January 18-20, 2018
Be A Voice For Life
Washington, DC
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This conference helped our people to engage in conversation about major pro-life issues.
Trent S. Maryville, TN
I was informed, inspired, and encourage to make a difference in my community.
Paige. C Deerfield, IL
Our church staff was able to step away and focus on what the gospel says about the issue of life.
Garrett K. Alexandria, VA
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40+ Speakers
JW Marriott

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20004
(202) 393-2000

Hotel Rates:
Single/Double: $219.00/night
Additional per person: $20.00/night

Executive Room: $219.00/night


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Tickets can be refunded in full until December 1, 2017. Please email [email protected] for more information.

  • Check-in/Exhibits Open
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Main Stage Sessions
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Worship with Shane and Shane
    • Keynote - "Image of God & Human Dignity" | Russell Moore
    • Brief Talk - "Choosing Life" | Eric Brown
    • Panel - "The Future of the Pro-Life Movement: Pregnancy Resource Centers and the Fight for Life​" | Robyn Chambers (moderator), Brian Fisher, Cindy Hopkins, Anne O'Connor, & Cindi Boston
    • Panel - "Politics and the Person: Why Legislation Matters for the Pro-Life Cause" | Travis Wussow (moderator), Tim Goeglein, Charles Camosy, Denise Harle, & Shannon Royce
    • Keynote - "Human Dignity and Public Policy: Why Pro-Life Laws Matter" | U.S. Senator James Lankford
    • Brief Talk - "The Supreme Court and the Fight for Life" | Kristen Waggoner
    • Keynote - "Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of the Pro-Life Movement" | U.S. Senator Ben Sasse
  • Dinner Break
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Main Stage Sessions
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Worship with Shane and Shane
    • Brief Talk - "How the Gospel Shapes our Pro-Life Passion" | Danny Akin
    • Keynote - "Dignity in Disability" | Joni Eareckson Tada
    • Keynote - "Building an Adoption Culture in the Church: Fulfilling the Pro-Life Vision" | Jim Daly
    • Panel - "Adoption and Foster Care: Providing Hope for the Hurting" | Sharen Ford (moderator), Dan Dumas, Chuck Johnson, Emily Chapman Richards, & Becky Weichhand
  • Main Stage Session
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Worship with Shane and Shane
    • Brief Talk - "Testimony: Pro-Choice to Pro-Life" | Trillia Newbell
    • Keynote - "The Gospel and the World's Deep Brokenness: Global Compassion and Refugee Care" | Ann Voskamp
    • Panel - "Bridging the Gap: Embracing a Whole-Life Pro-Life Perspective" | Dan Darling (moderator), Russell Moore, Ann Voskamp, Jim Daly, & Jenny Yang
    • Brief Talk - "Testimony: Adoption" | Smooth Via
    • Brief Talk - "The Challenges and Rewards of Foster Care: The Gospel for Foster and Adoptive Families" | Kelly Rosati
  • Lunch/March for Life Break/Dinner
    11:00 AM-7:15 PM
  • Main Stage Session
    7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Worship with Shane and Shane
    • Brief Talk - "The Church on the Margins: Caring for the Invisible" | Jenny Yang
    • Keynote - "Human Dignity and Global Compassion: The Matthew 25 Motivation" | Rich Stearns
    • Brief Talk - "Pro-Life and Pro-Justice" | Benjamin Watson
    • Panel - "Be a Voice for Life: Developing a Compelling Pro-Life Message" | Kelly Rosati (moderator), Kathryn Jean Lopez, D.J. Jordan, Alison Centofante, & Herbie Newell
  • Breakout Session 1
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    • Option 1 - "Pro-Life and Pro-Justice: Holistic Ministry for Human Flourishing" | Travis Wussow (moderator), Justin Lopez, Kimberly Merida, Wesley Smith, & Craig DeRoche
    • Option 2 - "Special Needs/Mental Health" | Palmer Williams (moderator), Kelly Rosati, Steve Grcevich, Joel Dillon, & Brian Kuiper
    • Option 3 - "Case for Life" | Kevin Theriot & Denise Burke
  • Breakout Session 2
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Option 1 - "The Pro-Life Generation Panel: Millennials and the Sanctity of Life" | Brent Leatherwood (moderator), Hannah Sultemeier, Lauren McAfee, Steven Harris, & Palmer Williams
    • Option 2 - "Family Matters: Becoming Pro-Life Parents" | Daniel Patterson (moderator), Kevin Smith, Joy White, & Nathan Lino
    • Option 3 - "The Church and the Sanctity of Life: Developing Church-Based Pro-Life Ministries" | Andrew Walker (moderator), Roland Warren, Kimberly Merida, Dean Inserra, & Carmem Carmo
While you are at the conference, Join us for the
March for Life
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The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.


*Discounted rates are available for students, church planters, and groups.