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The 40th Annual National Conservative Student Conference

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The 40th annual National Conservative Student Conference


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J.W. Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Ben Shapiro

Commentator, Talk Show Host, Attorney, Media Consultant and Author

Ben Shapiro is the co-founder and Editor Emeritus of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” the largest and fastest-growing conservative podcast and radio show in the nation. In addition, he also hosts “Debunked,” “Ben Shapiro’s Book Club," “The Search,” and “The Sunday Special.”  Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is thankful for the generous…

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Senator Tim Scott

United States Senator, South Carolina

As a leader on tax reform, education and job training, and innovative ideas to reinvest in our nation’s distressed communities, United States Senator Tim Scott brings a unique perspective to the United States Senate. Growing up mired in poverty in a single parent household, Tim says that he is living his mother’s American Dream, and…

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Marco Rubio

Senator Rubio is an attorney, and the junior United States Senator for the State of Florida. A member of the GOP, Senator previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. The lives of Marco’s parents were forever changed in 1956 when they came to America from Cuba. Early on, Mario and Oria Rubio…

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Allie Stuckey

A little about The Conservative Millennial: For about a year-and-a-half, I have been creating 2-3 minute Facebook videos that provide my conservative, millennial perspective on what’s going in our crazy world of politics and culture. I now have a faithful and growing audience — the majority of whom are millennials! I am working to educate…

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Dr. Robert George

Sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

Professor George holds Princeton's celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States…

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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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Steven Crowder

Actor, Comedian, Blogger, Host of Louder with Crowder

A mainstay in the worlds of television, comedy and writing, Steven Crowder has created a career often designated for people twice his age. Before being brought in as one of FoxNews’ youngest contributors ever, Steven began his career in entertainment with acting and stand up comedy. Starting as a teenager, Steven performed at major comedy…

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Andrew Klavan

Screenwriter, Author, and Host of the Andrew Klavan Show, The Daily Wire

Andrew Klavan is a man of many talents. In addition to being a bestselling author and Edgar award winner, he’s also contributing editor, podcast host, essayist and satirist. He currently hosts “The Andrew Klavan Show” at the Daily Wire.  Topics: Pursuit of Happiness - "Everything You Know About Western Culture is Wrong" Media - "Hollywood…

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Elizabeth Campbell

Program Officer for Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute

Elizabeth is a native of Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she received her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in national security. On campus, Elizabeth experienced the bias that many of her professors had, and the liberal culture surrounding the campus. Her freshman year, she became involved with a conservative activism…

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Michael Knowles

Host at the Michael Knowles Show, The Daily Wire

Michael Knowles is the celebrated host of “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire and “The Book Club” at PragerU. He is also the author of the best-selling book “Speechless.”    Speech Topics Include:  Men are Not Women

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Steve Moore

Economist and Wall Street Journal Writer

Steve Moore is from Winnetka, Illinois, and serves as a Co-Chair of the Save America Coalition led by the America First Policy Institute and is the chairman of the Task Force on Economic Revival at FreedomWorks. Previously, Moore served as a Senior Economic Adviser to President Donald J. Trump, where he focused on tax reform,…

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Barry Goldwater Jr

Speaker and President of Goldwater Taplin Group

Barry Goldwater Jr. is a keen observer and participant in today's troubled and challenging time. As a proven leader, his interpretation is an important addition to the ongoing discussion. Goldwater is a former U.S. Congressman (1969-1984) from California. He served at the same time in Congress with his father, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ). Barry graduated…

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Dr. Paul Kengor

Author, Grove City College Professor, and Executive Director of Center for Vision & Values

Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and a New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books. He is senior director and chief academic fellow at the Institute for Faith & Freedom and former visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His…

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Declan J. Ganley

CEO of Rivada Networks

Declan Ganley is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rivada Networks, a leading public safety communications business with operations in the US and Europe. Ganley has been the founder of wireless broadband and cable TV businesses in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, including Broadnet, which deployed broadband wireless networks in ten EU countries, and Cabletel,…

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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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Andrew F. Puzder

Former CEO, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into globally known fast food powerhouses. Starting as founder Carl Karcher’s personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of serious financial difficulties. Under his leadership, CKE expanded to over 3,800…

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Rich Lowry

Editor, Columnist, Author, and Commentator

As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F. Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine. Today, National Review remains a conservative guidepost, helping to bring…

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Steve Munisteri

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison

Stephen Munisteri serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison. Mr. Munisteri was formerly the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Paul Teller

  Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Paul Teller graduated cum laude in 1993 from Duke University in Durham, NC, where he got his B.A. in political science.  Before graduating, he was a research assistant to Suzanne Garment, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.  Also, Paul volunteered…

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Todd Starnes

Todd Starnes has been at Fox News Radio for more than a decade. His daily commentary is heard on hundreds of radio stations and his syndicated column is read by millions. He also hosts a one-minute commentary on Fox & Friends. He is a frequent contributor on many Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network…

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