Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Tentative Agenda – all times and appearances are subject to change:


8:30 am – Registration opens on the 2nd floor foyer, outside of the main ballroom


9:00 am – 10:15 am – Capitol Ballroom A, Panel 1 – “Poverty and Its Causes”

A Discussion on the causes of poverty and examples of how human behavior is coerced by incentives, both practical and perverse.

o      Alan Graham – Mobile Loaves and Fishes

o      Sandy Schultz – WorkFaith Connection

o      Richard Alm – O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at SMU

o      The Honorable Chuck DeVore (Moderator) – Texas Public Policy Foundation


10:15 am – 10:30 am – 2nd floor foyer, Coffee Break


10:30 am – 11:45 am – Capitol Ballroom A, Panel 2 – “From Poverty to Prosperity”

A Discussion of proven policy initiatives which lay out practical solutions for the impoverished to raise themselves up by their boot straps through private charity and effective governing.

o     Marvin Olasky – Author, Professor, and Editor-in-Chief of WORLD Magazine

o     Jeff Rowes – Institute for Justice, Texas

o     The Honorable Chuck DeVore – Texas Public Policy Foundation

o     The Honorable James White (Moderator) – Member, Texas House of Representatives


11:45 am – 12:20 pm – 2nd floor foyer, Coffee Break 


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – LUNCH – Capitol Ballroom AB

o     Introduction and Welcome Remarks – Brooke Rollins, President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

o     Keynote lunch with Reverend Robert Sirico, President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty


2:00 pm – End