The Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise

The Road to Freedom Seminar: Secrets to Advancing Free Enterprise Over Socialism

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“The Road to Freedom Seminar has exceeded my expectations—the quality of the speakers, conversations with my peers, and opportunities made available by YAF staff have been incredible. I truly feel much more well-versed to discuss economic issues among my friends on campus and am inspired to advance the Conservative Movement.” - Hayley Grande, Georgetown University


If you are currently a college student or an incoming college freshman, and you want to learn the secrets to advancing the case for free enterprise over socialism, Young America’s Foundation’s Road to Freedom Seminar is for you!

Young America’s Foundation’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise invites you to join college students from around the country at our Road to Freedom Seminar, scheduled for September 20 and 21, 2019, at YAF's headquarters located outside of Washington, D.C.

Over the last two years, the U.S. economy has grown faster, more jobs have been created, and wages have increased more than most experts and the media anticipated. The Washington Post, for instance, predicted in a 2016 headline that "A President Trump Could Destroy the World."

Yet, despite this economic boom, the rising popularity of leaders such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren, has many Americans increasingly hearing that an economic system based on powerful government bureaucrats, redistribution of income, and more regulation is the path forward for our country.

We know you are hungry for a different perspective. You want to hear a point of view that you rarely hear on campus, in the media, or online.

You want to hear about the ideas that will lead to a brighter future for you and your fellow college students.

Young America’s Foundation is hosting this seminar to provide just this opportunity.

Students who attend this program will learn from, and engage with, some of the most exciting business leaders, professors, authors, and policy experts advancing free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation today.  Confirmed speakers include:

  • Steve Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
  • Kristen Soltis Anderson, Pollster and Co-founder, Echelon Insights
  • Brian Brenberg, Executive Vice President and Chair of Business and Finance, The King’s College
  • Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, Academic Director, The Fund for American Studies
  • David Azerrad, Director of the Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation
  • Richard Schwartz, Chairman of the Board, Winsupply Inc.
  • Jared Meyer, Author and Economic Policy Advisor
  • Dr. Burt Folsom, Distinguished Fellow, Hillsdale College
  • Chris Horner, Author and Attorney
  • Ana Quintana, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

TUITION FEE: The $45 seminar fee includes seminar tuition, all materials, lodging for Friday and Saturday nights at the Westin Reston Heights hotel, and four meals from Friday dinner to Saturday dinner.

THE DETAILS: Click here for all the details.

NEED TRAVEL ASSISTANCE? While travel assistance is never guaranteed, Young America’s Foundation will gladly consider all completed requests.

Travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with financial need. If you have financial need, please email a brief essay (no more than one page) to that includes:

  • Language regarding your financial need
  • What you hope to gain by attending the seminar
  • Your travel plans
  • The expected amount of your travel plans and the amount you are requesting.(For example, if your flight cost totals $500, and you are able to cover $300, you may request $200 in assistance.)

We will not consider your travel assistance until we receive a completed request.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Please click here for all the FAQs.

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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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Kristen Soltis Anderson

Pollster, Speaker, Commentator, and Author

Kristen is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up). Kristen is co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm that serves brands, trade associations, nonprofits, and political clients. Through her work at Echelon, she regularly advises corporate and government…

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Brian Brenberg

Executive Vice President and Chair of Business and Finance, The King’s College

Professor Brian Brenberg serves as an Executive Vice President and Chair of the Program in Business and Finance at The King’s College. Prior to joining the King’s faculty, he worked in the financial services and medical device industries, as well as public policy research and philanthropy. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business…

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David Azerrad

Scholar, Professor, Writer, Speaker

David Azerrad studies the American political tradition from the Founding until today, with a particular emphasis on contemporary political movements. He also teaches classes on American conservative and progressive political thought at American University. His writings have appeared in various publications, including The Claremont Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, National Affairs, The Times (of London), Real Clear Politics, The Federalist, The National…

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Jared Meyer

Author and Economic Policy Advisor

Jared Meyer is an advisor at the Department of Labor and a former senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability. At FGA, he researches the economic effects that various government regulations have on labor markets. Meyer is the coauthor of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young (Encounter Books, May 2015) and the…

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Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley

Academic Director at The Fund for American Studies

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and FTE economic education programs through courses, seminars, videos and social media. She also delivers lectures around…

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Chris Horner

Author, Attorney, and Campus Speaker

Christopher C. Horner is the author of three books on “global warming” and environmental policy, law and politics, including two best-sellers: ThePolitically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism (2007), which spent half of 2007 on the New York Times bestseller list; Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (2008)…

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Burt Folsom

Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, 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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Ana Quintana

Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere

Ana Rosa Quintana is Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere at The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. She leads the foundation’s efforts U.S. policy toward Latin America.  She concentrates largely on issues of security cooperation, democratic governance and economic freedom. She has authored numerous policy studies included but not limited…

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Richard Schwartz

Richard W. Schwartz is chairman of the board of Winsupply Inc. He is an advisor and advocate for the strategic direction of the organization, assists with ongoing training efforts, is an ambassador and visits Winsupply companies, helps reinforce the basic principles and philosophy of the company, and represents the interests of shareholders. Winsupply owns a…

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