Conference 2013

Conference 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013
9am – 12:40pm

Ticket cost is $10 each

Registration closes on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
SanTan Elegante Conference Center
1800 Santan Village Parkway
Gilbert, AZ 85295



8:00am-9:00am Registration and Vendors Open
9:00am-9:20am Welcome
9:20am-9:55am Monica Cole, Keynote Speaker
9:55am-10:15am 1st Intermission
10:15am-10:50am 1st Breakout Session
10:50am-11:05am 2nd Intermission
11:05am-11:40am 2nd Breakout Session
11:40am-11:55am 3rd Intermission
11:55am-12:40pm Richard and Linda Eyre, Final Keynote Speakers

Conference Speakers

Monica Cole

Opening Keynote Speaker

Monica Cole is the director of, a division of the American Family Association, and Moms 411, a social networking site just for moms. You will often hear her on radio interviews that air on stations across the country. Monica’s televised interviews have aired on Good Morning America, Night Line, Inside Edition, and ENews! As an activist, she has spoken at several conservative and Christian events. As a mother and woman of faith, she enjoys serving as an AWANA leader at her local church. After graduating from Mississippi State University, Monica worked in the corporate world for many years before being called to ministry. She and her husband have one son and live in Mississippi.

Richard and Linda Eyre

Closing Keynote Speakers

Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. Their clients and audiences range from The Young President’s Organization (YPO) and major corporations and associations to a wide array of school, civic, church and community groups. They find it remarkable and gratifying that in every one of the 45 countries where they have presented, parents have similar hopes, dreams and worries about their children regardless of economic, religious, geographic and cultural differences.

They are authors of numerous work/family balance and parenting books, one of which, Teaching Your Children Values became the first parenting book in fifty years (since Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care) to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Eyres’ two latest books are 5 Spiritual Solutions for Parents and The Entitlement Trap, How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership.

R. Brad Snyder

Brad Snyder is President of New Amsterdam Consulting and Senior Policy Advisory to Stop Bullying AZ. Trained in research methods and developmental psychology, Brad has been called upon to inform projects for industry giants like Marvel Comics and Time Warner. He is best known for his work with children and youth, ranging from usability testing with hemophilic teenagers, to pilot testing for Cartoon Network, to conducting focus groups with youth inside juvenile prisons. His expertise has helped develop raw concepts into some of the industry’s most successful programs, campaigns, and media.

Brad’s work with incarcerated youth was essential to the U.S. Justice Department winning the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University.

Brad is the author of numerous studies and is a regular speaker at corporate and community events. His new book, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, is being described as an “urgent ‘must-read’” by experts.

Clay Olsen

Clay Olsen, Executive Director of Fight the New Drug, is a passionate, social entrepreneur that has dedicated his life to changing lives and spreading good messages. In 2005 he co-founded a creative agency called Advent Creative which set the stage for future endeavors. In 2009 he and a few friends founded Fight the New Drug, a youth-oriented campaign to raise awareness of the harmful effects of pornography. Their mission is not to limit the supply of pornography, but rather decrease the demand through science, facts, and personal accounts. Since then their nonprofit has impacted tens of thousands of teenagers across the world through school presentations, viral videos, and educational materials. Their successes have been featured on ABC Nightline, Dr. Drew, CNN, National Public Radio (NPR), and others.

Dan Oakes

Dan’s life experience, education, and professional relationships have produced a clinical style that believes that every person’s life is worth a novel.  That no individual is a lost cause.  The inherent value of an individual is rich, expansive, and eternal.  Dan believes that the problems we experience in life and the mental health challenges that we endure can be mitigated and alleviated by sound clinical intervention, as well as enhanced spiritual living.   The combination of understanding these two approaches, and how effective they work together, is Dan’s greatest skill.  As a mental health specialist Dan has committed his professional life as a therapist, counselor, educator, and writer to the care and concern for a struggling human soul.

Mark Bell

Mark Bell is a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist with Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. (PCS) in Scottsdale, AZ the past 5 years. He works in private practice and is a member of the PCS Intensive Outpatient Program’s treatment team. Mark has been with PCS working with men struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors and sexual addiction issues as well as the spouses, families, and loved ones impacted by the clients’ unhealthy sexual choices. Prior to joining PCS, Mark worked in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at Gentle Path, an in-patient treatment center for Sexual Addiction. There he worked and trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes, renowned expert and author on Sexual Addiction. Mark received his graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern Mississippi and received his undergraduate at Brigham Young University. In his time at PCS, Mark has been a regular guest interviewee on local TV and radio. He has also been published in counselor/therapy magazines and newspapers and been a speaker and presenter multiple times locally and nationally. Mark has been married 10 years to his wife, Dyan, and together they are the parents of 5 boys.

Spencer Thomason

Spencer Thomason is a co-found of Pandora’s Hope.  Spencer and his wife Karson live in Mesa, AZ.  He is a proud father of 5 children, and after watching the destruction of pornography on family and friends, it led him to want to build a device that would filter the internet for his whole house to keep his kids safe online. Spencer and his partner, Eric Vance, began working on such a device and Pandora’s Hope was born.

Spencer has a BS in Computer Science, and has worked as a Software Developer for 13 years but has been around technology his whole life.  He is a self-proclaimed hacker who has to figure out how everything works and try to make it work even better.  He continues to learn and innovate daily to stay on the cutting edge of a face-paced technology industry.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Arizona Family Council’s Families Fighting Pornography Conference.

  1. How do I register?
    Use the registration form above on this page!
  2. What is the cost of attending?
    $10 per person for early registration and $15 per person at the door.
  3. Can I register to attend only part of the conference?
    No, the registration page is only setup for a full conference attendance.  This does not mean that an individual has to attend the full conference, but our registration assumes that each person will stay throughout the conference.
  4. If I attend attend only a part of the conference, will I have to pay the full price?
    Yes.  We do not offer a discount for attending only part of the conference.
  5. Will food and drink be provided?
    No, food and drink will not be provided because of the policies of the DoubleTree Hotel.  Conference attendees can go to the
  6. Where will the Conference be held?
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    1800 Santan Village Pkwy,  Gilbert, AZ 85295
  7. Where should I park?
    There will be sufficient parking in the DoubleTree parking lot and neighboring streets.
  8. Group registration?
    If a group would like to register, please email and a representative will contact you shortly to help with the process.


Arizona Family Council's Mission

Arizona Family Council (AZFC) is a non-profit that seeks to empower families in their fight against pornography. AZFC fights against pornography by educating local offcials, creating a community standard of decency, and providing accurate information to the public about the dangers of pornography.