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Thursday Mar 05

I Do... I Don't: The Future of Marriage

Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

Host: Independent Women's Forum

The Independent Women's Forum hosts a panel on the future of marriage and the ramifications if it disappears.

Thursday Mar 05

King v. Burwell: Obamacare at the Supreme Court Again

Location: CATO Institute
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: CATO

King v. Burwell questions how the president has enforced the law. King has focused on the subsidies that allow people to pay only a portion of their premiums, one of the key ACA pillars. But Congress only authorized subsidies for people who buy insurance through an Exchange established by the State- not in the 37 states where the federal government established exchanges because states refused to do so. The government claims that the phrase "through an Exchange established by the State" includes federally established exchanges and, alternatively, that the statute is vague enough to allow the executive branch decide whether or not to offer subsidies in federal exchanges.

Please join us for a discussion of this important case- and what a ruling either way will mean to patients and health care policy.

Thursday Mar 05

Nick Dranias & Peter Ferrara: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

Location: The Heartland Institute, Chicago, IL
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: The Heartland Institute

As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budgetamendment has emerged as one of the few viable options to curbgovernment spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S.Constitution, however, is long and tedious.

Join us for a discussion with Nick Dranians and Peter Ferrara on the topic of a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Thursday Mar 05

Single-Parent Families: Revisiting the Moynihan Report 50 Years Later

Location: Hoover Institution
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM

Host: Education Next, Hoover Institution, Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The Spring 2015 issue of Education Next is dedicated to revisiting on its 50th anniversary Moynihan's 1956 report "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action."

At this event, Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, will make a keynote address. The address will be followed by panel discussions on the causes and consequences of single-parent families and strategies to strengthen families and improve educational outcomes.

Friday Mar 06

Economics of Disasters Teacher Workshop

Location: Cortyard Marriott, Toronto, ON
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Host: The Fraser Institute

This stimulating workshop will look at a variety of natural disasters though the lens of economic analysis. By using the economic way of thinking to sift through the chaos of natural disasters, teachers can form a template for analyzing "the next one" and can quickly incorporate today's unexpected news into their planned curriculum.

Sunday Mar 08

Join Us in Palatine, IL for a Movie Screening of Building the Machine: A Movie About Common Core

Location: Palatine Public Library, IL
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: The Heartland Institute

Building the Machine introducesthe public to the Common Core State Standards Initiative andits effects on our children's education. The original documentary is nowpart of an extended three-DVD set that includes parent interviews andsix supplementary episodes. Together, these segments expose Common Coreusing the words of leading educational experts, including members of theCommon Core Validation Committee, along with parents, teachers, and asocial worker. Everyone—parents, elected officials, and the Americanpublic—should be involved in this national decision regardless of theirpolitical persuasion.

Tuesday Mar 10

2015 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy

Location: The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Host: Philanthropy Roundtable

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 10-11 as we bring top donors and leading K-12 experts from around the nation together for two days of thought-provoking conversation. This conference, held 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, will focus on the greatest opportunities for philanthropists to achieve breakthroughs over the next 10 years. We'll visit schools that are disrupting the status quo in K-12 education and meeting with education entrepreneurs who are bringing breakthrough innovation and progress to the field. We'll also delve into the most promising developments in K-12 education, the practical and political barriers to progress that philanthropy can address, and how donor-led efforts can increase excellence in schools.

Wednesday Mar 11

2015 Wake-Up Forum - Tri-Cities

Location: Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center Kennewick, WA
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 AM
End Time: 8:00 AM

Host: Washington Policy Center

Wake up Wednesday mornings with WPC, business leaders, and legislators from across the state, taking your questions and comments on one of the most important legislative sessions in our state's history.

Wednesday Mar 11

So You Want to Be A Social Media Director

Location: Americans for Tax Reform
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: America's Future Foundation

Are you a new media enthusiast who wants to pursue a social media or digital role in the liberty movement? Join America's Future Foundation on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 for the second luncheon event in AFF's new career development series featuring Rebecca Heisler of Targeted Victory and Patrick Ruffini of Echelon Insights! Ali-Jae Asselstine, Account Executive, Elections and Issues Advocacy at Google, will moderate. Panelists will bring unique perspectives to a discussion about careers at the intersection of new media and communications.

