“This will be the biggest summit in the company’s history. It’s a testament to who we are as a non-partisan political activist group. We have a lot of candidates who are running for president who will be on our main stage,” said Nicole Sutter, director of events for AFP. “We’re thrilled to be in Columbus.”
Educational sessions, vendor exhibits and a Buckeye Bash complete the programming.
The summit is billed as an event “where free-market champions from across the nation come together for an unforgettable weekend with a shared desire to advance spreading opportunity and economic freedom.” AFP specifically supports cutting taxes and government spending, advocating for choice in healthcare and the repeal of ObamaCare, and removing barriers to entrepreneurship and opportunity. There are 35 state chapters.
The group’s “Reform America 2015” legislative agenda is available at www.defendingthedream.com.
“Ohio is historically known for being an influential state in election outcomes, and we welcome the opportunity to host events providing exposure of some potential presidential nominees to the voting populace,” said Greater Columbus Convention Center General Manager John R. Page.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in downtown Columbus, hosted an estimated 2.5 million visitors in 2014.