Conferences & Seminars

CANCELLED: The March 2020 High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

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Event Overview

Dear Students and Parents, 

We at Young America’s Foundation—at the recommendation and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and California Department of Public Health—made the difficult decision to cancel next week’s High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch. 

At this critical time for our country, this was not the decision we wanted to make. Despite the risk to most Americans—especially young Americans—remaining low, some of our students' families, speakers, and YAF’s generous supporters remain vulnerable.

YAF echoes the sentiment expressed by President Trump in his address to the nation Wednesday evening with this announcement to put the wellbeing of those who participate in our programs first. 

We deeply regret this inconvenience, but look forward to bringing you—and the hundreds of other young Americans eager to walk in President Reagan’s footsteps and be inspired by conservative leaders and ideas—to Santa Barbara soon.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch the best of YAF’s recent campus lectures and conference sessions on our YouTube Channel, YAFTV, found here. 

YAF’s offices remain open and our team is happy to help assist you in canceling your travel arrangements if complications arise. For those who paid a registration fee, you may elect to receive a credit towards another 2020 conference, apply it as a tax-deductible contribution, or request a refund. To request a refund, you must email us at and include the registrant’s name in the email; refunds will be returned to the original payment method.

We apologize for this disappointing situation but encourage you to stay in touch and engaged with Young America’s Foundation’s expansive programs.

In Freedom,

Jolie Ballantyne, Esq.
Conference Director

The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101