’s All About Relationships – Michele Arocha Allen, Derrick Jones
When They Say…You Say – Olivia Gans Turner
The Battle Against Simon’s Law: How Dirty Tricks Lost to Smart Negotiations – Kathy Ostrowski

5:15 – 6:30 PM     Workshops

Using the Web to Attract New Members, Inform the Public, and Raise Money for Your Pro-Life Organization – Scott Fischbach, Raimundo Rojas, Luis Zaffirini
The Myth of the “Unwanted Child”: Special Needs Adoption” – Joleigh Little
How Planned Parenthood is Fighting to Save its Abortion Empire – Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.
Federal Health Care Reform and the Pro-Life Movement – Jennifer Popik, J.D.
Are You a Persuasive Pro-Lifer? Tips for Changing Hearts and Minds – Benjamin Clapper

8 – 10 PM     General Session with Ann McElhinney


Friday  |  June 30, 2017


7:30 – 9 AM     Prayer Breakfast (buy tickets online) with Ryan Bomberger
9:30 – 11:00 AM     General Session
11:15 – 12:30 PM     Workshops

Major Gift Fund-Raising: What Happens When Roe Goes? – Brian Cusack
What is Driving Abortion Numbers Down? – Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.
IRS and Non-Profit Compliance – James Bopp, Jr., J.D.
Terri’s Legacy: Building a Network that Will Save Lives – Bobby Schindler
Providing Support and Leadership in Churches – Rev. Frank Pavone, Ernest Ohlhoff, Marie Bowen
Abortion Prevention and Healing: A Right Brain Solution for a Left Brain Problem – Greg Hasek

12:30 – 1:30 PM     Lunch (cash meal or hotel restaurant)
1:45 – 3 PM     Workshops

Ideas to Motivate and Activate the Pro-Life Students on Your College Campus – Doreen Shierk, Veronica Arnold Smithers
Adult Stem Cells: Saving Lives Now – David Prentice, Ph.D.
Social Media for Right to Life Groups: Everything You Need to Know – Raimundo Rojas
Down Syndrome: What Prenatal Testing Won’t Tell You – Eileen Haupt
Overcoming Apathy and Pro-Abortion Opposition in All Denominations – Marie Bowen , Rev. Kirk Van der Swaagh
Digital Warfare: Waging a War for the Unborn Through Digital Advertising – Kurt Filla, Patrick McGee

3:15 – 4:30 PM     Workshops

We’re All Blobs of Tissue Now! How the Culture of Death has Corrupted the Science of Life – Joel Brind, Ph.D.
“Advance Care Planning” — Helping You to Enforce Your Wishes or Nudging You to Accept Premature Death? – Jennifer Popik, J.D.
The Organization of American States: Working to Keep the Culture of Death Out of the Americas – Raimundo Rojas, Scott Fischbach
Beyond Assisted Suicide: Are We Prepared? How ‘Civilized People’ Kill the Culture of Death – Brian Johnston
I Had an Abortion! What Do You Say Next? – Greg Hasek, Olivia Turner, Karen Cross, Rachel Benda

4:45 – 6 PM     Workshops

Abortion and Breast Cancer: New Review Shows Much Stronger Link in South Asia – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Joel Brind, Ph.D.
Communicate, Convert, and Commit: The Art of Pro-Life Persuasion – Raimundo Rojas, Lori Kehoe, Dave Andrusko
The Why and How of Mobilizing the Grassroots – Chet and Pam Rucinski
Essential Elements for Successful Elections in 2018 – Karen Cross, Darla St. Martin, David N. O’Steen, Ph.D.
Be the Revolution! Why Grassroots Organizing is the Power to the Pro-Life Movement – Chelsea Shields, Scott Fischbach
Abortion, A Death in All Our Families – Olivia Turner, Rachel Benda, Karen Cross


Saturday  |  July 1, 2017


9 – 10:30 AM     General Session with Wesley J. Smith
10:45 – 12 PM     Workshops

Pro-Life Concerns About Girl Scouts – Ann Saladin
Impacting the Present and Building the Future: How to Impact High School Campuses – Alexandria Seghers, Krista Corbello
Branding: An Important Way to Grow Visibility, Membership, and Your Donor Base No Matter What Your Group’s Size – Amy Gehrke, Philip Alexander
The Pro-Life Movement and Congress: 2017 – Jennifer Popik, J.D.
Abortion Worldwide Report: 1 Century, 100 Countries, 1 Billion Babies – Thomas Jacobson
Social Media: Basic Skills for Pro-Life Activists – Chelsea Shields, Rai Rojas

12 – 1 PM     Lunch (cash meal or hotel restaurant)
1:15 – 2:30 PM     Workshops

A Father’s Perspective — Foundations for Cherishing Every Life and Supporting Those With Special Needs – Brandon Buell, Joey Papa
The Escalating Struggle at the UN to Prevent the Establishment of Abortion as a Fundamental Human Right Worldwide, Part 1 – Jeanne E Head, R.N., Raimundo Rojas
Making the Pro-Life Argument from the Secular Perspective – Kelsey Hazzard
Grassroots Lobbying 101: The Basics – Ingrid Duran, Kathy Ostrowski, Karen Cross, Chelsea Shields

2:45 – 4 PM     Workshops

Immigrant Mother, Hostile Family, Aborted Sibling, Absent Father. How (And Why) I Survived – Krista Corbello
By the Numbers: Understanding Abortion Polling Data – David N. O’Steen, Ph.D.
The Escalating Struggle at the UN to Prevent the Establishment of Abortion as a Fundamental Human Right Worldwide, Part 2 – Jeanne E. Head, R.N., Scott Fischbach
Religious Outreach: Establishing a Pro-Life Presence in Community Churches – Ernest L. Ohlhoff
Raising Money to Build Strong, Healthy, Active Chapters – Kevin and Michele Allen
Organizing a Successful Latino Outreach – Raimundo Rojas

4:15 – 5:30 PM     Workshops

Bringing Life Affirming Resources and Support to Teens in Your Community – Elizabeth Spillman
The Church, The Media, and The State – Reverend Frank Pavone, Ernest L. Ohlhoff
List Development and Maintenance: Learning and Utilizing the Basics – Andrew Sabak, Marjorie Higgins
Dying of Thirst! Medicine’s Intentional Killing Through Dehydration, and How to Protect the Vulnerable – Brian Johnston
Making the Most of Your Press Outreach: Advanced Tips and Tricks – Jessica Rodgers, Tatiana Bergman

6 – 7 PM     Catholic Mass & Protestant Services
7 – 8 PM     Pre-Banquet Social Hour
7 – 12 AM     National Teens for Life Closing Banquet and Dance
8 – 11 PM     Closing Banquet (buy tickets online)