2024 East Coast Conference

About this event

The 2024 East Coast Conference is the first conference hosted by the North America Northeast Area of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. The event will be held near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Founding Forward (formerly the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge), located approximately 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia. This event provides Law Society attorneys and students an opportunity to meet and network, hear from local attorneys of faith about their legal practices, and meet the 2024 JRCLS Religious Liberty Fellow students. Attorney attendees will also be able to earn up to 1 hour of CLE credit.

Conference Dates: Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm - Friday, May 24 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)

Conference Location: Founding Forward (formally the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge) - 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.  Founding Forward Campus Map

Conference Schedule: Click here to view the East Coast Conference Schedule

Invited attendees: JRCLS attorney and student members from the following areas:

Connecticut • Delaware • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • New Brunswick • Newfoundland • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York • Nova Scotia • Nunavut • Ohio • Ontario • Pennsylvania • Prince Edward Island • Quebec • Rhode Island • Vermont • Virginia • Washington, D.C. • West Virginia • Bermuda (UK) • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (FRA) 

Housing: Attendees need to arrange for their own housing during the conference.  We recommend the following options:

                Option A: Local Hotels   Each of these hotels is a 10 - 15 minute car ride to the Founding Forward campus.  

                 Sheraton Valley Forge King of Prussia, 480 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
                 Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia, 1100 Drummers Ln, Wayne, PA 19087
                 Hyatt Place Philadelphia/King Of Prussia, 440 American Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
                 Holiday Inn Express & Suites King of Prussia, 260 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406  

                Option B: On-site Housing    Limited on-site dormitory style housing is available for the evening of Thursday, May 23, on a first come, first served basis at rate of $60/person.  Check in time is 3:00 pm on May 23.  For photos and information about the Founding Forward campus, go to: https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/about/campus/. To register for on-site housing, click the button below.



May 23 – 24, 2024
10:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


  • Amy Parker

    J. Reuben Clark Law Society

    Events Manager

  • Amy Larsen


    Associate Director

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