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Classical Liberals in the Carolinas
2021 Annual Conference

A Free Market Approach to Education

October 14 – 16, 2021

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm I Evening Reception & Keynote Speaker, John Chisholm of John Chisholm Ventures at the Earl Scruggs Center


Friday, October 15, 2021

9:00 am – 9:15 am I Coffee & Introductions
Legrand Center

9:15 am – 10:30 am I Panel 1: Unprofitable Schooling

Neal McCluskey, CATO Institute (Chair)
Richard Vedder, Ohio State University
Michael DeBow, Samford University

Legrand Center

10:30 am – 11:45 am I Panel 2: School Choice in NC and SC

Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation (Chair)
Robert Lubke, John Locke Foundation
Oran Smith, Palmetto Promise
Tony Helton, Tutelage Education Solutions

Legrand Center

11:45 pm – Noon I Break

Noon – 1:30 pm I Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Edward Lopez
Pinnacle Classical Academy

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm I Break

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm I Panel 3: K-12 School Choice Challenges

Jeff Ziegler, Pinnacle Classical Academy (Chair)
Winston Brady, Thales Academy
Shelly Bullard, Pinnacle Classical Academy
Kwan Graham, Parents for Educational Freedom of NC
Lindalyn Kakadelis, NC Coalition for Charter Schools

Pinnacle Classical Academy

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm I Afternoon Break

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm I Evening Reception & Keynote Speaker, A Dialogue with Edward Lopez and Virginia Postrel at the Don Gibson Theatre


Saturday, October 16, 2021

9:15 am – 10:30 am I Panel 4: Accreditation, Curriculum, and Religiosity

Siri Terjesen, Florida Atlantic University (Chair)
George Ehrhardt, Appalachian State University

Don Gibson Theatre

10:30 am – 11:45 am I Panel 5: Davies and Harrigan “Words and Numbers” Podcast
Don Gibson Theatre

Noon – 1:00 pm I Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Corey DeAngelis

Don Gibson Theatre


*Attendees exit into Uptown Shelby to Mush, Music & Mutts Festival