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The 40th Annual National Conservative Student Conference

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Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2018
2:00 pm
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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 editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com and host of The Ben Shapiro Show. Shapiro is the author of six books, including The New York Times bestseller, "Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America" (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist since age 17, a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, and the host of The Morning Answer…

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Angela 'Bay' Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States, Commentator and Realtor

Angela "Bay" Buchanan began her political career as the national Treasurer of Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. This position catapulted her into a distinguished career beginning in 1981 when President Reagan appointed her to be Treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold…

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Tim Scott

Senator

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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Walter Williams

Economist, Commentator, Professor, Columnist, Author and Speaker

Walter E. Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, is a well-known lecturer and social critic respected for his logical discussions of current issues. Formerly a national fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at Temple University, he is currently an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation and…

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Allie Stuckey

"The Conservative Millennial", commentator, speaker, & blogger

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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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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Robert George

Professor of Jurisprudence, 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 "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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Steven Crowder

Actor, Comedian, Blogger, Podcast Host and Fox News Contributor

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

Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling crime novels as True Crime, films by Clint Eastwood, Don’t Say A Word, films starring Michael Douglas and Empire of Lies.  Stephen King called him “the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.”  He has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s…

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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

Michael Knowles

Michael Knowles hosts "The Michael Knowles Show" at the Daily Wire. In 2017, he wrote the #1 national bestselling treatise Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide, which President Donald Trump hailed as "a great book for your reading enjoyment." Before blank book fame, Michael studied History and Italian Literature at Yale University, graduating…

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Steve Moore

Writer, Analyst, Author and Speaker

Stephen Moore is an economic writer and political analyst. He joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. He splits his time between Washington and New York, focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. Moore has been a frequent contributor to the…

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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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Paul Kengor

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

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank and policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and…

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Declan J. Ganley

Executive Chairman & CEO, Rivada Networks

Declan Ganley is the Founder, Chairman, & 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

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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Andrew F. Puzder

CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

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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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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