2014 VisionSC Agenda

November 7, 2014


Our VisionSC 2014 agenda is here and not to be missed!

2nd Annual VisionSC Summit | Monday, November 17, 2014
Westin Poinsett Hotel | Greenville, SC

11:00 AM Opening Welcome
Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation

11:05 AM South Carolina’s Offshore Opportunity U.S. Representative Jeff Duncan, SC-03

Energy Panel Discussion (moderated by Representative Duncan)
Dr. James Knapp, University of South Carolina 
Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble, Nexsen Pruett

What would offshore energy exploration mean for South Carolina in terms of potential revenue, economic development and jobs? How would it impact our tourism industry and beautiful coast? These questions and more will be explored in this panel discussion: if offshore opportunity knocks, will South Carolina be ready?

12:05 PM Break

12:15 PM A Growth Agenda for South Carolina – and America
Steve Moore, Heritage Foundation

States are looking for ways to energize their economies and out-compete their neighbors. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their own situation, but not all state policies lead to economic prosperity. Using years of economic data and empirical evidence, Steve has identified 15 policy areas that have proven, over time, to be the best determinants of economic vitality. Come learn South Carolina’s – and America’s – secret for success.

Presentation of Inaugural “Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Vision in Leadership Award” 
Presented to Greenville Mayor Knox H. White by Palmetto Policy Forum and the family of Governor Carroll Campbell.

2:00 PM Break

2:15 PM Breaking Down Barriers to Educational Choice in South Carolina
Kevin Chavous, American Federation for Children

Education Panel Discussion (moderated by Kevin Chavous)
Meka Childs, Education Management Consultant
Mike Sinclair, Principle of Brashier Middle College Charter High School
Dr. Susan Thomas, Head of Glenforest Academy 

A bi-partisan wave of state-led education innovation is sweeping the nation. Courageous leaders are breaking down barriers and finding new ways to empower opportunity for students of every zip code with high-quality, customized education options. Hear more about this exciting national brushfire and how the embers are stirring in South Carolina.

3:30 PM Break

3:45-4:30 Advancing Liberty in the States
Matt Mayer, Liberty Foundation
Dr. Oran Smith, Palmetto Policy Forum

The founding fathers created a federal system to protect the states that formed it. Yet at every turn – from healthcare to highways – states are becoming increasingly dependent. Panelists will outline a strategic road map to return the balance of power to states and provide an update on how this struggle is playing out in South Carolina…and around the country.

4:30 Closing Remarks

4:45 Adjourn

Register online at www.tinyurl.com/VisionSC2014