The seminar will take place on September 15-16 at an undisclosed location in the Smoky Mountains about 45 minutes east of Knoxville. A maximum of 150 attendees is progged, although its uncertain how many will show. Among the most prominent participants will be Stormfront proprietor Don Black, his son Derek Black, white civil rights activist Dr. David Duke, Canadian free speech activist Paul Fromm, longtime Council of Conservative Citizens activist Sam Dickson and a podcast personality known as Horus the Avenger, who produces the White Rabbit podcast. Former National Alliance Membership Coordinator Will Williams may also be in attendance. Dr. Duke will also lead an informal nature walk through the Smokies on day two of the conference. Don Black specifically states that "this isn't a hand-wringing meet-and-retreat, but a practical politics seminar on winning". The $75 registration fee only includes the conference and a luncheon; to prevent antifa from targeting any hotels, attendees are expected to find their own lodging.
The Tennessean says they tried to contact all the proposed speakers at the seminar, but only got a response from Paul Fromm. Fromm, a Canadian resident who broadcasts his own online radio show from Ontario via the Stormfront site, is coming to the conference to give a presentation about the perils of immigration in North America. “Basically if the present trends continue, the founding set of people will be a minority in America in 2041,” Fromm said this week in an interview with The Tennessean. “Once you change the population, you have a substantially different country. We have never really been consulted about these policies. They’ve been snuck in over the years by very powerful advocates.”
Fromm also disputes the designation of "white supremacist" arbitrarily assigned by the ADL and the SPLC. “It’s meaningless,” Fromm said, responding to a question about whether he describes himself as one. “It’s like calling a woman a slut. It’s white pride. It’s European pride. It’s not putting anyone down. It’s celebrating what we have to be proud of. The founders of North America are European; the American political system traces back its roots to ancient Greece. It’s something we are proud of.”
Mark Pitcavage, director of investigative research for the Anti-Defamation League, provided the ADL point of view, well-seasoned with the standard cliches. He even attempted to link the proposed seminary with the violent activities of undisciplined "lone wolves", citing the shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by Wade Page, a white power musician, and the alleged plot by two skinheads, Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, to carry out an assassination attempt against Obama and 88 blacks at a school in West Tennessee. Pitcavage noted that the two first met on Stormfront, which is designed to artificially inflame gullible people against Stormfront.
But not everyone is fooled. One supportive comment was posted, by a black man of all people, to the Tennessean:
Morris Harris · Business Development Consultant at Meredith & Associates Consulting, Llc:
Being a black man, I have no problem with those guys have a conference. This is the wonderful thing about this country. In order to protect my rights have to be able to protect their rights also. Once we start to limits someone else rights then your rights will be limited by someone else.