2021 Fall Leadership Summit

September 2 – 4
Fall Leadership Summit: The US Constitution: Framing America’s Future
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia – the birthplace of the American democracy. We explored the origins, responsibilities and challenges of America’s representative democracy, the world’s greatest and longest lasting experiment in self-governance.


  • Visited National Constitution Center and heard from its President & CEO, Jeffrey Rosen
  • Traveled back to the birth of the nation as best-selling author Rick Atkinson discusses the daunting issues our Founding Fathers faced
  • Walked among 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers and relived the moment that launched our government
  • Enjoyed a private tour and meal at the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Listened to performance artist Regie Gibson’s rousing presentation about the ethnic and racial diversity that defines America in the 21st Century
  • Heard from Kristen Soltis Anderson as she charts a new course that reconnects us to our fellow Americans and the aspirations embodied by our founders.
  • Shared ideas about what state legislative leaders can do to ensure that the democracy established more than two centuries ago will continue to thrive into the future

Featured Presenters:

Rick Atkinson
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian

Regie Gibson
Author/ Poet

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Political Pollster, Echelon Insights

Jeffrey Rosen
President and CEO, National Constitution Center