Wednesday, May 06

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Welcome
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Expo presentations

America 250 Foundation - Daniel DiLella
Nonprofit partner of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission highlighting preparations for the Nation’s milestone anniversary in 2026

 

Ashbrook Center at Ashland University - Jeff Sikkenga
Pitching a bold vision for dramatically expanding its teacher education programs based on core documents of American history

 

Bill of Rights Institute - David Bobb
Featuring its new, free digital “textbook” on U.S. history developed with OpenStax

 

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) - Greg Lukianoff
Focusing on its work to educate Americans on the First Amendment and constitutional rights of due process

 

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - Tim Bailey
Presenting its new Teaching Civics through History program, connecting historical events and primary sources with current events and community activities

 

iCivics - Julie Silverbrook
Spotlighting its strategy of engaging students and teachers through interactive online games and its field-building strategy through the CivXNow Coalition

 

Joe Foss Institute - Lucian Spataro
Presenting strategies for educating college students for statesmanship and requiring that high school students pass the U.S. citizenship exam before graduation

 

Philadelphia250 - Danielle DiLeo Kim
Outlining preparations for 2026 throughout the “classroom” that is the City of Philadelphia

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout sessions
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet lunch with former Governor Ed Rendell
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
High-impact city projects
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Optional tour: National Constitution Center
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner

Thursday, May 07

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Networking breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Transition
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
School site visit