(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now just two weeks away on April 6th and 7th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center.  The conference will be headlined by featured speakers including Fox News contributor Byron York, former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn now with Convention of States, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, Congressman Scott Perry, author Greg Wrightstone and John Gizzi of Newsmax.

Mac Zimmerman, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Americans for Prosperity and former Congressman Phil English, co-chairman of the government relations practice at Arent Fox will have a Conversation on Tax Reform; and Brianna Walden of the Charles Koch Institute will have a conversation on Safe Streets & Second Chances with John Koufos from Right on Crime.

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The 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include a U.S. Senate candidate forum, and a gubernatorial candidate forum.  The U.S. Senate forum including Congressman Lou Barletta, State Representative Jim Christiana, businessman Joe Vodvarka, and Libertarian Party nominee Dale Kerns will be moderated by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rose Tennent; and the gubernatorial forum including attorney Laura Ellsworth, businessman Paul Mango, State Senator Scott Wagner, and Libertarian Party nominee Ken Krawchuk will be moderated by Philadelphia talk show host Dom Giordano.

Candidates for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, including businessman Jeff Bartos, consultant Kathy Coder, education consultant Peg Luksik and Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan will make brief comments during the Saturday breakfast.

The conference will include four interactive panel presentations including Protecting Freedom of Speech moderated by Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute; When in the Course of Human Events (limited state constitutional convention, Convention of States) moderated by Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania; Lessons in Reform (How Other States Did It) moderated by Lenny McAllister of the Commonwealth Foundation, and Pursuit of Happiness (Reform efforts including education, business climate, regulations & Welfare) moderated by State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill.

This year’s Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will also feature four workshop sessions for attendees including How Do We Experience Change presented by Americans for Prosperity-PA and the Grassroots Leadership Academy; Influence of the Reformation on American Liberty presented by the Constitutional Organization of Liberty; Protecting Student Safety, Privacy and Constitutional Freedoms presented by the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Campaign Planning to Win presented by American Majority.

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org