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The National Conservative Student Conference July 31 to August 5, 2017

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Jul 31 - Aug 5
2:00 pm
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Event Overview

Now in its 39th year, the 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!

The Benefits:

  • Improve your understanding of conservative ideas
  • Meet prominent conservative leaders and be inspired by their stories
  • 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
  • And much more!

2017 Speakers: Speakers will be posted as they are confirmed. Please check page often.

2016 Speakers Included:

  • The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Bestselling Author & 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, Ret, Author, Commentator, Florida Congressman
  • The Honorable Rick Santorum, United States Senator, Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable Jim DeMint, United States Senator, South Carolina
  • Congressman Alex Mooney, 2nd District, West Virginia
  • The Honorable George Allen, 67th Governor, Virginia
  • The Honorable Andy Harris, Congressman, 1st District, Maryland
  • Dr. Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
  • Paul Teller, Chief of Staff for Senator Ted Cruz
  • Rachel Campos Duffy, Spokeswoman, LIBRE Initiative
  • Kate Obenshain, Author & Young America's Foundation Alumna
  • Dennis Prager, Author; Syndicated Columnist; Radio Talk-Show Host
  • Katie Pavlich, Editor, Townhall Magazine; New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Jared Meyer, Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Conor Burns, Member of Parliament, Bournemouth West, Alderney, and Branksome East
  • Dinesh D'Souza, Bestselling Author & Commentator
  • Bay Buchanan, Treasurer of the United States under President Reagan and President, The American Cause
  • David French, Staff Writer, National Review; New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Laurel Conrad, Program Director, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
  • Ben Shapiro, Syndicated Columnist; National Best-Selling Author; Radio Talk-Show Host
  • Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Ret, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Commentator and Television Host
  • Dr. Burt Folsom, Bestselling Author & Professor of history, Hillsdale College
  • Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow of Legal Studies, Family Research Council
  • Leah Campos
  • Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch; New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Patrick X. Coyle, Vice President, Young America's Foundation
  • Matt Walsh, Writer for the Blaze, Author of the Matt Walsh Blog
  • Special Performance by Craig Campbell, Country Music Artist

The Cost: The tuition fee is $195. Apply before May 31 and pay only $100! This fee includes conference tuition, materials, meals, and 5 nights' lodging.  It's a phenomenal deal, especially considering that the actual cost for each student is more than $2,000.  Generous supporters of Young America's Foundation have made it possible for students to attend the event at such a subsidized rate.

The FAQs: Click here for all the details.






Financial Assistance: A limited amount of financial assistance is available to those with demonstrable financial need. Please review the details for more information on applying for assistance.

After attending the National Conservative Student Conference, I feel more prepared to become an active conservative on my campus against the liberal majority.  The conference has increased my personal confidence and supplied me with the information I need to combat the ridiculous views of the Left.”  -L. Voges, College of William and Mary

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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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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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Rachel Campos-Duffy

Blogger, Author, Speaker and Television Personality

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…

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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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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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George Allen

Former U.S. Representative, Senator, and Governor

George F. Allen served the Commonwealth of Virginia for over twenty years, as Governor, in both bodies of the United States Congress, and as a delegate holding Thomas Jefferson’s seat and Assistant Minority Leader in the Virginia General Assembly. Sworn in as Governor in 1994 George Allen brought sweeping reform that made Virginia a national…

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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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Kate Obenshain

Author, Blogger, Speaker, Commentator and Former Vice President of Young America's Foundation

An author, blogger, regular guest on Fox News, CNBC and radio shows, as well as a popular national speaker, Kate Obenshain is fearless defender of liberty. She inspires audiences with her passionate, experienced insights, never hesitating to speak her mind, even when it contradicts the establishment-as it often does. Kate is the author of Divider in Chief: The…

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