Learn how to leverage social media for effective communications, create and maintain and effective online presence, and distinguish between careers in social, digital, and communications.

Expert advice and lunch will be provided.

Wednesday Mar 11

The $1 Trillion Question: What's Next for Canada-US Trade?

Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Hudson Institute

The US and Canada are each others' largest trading partner, with close to $1 trillion worth of goods, services and direct investment crossing the world's longest international border. While tariffs and regulations were radically reduced as a result of the 1994 launch of the North American Free Trade Agreement (and the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement seven years earlier), it's still not always clear to smaller and mid-sized US and Canadian companies just how to develop business and consumer markets on the other side of the border.

However, both countries are working to further grow mutual trade by advancing intellectual property standards and modernising regulatory and labeling rules. And with the proportion of online purchasing in Canada beginning to reach US levels, sales and the shipping of products between the two countries is up sharply.

Thursday Mar 12

The Federal Statistical System in a Big Data World

Location: AEI
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: AEI

The production of social and economic statistics is among the most important and useful functions of government. Because the production of official statistics has long been considered a public good, it has been inconceivable that any organization other than government could produce the reliable and accurate information necessary for business decisions and public policy design — until now.

Big Data is one of the most discussed innovations of the 21st century, but can it replace the federal statistical system? If not, can official statistics and Big Data complement each other? A panel of leading experts will discuss these questions and more.

Lunch will be served.

Thursday Mar 12

Reason Weekend 2015

Location: Biltmore Four Seasons Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Host: Reason Foundation

Reason Weekend 2015 will be held March 12 – 15, 2015 at the The Biltmore Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara, California, and you will want to be there!

At Reason Weekend, you'll get the inside scoop on the future of liberty from Reason's nationally-recognized policy analysts and award-winning journalists. You'll also hear from some of the libertarian movement's most exciting guest speakers.

Reason Weekend is an annual event open to members of Reason's exclusive Torchbearer Society. To find out how your support of free minds and free markets can qualify you for membership, please visit www.reason.org/donate.

More information will be available in Fall 2014. Please direct questions to Jennifer Kambara at jennifer.kambara@reason.org or (310) 740-8576.

Saturday Mar 14

The South Carolina National Security Action Summit- 2015

Location: West Columbia, South Carolina
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Breitbart News, The Center for Security Policy, and High Frontier

Join policy makers, legislators, law enforcement leaders, and concerned citizen activists for a day of penetrating analysis of national security matters that will help shape the future of SC and our nation as a whole.

Featured speakers include Dr. George H. Baker, Ambassador John R. Bolton, LTG (Ret). William G. Boyking, David Bores, Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, Senator Ted Cruz, Frank Gaffney, John Guandolo, Rosemary Jenks, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Senator Rick Santorum, and Phyllis Schlafly.

Monday Mar 16

The Pentagon Budget: Prospects for Reform

Location: Cato Institute
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Cato Institute

During the Cold War, annual Pentagon spending averaged about $458 billion in today's prices; over the next decade, its projected budget will average over half a trillion dollars per year. Yet, while our spending is consistent with Cold War levels, that money pays for fewer troops; supports less base capacity; and buys fewer ships, aircraft, and tanks. In short, we are getting less bang for our buck. And the situation is only getting worse as personnel costs continue to demand an ever-increasing share of the Pentagon's budget.

There is broad agreement that reforms are needed. But what reforms? And are they possible? Our panel of experts will seek to answer these questions, highlighting the changes they believe are necessary to cure the Pentagon's spending ills, and debating whether such reforms are politically viable. Please join us for this important discussion.

Wednesday Mar 18

2015 Wake-Up Forum - Yakima

Location: Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Yakima, WA
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 AM
End Time: 8:00 AM

Host: Washington Policy Center

Wake up Wednesday mornings with WPC, business leaders, and legislators from across the state, taking your questions and comments on one of the most important legislative sessions in our state's history.

