by L. Henry | March 18, 2024

 ‘Early Bird’ Rates Expire WEDNESDAY – Register TODAY!!

(Harrisburg, PA) – Joshua C. Robertson founder of Black Pastors United for Education will speak on education freedom during the 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. His speech will be followed by a conversation on school choice with Guy Ciarrocchi of the Commonwealth Foundation and Sharon Sedlar from PA Families for Education Choice.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be held April 4-6, 2024 at the Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. Best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will be the Featured Dinner Speaker. The PLC is pleased to welcome Vivek Ramaswamy as this year’s Special Guest Speaker.

John Gizzi of Newsmax will be the conference breakfast speaker and will then be joined by Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring USA, Dr. Paul Kengor, editor-in-chief of the American Spectator, and Jeff Lord a Newsmax and American Spectator contributor for the annual State of the Conservative Movement panel.

Additional speakers include Thomas D. Homan who was Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Trump Administration, state Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman, Heritage Foundation President Kevin D. Roberts, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative, commentator Mary Catherine Ham, Congressman Scott Perry, and U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick. Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 4-6, 2024 at the Penn Harris Hoten & Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania will include four policy panel presentations including: A Legislature Divided, moderated by Greg Moreland from the National Federation of Independent Business-PA; Securing Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, moderated by Carl Marrara of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association; Data Driven Approach to Mobilizing Millions, moderated by Emily Greene from Americans for Prosperity-PA; and Pregnancy Centers: Protecting Pregnancy Help Statewide moderated by Cheryl Allen from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists, and activists for three days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops, and networking.

Registration for the 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is NOW OPEN at The Early Bird discount rate is built into the registration so there is no need to enter a discount code as it will be automatically applied. (The PLC web site also includes a brief video tutorial to help you navigate Cvent.)

Joshua C. Robertson is the Senior Pastor of The Rock Church of Harrisburg, PA. Along with his wife Shaniqua Robertson, he established The Rock Church. As the Senior Pastor of the church, the church has been successful in her mission to evangelize the lost, equip the believer, and empower the disciple, to the Glory of GOD.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Minnesota in 2011. In 2021, he earned his master’s degree in Theology from Evangelical Theology Seminary, and aspires to continue his education plight at the Ph.D. level.

The Rock City Learning Center was founded by Pastor Joshua C. Robertson and The Rock Church; the Learning Center is a safe space for children ages 7-18 to come, focus on their schoolwork, and engage with other likeminded students wanting to reach their full potential. While the Learning Center has historically provided after-school enrichment opportunities, in response to the district’s mandated school closures during the 2019-2020 school year, The Rock City Learning “Pods” were created. At the beginning, students were still enrolled in Harrisburg City School District and utilizing their online learning curriculum. Now, students enroll in a cyber school, and attend the Learning Pods to complete their schoolwork.

Pastor Robertson is the founder and CEO of the Black Pastors United for Education. Black Pastors United for Education is a network of like-minded pastors and congregations that strategically partner to educate under-resourced children in non-traditional learning spaces, as well as advocate to acquire the necessary resources and partnerships that uplift impoverished communities.

Guy Ciarrocchi is a Senior Fellow with the Commonwealth Foundation. He is also a writer for Broad+Liberty and RealClear Pennsylvania—and a 25th-season softball coach, and counting. Guy’s Broad+Liberty columns focus on commonsense conservative policies, and our culture. His RealClear columns offer insights into Pennsylvania politics and suburbs; and strategies to rebuild and grow the Republican Party.

Guy has served as Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor, a member of Congress and State Senator; as CEO of the Chester County Chamber, and Republican nominee for Congress. In addition to Politico, Guy’s columns are syndicated across Pennsylvania. Guy is a frequent guest and co-host on Philadelphia talk radio, and across Pennsylvania. Guy serves on the Board of the PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools and PA Families for Education Choice.

Sharon Sedlar lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 6 daughters. Her public advocacy life started with a simple letter as a concerned parent to dozens of Pennsylvania legislators.  Since that time, she has been asked to testify for the PA Senate, the PA House of Representatives, and the US Ways and Means Committee on the importance of education freedom and respect for parent agency.  She can also be seen speaking at schools, rallies, National School Choice Week events, or at the Harrisburg Capitol. These experiences inspired Sharon to build PA Families for Education Choice, an 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the protection and advancement of education freedom for all students in Pennsylvania.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include an expanded menu of workshop opportunities. Please note that admission to the workshops is INCLUDED in the conference registration fee and no additional registration is required. A complete description of each workshop along with information on the workshop presenters is available at


Workshops to be presented on

Thursday, April 4th from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. include:


Leadership Institute

Grassroots Lobbying

The Real Nature of Politics

Grow Your Organization

Engaging With School Boards

Messaging to the Middle

Voter Registration


Freedom Works

Navigating Political Divisions: Innovative Strategies for Grassroots Leaders to Expand their Base in a Polarized Climate


Save Our States

State Action: Protect Elections, Stop the CCP, Save the Constitution


American Majority

Five Steps to a Successful 2024


Workshops to be presented on

Friday, April 5th from 8 AM until 11 AM:


Pennsylvania Family Institute

Books, Bongs & Abortion: Protecting Children from the Left’s Agenda in PA.


CO2 Coalition

Indoctrination or Science? The State of Science Education in America and Pennsylvania


Americans for Prosperity

Building an Effective Grassroots Operation


Register for the 2024 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference TODAY at