Dr. Ben Carson at The FAMiLY Leader Celebrate the Family Event – 11/22/14.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com
Dr. Ben Carson at The FAMiLY Leader Celebrate the Family Event - 11/22/14. Photo credit: Dave Davidson - Prezography.com
Dr. Ben Carson at The FAMiLY Leader Celebrate the Family Event – 11/22/14.

Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation, in conjunction with national partners (to be released at a later date), is pleased to announce its calendar of events for 2015.

The 2015 events will include four regional Presidential Lecture Series, The 4th Annual Family Leadership Summit, and the Presidential Family Forum.  All events will feature national conservative leaders, including many presidential hopefuls, with the end goal of educating Iowans about the men and/or women who want to lead our nation.  The schedule* is as follows:

Monday, March 23: Presidential Lecture Series NW (Sioux Center, IA)

Monday, April 27: Presidential Lecture Series SE (Mount Pleasant, IA)

Monday, May 18: Presidential Lecture Series NE (Cedar Falls, IA)

Thursday, June 18: Presidential Lecture Series SW (Council Bluffs, IA)

Saturday, August 15: The Family Leadership Summit (Ames, IA)

Saturday, November 21: Presidential Family Forum (Des Moines, IA)

*Dates and locations subject to change.

Background: In 2011, The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation held its monthly Presidential Lecture Series; and the November 19thPresidential Family Forum moderated by Frank Luntz.  These events were designed to assist and serve Iowans by providing intentional avenues of access to help them vet prospective national conservative leaders regarding their foundational worldview and practical leadership application.  In addition, the annual Family Leadership Summit was added in August of 2012 and is held every year on the firstSaturday of the Iowa State Fair.

Bob Vander Plaats, President & CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER said, “We are thrilled to publish our signature events for the coming year and look forward to educating our significant statewide and national networks regarding our future leaders.  Due to Iowa’s pivotal first-in-the-nation caucus status, these events are sure to garner much media attention and pro-economic, pro-constitutional, and pro-family attendance.”

Invited speakers to these educational events will include men and women of national leadership prominence and presidential hopefuls who meet certain criteria and qualifications that will be posted prior to the each event.

The primary purpose of the four regional Presidential Lecture Series is to provide national leaders with an opportunity to introduce themselves to Iowans and to give citizens from all areas of Iowa and beyond an opportunity to become better informed on the pro-family vision of each lecturer.  The lectures will be videotaped, emailed to our comprehensive database, and posted on www.TheFamilyLeader.com website to allow all interested citizens the opportunity to hear and watch the lectures.

The purpose of The Family Leadership Summit is to make aware and to educate a broad base of attendees regarding national leaders’ foundational worldview and their view on issues that impact the family.  The Summit will provide guests the opportunity to hear top conservative national leaders, gathered together in one place, cast their leadership vision for advancing conservative principles.

The Presidential Family Forum serves as the culmination of The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation’s  educational initiatives for the 2016 Iowa caucuses.  This forum will purposefully examine and assess each candidate’s stated pro-family vision.  Observers will learn what candidates believe about an issue, why they believe that way, how their beliefs frame their ultimate vision for America, and the level of sincerity for implementing their stated vision.

Confirmed speakers, venues, and times for all events will be released as they become available.

For more information about The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation or the events, visit our website at www.TheFamilyLeader.com.

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