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Mastering Conservative Rhetoric in the Battle of Ideas

February 07, 2013

Washington, D.C.

RhetoricDo you have what it takes to be the next Great Communicator?   President Ronald Reagan was a skillful debater and used classic American rhetoric to advance his ideas and inspire the American people.  Conservative leaders since him have often struggled to articulate and effectively advocate those ideas.  Obama, on the other hand, has used effective oratory skills to advance his agenda and entice the American public with his vision of big government.

Young America’s Foundation invites full-time college students and young professionals to attend the Mastering Conservative Rhetoric in the Battle of Ideas seminar at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, from February 7 to 9.  This program seeks to train rising young leaders to master the use of rhetoric to advance conservative principles, especially in communicating the moral case for free enterprise.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Wynton Hall; celebrity ghostwriter, rhetoric expert, and Foundation director
  • Marc Thiessen;  author, columnist, and presidential speechwriter to President George W. Bush
  • Kate Obenshain; author and Fox News contributor
  • Becky Norton Dunlop; vice president for external affairs, The Heritage Foundation
  • Marji Ross; president of Regnery Publishing

 Please check back often for updates on confirmed speakers!

Confirmed Speakers


Wynton Hall HS M Ross Marc Thiessen HS K Obenshain Rhetoric BNDunlop Rhetoric
   Wynton Hall        Marji Ross     Marc Thiessen     Kate Obenshain   Becky N Dunlop
   Dr. Buddy            Howell      Jonathan Horn     Senator Ron            Johnson    


The cost of this program is an unbeatable $45, which includes tuition, materials, three nights hotel accommodations, and all meals.  Space is very limited, as only 20 young people will be selected to participate in this seminar.  To apply, please send a resume and a brief essay on why you would like to attend this program and how it will help you achieve your personal and professional goals to Katie Taran at  Please contact us at 800-USA-1776 if you have any questions.



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