By Brendan Pringle
With fall semester out of the way, now’s the time to
plan for 2013. Why not make it your resolution to bring some
intellectual diversity to your campus by hosting a YAF speaker?
Bringing conservative speakers to my own campus last year were
some of the high points of my college experience. If you are at all
hesitant, here are just a few compelling reasons to consider:
It’s a bit mind boggling to think you have the power to bring
some of the most recognized leaders of the Conservative Movement to
your campus. How many conservative speakers would visit your campus if you left it up to your university? The answer probably
hovers somewhere around zero.
Whereas your flyers advertising your club’s meetings may get hidden beneath multiple
layers of other random flyers, a successful speaking event gives
you several unique opportunities to promote your club’s meeting times and
activities, and has the potential to attract press
coverage. It also suggests to your peers that you are doing “big
things” on campus. There’s no better way to get your fellow
students excited about your club.
Imagine how great it would be to see an articulate conservative
speaker tear down the arguments of your liberal peers and
professors. Free speech never looked so beautiful.
School funding boards are typically controlled by liberals and they are not very eager to fund conservative speakers. In some cases, we help cover the difference of the speaker’s fee not funded by the school.
We have decades of experience with
bringing speakers to liberal campuses, and we will work with you to ensure that your event will go smoothly. We know all
of the “dirty tricks” that the Left may throw at you because, let’s
face it, liberals really aren’t all that creative.
Brendan Pringle is a Development Officer at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center.