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The 44th Annual National Conservative Student Conference

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THE PROGRAM: Young America's Foundation's signature program is now approaching its 44thyear!

The 44th 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.

This is a college student-only program. Students are eligible to attend beginning the summer before their incoming freshman year of college. Newly graduated high school seniors are eligible to apply, but must list the college they will attend in the fall on their application.

Students hear from policy leaders, authors, and activists who cover a broad array of topics—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 30 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 JW Marriott located in the heart of DC
  • Only two students per room
  • Three full meals a day
    And much more!

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

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

THE COST: The $150 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. Leave extra room in your suitcase, as we often give out SWAG!

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

PART TIME INTERN OPTIONS: Click here to submit your interest in attending part time options for the NCSC.

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

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