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Freedom Conference – Raleigh, North Carolina
February 8 to 9

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Feb 8 - Feb 9, 2019
3:00 pm
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Event Overview

YAF is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina beginning Friday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday, February 9, at 5:00 p.m., for college and high school students interested in conservative ideals. College and high school students from schools in the eastern region and across America's campuses are invited to apply. A limited number of outstanding high school students will be accepted to the conference.

At this conservative student conference you will hear from leading Conservative Movement speakers on why the principles of freedom are enduring, network with like-minded peers from around the south and across the country, and learn how to make the case for FREEDOM on your campus and beyond. 

If you are interested in public policy, free speech, less government, and a strong national defense, this conference is for you.

At this conference you will:

  • Hear from leading conservative speakers about why freedom must be protected and expanded.
  • Explore ways to effectively push back against leftist, big government threats to your freedoms.
  • Be inspired by the hope that lies in American values, free enterprise, and the Constitution.
  • Network with your peers from across the country.
  • Learn how to get organized on campus.
  • Arm yourself with the facts and arguments necessary to make the case for Freedom on your campus and beyond!

The Speakers: We will update this page with speakers as they are confirmed. Please check back for an updated list of speakers.

The FAQs: Click here for all the frequently asked questions.

The Cost: Only $45! (includes tuition, materials, hotel room for Friday night, and three meals)  Additional nights prior to or after the conference will be available at your expense. For additional questions regarding an extra night, please click here to read the extra night FAQ's.

The Application:   Application is subject to confirmation.

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Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Dan Forest

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Dan Forest has served as Lt. Governor of North Carolina since January 2013. Prior to becoming Lt. Governor, he received two degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC). After college, Dan became a leader in the business community for over 20 years, having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's…

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Richard Hudson

U.S. Representative, North Carolina's 8th Congressional District (2012 to present)

Since Congressman Hudson was elected in 2012, he has worked hard to serve North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which includes all or part of 7 counties spanning from Salisbury and Concord across South-Central North Carolina to Cumberland County. The 7th generation of his family to live and work in the 8th District, Richard learned about…

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Andrew F. Puzder is the former CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”). He earned a Juris Doctorate in 1978 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., where he served as Senior Editor on the Law Review. From 1978 through 1991, Puzder was a commercial trial lawyer in St. Louis. From 1978…

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