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2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

February 1 — 2, 2019
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The 2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference will take place on February 1 at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Panel topics include stare decisis, religious liberty, and redistricting.

Schedule times subject to change.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Registration
3:00 PM                      

Session I:  Stare Decisis and Precedent
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM       
Room: Newport Ballroom West

Panelists:
  • W. Neil Eggleston – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Prof. Randy J. Kozel – Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Richard H. Levenstein - Shareholder, Nason Yeager
  • Prof. Stephen E. Sachs – Duke University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas – U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Cocktail Reception
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM       
Location:
Grand Harbor Lobby 

Florida Chapters Banquet
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Room: Grand Harbor Ballroom North

Speakers:

  • Hon. Ashley Moody - Attorney General, Florida
  • Speaker 2 - TBA

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     
Room: Newport Ballroom East

Session II: Round Table Discussion on Religious Liberty Court Cases
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  
Room: Newport Ballroom West

  • Blaine Adamson – Hands On Originals, Kentucky
  • Sherrie Laurie – Downtown Hope Center, Alaska
  • Heidi Matzke – Executive Director, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, California
  • Jack Phillips – Masterpiece Cakeshop, Colorado
  • Barronelle Stutzman – Arlene’s Flowers, Washington
  • Ellie Wittman – President, Students for Life, Miami University of Ohio
  • Moderator: Kristen Waggoner – Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal Division & Communications, Alliance Defending Freedom

Session III: Election Law and Redistricting in Florida
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: Newport Ballroom West

Panelists:

  • J. Christian Adams – President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
  • Kendall Coffey – Coffey Burlington, PL; Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
  • Jessica Furst Johnson – Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC; Former General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Daniel Nordby – General Counsel, Governor Rick Scott, 2017-19
  • Chris Sautter – President, Sautter Communications  
  • Moderator: Joe Jacquot - General Counsel, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis

Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: Newport Ballroom East

Speaker:

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr - U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1983-1989); U.S. Solicitor General (1989-1993)

Break
2:30 PM – 7:30 PM     

Discounted Disney theme park tickets may be purchased by Conference attendees and their guests at the ticket desk located in the hotel lobby.

V.I.P. Dessert and Cocktail Reception and Fireworks Viewing
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM    
Location: America Adventure Pavilion, EPCOT 

Cost to Attend:
Includes Friday night banquet dinner and Saturday fireworks reception.
 
$250 - Student Members, Judiciary, Government Employees
$300 - Members (With Login)
$400 - Non-members
 
Guest tickets:
$175 -  Dinner 
$50 - Fireworks Reception 
 
Hotel Accommodations:
The room block at the Yacht Club is completely full.
Rooms are available for both Friday and Saturday at the Swan and Dolphin.
Call 1-800-227-1500 and ask for the Federalist Society group discounted rate while availability lasts
Group Code: “TH1967”.  
 
As to Disney artwork/properties: © Disney 2018
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session I: Stare Decisis and Precedent

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Jurisprudence • Philosophy • Supreme Court
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Panelists:

  • W. Neil Eggleston, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Prof. Randy J. Kozel, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Richard H. Levenstein, Shareholder, Nason Yeager
  • Prof. Stephen E. Sachs, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Speakers

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Grand Harbor Lobby
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Florida Chapters Banquet

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Grand Harbor Ballroom North
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Speakers:

  • Hon. Ashley Moody, Attorney General, Florida
  • Speaker 2 - TBA

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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom East
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session II: Round Table Discussion on Religious Liberty Court Cases

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: First Amendment • Religious Liberty • Supreme Court • Religious Liberties
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Featuring:

  • Blaine Adamson, Hands On Originals, Kentucky
  • Sherrie Laurie, Downtown Hope Center, Alaska
  • Heidi Matzke, Executive Director, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, California
  • Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Colorado
  • Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers, Washington
  • Ellie Wittman, President, Students for Life, Miami University of Ohio
  • Moderator: Kristen Waggoner, Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal Division & Communications, Alliance Defending Freedom

Speakers

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session III: Election Law and Redistricting in Florida

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Election Law • State Courts • State Governments
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Panelists:

  • J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
  • Kendall Coffey, Coffey Burlington, PL; Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
  • Jessica Furst Johnson, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC; Former General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Daniel Nordby, General Counsel, Governor Rick Scott, 2017-19
  • Chris Sautter, President, Sautter Communications  
  • Moderator: Joe Jacquot, General Counsel, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis

Speakers

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address by Kenneth Starr

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts • State Courts
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom East
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Speaker:

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1983-1989); U.S. Solicitor General (1989-1993)

Speakers

2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Break

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Discounted Disney theme park tickets may be purchased by Conference attendees and their guests at the ticket desk located in the hotel lobby.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
V.I.P. Dessert and Cocktail Reception and Fireworks Viewing

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

America Adventure Pavilion, EPCOT
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

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