2023 Leadership Summit
Civic leaders and educators are fundamental to advancing liberty, prosperity, and beauty in practical ways in our local communities. They are an essential part of our growing network in the Southeast United States, but large conferences and national programs often overlook their meaningful contributions.
Common Sense Society’s inaugural Leadership Summit, taking place August 2-4, provides an opportunity for these local leaders to connect with one another, share experiences, and collaborate on shared priorities. They will engage in structured sessions that address challenges facing our local communities and propose pathways toward strengthening our institutions.
The program will include the presentation of the Common Sense Courage Award.
For more information about this event, please contact Stephen Ridley at email@example.com.
Lectures and Keynotes
What has Made America Good and Great?
Dr. Joshua Mitchell, senior fellow at Common Sense Society
The American Character
Mr. Det Bowers, principal at Wilson Kibler
From Fragile to Resilient Neighborhoods
Dr. Seth Kaplan, author and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University
Understanding the Change We Need
Conversation with Dr. Joshua Mitchell and Dr. Seth Kaplan, moderated by Common Sense Society president and C.E.O. Marion Smith
The Future of Public K-12 Education
Mr. Cameron Runyan, superintendent and C.E.O. of the Charter Institute at Erskine
The Battle for Our Institutions
Mr. Douglas Murray, fellow at Common Sense Society
Identifying and Developing Leadership Talent in K-12 Education
Building Effective Partnerships in Higher Education
Civic Engagement is More than Politics
Breaking Through the Talking Points: Media Platforms, Language, and Influencers
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina