Leading Voices — Highlighting 2022 Forge Summit Speakers!


The Forge Summit is so much more than just a conference — it’s the beginning of a yearlong “on-ramp” into the conservative movement for a student or young professional. Year after year, we bring together top young conservatives for hands-on training, professional networking, and learning from leading experts around the country. 

This year’s speaker lineup of over 20 distinguished leaders promises an excellent program for our 8th Forge Leadership Summit! 

“The Forge Leadership Summit was probably the best week of my summer. I learned from many inspiring speakers what it means to be a conservative, Christian leader in today’s world, and I plan to apply what I‘ve learned to every part of my life. Thank you, Forge!”~Ruth Moreno

Our country needs young conservatives who understand why they believe what they believe and how to communicate it effectively. That’s why we bring speakers from around the country to equip our students with a deeper understanding of limited government, economics, family and cultural issues, international policy, gospel-driven cultural engagement, and so much more!

Want to get in on the fun? We would love to have you take part in a piece of the Forge experience at the Forge Showcase Reception. During the evening, you’ll hear from Joseph Backholm from Family Research Council on the importance of gospel-centered cultural engagement. An annual Forge speaker, Backholm is one of our student’s favorite speakers year after year — so we decided to invite you to get in on the fun!

July 28, 7:30 P.M.
Vue Columbus
95 Liberty St
Columbus, OH
RSVP at ForgeLeadership.org/Showcase

I hope you can join us July 28th to meet our students and hear from Joseph Backholm at our Showcase Reception!


Adam is passionate about investing his future in the future of students who will become the next innovators in the marketplace, champions of free enterprise, inspiring educators, shapers of culture, and statesmen and stateswomen in government.

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.