The James Mad⁠i⁠son Ins⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠e 2015 Annual Re⁠t⁠rea⁠t⁠

By: The James Madison Institute / 2015



THANK YOU to those who have already registered! 
All attendees will receive a FREE one-day Disney Park Hopper Pass ($140 value)!
Featured Speakers:
Arthur Brooks, President — American Enterprise Institute
Headlines Friday Morning Plenary Session at Inaugural JMI Annual Retreat
Those who register for the retreat by July 14 will receive a complimentary copy of Arthur Brooks’ new book, “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.”
Ron DeSantis, US House of Representatives
Will Weatherford, Former Speaker — Florida House of Representatives
Additional Featured Speakers:
Karin Agness, Founder & President — Network of Enlightened Women
Lucas Boyce, Director of Business Development & Legislative Affairs — NBA’s Orlando Magic
Rob Gidel, Sr., JMI Board Member — Managing Partner of Liberty Capital Advisors, LLC
Charlie Kirk, Founder & Executive Director — Turning Point USA
John Kirtley, JMI Board Member — Co-founder of FCP Investors & KLH Capital
Fred Leonhardt, JMI Board Member — Attorney at GrayRobinson
Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor at USF — Department of Government & International Affairs
Adam Meyerson, President — Philanthropy Roundtable
Derek Yonai, JD, Ph.D., Professor of Economics & Free Enterprise — Florida Southern College
Along with:
Vance Aloupis, Statewide Director – The Children’s Movement
Marty Fiorentino, President — The Fiorentino Group
Glen Gilzean, Vice President of Family and Community Affairs – Step up for Students
Adam Guillette, Vice President of Development – The Moving Picture Institute
Ryan Houck, Executive Director — Free Market American and author of “Will America Fail?”
Harout Samara, Associate – DLA Piper
Dr. Sam Staley, Managing Director – The DeVoe L. Moore Center
James Taylor, Vice President – The Heartland Institute
and of course….
Dr. J. Robert McClure, President/CEO – The James Madison Institute
Valerie Wickboldt, Vice President of Communications – The James Madison Institute
Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy and Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity – The James Madison Institute
William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options – The James Madison Institute
Daniel Peterson, Director of the Center for Property Rights – The James Madison Institute
Highlights of the conference include keynote speeches, informal conversations, interviews, in-depth panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities all at Disney’s beautiful Boardwalk Resort Inn. This retreat is a unique way for JMI’s Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, Madison Council, Research Advisory Council, Leader Fellows, and top-tier donors from across the region to focus on the liberty movement and future of the sunshine state. We are eager to glean ideas and advisement from individuals who are highly-involved with JMI; therefore, we will conduct engaging interactive sessions to help us further develop policy priorities and issue management strategies.
Themes Include:
The future of the liberty movement
Advancing Florida and liberty into the next generation
Effectively reaching our legislature
Future Florida trends
The free-market future
We hope you can join us!
JMI 2015 Annual Retreat
August 13 – 15, 2015
Boardwalk Inn Resort
Complete your registration TODAY:


If you have not booked your hotel accommodations, we have limited availability in our overflow block at Disney’s Beach Club Resort (a short walk to the Boardwalk Conference Center.)
Call 407-939-6200 and use the Group Code: G0690525 to receive the discounted rate of $190/night.

The 2015 JMI Annual Retreat is sponsored by:

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Francisco Gonzalez at