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First Look 2018

An intensive First Look at the Stoa Debate Resolution

About First Look


This is not a typical debate camp! There are no lectures on debate theory, no lab groups, and no practice rounds. The focus is on learning about the resolution.

The ideal debate season starts with head knowledge about the resolution. Our high class speakers will provide this, from a variety of different perspectives, directly to you.

Head knowledge, resources, and case ideas are the fruit of this concentrated, intensive two-day conference on the Stoa Team Policy Debate Resolution.


Last Year's Conference Speakers

On Transportation Policy

Randal O'Toole - First Look 2017 Speaker

Randal O'Toole

Cato Institute Senior Fellow

Adrian Moore - First Look 2017 Speaker

Adrian Moore, Ph.D.

Vice President of Policy at Reason Foundation

Ben Tripousis - First Look 2017 Speaker

Ben Tripousis

Northern California Regional Director for the California High Speed Rail Authority

Brian Marshall - First Look 2017 Speaker

Brian Marshall

Air Traffic Control Supervisor, Oakland International Airport

Greg Rehmke - First Look 2017 Speaker

Gregory Rehmke

Program Director of Economic Thinking

Mike Winther - First Look 2017 Speaker

Mike Winther

President of IPS

Greg Rehmke - First Look 2017 Speaker

Ninos Malek, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics at De Anza College



Reserve your spot early

First Look often sells out, but you can reserve your place now for the 2018 event. Register now and you'll be the first in line to receive the benefits of guaranteed attendance, advance VIP registration, and discount pricing. No commitment is required. Just sign up below and we will hold your place for you. We'll contact you via email when your VIP registration opportunity is available.

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Biblical Principles of Government

coming to

Time

7:00 – 9:00pm

Dates

Thursdays, Aug. 9 – Oct. 11

Location

Big Valley Grace Church

Cost

$20 + tax per study guide

About

Biblical Principles of Government is a family class taught by IPS President, Mike Winther, that dives deep within the Christian worldview to discover the proper roles of family, church, and civil government in society through the pages of Scripture.

Relevance



Where ethics touches economics and government, the Bible is relevant.

Goal



Build a social order based upon biblical principles that reflects the glory of God.

Importance



As stewards of God's creation, we need to know how He intended society to operate. 

Impact



To the extent that we follow God's laws, is the extent to which we will prosper.

Testimonies



“I appreciate being taught how government, politics, economics, and history are all woven together in a way that impacts each of us on a daily basis.”

– Joyce


“I thought I knew a lot about Government and how it works, and this class has opened my eyes to areas I had never thought about and to find out how God relates to it opened my eyes even more... GREAT JOB!”

– Louis


“Truth is never out outdated and needs to be retold, remembered and talked about forever. Thanks for all the time you have devoted to getting the truth out there!”

– Dave


“My wife and I signed up for this class because we felt obligated to gain a better understanding of how Scripture intersects with government, public policy, and economics.”

– Daniel  


“I have been fortunate enough to be able to take a trip to the Holy Land, to take a ‘Heritage’ tour with Marshall Foster, and visit many of our county’s historical landmarks. This 10 week IPS course is far more valuable than all those other things combined.”

– Pat


“This class has been the absolute most informative and interesting material about freedom and our government. ”

– Michelle

Register

The 10th Annual Civics Challenge

Benefiting the Institute for Principle Studies


The Civics Challenge is a one-of-a-kind fundraising event where teams match wits against other teams in an exciting evening of trivia and dessert. 

 You will laugh, learn, eat, compete, and support a crucial cause … all at the same time!

Event Details


  • Time

    6:30pm

  • Date

    November 2018 (TBD)

  • Location

    Trinity United Presbyterian Church | Modesto

  • Prices

    Coming soon

Make sure to bring your checkbook with you as there will be opportunities to purchase clues and fund IPS’ next Principled Project!

Directions


Showcase Your Business!

Sponsor the 2017 Civics Challenge and receive many promotional benefits advertising your enterprise.  Many sponsorship levels also include tickets to Civics Challenge!

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Registration Will Be Available Soon