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The 40th Annual National Conservative Student Conference

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Jul 30 - Aug 4
2:00 pm
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Event Overview

THE PROGRAM: Young America's Foundation's signature program is now approaching its 40th year! The 40th Annual National Conservative Student Conference will educate and inspire college students with the principles of individual freedom, a free-market economy, a strong national defense, and traditional values.

Students hear from policy leaders, authors, and activists who cover a broad array of topics —just blocks away from the National Mall and our National Monuments, and learn the best ways to stand up for and advance conservative ideas on campus just in time for the start of your fall semester!


  • Meet 36+ prominent conservative leaders and be inspired by their stories
  • Improve your understanding of conservative ideas
  • Adopt techniques to improve your club’s reach on campus
  • Learn ways to promote conservative principles to your classmates
  • Meet like-minded friends from across the country
  • Receive invaluable resources you can use to stand up against the Left and advance freedom
  • Luxury hotel room for 5 nights at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC
  • 3 meals a day
  • One block away from The White House
  • Minutes from the Washington monuments
  • Great location and close proximity to all things Washington, DC
  • And much more!


J.W. Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

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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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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Walter Williams

Economist, Commentator, Professor, Columnist, Author and Speaker

Walter E. Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, is a well-known lecturer and social critic respected for his logical discussions of current issues. Formerly a national fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at Temple University, he is currently an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation and…

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Patrick X Coyle

Young America's Foundation Vice President, Activist, Author and Speaker

Patrick Coyle is the vice president for Young America’s Foundation. Human Events named Mr. Coyle as one of the top ten young conservative activists in the nation, citing his success in reaching hundreds of thousands of students by sending high profile conservative speakers to college campuses. He is also co-editor with Foundation president Ron Robinson…

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Robert George

Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Professor George holds Princeton's celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States…

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Burt Folsom

Professor, Columnist, Historian and Author

Dr. Burt Folsom is a professor of history at Hillsdale College, a fine institution that takes no federal funds and turns out about 300 graduates each year. He is also a columnist and the historian-in-residence at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. Dr. Folsom has written several books including The Myth of the…

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Steve Moore

Writer, Analyst, Author and Speaker

Stephen Moore is an economic writer and political analyst. He joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. He splits his time between Washington and New York, focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. Moore has been a frequent contributor to the…

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The JW Marriott Exterior
JW Marriott Lobby
Your Guest Room at JW Marriott
City View from the JW Marriott
Washington Monument from JW Marriott
Grand Ballroom at JW Marriott