Agenda


The draft agenda for the FREE Forum Birmingham can be found here.

Confirmed Speakers


 
Ian Rowe

Ian Rowe

Senior Fellow, AEI

Ian V. Rowe is the founder of Vertex Partnership Academies and a Senior Fellow at the American Enter...

Kaya Henderson

Kaya Henderson

CEO, Reconstruction

Kaya Henderson is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-12 supplemental cur...

Robert Doar

Robert Doar

President, AEI

Robert Doar is the president of the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Doar became AEI’s 12th pre...

 
William B. Allen

William B. Allen

Resident Scholar, Center for Urban Renewal and Education

William B. Allen is a resident scholar and the former chief operating officer of the Center for Urba...

JW Carpenter

JW Carpenter

President, Prosper Birmingham

J.W. Carpenter began his tenure as the inaugural president of Prosper Birmingham in February 2021. P...

Collin Hansen

Collin Hansen

Vice President for Content, Gospel Coalition

Collin Hansen serves as vice president for content and editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition. He h...

 
Herbie Newell

Herbie Newell

President and Executive Director, Lifeline Children's Services

Herbie Newell is the President and Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its minist...

Brent Orrell

Brent Orrell

Senior Fellow, AEI

Brent Orrell is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on job training...

Robert Pondiscio

Robert Pondiscio

Senior Fellow, AEI

Robert Pondiscio is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on ...

 
Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley

Senior Fellow, AEI

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on c...

DeForest B. Soaries

DeForest B. Soaries

President and CEO, Corporate Community Connections

Dr. Soaries is the President and CEO of Corporate Community Connections, Inc., a company that assist...

Ryan Streeter

Ryan Streeter

Director of Domestic Policy Studies and State Farm James Q. Wilson Scholar, AEI

Ryan Streeter is Director of Domestic Policy and the State Farm James Q. Wilson Scholar at the Ameri...