2021 National Policy Conference

Online registration is now closed.  Walk-in registration will be available at the Hilton Crystal City during the National Policy Conference.  Please email Lisa Dixon ([email protected]) with any questions.

The 2021 National Policy Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 24 * Arlington, Virginia

The 2021 National Policy Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held on September 24, at the Hilton Crystal City. Guest speakers will include U.S. Senate & House Leadership, state attorneys general, and former White House officials. 

This year the Conference will focus on “Obliging the Government to Control Itself.”  Of focus will be the fight against the legal excesses of the Biden Administration as well as border and immigration policy, free speech, cybersecurity, Biden’s Judicial Commission and the courts, Critical Race Theory, begin counsel to the President or Cabinet Secretary and much more.

Speakers include:

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita 
Rep. Jim BanksChairman of the Republican Study Committee; Ranking Member, House Committee on Armed Services 
Rep. Rodney DavisRanking Member, Committee on House Administration
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray
, former White House Counsel (NEW)
Matthew Whitaker, former Acting U.S. Attorney General
Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Max Eden, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Michael Ellis, former General Counsel, National Security Agency 
Kimberly Hermann
, General Counsel, Southeastern Legal Foundation
Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director, National  Security Institute
Matt Leopold, former General Counsel, EPA (NEW)
John Malcolm, The Heritage Foundation
Casey Mattox, Vice President, Legal and Judicial Strategy, Americans for Prosperity (NEW)
Ryan Morrison, Institute for Free Speech (NEW)
Sujit Raman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Ian Rowe, Fellow, Woodson Center
Reed Rubinstein, Former General Counsel, Department of Education (NEW)
Peter Wallison, former White House Counsel
Ed Whelan, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Up to 5 hours of CLE (continuing legal education) credit will be offered.



Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

RNLA has a discounted room block for the nights of Sept. 23 and 24.
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Thursday, Sept. 23
7:00 p.m. ET - Annual Ed Meese Award Reception Honoring Leader McConnell
Invite Only (upgrade from regular member to attend - email Christina Norton at [email protected])
A special reception at an international embassy will feature the RNLA honoring Senate Leader Mitch McConnell with the Ed Meese Award. This is an exclusive benefit for sponsors and elite RNLA members. 

Friday, Sept. 24
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET - Plenary & Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET - Lunch with Renowned Keynote Speaker
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET - Networking Reception for all Attendees



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The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

September 24, 2021 at 8:00am - 7pm
Hilton Crystal City
2399 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
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Christina Norton · · 202-802-0437