Dinner Keynote Speaker
Charlie Kirk is the Founder and President of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. With representation on over 1,500 high school and college campuses nationwide and over 150 full-time staff, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing conservative youth activist organization in the country.
At just 25-years-old, Charlie has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and FOX Business News over 600 times, is a columnist at Newsweek and The Hill, and was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list. Charlie was also the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention and is the author of two books and his upcoming title, “MAGA Doctrine,” is due out in February, 2019 from Harper Collins.
Charlie is also the Chairman of Students for Trump, which aims to activate one million new college voters on campuses in battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. In 2019, Charlie was granted an honorary doctorate from Liberty University citing his exceptional leadership and energetic voice for conservatives. His social media reaches over 100 million people per month and according to Axios, he is one of the "top 10 most engaged" Twitter handles in the world, behind only President Trump among conservatives.
Charlie is the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show”—which regularly ranks among the top 15 news shows on Apple podcast charts—where Charlie delivers in-depth analysis of the modern political and cultural landscape, mixing in philosophy and history with his signature campus activism along with interviews of some of the most influential people of our time.
JAMES T. HARRIS
History does not only have seasons and rhythms – it rhymes and speaks to us. If we are willing to listen.
For more than 20 years, James T. Harris has been a sought-after international speaker, cultural and political commentator, and radio talk show host. He has spoken to a vast array of audiences – from hundreds of thousands of attendees at sports arenas, to small groups of business leaders, academics and students.
James has been published in a variety of news media, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Town Hall and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – just to name a few. His perspective and commentary have been featured on CNN, FOX News Network and ABC News, as well as a host of local television, radio and online programs.
There’s a reason for this.
James T. Harris invites audiences to observe culture in ways that they have not before. His varied experiences – growing up in a Midwest rustbelt manufacturing hub, studying in the U.K., traveling the world (and getting lost on three continents), raising a family in a central-city urban neighborhood and later in a wealthy suburb, living as a American of African descent but also with an independent mind unbound by race – help to illuminate the seasons, rhythms and rhymes of history and society.