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2024 Road to Freedom Seminar

September 20, 2024

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September 21, 2024

Reagan Ranch Center | 217 State St

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Santa Barbara

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CA

College Students

45.00

Featured Speakers

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Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley
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Andrew F. Puzder
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Daniel Di Martino
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Patrice Onwuka
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Dr. Arthur Laffer

“America’s prosperity is not a gift from the government or anyone else. Free enterprise, not the government, is the source from which our blessings flow.” – Ronald Reagan

September 20-21, 2024
The Reagan Ranch and Reagan Ranch Center
Santa Barbara, California

Who?               College Students

When?             September 20-21, 2024

Where?             The Reagan Ranch and Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California

The cost?         Only $45!

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

  • Interact with top business leaders and economic experts
  • Gain access to educational resources to help you push back in your classroom
  • Walk in President Ronald Reagan’s footsteps at Rancho del Cielo
  • Participate in training on effective campus activism strategies
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Improve your debate skills
  • Learn how you can become an effective, principled, and courageous leader on your campus!
Young America’s Foundation’s Road to Freedom Seminar, hosted by YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, is a unique program developed specifically for college students who want to learn how to make a compelling case for free market principles and push back against the alarming trend towards socialism.
Government bureaucrats nationwide are advocating for greater control of your education, healthcare, and paycheck. Many professors are using their classroom to teach students the virtues of destructive ideas like socialism and communism and discredited figures such as Karl Marx and Che Guevara. And the media today loves telling you that students want socialism in America.

Yet, Young America’s Foundation’s own polling of your peers reveals that most college-age students do not want more government intervention in their lives. They want to be able to pursue their dreams and have the freedom to make their own economic choices.

By attending the Road to Freedom Seminar, you will meet and hear from some of the most accomplished business leaders, professors, authors, and policy experts advancing free enterprise and entrepreneurship today and be inspired by the life and legacy of one of history’s greatest champions of free market principles – President Ronald Reagan.

During this premier program, students will have the opportunity to tour President Ronald Reagan’s beloved ranch, which served as his home for 25 years and as the “Western White House.” The very essence of President Reagan’s character is found at the Ranch—his humility, frugality, love for freedom, and belief in personal responsibility and the American Dream. The Ranch embodies his vision of what America was, is, and could be –a “Shining City on a Hill.”

This educational program will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and will conclude on Saturday, September 21, at 8:30 p.m.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Yeonmi ParkNorth Korean Defector & Human Rights Activist
  • Dr. Arthur Laffer, Economist and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
  • Andy Puzder, Former CEO of CKE Restaurants
  • Daniel Di Martino, Venezuelan Freedom Activist & Economist
  • Dr. Anne Bradley, Vice President of Academic Affairs at The Fund for American Studies
  • Patrice Onwuka, Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum
  • And more!
WHAT’S INCLUDED? The $45 seminar fee includes seminar tuition, all materials, Friday and Saturday night lodging at a local Santa Barbara hotel, and five meals from Friday lunch to Saturday dinner.
IS TRAVEL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? Travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. Apply for travel assistance here.
Please note that travel assistance is not guaranteed and is allocated on a case-by-case basis. Travel assistance requests are due prior to the event.
IS TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? Tuition assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. If you have financial need, please email a brief essay (no more than a page) to Conference Director Madison Habersetzer at [email protected] with some language regarding your financial need.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE DETAILS? For details about applying for travel or tuition assistance, travel options and shuttles, dress code, hotel accommodations, and more, please check the Frequently Asked Questions below or click here to download/print.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Students currently enrolled in college are eligible to attend this program.

You should arrive on Friday, September 20th for check in at the Reagan Ranch Center (217 State
Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101). Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30
a.m. The program begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.

The conference ends Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in a hotel is
included, and we recommend flights departing on Sunday morning. FULL TIME attendance is
required. Flights requiring a departure prior to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday are not allowed.

You will be assigned to a hotel within walking distance of the Reagan Ranch Center for Friday
and Saturday night and will receive your hotel assignment at check-in. You will have one or two
roommates of the same sex. The registration form contains a blank in which you can request a
roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Room keys will be available
at the hotels by 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Luggage storage will be available at the Reagan Ranch
Center at registration.

