2023 Annual Dinner in Bellevue

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Join us in Bellevue for our biggest event of the year!

Friday, October 13th
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

5:00pm VIP Access
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Dinner

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For any questions about tickets, sponsorships, other the event, please contact Shelbi Hogenson at shogenson@washingtonpolicy.org.
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WPC's 2023 Annual Dinner Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Sebastian Gorka
International Security Expert

One of America's top experts on terrorism and the global jihadist threat, Dr. Sebastian Gorka regularly briefs the defense, intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement communities to better understand the current threat environment and how to navigate it.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka is an internationally recognized authority on national security, irregular warfare and terrorism. He's a go-to expert for the FBI, Special Operations Forces, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, TSA, the National Counterterrorism Center, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and state and local law enforcement across the country. Gorka served as an expert witness in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. He appears frequently on Fox News, BBC, Sky News, CNN, and other national and international media. In recognition of his support to U.S. Special Operations Command, Gorka was awarded the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Commendation. In his new book, In his new book, The War for America’s Soul, Dr. Gorka shows how America’s elite—in both parties—betrayed our heartland, sabotaged the American dream, and accepted national decline as inevitable.

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Seth Dillon
CEO of the Babylon Bee

Seth Dillon is the CEO of The Babylon Bee, the world's most trusted, factually accurate news source. Taking on the tone of a traditional news media publication, the Bee satirizes real-world events and public figures.

Dillon's experience with censorship and deplatforming has placed him on the front lines of the battle for free speech in the public square. He now speaks on college campuses and at conferences across the country about the effectiveness of humor, the moral imperative of mockery, and the dangers of censorship. He occasionally signs off Twitter to enjoy time with his wife and two sons in Juno Beach, Florida.

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Kyle Mann
Editor-in-Chief of the Babylon Bee

Kyle Mann is the editor-in-chief of The Babylon Bee. A prolific comedy writer, public speaker, and podcast host, Kyle has written thousands of Babylon Bee headlines and articles, along with the published works he's authored or co-authored: The Sacred Texts of The Babylon Bee The Babylon Bee Guide to Wokeness The Babylon Bee Guide to Democracy How to Be a Perfect Christian The Postmodern Pilgrim's Progress Addressing hot topics like censorship, wokeness in comedy, and the importance of laughter and humor, Kyle has delivered keynote speeches, sat on panels, and addressed large crowds at large events across the country.





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Washington Policy Center’s 2023 Western Washington Annual Dinner will take place on Friday, October 13th in Bellevue, WA. Over 1,500 attendees will come together to support WPC’s mission of improving lives through free-market solutions.  

WPC’s Annual Dinner has become one of the largest policy gala events in the country. The event brings together people from all over the region to discuss free-market ideas and celebrate the impact Washington Policy Center is having in Washington state.  

The evening will feature three keynote speakers: Dr. Sebastian Gorka, an internationally recognized terrorism and national security expert, and the minds behind The Babylon Bee, CEO Seth Dillon and Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann. A presentation of WPC’s annual Champion of Freedom Award will also take place. The evening will be kicked off with a reception and closed by an after-party. Past keynotes include Ambassador Nikki Haley, Charles Krauthammer, General James Mattis, Congressman Trey Gowdy, and Secretary Mike Pompeo.  

For information on our Spokane Annual Dinner, click here.

Washington Policy Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and a portion of your dinner contribution is tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 91-1752769. Proceeds from this event will go to furthering WPC’s mission to improve lives through market solutions across the state.

For event or sponsorship questions, please contact WPC’s Development Manager, Shelbi Hogenson at shogenson@washingtonpolicy.org | (206) 937-9691

Tickets for legislators and legislative staff will be made available at cost subject to availability.


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