2016 API Liberty Summit About The Liberty Summit

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Saturday, May 21st

Fresno Convention Center

The American Principles Institute’s (API) Liberty Summit is the largest annual one-day conservative convention in California and is attended by conservative activists, vendors, organizations, and elected officials throughout California. The Summit’s itinerary consists of seminars, debates, breakout sessions, workshops, panel discussions, live entertainment, and vendors representing the broad spectrum of conservative politics for all attendees to engage with.

If you’ve never been to the API Liberty Summit, this annual destination is the place to be if you’re a conservative living in California. Here’s what new and loyal attendees of the conference have to look forward to this year:









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Open Exhibit Hall

The Liberty Summit Exhibit Hall presents the best conservative organizations throughout the state and nationally. But we don’t just have conservative organizations represented, we have everything from local media outlets such as KMJ NOW to national companies such as Barnes & Noble. Thanks to our new location at the Fresno Convention Center we’ve been able to triple the amount of exhibitors we’re hosting at our event. We have everything you need to get connected to the conservative movement in one convenient spot. It is the primary location for coffee breaks, live entertainment, book signings, and SO much more!

New Expanded Venue

Convention Center Exhibit HallLast year’s conference we sold out the Wilson Theater in under three months, so this year we’ve moved to the Fresno Convention Center! Innovative design and state-of-the-art technology create a productive atmosphere and set the tone for our new expanded venue. With three exhibit halls that we’re using, the venue offers us more than 66,000 square feet of flexible space for our event. The second floor meeting rooms offers us the ability to run concurrent breakout sessions for you to choose from. The Fresno Convention Center offers space, flexibility and service that is perfect for our growing event!

Exciting Full Program

This year’s program unites the best conservative minds with the most active participants of the conservative movement. With dozens of sessions to choose from, you’ll get the opportunity to shape the conference that fits your area of interest. From our engaging speakers to our exclusive panels, we’ve established an exciting full program that you won’t want to miss!

Keynote Presentation by Mark Levin

Proud True Unapologetic Conservatism

Exclusive Panel Discussions

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Oustanding Interactive Sessions

The Supreme Court - Under Review

Full-Day Open Concessions

59783_10151362546250892_722026037_nAlways an avid supporter of our events, Paridini’s Catering & Banquets is once again providing extensive on-site concession options for our guests. Fifty years strong, Pardini’s has mastered the fine art of catering in the Central Valley. A family name many Valley residents have come to know well, Pardini’s continues to raise the standards of excellence in quality of food, customer service and unwavering dedication to each and every detail. We’re putting Pardini’s decades of experience to work for YOU.

We are having open concessions available for food purchases all-day at the 2016 API Liberty Summit. Additionally, we have a few great alternative options available to you during the lunch and dinner hours.

Lastly, we’ve asked all nearby restaurants to stay open just for this conference. It’s going to be a great time!

Live Entertainment & Mixers

23714203474_8a4341b35f_zWe understand that a schedule with nothing but speakers can be a little daunting. This is why we’ve done our best to include some of the best performers in the conservative movement within our schedule. From comedians to live bands, we’ve historically had outstanding and well-received live entertainment at our event and this year will be no different. Best of all, the opportunity to see these acts are included in your registration at no additional cost.

24260325561_7f133dab3c_zAdditionally, this year we’ve implemented something new that we’ve seen great success with during our annual Black & White Gala: the post-event mixers. We’re opening up our venue for outside parties to come in and sponsor this new and exciting portion of our event. We’ve traditionally held VIP mixers and opportunities to meet your favorite speakers, but this year we’re inviting all our speakers to join you for the end of the night mixers if they want to. Don’t miss your chance to socialize with your fellow attendees and meet your favorite conservative leader at one of our various mixers!

Engaging Conservative Leaders

Wondering who will be speaking at the 2016 API Liberty Summit? Here is a taste of our exciting line-up. This year our Keynote Hall can seat over 3,000 excited conservatives and if the speaker in this room doesn’t interest you, you can choose from one of our THREE Breakout Rooms. YOU get to plan the conference you want to attend with the following speakers:



Book Signings & Photo Opportunities

Logo - Barnes & Noble24260285431_e418dd6e00_zThis year we’ve partnered with Barnes & Noble to bring the largest selection of our speakers books to the conference. Many of our speakers have agreed to sign books for YOU, so stay tuned to see when in our schedule you can take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.

Additionally, many of our speakers like to explore our conference just like you. For this reason, we’ve placed mobile backdrops around our exhibit hall, breakout sessions room, and atrium for you to ask our speakers for a quick photo. This is coupled with the scheduled photo opportunities we have planned at our Summit.