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High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

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Mar 13 - Mar 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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EXPERIENCE HISTORY. LEARN CONSERVATIVE IDEAS. WALK IN PRESIDENT REAGAN'S FOOTSTEPS.

Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch High School Conference is a unique gathering designed specifically for high school students and framed as a “crash course” in conservative thought. No prior knowledge or involvement in public policy is required to attend.

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

  • Learn conservative ideas and effective activism
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Interact with your conservative heroes
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a young leader in the Conservative Movement
  • Walk in Reagan's footsteps

When you attend, you will hear briefings and discussions with conservatism’s brightest minds and most respected leaders. Students also enjoy a tour of the Reagan Ranch.

SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers include Michael Reagan, Rachel Campos Duffy, Liz Wheeler, Congressman Tom McClintock, JJ Quinn, Burgess Owens, Larry O'Connor, Dr's. Mark Skousen and Burt Folsom, Bay Buchanan, Ken Blackwell, George Harbison, Ron Robinson, and Patrick Coyle. Please scroll down to read the speaker biographies. Speakers will be posted as they are confirmed.

THE COST: The $100 conference fee includes three nights at a Santa Barbara hotel, conference tuition, materials, and meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch.

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

THE APPLICATION:  This conference is sold-out.

THE PARENTS: Parent registration is sold-out.

LIVE STREAM: If you would like to watch the conference live from home, please click here to sign up for the virtual pass.

 

The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Michael Reagan

Author, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host and Chairman of The Reagan Group

Son of President Ronald Reagan NYT’s Bestselling Author Syndicated Columnist President of The Reagan Legacy Foundation Michael Reagan is the eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan and one of the most DYNAMIC and sought after public speakers in the public arena today.  His commitments to public service and the conservative vision his father championed…

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Rachel Campos-Duffy

Fox News Contributor

Rachel Campos-Duffy may have gotten her start as one of the stars of the iconic show, MTVs The Real World: San Francisco, but today she is ranked one of “Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential Latino” leaders and sought after for her honest, insightful, and often humorous real-world view of the news cycle and American public policy.…

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Tom McClintock

U.S. House of Representatives (CA 4th District)

Tom McClintock represents the people of California’s historic gold country and Sierra Nevada in a district that stretches from Lake Tahoe, through Yosemite Valley and on to Kings Canyon. Often described as “the gold standard” for fiscal conservatism in Congress, the National Taxpayers Union rated him the best vote for taxpayers in the House in…

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Liz Wheeler

Host of "Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler" on One America News Network

Liz Wheeler is a 26 year old, young conservative hailing from the heart of the Midwest. During college, Liz served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for her hometown in Ohio (and was the youngest person in the city’s history to hold that position). At the same time, Liz co-authored a book with 13 other…

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Larry O'Connor

Radio Host, WMAL

Larry O'Connor is a radio host on WMAL AM|FM in Washington, D.C., and an online editor at Weekly Standard and Fox News regular.

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Angela 'Bay' Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States, Commentator and Realtor

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Bay Buchanan, then 32, to be Treasurer of the United States. She became the youngest person to ever hold the position. In the following thirty years, Buchanan remained at the forefront of American politics. Working on six presidential campaigns and chairing three of them, hosting her own national radio…

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Mark Skousen

American Economist and Writer

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In 2018, he was awarded the Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history and education, and has been identified as one of the 20 most influential living economists…

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Burt Folsom

Professor, Columnist, Historian and Author

Historian Burt Folsom of Hillsdale College is the longest serving faculty member of Young America’s Foundation’s student programs, where he consistently receives top ratings from the young people he reaches at each YAF event. Dr. Folsom is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and he received his B.A. from Indiana University, his M.A. from the University…

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Ken Blackwell

Senior Fellow, Family Research Council

Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council.  He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and…

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Rear Admiral JJ Quinn

Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and Vice President, Northrop Grumman Space Technology

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and raised in the small town of Imperial nearby, Rear Admiral JJ Quinn graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He received his wings and was designated a Naval Flight Officer at NAS Pensacola in September 1975. Rear Admiral Quinn's…

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Burgess Owens

Author, Commentator, NFL Super Bowl Champion, and Writer

Burgess spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South during a period when the barriers of segregation were being torn down. He was the third Black American to be offered a football scholarship at the University of Miami. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and simultaneously gained national recognition as a…

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George Harbison

Senior Finance Executive

George P. Harbison is a senior finance executive, having held the position of Chief Financial Officer for several companies in the hospitality and higher education industries over the past 25 years. Over the course of his career, Mr. Harbison has managed buy-side and sell-side business transactions totaling over $600 million. In his role as a…

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Ron Robinson

President of Young America's Foundation, Trustee of The Phillips Foundation, Author, Director of Citizen's United and American Conservative Union

Video: How Does the Media Treat Conservatives? (10-19-12) 52:53 Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than four decades.  Time magazine wrote that Young America’s “[F]oundation—run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson—is now the nation’s largest advocacy group devoted to student politics.” Time referred to Robinson as one of the “seasoned generals of the right” who…

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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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