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Freedom Conference-Dallas

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Event Overview

February 10 to 11, 2017 •  Dallas Marriott City Center

YAF is coming to Dallas for college students, and select high school students interested in conservative ideals. Students from schools in the southwest region and across America's campuses are invited. 

At this conservative student conference in Dallas, Texas, students interested in conservative ideas will hear from leading Conservative Movement speakers on why the principles of freedom are enduring, network with like-minded peers from around the south and across the country, and learn how to make the case for FREEDOM on their campus and beyond. 

If you are interested in public policy, free speech, less government, and a strong national defense, this conference is for you.

At this conference you will:

  • Hear from leading conservative speakers about why freedom must be protected and expanded.
  • Explore ways to effectively push back against leftist, big government threats to your freedoms.
  • Be inspired by the hope that lies in American values, free enterprise, and the Constitution
  • Network with your peers from across the country
  • Leave with the best writing and resources to help you get organized on campus
  • Arm yourself with the facts and arguments necessary to make the case for Freedom on your campus and beyond!

The Speakers: We will update this page with speakers as they are confirmed. Please check back for an updated list of speakers.

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The Cost: Only $35! (includes tuition, materials, hotel room for Friday night, and three meals)

The Application:  Scroll down to register. Application is subject to confirmation.

Dallas Marriott City Center
650 N Pearl St
Dallas, Texas 75201


Feb 10 - Feb 11
6:00 pm
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Herman Cain

Business Executive, Talk Show Radio Host, Columnist, Activist and Author

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they…

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Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Analyst, Commentator, and Scholar

Dinesh D'Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D'Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at theAmerican Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The…

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Catherine Engelbrecht

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Dana Loesch

Radio Talk Show Host, Television Host, Commentator and Author

Dana Loesch hosts her award-winning, #1 rated, daily syndicated radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from her flagship station KFTK and is a political commentator. She describes herself as a "conservatarian." Dana's original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing audience in multiple mediums. She was named to Talkers Magazine's top 100 "heavy hitters"…

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The $45 conference fee includes Friday night lodging at the Dallas Marriott City Center in downtown Dallas, conference tuition, conference materials, dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.


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Terms & Conditions

a) I understand that I am applying for a limited amount of space at this conference and that my application is subject to confirmation.  I will be notified within two weeks of submitting my application whether I have been accepted to the conference.  In the event I have not been accepted, my charge will be refunded by a check mailed to the address provided when I registered.

b) I must attend all sessions of the conference  If I do not attend all functions, I will be charged the full cost of the conference and/or event(s), including the hotel, food, and conference costs, which total $1,000 per attendee.

c) Except in case of emergency, I must notify Young America’s Foundation by January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST of my inability to attend, or I will be charged the supplemental fee since it is too late to give my spot to another student.

d) I understand that the conference fee is not refundable if I cancel my participation after January 27, 2017.

e) I understand I will be assigned roommates for the conference. I may request preferred roommates of the same sex, but there is a chance I may not be able to room with them.

f) I agree to abide by all rules and instructions of Young America’s Foundation and to obey all laws.  I agree to notify Young America’s Foundation’s staff immediately if a problem arises during the conference.

g) I understand that YAF will be adding my email address to it’s email list for updates for this conference and notifications of future events.

h) Young America’s Foundation uses real photos, videos, and quotes from students for promotional purposes and to advance its mission. By attending this program, I consent to the use of my photo, written evaluation statements, and video in any Young America’s Foundation materials.