February 9-10, 2024

Richland Country Club, Nashville (Map)

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Registration closes on Feb. 5



The American Dream Conference begins on Friday evening with a formal dinner hosted by our keynote speaker, Larry Elder, and will feature Brad Stine as entertainment. Saturday’s lineup includes an assortment of speakers discussing how to save the American Dream.

Featured Speaker

Larry Elder
Larry Elder

Larry Elder—the Sage from South Central—is a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and one of the best-known media figures in America today. His flagship daily radio program, “The Larry Elder Show,” was heard every weekday in all 50 states and on more than 300 stations.

Larry’s unique style, personal background, and professional experience combine to inspire, inform, and persuade his listeners, readers, and viewers to embrace the timeless American principles of personal responsibility and public accountability. In his words: “The question is not which party has my back, but which party can get government off our backs—so that we might all realize our God-given capabilities.”

Larry was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, and his family’s story represents every the American Dream. His father was born in Athens, Georgia, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and moved to California and eventually opened his own restaurant—Elder’s Snack Bar. Larry’s mother, from Huntsville, Alabama, was a clerical worker for the U.S. Department of War (now the U.S. Department of Defense) during World War II and raised three boys, as a stay-at-home mom until the youngest was in junior high school.

After running for Governor of California in 2021 in a recall election and securing 3.5 million votes, he ran for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2024 election.

His latest book is “As Goes California—My Mission To Rescue The Golden State And Save The Nation.”

National Anthem and Entertainment

Italian/American Opera Singer, the "Most Powerful and Passionate Living Voice"
Singing National Anthem

Morning Panel Speakers Feb. 10

Cultural Marxism’s Impact on America

Pastor Allen Jackson
Pastor Allen JacksonOpening Speaker
World Outreach Church

Allen Jackson is Senior Pastor of World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. Under his leadership and vision, the church has grown from a congregation of 200 to over 15,000 with outreach activities, community events and worship services designed to share the Gospel. Allen is passionate about helping people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who “respond to God’s invitations for their life.” The church’s messages are broadcast over multiple platforms, people across the country and beyond. Allen is a featured guest speaker at Salem Radio pastors’ conferences, Turning Point USA Conferences and TBN Centerpoint. He is the author of several faith-centered books and the host of numerous TBN special programs.

Dr. James Lindsay
Dr. James LindsayMorning Keynote
Author and Founder of New Discourses

An American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science and postmodern theory. Dr. Lindsay is the Founder of New Discourses, an organization dedicated to shining the light of objective truth in subjective darkness. Dr. Lindsay is the co-author of “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody” and is the author of the upcoming book “Race Marxism.” Dr. Lindsay has been a featured guest on Fox News, Glenn Beck, Joe Rogan, and NPR.

Diane Canada
Diane CanadaModerator
Founder of Lady Up America
Diane Canada is a national TV Commentator, she hosts the Lady Up America Podcast, speaks for women’s organizations, and nurtures a growing community of Christian women inside her new Lady Up America App.

Diane was the 2020 Republican Nominee for the Tennessee State House of Representatives District 56. She is a graduate of the Heritage Foundation’s Political Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C., and she is the former Nashville Political Advocate for the National Association of Women Business Owners. Diane was recently honored with an extraordinary citizen award from the TN State Legislature and the She Leads Tennessee organization for government and community service for her Lady Up America movement, alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, Senator Marsha Blackburn, Dr. Carol Swain, Riley Gaines, and other great ladies of service.

Chad Jackson
Chad Jackson
Entrepreneur and Researcher, Uncle Tom Movies

Chad O. Jackson is a Dallas-based entrepreneur and independent researcher who starred in the hit 2020 film, Uncle Tom and the subsequent 2022 film, Uncle Tom II.

Chad is a frequent media contributor, making the case for moral Christian ethics, family values, independence and intentional citizenship.

Robin Steenman
Robin Steenman
Program Director, Moms for Liberty

Robin Steenman founded and chaired Moms for Liberty Williamson County, one of the country’s most active chapters, for over two years. 

Born and raised in Texas, she earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering and then entered the US Air Force, spending most of her 11 active-duty years flying the B-1 bomber.  She left active duty in 2013 to prioritize starting a family. 

Tracking the arrival of radical leftism in Williamson County Schools, she was compelled to stand up in service to our country once again, founding Tennessee’s first chapter of Moms for Liberty.  She was the first to exercise the state’s then newly passed “Anti-CRT” law, exposed toxic curriculum in Williamson County elementary schools, and schools across Tennessee, and engaged our state leaders at all levels of government on behalf of parents and students. 

Midmorning Panel Speakers Feb. 10

Crime and Justice in America

Heather Mac Donald
Heather Mac DonaldMidmorning Keynote
Manhattan Institute, NYT Best-Selling Author

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald’s newest book is When Race Trumps Merit.

Michael Patrick Leahy
Michael Patrick LeahyEmcee, February 9th, Panelist
CEO of Star News Digital Media and the and Editor-in-Chief of the Star News Network

Michael Patrick Leahy is the CEO, Editor-in-chief, and majority owner of Star News Digital Media, which owns and operates a family of state focused conservative news sites, including The Tennessee Star, The Virginia Star, The Georgia Star News, The Ohio Star, The Michigan Star, and The Minnesota Sun. He is also the host of The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy, broadcast weekday mornings from 5 am to 8 am on 98.3 FM and 1510 WLAC in Nashville, an iHeart Media station.

