The conference will be on the campus of Hope College in Holland, MI.  Go to the Maas Conference Center on the corner of Tenth and Columbia, on the back side of Phelps Hall. On-site registration will be available starting at 8:15am. Cash or check only.

We hope to see you there.

Welcome: 9:00-9:15

Panel 1: Politics and Economics 9:15-10:30

  • Jeff Polet, Hope College
  • William Schambra, Hudson Institute
  • Richard Gamble, Hillsdale College

Panel 2: Local Culture 10:45-12:00

  • Bill Kauffman, author of Ain’t My America
  • Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame
  • Mark T. Mitchell, Patrick Henry College

Lunch: 12:15-1:00

Keynote Address: Eric Jacobsen, author of The Space Between, 1:00-1:45

Panel 3: Environment and Place 2:00-3:15

  • Jason Peters, Augustana College
  • Arthur Verslius, author of Island Farm
  • D. G. Hart, Hillsdale College

Panel 4: Food and Farming 3:30-4:45

  • Mary Berry Smith, The Berry Center
  • Katherine Dalton, Contributing editor to Chronicles magazine
  • Matt Bonzo, Cornerstone University

 Closing Remarks: 4:45-5:00

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Mark T. Mitchell
Mark T. Mitchell teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. He is the author Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age (Potomac Books, 2012). He is co-editor of another book titled, The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. Currently he is writing a book on private property. In 2008-9, while on sabbatical at Princeton University, he and Jeremy Beer hatched a plan to start a website dedicated to political decentralism, economic localism, and cultural regionalism. A group of like-minded people quickly formed around these ideas, and in March 2009, FPR was launched. Although he was raised in Montana and still occasionally longs for the west, he lives in Virginia with his wife, three sons and one daughter where they are in the process of turning a few acres into a small farm. See books written by Mark Mitchell.

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  1. I just received notice of your fall conference. However, when I clicked on to register, the site said conference was closed. How could this be? I just received the notice. I’m glad there is so much interest.

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