Midwest Policy Summit

June 21 – 22, 2018

West Des Moines, Iowa

Our Mission

President George Washington in his Inaugural Address of 1789 stated that “the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps, as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” The Founding Fathers entrusted us to defend and preserve the principles of the American Founding.

It is out of this purpose to protect the “sacred fire of liberty” that the Midwest Policy Summit seeks to foster discussion between public policy organizations that work to advance and implement the principles of the American Founding. Our goal is to share ideas, build relationships, and work to better share the principles and policies that create opportunity and promote liberty among our respective states.

Summit Agenda

 Thursday, June 21, 2018

Midwest Policy Summit Dinner at:
NOAH’S Event Venue, 1805 90th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

5:30 PMSocial Hour
6:00 PMDinner & Welcome: Chris Ingstad, TEF
Program: What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan: The Undoing of a Good Idea: Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute

 Friday, June 22, 2018

Midwest Policy Conference continues at:
Chambers Room, Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 AMWelcome and Introductions: Chris Ingstad, TEF
8:30 AMState Budget and Spending Reform: Bob Williams, ALEC
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMState Tax Policy: Jonathan Williams, ALEC
11:45 AMBreak
12:00 PMLunch (working lunch) State Budget and Tax Policy Discussions
1:00 PMBreak
1:15 PM“What priorities are you working on?” Brainstorming session
2:30 PMCoffee Break
2:45 PMHow to better share our policies and principles with the grassroots, policymakers, and the media: John Nothdurft, The Heartland Institute
4:00 PMClosing comments: John Hendrickson, TEF

For more information email John Hendrickson at jhendrickson@taxrelief.org.