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Ben Shapiro

Spring Campus Tour

Bring Ben Shapiro to your school this spring!
Inquire by January 5th, 2024

 
Ever wanted to see Ben Shapiro in person? Well, your club can host Ben this spring and not only can you meet this conservative rockstar, but your club can reach thousands of students on campus. Imagine your club hosting the largest event on campus and the best part – YAF will guide you through it!
 
Don’t miss out on the biggest opportunity of your college career. Inquire today and get the process started to host Ben! 

How to Host

The Process

Take a look a the steps below.

It seems intimidating, but don’t worry! YAF will walk you through each step to host Ben – or any of our other 70+ speakers – on your campus.
Get started by completing the form below.
The spring deadline to apply to host Ben is Friday, January 5, 2024.

1

Logistical Requirements

Given the limited number of engagements that Ben can accept, the following requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.

  1. Young America’s Foundation can cover a substantial portion of Ben’s fee. However, we do require that we are the sole national sponsor of Ben’s campus events.
  2. Venue must be able to accommodate more than 1,000 students and community members.
  3. The school must allow for the event to be streamed live by Young America’s Foundation and allow for a professional photographer to cover the lecture.
  4. The school must provide metal detectors and security for the event.
  5. The venue must be accessible to Young America’s Foundation staff and streaming crew all day of the event.
  6. The event must be free and open to the public.
  7. All announcements regarding tickets and promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance. Students should have full control of the ticket list.
  8. A proposal submitted to Young America’s Foundation.

**If at any time one of these requirements are not met or reneged on by the school, Young America’s Foundation reserves the right to re-evaluate the lecture’s feasibility. **

2

Solicit Your School for Funding

After submitting an inquiry to YAF, be sure to file a request for funding with your school’s student government and/or student activity committee. Please note that in order to be considered, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step 3 below.

Many schools are happy to underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus, so some funding should rightly go towards conservative speakers. You should request the full amount in your school application. However, we are aware that most funding boards will not provide the full amount. Therefore, Young America’s Foundation will work to provide the balance of the funding you may not receive from your school.

We realize some schools require a tentative date from a speaker in order to receive funding. However, given the high amount of requests Shapiro receives, giving a tentative date of availability will not be possible.

3

Submit Proposal to Young America’s Foundation

Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host Ben Shapiro. Make sure your proposal is compelling and underscores your club’s ability to ensure the event will be a success.

Each proposal should include:

    • Information on your club’s past activities and record of success
    • Why Ben Shapiro should speak at your school
    • Suggested dates that will work for your club. Be sure to check your school’s athletic and academic calendar to ensure the dates you select do not conflict with midterms, sporting, or other campus events
    • Expected attendance and suggested venue for the event. Images and/or a venue floor plan are helpful to include
    • The amount you are offering toward Ben Shapiro’s honorarium
    • How much of the honorarium you are requesting Young America’s Foundation cover
    • A tentative schedule for the event including the suggested time of the lecture, book signing or reception
    • Confirmation that your club or your school can provide a ticket system for the event, metal detectors, and security
 

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