Friday, July 21st
8:30 am Session 4 - HOW TO control education in your state
||Allen Quist - author of FedEd, has been instrumental
in getting Minnesota to reject the federal education curriculum. A
founding member of EdWatch, He has helped raise national awareness of
the problems inherent in federal education, and has charted a course
every state should follow.
||Michael Chapman - has analyzed federally-funded
textbooks, and will illustrate their misguided lessons. Learn how your
children are being taught to "fit the mold" at the expense of learning
how to achieve individual excellence. Take this message back to your
local school board.
||Dr. Karen Effrem - has provided testimony for Congress, as
well as in-depth analysis of numerous pieces of major federal
education, health, and early childhood legislation for Congressional
staff and many organizations. As a pediatrician and researcher, she
brings a special perspective on education issues.
10:00 - 10:30 am - Break
10:30 am Session 5 - What do we do with 47 U.N. Biosphere Reserves?
This session puts the founder of the U.S. Biosphere Reserve
Association, together with the founders of Sovereignty International, on
the same platform. One organization helped to create the UNESCO Man
and the Biosphere Program, the other has been working for years to end
it. Learn how and why both organizations are working
to enact legislation dealing with biosphere reserves.
||Henry Lamb - Chairman of Sovereignty International, will
provide an overview of the Biosphere Reserve issue and discuss how the current
legislative initiative came about - including the efforts to resolve
||Tom Gilbert - was UNESCO's MAB staff coordinator and planner
for the international Biosphere program. He proposed and helped
to implement the 1974 Nixon-Brezhnev (U.S.-U.S.S.R.) Summit
Agreement on Biosphere Reserves, and was the U.S. MAB Program
Coordinator. He is now the founding President of the
U.S. Biosphere Reserve Association, and will present the
legislative objectives he would like to see enacted.
||Dr. Stuart A. Foster - is a member of the Mammoth Cave Area
Biosphere Reserve Council. He is the Director of the Kentucky
Climate Center and Kentucky Mesonet, and serves as the State
Climatologist for Kentucky. He is also a professor in the Department
of Geography and Geology at Western Kentucky University. He received
his Ph.D. in Geography from The Ohio State University.
||Dr. Jack Ranney - recently retired from the University of
Tennessee as a research ecologist in the Energy, Environment and
Resources Center. He is currently involved with the Southern
Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest in the nation.
||Tom McDonnell - is a founding director of Sovereignty
International. He discovered the draft copy of the Global Biosiversity
Assessment which led to the defeat of the Convention on Biological
Diversity. His analysis of the 47
U.S. Biosphere Reserves led to the current legislative initiative.
He will present Sovereignty International's legislative objectives.
||Dr. Michael Coffman - led the effort to defeat the
Convention on Biological Diversity. He produced the maps used on the
Senate floor to convince Senators to block the vote on the treaty. He is an
authority on Biosphere Reserves and their impact on private property
rights and resource use. See his presentation on the Endangered Species
Act, and on Taking Liberty.
12:00 pm - Luncheon (Included in registration)
||Steve Pratt - will be the luncheon speaker. His work with Cleon
Skousen, and the National Center for Constitutional Studies has
equipped him well to inspire audiences with his call for all Americans
to help advance the principles of freedom.
2:00 pm Session 6 - HOW TO deal with government agencies
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Break
4:00 pm Session 7 - HOW TO become more effective
Jim Beers - is retired from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service as Refuge Manager, Special Agent, & Wildlife Biologist. He has
a wealth of knowledge about how to deal with federal agencies. His
message will help you become more effective.
Howard Hutchinson - is the Executive Director of the
Arizona/New Mexico Coalition of Counties. He will show us how to
avoid being conned by the "consensus process." Howard has much
experience with this process, and his message can empower you to upset
the applecart for consensus facilitators.
5:30 pm Recess - Dinner on your own
7:30 pm - America: Freedom to Fascism - Sponsored by the American Policy Center
This is a private pre-screening of perhaps one of the most important
films of the decade. This Aaron Russo production has drawn rave
reviews from the Cannes Film Festival and from CBS's film Critic, Todd
David Schwartz, who says this film makes "Fahrenheit 9/11 look like Bambi."
8:45 pm Adjourn