Headquarter Events

The Fall College Retreat Conservatism Prevails

Add to Cal


Nov 11 - Nov 12
1:00 pm
Add to Cal Get directions

Event Overview

The struggle to protect our freedom continues...

untitled-design-3 The point of the present occasion is to win recruits..to infuse the conservative spirit in enough people...to entitle us to look about us..at the well planted seeds of hope.”    ~William F. Buckley

Indeed, after key victories many conservatives are tempted to pause their efforts and overlook that the Left never stops fighting for their radical agenda.

Regardless of what happens this fall, whether you feel the need to celebrate or reload to protect your freedoms, you need to meet with like-minded conservatives to plan your strategy to promote freedom on your campus.

The principles upon which our nation was founded will not be swept away overnight, but we must remain diligent in defending our freedoms against those who believe the government knows best.

untitled-design-5Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”    ~Ronald Reagan

On November 11 and 12, young conservative leaders from around the country will rally together at Young America’s Foundation’s Fall College Retreat. Hundreds of students will come together in our nation’s capital to strategize and learn the best methods to boldly promote conservatism in the weeks and months ahead. This conference is sold-out. Please click here to view the streaming agenda and to watch the retreat online!



Young America's Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Paul Kengor

Author, Grove City College Professor, and Executive Director of Center for Vision & Values

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank and policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and…

Full Bio

Stephen Hayes

Writer and Author

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President and The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America. He is a regular Fox All Stars panelist on Special Report…

Full Bio

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn

Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security, International Relations, and Cyber Security Expert

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Army who has led a long and distinguished intelligence career. One of the nation’s foremost cyber security, international affairs, and national security experts, he headed the Defense Intelligence Agency, which functions as the main foreign military espionage organization in the United States. There, Flynn…

Full Bio

Rachel Campos-Duffy

Fox News Contributor

Rachel is a parenting expert, author, blogger, public-policy pundit and television personality. In her early twenties, Rachel was cast on MTV's iconic reality show, The Real World, where she eventually met her husband, and fellow Real World alum, Congressman Sean Duffy. Rachel's television credits are large and diverse.  Currently, she is a recurring guest on…

Full Bio

Leah Campos

Leah Campos is a thirty-nine year old wife and mother of four who has spent over a decade serving her country abroad as an operations officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. Leah is a life-long conservative and strong believer in the principles of economic liberty and limited government.

Full Bio

KT McFarland

FOX News’ National Security Analyst

Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland is FOX News’ National Security Analyst and appears regularly on FOX News and FOX Business News. She is also the host of FOXNews.com’s DEFCON 3, one of the internet’s most watched national security shows. Ms. McFarland writes a column for FOX FORUM, and records a weekly video blog for FOXnews.com, DEFCON…

Full Bio

Edwin Meese III

Former Attorney General of The United States, Former President's Chief Policy Advisor, Lawyer, Professor, Author,

Edwin Meese III holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and education institution, where he is responsible for keeping the late president's legacy of conservative principles alive in public debate and discourse. He also is Chairman of Heritage's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, founded…

Full Bio

Frank Donatelli

Consultant, Lawyer, Activist and Treasurer of The Board of Young America's Foundation

A long-time activist in conservative causes, Frank is Executive Vice President and Director of Federal Public Affairs for McGuireWoods Consulting. He also serves as counsel to McGuireWoods LLP. His previous appointments have included serving as an assistant to President Reagan for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and as deputy assistant to the President for Public Liaison…

Full Bio

Grant Strobl

Young Americans for Freedom National Chairman

Grant Strobl is the National Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. Both Red Alert Politics and Newsmax have named Grant as one of the most influential young conservatives in the country, citing his work to advance conservative ideas and secure key free speech victories at his college and high school, as well as across the…

Full Bio

Matt Schlapp

Chairman, American Conservative Union

On June 19, 2014 the board of the American Conservative Union unanimously voted to elect Matt Schlapp as the ninth Chairman of the nation’s oldest and largest conservative grassroots organization. From 2001 to 2005, Schlapp served as President Bush’s political director during the re-election and previously as his deputy political director. During the 2000 presidential…

Full Bio

Ken Blackwell

Senior Fellow, Family Research Council

Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council.  He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and…

Full Bio