Thursday Mar 19

Mercatus Center Annual Retreat 2015: Advancing Liberty, Creating Change

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hosts: Mercatus Center / Institute for Humane Studies

Center supporters and friends are invited to join us for our 14th Annual Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, co-hosted with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Caitlyn Van Orden at (703) 993-4925 or cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu.

Thursday Mar 19

High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

Location: Reagan Ranch Center, Santa Barbara, CA
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Young America's Foundation

At this conference you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers, learn from top professors and leaders in the conservative movement, participate in discussion sessions, discover ways you can champion conservative principles at your school, and walk in President Reagan's footsteps as your tour his beloved ranch.

Friday Mar 20

2015 National Policy Conference

Location: National Press Club, Washington D.C.
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Host: Republican National Lawyers Association

This event is open to members and the public.

The RNLA is pleased to announce its 30th Anniversary National Policyconference. This conference will gather together leading legal andpolitical figures to discuss the issues of the day and celebrate 30years of RNLA. All this and Continuing Legal Education credit (CLE)will be available for all attendees requesting it.

The conference will feature panels on the hottest legal and politictopics such as the IRS and taxes, immigration and why the Republicanswon in 2014. All this and CLE!

All conference attendees will be invited to a post-conference reception honoring the Ed Meese Award winner, who will be recognized at the event.

A special reception will also take place the evening before theconference. This reception will only be open to conference sponsors,elite RNLA members and leaders.

Saturday Mar 21

2015 Annual Dinner in Honor of Winston S. Churchill

Location: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

Host: Claremont Institute

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Krauthammer, leading conservative thinker and author, and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at our annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston S. Churchill. The dinner will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Dr. Krauthammer will be awarded Claremont Institute's Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding.

Dr. Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. Named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, his syndicated column appears in more than 400 newspapers, and he is a nightly contributor on FOX News. His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a New York Times bestseller.

The proceeds from our Annual Dinner support Claremont Institute fellowships, where America's future thinkers and statesmen learn how the American founders structured our government to preserve individual liberty and to promote private enterprise and civic virtue.

- See more at: http://www.claremont.org/event/2015-annual-dinner-in-honor-of-winston-s-churchill/#sthash.017Qsgj5.dpuf

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Krauthammer, leading conservative thinker and author, and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at our annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston S. Churchill. The dinner will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Dr. Krauthammer will be awarded Claremont Institute's Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding.

Dr. Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. Named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, his syndicated column appears in more than 400 newspapers, and he is a nightly contributor on FOX News. His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a New York Times bestseller.

The proceeds from our Annual Dinner support Claremont Institute fellowships, where America's future thinkers and statesmen learn how the American founders structured our government to preserve individual liberty and to promote private enterprise and civic virtue.

- See more at: http://www.claremont.org/event/2015-annual-dinner-in-honor-of-winston-s-churchill/#sthash.017Qsgj5.dpuf
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Krauthammer, leadingconservative thinker and author, and Pulitzer prize winning journalist,will be the honoree and keynote speaker at our annual Dinner in Honor ofSir Winston S. Churchill. The dinner will take place on Saturday, March21, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Dr. Krauthammerwill be awarded Claremont Institute's Henry Salvatori Prize in theAmerican Founding.

Dr. Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. Named by The Financial Times asthe most influential commentator in America, his syndicated columnappears in more than 400 newspapers, and he is a nightly contributor onFOX News. His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a New York Times bestseller.

The proceeds from our Annual Dinner support Claremont Institutefellowships, where America's future thinkers and statesmen learn how theAmerican founders structured our government to preserve individualliberty and to promote private enterprise and civic virtue.

Tuesday Mar 24

Edward Snowden: Patriot or Traitor

Location: Florida International Univeristy College of Law, Miami, FL
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Federalist Society

Join Yale Law Professor Logan Beirne for a riveting discussion on Edward Snowden. Is he a patriot who uncovered mass invasion of privacy by the federal government, or a traitor who broke his oath of secrecy and jeopardized American security? Find out March 24th with the Federalist Society.

Find out more about this event at fed-soc.org.

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