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Fall College Conference at the Reagan Ranch November 10 to 11, 2017

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Nov 10 - Nov 11
12:00 pm
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Event Overview

Full-time college students are invited and encouraged to apply to Young America’s Foundation’s Fall College Retreat at the Reagan Ranch.  

  • Meet like-minded peers from across the country
  • Learn from top professors and leaders in the Conservative Movement
  • Discover ways you can champion conservative principles at your school and beyond,
  • Walk in President Reagan's footsteps as you tour his beloved ranch, Rancho del Cielo
  • and more!

Cost: The application fee is $75.00 which includes two nights at a Santa Barbara hotel, conference tuition, materials, and Friday night dinner, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday.

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Application: This conference has sold out, however you can add yourself to the very long wait list here.


The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Ben Shapiro

Commentator, Talk Show Host, Attorney, Media Consultant and Author

Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of and host of The Ben Shapiro Show. Shapiro is the author of six books, including The New York Times bestseller, "Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America" (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist since age 17, a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, and the host of The Morning Answer…

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Deroy Murdock

Columnist, Editor, Writer and Speaker

Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, a commentator to Human Events, and a contributing editor with National Review Online. His column, "This Opinion Just In...," frequently appears in the Washington Times, New York Post, The Boston Herald, National Review, Orange County Register and many other newspapers and magazines in America and abroad. He…

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Daniel Hannan

Writer and Journalist

Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. After 17 years as a Member of the European Parliament, campaigning for British withdrawal from the EU, he succeeded in abolishing his job in the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016. He is the author of nine books, including The New York Times bestseller Inventing Freedom: How the…

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Michael Reagan

Author, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host and Chairman of The Reagan Group

Michael is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Academy Award Winning Actress Jane Wyman. He authored many successful books including his best-selling autobiography, "On the Outside Looking In," and "The Common Sense of An Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan." His latest book "Twice Adopted" is based on…

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Carol M. Swain

Professor, author, and founder of the Carol Swain Foundation

Dr. Carol M. Swain (B.A., Roanoke College, 1983; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic & State Univ., 1984; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989; M.S.L, Yale, 2000; member of Phi Beta Kappa).  Academic title: Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Swain is the founder of the Carol Swain Foundation (2011) and Carol Swain…

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Jason Mattera

Author, Activist, Radio Host and Journalist

JASON MATTERA is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of three books and an Emmy-nominated journalist for the hit program CRIME WATCH DAILY, a daily syndicated TV show, produced by Warner Bros., which covers murder mysteries, shocking crimes, undercover investigations, and confronts crooks and criminals of all varieties. His latest book, CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping…

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Angela 'Bay' Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States, Commentator and Realtor

Angela "Bay" Buchanan began her political career as the national Treasurer of Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. This position catapulted her into a distinguished career beginning in 1981 when President Reagan appointed her to be Treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold…

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John Barletta

Retired Secret Service

John Barletta is author of Riding With Reagan: From the White House to the Ranch. John retired from the Secret Service in 1997 after 17 years of dedicated service. He was commissioned into the Secret Service in 1974 and assigned to the Boston Field Office. In 1978, he was transferred to the Presidential Protective Division at…

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Mark Trammel

YAF Associate General Counsel

Mark Trammell serves as Associate General Counsel of Young America’s Foundation. In this role, Mark advises on matters of corporate governance, insurance and risk management, trademarks, and employment law matters. He is also responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts and agreements. Prior to joining YAF, Mark served as the Legal Director of the Liberty Center…

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