Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The 2009 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.
Author: Michael Burlingame - PhD, Professor Emeritus of History, Connecticut College
Topic: "The Life of Abraham Lincoln: New Findings, Fresh Perspectives"
Author: Lewis Lehrman - Chairman, The Lincoln Institute
Topic: "Chairman, The Lincoln Institute"
Author: Russell McClintock - PhD, History Teacher, St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Topic: "Lincoln, the North, and Secession"
Author: James Oakes - PhD, Professor of U.S. History, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Topic: "Becoming Lincoln: Making of an Emancipationist"