CPAC 2013: Youth Guide

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With so many speakers, panels, events and parties taking place during the Conservative Political Action Conference, it’s difficult not to get overwhelmed. Add in the new location, and navigating CPAC 2013 alone could be a nightmare. Luckily, you don’t have to — the Red Alert Politics team has put together a ‘best of’ list to help you thrive during the three-day conference.

 

THURSDAY

SPEAKER: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), is speaking in the Potomac Ballroom at 1:15 p.m.

SPEAKER: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will follow him at 1:30 p.m.

SPEAKER: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will take the stage in the Potomac Ballroom at  3:30 p.m.

PANEL: “The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y” panel will take place in the rooms National Harbor 2-3 at 4 p.m.

Our very own Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers will speak on the “Future of the Youth Panel” that includes Kate Edwards, Program Officer (Chapter Services) for the Young America’s Foundation; Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life; Evan Feinberg, Executive Director of Generation Opportunity; Jeff Frazee, Executive Director of Young Americans for Liberty; and Alex Smith, Chairman of the College Republican National Committee. Alex McCorbin, President of Students for Liberty will moderate this panel.

PARTY: Red Alert Politics, Generation Opportunity and Townhall will host a “Millennial Madness” party at Public House National Harbor, located at 199 Fleet St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745, directly across the street from CPAC. The event begins at 9 p.m. and the party won’t stop ’til 2 in the morning!

 

FRIDAY

SPEAKER: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), is speaking in the Potomac Ballroom at 9:30 a.m.

SPEAKER: Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) and his wife Rachel Campos Duffy is speaking in the rooms National Harbor 2-3 at 1:30 p.m.

PANEL: “How to Get a Job in Politics” will take place in the rooms Chesapeake A-C at 1 p.m.

Matt Adkins, Jobs Bank Manager at The Heritage Foundation will speak on this panel with Amos Sneed, Principal at Story Partners and Co-Founder of Famous DC and Laura Chambers, Communications Director at the Office of The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Representative (SC-5). Suhail Khan, a board member at the American Conservative Union, will moderate this event.

PANEL: Red Alert Politics’ ”Memification of Media”will take place in rooms Chesapeake A-C at 2 p.m.

Ericka Anderson, Senior Digital Communications Associate at The Heritage Foundation will join Benny Johnson, Virtual Politics Editor at Buzzfeed, and Lyndsey Fifield, co-creator of the popular “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” tumblr on a panel about how social media is changing the way news is reported. Charlie Spiering, a commentary writer and the Social Media Director at our sister publication The Washington Examiner, will serve as the moderator.

PARTY: Walking Dead, Obama Zombies On Parade” speed-networking party in the Maryland Ballroom at the Gaylord, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ALL AGES. Exchange contact information with future conservative power players through pre-programmed data drives — containing only the information you want to give. Also, Hollywood makeup artists will transform you into a member of the walking dead. A DJ will spin beats as undead party-goers play “Call of Duty: Zombie Mode” and take pics in the photo booths. Be sure to arrive early! The first 500 21+ attendees get a free drink ticket.

 

SATURDAY

SPEAKER: Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is speaking in the Potomac Ballroom at 9:30 a.m. His wife, Callista Gingrich, will introduce him.

SPEAKER: Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is speaking in the Potomac Ballroom at 12 p.m.

SPEAKER: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will speak in the Potomac Ballroom at 3:45 p.m.

SPEAKER: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is speaking in the Potomac Ballroom at 4:45 p.m.

PANEL: ”10 Conservatives Under 40″ in the Potomac Ballroom at 12:30 p.m.

Come meet some of the nation’s up and coming politicians. Politicians who will speak are: The Honorable Michael Caldwell, a State Representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (INVITED); The Honorable Art Linares, a State Senator in the Connecticut State Senate; The Honorable Nicole Malliotakis, an Assemblywoman in the New York State Assembly; The Honorable Beau McCoy, a State Senator in the Nebraska State Senate; The Honorable John McCuskey, a Delegate in the West Virginia House of Delegates; The Honorable Clarence Mingo III, Auditor of Franklin County, Ohio; The Honorable Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Assistant Majority Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives; The Honorable T.W. Shannon, Speaker of the House in the Oklahoma House of Representatives; The Honorable Will Weatherford, Florida House of Representatives; and The Honorable Jeremy Yamaguchi, Councilman in Placentia, California (INVITED). Amy Kremer, Chair of the Tea Party Express, will moderate this panel.

PANEL: “NRA University: Learn more about NRA, Second Amendment, gun control debate” will take place in rooms Chesapeake D-F at 1 p.m.

Colton Kerrigan and Miranda Bond, Grassroots Coordinators for the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, will teach young conservatives about their Second Amendment rights and how to fight back against the Left’s attempt to restrict firearms ownership in America.

PARTY: The Young Conservatives Coalition’s 9th Annual Reaganpalooza party will take place at LOOK, located at 1909 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. RSVP on the Reaganpalooza Facebook Page.

Jason Mattera, best-selling author & talk radio co-host; S.E. Cupp, co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and Lila Rose, President of Live Action are a few of the featured guests confirmed to attend this 21+ party. The party begins at 8 p.m. and ends in the wee hours of the morning at 2 a.m.

To access this party from CPAC, you will need to take a cab.

 

If you have any questions about the conference you don’t see addressed on the CPAC website or in our guide, please leave a note in the comments and we’ll do our best to help answer your questions.

 



 

 

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  1. [...] “Walking Dead” Obama zombies celebration will take place Friday dusk during a Gaylord National Harbor hotel in a Washington, D.C., area. An invitation to a [...]

  2. KC says:

    Just wanted to let you know that Tea Party Patriots is also hosting a Hunger Games-themed party Friday night with free beer, free pizza, and a karaoke competition, where the winner will win $100, and one “district” will also win prizes. It goes from 7-9:30 in National Harbor Ballroom 2 & 3. Costumes encouraged!

  3. KC says:

    Forgot to mention – RSVP at teapartypatriots.org/cpac/party

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