Dr. Carol Swain
Dr. Carol SwainMidmorning Moderator
Founding President of Be the People Project and Unity Training Solutions

Dr. Swain is a former tenured professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities. She is also an author, commentator, and entrepreneur. Her most recent co-authored (Dr. Chris Schorr) book, Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory is Burning Down the House, is an Amazon bestseller in the areas of education inclusive methods and democracy.

Charles “Cully” Stimson
Charles “Cully” Stimson
Heritage Foundation

Charles “Cully” Stimson is a widely recognized policy expert in crime control, national security, immigration, homeland security, and drug policy at The Heritage Foundation. Stimson is Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Manager of the National Security Law Program, Senior Legal Fellow, and Senior Advisor to the President. He has also served as the Chief of Staff at Heritage three times and ran the transition for three Heritage presidential changes of command.

Pierre Wilson
Pierre Wilson
Pierre Wilson is a notable leader, speaker, and founder of BLEXIT chapters, renowned for his
resilience and determination. Overcoming a challenging childhood in Maryland, Pierre was
inspired by Candace Owens and Brandon Tatum to adopt a conservative mindset. In 2019, he
founded the first BLEXIT chapter in North Carolina, and has since expanded to over 44 state
chapters, significantly impacting minority America. Serving as BLEXIT Director for Turning Point
USA and advisor to Be The People, Pierre advocates against victim narratives, promoting self-
empowerment and the American dream. His commitment to freedom and empowerment
makes him an inspiring figure. Pierre lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

Late Morning Panel Speakers Feb. 10

Protecting Women’s Rights in Sports and Other Areas

Patrice Onwuka
Patrice OnwukaLate Morning Moderator
Independent Women’s Forum

Patrice Onwuka is the director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum. Patrice co-hosts WMAL-FM’s morning show O’Connor & Company, the leading talk radio station in the DC area every Friday. Patrice is also a senior adjunct fellow with The Philanthropy Roundtable and a Tony Blankley Fellow at The Steamboat Institute. Patrice has worked in policy, advocacy, and communications roles in Washington, D.C. for more than a decade on issues related to the economy, employment, technology, philanthropy, and the criminal justice system. Prior to moving to Washington, Patrice served as a speechwriter for a United Nations spokesman.

Paula Scanlan
Paula Scanlan
Independent Women’s Forum, Independent Women’s Voice

Paula Scanlan is an ambassador at Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice where she continues her mission of defending women’s single-sex spaces and standing up for the right to free speech.

Scanlan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the women’s swim team. Inspired by fellow female athletes, Paula broke her silence in June 2023 on her experience as a teammate of Lia Thomas and the efforts of her college’s administration and student body to silence her and suppress her right to free speech.

Scanlan has encouraged females, especially athletes, to come forward, share their stories, and join her in making change to protect women everywhere.

Michelle Parker
Michelle Parker
Independent Women’s Network
Michelle Parker is a retained executive headhunter and the Nashville Chapter Leader for Independent Women’s Network. Michelle’s advocacy work is in support of preserving equal rights and opportunities for women and girls in athletics and higher education.
May Mailman
May Mailman
Director, Independent Women’s Law Center
May Mailman is the director of Independent Women’s Law Center. May is a former legal advisor to President Donald J. Trump, where she advised on a wide range of policies including healthcare, immigration, and social issues. While in the White House, she also worked in the office of the Chief of Staff and the Staff Secretary’s office. After the White House, May was Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Ohio and Vice President at Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (RITE). Prior to entering public service, May practiced litigation in Denver. Earlier in her career, taught sixth grade in Kansas City through Teach for America. May received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas. She also earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as President of the Federalist Society. May lives near Cleveland with her husband David and daughter.

Event Details

American Dream Conference
All Times Central Time

Friday, Feb 9

  • 5:45 PM – Doors Open
  • 6 PM – Dinner Begins, Opening Prayer
  • 6:50 PM – Program Begins: Pledge, National Anthem, Comedian Brad Stine, Musical Guest, Dr. Carol Swain, Larry Elder


  • Weekend Ticket: $175
  • Friday Night Only Ticket: $150
  • Saturday Only Ticket: $30

Richland Country Club
1 Club Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 (view map)

Saturday, Feb 10

  • 8:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 8:30 AM – Opening Speaker: Allen Jackson
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM – Panel 1: Cultural Marxism’s Impact on America
    Panelists: James Lindsay, Chad Jackson, Robin Steenman. Moderator: Diane Canada.
  • 10:00 – 10:10 AM – Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 AM – Panel 2: Crime and Justice in America
    Panelists: Heather Mac Donald, Charles “Cully” Stimson, Michael P. Leahy. Moderator: Carol Swain.
  • 11:15 – 11:45 AM – Lunch
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Panel 3: Saving Women’s Rights
    Panelists: Paula Scanlan, Patrice Onwuka, Michelle Parker

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