Ever since YAF leaders Frank Donatelli and Ron Robinson established the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the American Conservative Union in 1974, Young America’s Foundation and Young Americans for Freedom have been highlighting the work of conservative students and exposing the tactics of leftists in higher education over the last 40+ years. At CPAC 2013, Young America’s Foundation’s President Ron Robinson was recognized by the American Conservative Union for his “foresight and fortitude in organizing” the first CPAC.
At CPAC 2019, YAF will continue to build on this storied history of conservative action as YAF leaders and students will be featured prominently throughout this week’s conference.
The Answer is More Speech: Your Words Matter, Too—Chesapeake 5-6, 10:00 AM Thursday
On Thursday morning, YAF alumna and Director Emily Jashinsky will moderate a panel on free speech featuring YAF activist and National Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom Grant Strobl.
The Culture of Clickbait: Can Journalism Be Saved?—Chesapeake 1-2, 6:00 PM Thursday
Elizabeth Donatelli, Executive Director of YAF’s National Journalism Center, will moderate a panel Thursday evening on the future of the media with reporters from the Daily Caller, Washington Times, and Breitbart.
YAF Beat Berkeley: A Blueprint For Bringing Freedom Back To Your School—Chesapeake 5-6, 11:00 AM Friday
YAF will host a breakout panel on how we secured our landmark victory for conservative students and the First Amendment at UC Berkeley with YAF Vice President Patrick X. Coyle, YAF Acting General Counsel Mark Trammell, and First Amendment juggernaut Harmeet K. Dhillon.
Sue The U: A Crash Course in Fighting Censorship—Ballroom, 3:10 PM Friday
Then on Friday afternoon, YAF Spokesman Spencer Brown and YAF Acting General Counsel Mark Trammell will speak on the main stage on a panel addressing censorship on campuses today.
As always, make sure to stop by YAF’s booth in the Hub to refresh your freedom swag! This year YAF is at booth #615, and make sure to stop by the National Journalism Center’s booth (#729) too.