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The 45th National Conservative Student Conference | NCSC

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Your Rights are Under Attack.

Defend Your Freedom!

  • Meet lifelong friends who won’t cancel you over differing viewpoints
  • You can ask questions to nearly 30 leading conservatives
  • Meet your conservative heroes
  • Spend 5 nights in a 4-star DC hotel with only one roommate
  • Free meals from Monday dinner through Friday dinner
  • Discover ways to defend conservative ideas
  • A $2500 value at only $150 for you
  • Get personalized advice on defending your legal rights on campus
  • Talk one-on-one with YAF staff about how to be the voice of conservative ideas on your campus
  • Learn new info for debating your liberal peers on campus
  • Plus, you can have your travel paid for (more info in FAQs)


Who? College students–this includes you if you are dual enrolled, just graduated high school, just graduated college, or are in graduate school of any kind!

What? A week-long program where you hear from conservative leaders, meet other conservative college students, and learn more conservative ideas that you will your whole college career

Where? The JW Marriott in Washington, DC–just steps away from our national monuments

When? July 24-29

How Much? this $2,500 program is only $150 for you, including meals, your hotel for 5 nights, conference materials, and tons of swag

Click here for all of the conference details.

NCSC Agenda At A Glance

Governor Scott Walker

President of Young America’s Foundation and 45th Governor of Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister, and his mother worked part-time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and…

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Musician, author, life coach, and podcaster

Zuby is more than just a rapper. He is an inspirational public figure and influential voice, whose unique perspective, authenticity and positive energy have earned him more than 1 million followers on social media and 20 million+ online video views. Zuby has caught the attention of some of the most popular media personalities in the…

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Liz Wheeler

Host of The Liz Wheeler Show

Liz Wheeler is unapologetically one of the conservative movement’s boldest voices. In Politico’s words, Liz is a “titan” of media, and she’s just getting started.Blocked by AOC, demonetized on Facebook, and whispered about at the Snopes water cooler, Liz Wheeler is undeterred—maybe even energized. As the host of The Liz Wheeler Show, one of the year’s most highly-anticipated new podcasts, Liz…

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Daniel Di Martino

Venezuelan Freedom Activist and Economist

Daniel Di Martino is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Columbia University and a graduate fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he focuses on high-skill immigration policy. Born and raised in Venezuela, Di Martino experienced the terrible consequences of socialism first-hand. After leaving Venezuela for the United States in 2016, he dedicated himself to explaining…

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Dr. James Lindsay

Author, Mathematician, and Commentator

An American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science and postmodern theory. Dr. Lindsay is the Founder of New Discourses, an organization dedicated to shining the light of objective truth in subjective darkness. Dr. Lindsay is the co-author of…

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Wesley Hunt

Congressman-elect, Texas's 38th Congressional District

Wesley Hunt was born and raised in Houston, TX in a military family and is a proud alumnus of St. John’s School.  Upon graduation from St. John’s, Wesley accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 2004, he received his commission in the U.S. Army and graduated with a Bachelor…

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Tim Goeglein

Vice President for External Relations, Focus on the Family

Tim Goeglein is Vice President of External Relations for Focus on the Family. Formerly, he served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and as a deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. In addition, Goeglein served as a communications director for Gary Bauer at the Campaign for Working Families,…

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Peter Schweizer

New York Times Bestselling Author and President of Government Accountability Institute

Peter Schweizer is a New York Times bestselling author, seven times now, most recently for the #1 New York Times bestselling books Red-Handed, Secret Empires, Profiles in Corruption, and Clinton Cash. He is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and host of a weekly podcast called “The Drill Down.” Peter is also an alumnus and director of Young America’s…

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Burt Folsom

Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, Historian, and Author

Burt Folsom has been a college professor at many places, especially Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he still serves as distinguished fellow. He has written ten books. These books include The Myth of the Robber Barons, which is published by Young America’s Foundation and will soon be in its ninth edition. He has also written…

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