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Great Beginnings: A Seminar for Emerging Leaders

February 21, 2014

Santa Barbara, California

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This seminar has reached capacity.  Please email Katie Taran at to be placed on the waiting list.


February 21 to 23

Conference Location

Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101


Are you intrigued with conservative ideas? Have you considered doing more on campus but are not sure of the next steps? Have you ever been frustrated by a professor or classmate's criticism of conservatism, but you weren't sure of the arguments necessary to defend your beliefs? Are you involved in a conservative club but are not sure if you have enough knowledge to convey the conservative message to your peers?

Who Can Attend

Full-time college students who would like to take a closer look at the ideas behind the Conservative Movement are encouraged to apply.


You will experience compelling multi-media presentations and speakers that will:

  • Broaden your knowledge of conservative principles
  • Teach you how to defend individual freedom, limited government, and free markets on your campus
  • Develop techniques on how to convey your ideas  
  • Build your confidence to make a greater commitment to the Conservative cause
  • You will hear from leading policy-makers, authors, and leaders who will strengthen your involvement.
  • A highlight of the weekend will be a trip to Rancho del Cielo, Ronald Reagan's beloved ranch and home for nearly 25 years. Young America's Foundation is preserving his ranch so new generations can learn more about President Reagan's ideas and lasting accomplishments. This program will bring together students who will be hand-selected to participate in several days of instruction, discussions, and training sessions.

Confirmed Speakers 

Francesca Chambers   Francesa Chambers   2014 Paul Kengor

  Paul Kengor

 2014 Ben Shapiro   Ben Shapiro   Joseph Phillips GB   Joseph Phillips

Contact and Press Inquiries 

Contact Katie Taran at for more information. Click here for press inquiries



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