If you would like to stay an additional night in the hotel, you must make your own arrangements. YAF only provides lodging for Friday and Saturday night.

Tuition 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 a page) to Conference Director Madison Habersetzer at [email protected] with some language regarding your financial need and what you hope to gain by attending the conference. We cannot consider your request until we receive this essay.

Travel scholarships may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. While travel scholarships are never guaranteed, Young America’s Foundation will gladly consider all completed requests. Apply for a travel scholarship here: https://forms.gle/QfyaqMDYiWDFJwyc8

Travel scholarship requests are due prior to the event. Please note, travel assistance is not guaranteed and does not cover ground transportation, baggage fees, seat assignments, travel insurance. etc. Flights must allow for full-time attendance to be eligible for reimbursement.

If you have any questions regarding your travel scholarship submission, please mailto: [email protected]

Yes! Your generous tax-deductible gift of $2,000 will allow Young America’s Foundation to host a student at this program who could not otherwise attend. You can designate a specific student you know to attend or sponsor a student who is receiving free tuition as a result of financial need. For more information about these and other sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Madison Habersetzer at [email protected] or call 805-957-1980.

If you can no longer attend for any reason, please email Conference Director Madison Habersetzer at [email protected] with your name and indicate for which conference you need to cancel. If you cancel prior to August 30, 2024, you will receive a full refund. Please check your card statement to verify your refund was processed.

You should fly to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), if possible, or you can arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and take a 2-hour bus ride to Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara Airbus (Please visit www.sbairbus.com for more information).

Students must arrange their own ground transportation from the airport to the conference.

Yes, Greyhound has buses to downtown Santa Barbara, but they are not within walking distance of the Reagan Ranch Center or the hotels. You can take a taxi or Uber to the Reagan Ranch Center from the bus stop. Please visit www.greyhound.com for more information on this option.

Yes, Amtrak runs trains through Santa Barbara on its Pacific Surfliner route, which spans from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. The train station is located right in front of the Reagan Ranch Center and is a short walk to the hotels. Please visit www.amtrakcalifornia.com for more information on this option.

No, because the event is only two days long, there is minimal free time. If you wish to tour Santa Barbara, please make your own plans to arrive on Thursday or stay through Sunday. Young America’s Foundation only covers your hotel room on Friday and Saturday night, and you will check out on Sunday morning.

The $45 conference registration fee includes Friday and Saturday night at a Santa Barbara hotel, conference materials, and meals from Friday lunch through Saturday dinner.

Dress for Friday afternoon is casual, but respectful. Wear a jacket, comfortable shoes for the Ranch, and a t-shirt representing your school or YAF chapter! Jeans are acceptable as long as there are no holes or tears. Dress for the Friday dinner banquet is business professional. This means a suit for the gentlemen and a suit or dress for the ladies.

Dress for Saturday is business casual. This means slacks, polo or button-up shirts, sweaters, etc. casual, but respectful. Jeans, shorts, baseball hats, clothing with cutouts, and t-shirts are not acceptable attire.

The program begins on Friday afternoon with a luncheon and memorable tour of the Reagan Ranch and a dinner banquet in the evening. Saturday features a full day of speakers and question-and-answer sessions and then a dinner banquet in the evening. Students will receive a detailed agenda via email prior to the conference.

I am registering for myself, or on behalf of my minor child or ward (hereafter “child”), to attend a Young America’s Foundation’s (YAF) private event. I understand and agree that, as an express condition of participation and/or attendance in YAF’s event, I intend to be legally bound and will abide by the following terms & conditions.

A. Terms of Registration. All attendees must register themselves or their child and any guests they may be registering for using the real and true name for all parties and may be asked to present valid identification to verify the identity of the registrant and their guests. I understand and acknowledge that any actions intended to disrupt or undermine this YAF event will result in my or my child’s immediate ejection from the event. Disruptive activity includes, without limitation and in YAF’s sole determination, posting or sending inappropriate words, statements, or images, through social media or by and between event attendees. YAF reserves the right to pursue all appropriate civil & criminal remedies against disruptive attendees. Attendees removed for disruptive activity forfeit any registration fees and will be required to reimburse YAF at applicable actual costs of their attendance within ten (10) business days.

B. Acceptance & