The American Dream is under attack! Liberty is not simply an abstract ideal but represents the actions we take as free people. Personal mobilitiy, property rights, homeownership and private enterprise are threatened from both incremental … from local governments and sweeping assaults at the federal level. The Secretary of Transportation says the goal of the Obama administration is to “coerce people out of their cars.” The House Transportation Committee wants to impose land-use planning on rural areas to prevent “sprawl” — and make single-family housing unaffordable to most people.
Governments at all levels are imposing expensive regulations on how we live, work and travel and using buzzwords like “sustainability,” “livability,” and “Smart Growth” to mask their command-and-control ambitions. Now more than ever, it is time to come together to fight these threats to the American Dream. The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream conference in Orlando on September 23-25 is your opportunity to meet dozens of experts and compare notes with activists from all over the world. This conference will give you greater insight into how government functions and how you can defend freedom in your community!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Optional tour of significant housing, land use and transportation projects between Orlando and Tampa that are defining the famous I-4 corridor, including Baldwin Park, Celebration, and Selmon Crosstown Expressway.
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Registration & Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: The Great Debate – How Should Our Cities Grow? Amendment 4 & the Future of Florida
Friday, September 24, 2010
8:00 am – 10:15 am: First Plenary Session – Freedom & Homeownership in the Balance: Federal Plans to Regulate Away Your Choices
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Land-Use Workshops on Property Rights & Private Enterprise, Suburbia, Smart Growth & Sustainable Development
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch & Keynote Address – Florida’s Dysfunctional Growth Management Policies
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Second Plenary Session – Tomorrow’s Transportation: Personal Mobility & the Road to Prosperity
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Mobility Workshops on Transit Transparency, Transportation Funding, and How Mobility Impacts the Environment
5:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Networking Opportunities
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Dinner & Keynote Speaker
Saturday, September 25, 2010
8:00 am – 10:15 am: Third Plenary Session – Framing the Debate & Defining Victory
10:30 am – 11:45 am: Fourth Plenary Session – Fighting for Freedom at the Local Level
Click here for an up-to-date list of our distinguished speakers and here for more information about the conference. A downloadable version of the conference brochure can be found here.
Click here to register. Conference registration is just $259. We also offer a student and low-income rate of $175. The optional Thursday tour of Tampa and Orlando transportation and land-use projects is $49.
The conference will take place at the Orlando Doubletree Resort on International Drive, a beautiful hotel just minutes away from SeaWorld, Universal Resort, and Walt Disney World. To make reservations at the conference rate of $99 (including free WiFi for conference goers), good for any time between September 19 and September 27, call 1-800-327-0363 and ask for the American Dream Coalition rate.