The 11th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit is headed to Richmond, Virginia! The event moves around the country each year, and it’s a chance for defenders of freedom to come together to learn, be inspired, and celebrate liberty.

The Summit is hosted by Americans for Prosperity – we’re an organization dedicated to securing economic freedom policies in our country. We have 3.2 million activists who represent us and staff in 36 states and counting. This conference is the chance for activists, staff and free market leaders to come together and learn how to be more effective advocates for freedom.


Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Event hours will run from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Registration will open at 8am.


Richmond Marriott Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Hotel rooms at the Richmond Marriott Downtown are available for purchase at the discounted rate of $145 per night (not including taxes and fees). Book your room online or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference “Defending the American Dream Summit” for this negotiated rate.


General Admission is $50. Seating is LIMITED to only 500 attendees.

*Please note, all ticket sales are final and not transferable to AFP state events. You are able to send a substitute name in your place before August 1st to

Featured Speakers

Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC

Steve Forbes

Ed Gillespie

Jill Vogel

John Adams

Kirk Cox