2022 Speakers

This Summit brings together prominent thinkers to discuss current challenges facing conservatism and the principles that ought to define its future.

This Summit brings together principled conservative thinkers and grassroots activists over two weekend days, from across the country to discuss current challenges facing conservatism and the principles that ought to define its future. The speakers lined up for this gathering will be some of the leading thinkers in the principled lane. To maintain the theme of the event, our speakers are appearing with no honorariums or reimbursement.

Liz Cheney serves as Wyoming’s lone member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2016 on a platform of restoring America’s strength and power in the world.

Rep. Liz Cheney

United States Congress, WY
Adam D. Kinzinger is currently serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives and proudly represents Illinois' Sixteenth Congressional District, which stretches across 14 counties in Northern Illinois.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

United States Congress, IL-16
Denver Lee Riggleman III is an American businessman and politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia who served as the United States Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district

Denver Riggleman

United States Congress, VA-5

 Barbara Comstock was elected to Congress in 2014, and served two terms representing Virginia's Tenth Congressional District, making her the first woman elected to that seat. She was named as one of the "Top Ten Most Effective Lawmakers" in the 1110th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint effort of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

Barbara Comstock

United States Congress - VA-10
Joe Walsh, Former Congressman - Illinois' 8th District

Joe Walsh

United States Congress - IL-8
Stephen Richer (Republican Party) is the Maricopa County Recorder in Arizona. He assumed office on January 1, 2021. His current term ends on January 1, 2025.

Stephen Richer

Maricopa County, Arizona
Alexander S. Vindman, Former Director for European Affairs - United States National Security Council

Alexander S. Vindman

U.S. National Security Council
Kori Schake is a senior fellow and the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Kori Schake

American Enterprise Institute
Bill Kristol, Editor-at-Large - The Bulwark

Bill Kristol

The Bulwark
Sarah Longwell is the President and CEO of Longwell Partners, a full-service communications firm in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Longwell

Longwell Partners
Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist and political analyst living in the Washington, D.C., area.

Mona Charen

The Bulwark
Tom Nichols is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the author of its newsletter Peacefield.

Tom Nichols

The Atlantic
Charlie Sykes is a founder and editor-at-large of The Bulwark, host of The Bulwark Podcast, and an NBC/ MSNBC contributor.

Charlie Sykes

The Bulwark
Heath Mayo is an Associate in Wachtell Lipton's Corporate Department.

Heath Mayo

Principles First
Officer Harry Dunn, Police Officer - United States Capitol Police

Officer Harry Dunn

United States Capitol Police
Robert Buschman serves as associate director for the Fiscal Research Center (FRC) and is a senior research associate with the Center for State and Local Finance.

Robert Buschman

Georgia State University
Jonathan Bydlak is director of the Governance Program at the R Street Institute. He also oversees the Fiscal and Budget Policy project and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group.

Jonathan Bydlak

R Street Institute
Patrick Chovanec, CPA is an economic advisor. He also teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Patrick Chovanec

Private Sector
Mindy Finn is an American digital media expert, political and technology consultant, and entrepreneur.

Mindy Finn

Citizen Data
David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy (2020). In 2001 and 2002, he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

David Frum

The Atlantic
Reed is the Director of Communications at the Institute of Politics and Public Service, overseeing communication strategy, press relations, brand management, and digital and social media.

Reed Howard

Georgetown University
Shay Khatiri is a policy associate at the Renew Democracy Initiative, founded by Garry Kasparov, and a foreign policy writer for The Bulwark.

Shay Khatiri

Renew Democracy Initiative
Napp Nazworth is Executive Director of American Values Coalition, a non-profit combating right-wing media extremism and misinformation. He previously worked in academia and journalism.

Napp Nazworth

American Values Coalition
Sophia A. Nelson is an award-winning American author and journalist.

Sophia Nelson

USA Today
Elizabeth Neumann, Former Deputy Chief of Staff - United States Department of Homeland Security

Elizabeth Neumann

Republican Accountability Project
Alex Nowrasteh is the director of economic and social policy studies. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and most other major publications in the United States.

Alex Nowrasteh

Cato Institute
A lawyer and public policy professional, Gregg is a passionately independent conservative voice who frequently provides legal and political commentary in a variety of national media outlets.

Gregg Nunziata

Rock Spring Public Policy
Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and is known for his writing on law, public policy, and regulation.

Walter Olson

Cato Institute
Republican National Committeeman for NJ and partner at McCarter & English

Bill Palatucci

Republican National Committee
James Pethokoukis, Senior Fellow; Editor, AEIdeas Blog; and DeWitt Wallace Chair - American Enterprise Institute

James Pethokoukis

American Enterprise Institute
Sarah works for a non-profit on behalf of free speech and peace and also serves as social media manager for Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN), a non-profit dedicated to inspiring, educating, and electing more center-right women.

Sarah Quinlan

First Amendment Non-Profit
Rob Richie has been the leader of FairVote since co-founding the organization in 1992 and was named president and CEO in 2018

Rob Richie

Rina Shah is a DC-based political advisor, commentator, and social entrepreneur.

Rina Shah

Renew Democracy Initiative
Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work focuses on education, civil society, and the principles of American conservatism.

Andy Smarick

Manhattan Institute
Michael R. Strain is a senior fellow and the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Michael R. Strain

American Enterprise Institute
Miles Taylor, Co-Founder - Renew America Movement

Miles Taylor

Renew America Movement
Dave Thul, Host Committee - Principles First

Dave Thul

Principles First
Olivia Troye, Chief Strategy Officer - Renew America Movement

Olivia Troye

Renew America Movement

Jason Villalba is a former member of the Texas House of Representative.

Jason Villalba

Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation
James Wallner, Senior Fellow - R Street Institute

James Wallner

R Street Institute
Shoshana Weissmann manages R Street's social media, email marketing and other digital assets.

Shoshana Weissmann

R Street Institute

 Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine.

Peter Wehner

Ethics and Public Policy Center
Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow - Governance Studies - The Brookings Institution

Benjamin Wittes

The Brookings Institution
Cathy Young, Associate Editor - Arc Digital

Cathy Young

Arc Digital