While supporting of Senator Bernie Sanders were bawling over their failed bid for socialism and prominent liberals were making impassioned pleas for more government in Philadelphia last week, young conservatives from around the country were in Washington, D.C. preparing to take back our country. Leading conservatives including Speaker Newt Gingrich, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dinesh D’Souza, Senator Rick Santorum, Katie Pavlich, Senator Jim DeMint, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Matt Walsh, Robert Spencer, David French, Rich Lowry, Ben Shapiro and more met with the students to inspire their efforts to promote freedom on campus.

Where else would students get this opportunity but at Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference?

See for yourself.


Students gather for a group photo on the first night of the conference


Dinesh D’Souza addresses the student audience

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Students pose with President Reagan

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Conference attendees take a picture in between speakers


Meet and greet with Lt. Col. Allen West!


Katie Pavlich takes a selfie with Young Americans for Freedom activists and Dennis Prager!


YAF activist Audra Leslie with Senator Rick Santorum.


Students hanging out with Rachel Campos Duffy after her speech


NJC intern Emily Hensler with Speaker Newt Gingrich.


Speaker Gingrich inspiring students from around the country.


YAFers relax after a full day of speeches.


Ben Shapiro hung out with students for nearly an hour after his powerful remarks at the conference.


Chatting with Senator Rick Santorum!


NJC interns take a selfie




NJC interns interview Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Professor Robbie George addresses the conference.


Day 1 of the conference!


YAF activist Diego Rebollar with Lt. Col. Oliver North.

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Students with Conor Burns


Dr. Robert Spencer discussing radical Islam during his remarks at #YAFcon


Cathy Ruse speaking to students on the final day of the conference.

Full video of each speaker’s remarks can be viewed online here!

We look forward to seeing how this year’s graduates of the National Conservative Student Conference will promote conservatism on campuses from coast-to-coast this fall. They give us hope for the future of this great nation.

It’s our honor to bring them face-to-face with Movement leaders and watch as they develop into passionate young activists enthusiastic about fighting for freedom.

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