PRESS RELEASE: Forge Leadership Network to Offer Virtual Summit Preview May 19th, 2020

Forge Leadership Network to Offer Virtual Summit Preview May 19th, 2020

Forge continues to train and mentor young conservatives, expanding to offer virtual opportunities to get involved

DAYTON – The Forge Leadership Network team is excited to announce it will offer a virtual preview of the Forge Leadership Summit that will feature some of the biggest influencers in the Forge orbit and in government, worldview, and culture. On May 19th, leaders will join by video to encourage students and young professionals with their vision for conservative leadership and why it’s so important to get involved and mentored and trained by efforts like Forge.

“The live, digital Forge Summit Preview will both inspire young conservatives to apply to the 2020 Forge Leadership Summit and encourage Forge alumni during this challenging time in our nation’s history,” said Adam Josefczyk, President and Co-Founder of Forge Leadership Network. “We’re thrilled to feature keynote speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences in public life to share what they’ve learned and what principled leadership will look like in this new decade. This Preview is a phenomenal way for a young person to get a taste of what Forge is all about!”

The Forge Summit Virtual Preview provides young conservatives with the opportunity to get a taste of what many young conservatives experience every summer at the Forge Leadership Summit, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio from July 21 – July 25, 2020. The Summit is a five-day intensive filled with dynamic trainings, professional development, and renowned speakers in Columbus, Ohio. Accepted students represent talented conservative students and young professionals, ages 18-25, from across America wanting to engage in politics, culture, and business.

The Virtual Summit Preview will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 7-10PM ET. Speakers include:

  • Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA)
  • NFL MVP Shaun Alexander
  • Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries
  • Alison Howard Centofante, Director of Strategic Communications at Live Action
  • Ohio State Representative Jena Powell

Tickets to the Forge Leadership Network’s Virtual Summit Preview can be purchased here.

For more information, contact Forge Leadership Network at [email protected], or 800-481-5024.

Forge Leadership Network mentors, trains, and connects young conservatives, equipping them to lead in politics, culture, and business. Through our Leadership Summit and Mentorship Academy, Forge equips students and young professionals to think about their vocation critically, examine public policy and ethics from a Judeo-Christian worldview, gain practical skills for cultural engagement, and establish connections to launch their careers.


Jeremiah is the Vice President of Programs of Forge Leadership Network. He is an Army Veteran, father to four, & Forge grad who has a passion for developing the next generation of conservative leaders.

Joseph Backholm is Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council. He combines extensive legal, political, and policy experience with a love for the way biblical truth cultivates human flourishing.