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The 42nd Annual National Conservative Student Conference

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Event Overview

THE PROGRAM: Young America's Foundation's signature program is now approaching its 42nd year! The 42nd Annual National Conservative Student Conference will educate and inspire college students with the principles of individual freedom, a free-market economy, a strong national defense, and traditional values.

Students hear from policy leaders, authors, and activists who cover a broad array of topics —just blocks away from the National Mall and our National Monuments, and learn the best ways to stand up for and advance conservative ideas on campus just in time for the start of your fall semester!

THE EXPERIENCE:

  • Meet nearly 40 prominent conservative leaders and be inspired by their stories
  • Improve your understanding of conservative ideas
  • Learn critical techniques to strengthen your club’s presence on campus
  • Learn ways to promote conservative principles to your classmates
  • Network with like-minded peers from across the country
  • Gain access to invaluable resources you can use to stand up against the Left and advance freedom
  • Stay in a luxury room for 5 nights at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, located in the heart of Washington, DC
  • Only two students per room
  • Three full meals a day
  • Minutes from national monuments and other Washington, DC, attractions
  • And much more!

THE SPEAKERS: Top leaders of the conservative movement will be posted as they are confirmed.

THE FAQs: Click here to download all the National Conservative Student Conference details.

THE COST: The $500 fee is broken into two components, a $100 tuition fee and a $400 deposit. After attending the full program and following all conference guidelines your $400 deposit will be refunded by check on Saturday morning upon check out. The $100 fee is your final out of pocket cost to attend the program. Almost everything is included, such as your food (three meals per day), 5 nights in a luxury hotel (only two students per room), tuition, materials, and other related costs. While many books may be provided, some are sold at the conference, so you may want extra spending money if you plan to purchase the speakers’ books to be signed.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS: Click here for all the answers to all your questions.

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

Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Analyst, Commentator, and Scholar

Dinesh D'Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D'Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at theAmerican Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The…

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Angela 'Bay' Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States

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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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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Burt Folsom

Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, Historian and Author

“Free markets are in short supply. I enjoy studying free markets and how they work.” 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. Burton Folsom, Jr. is an economic…

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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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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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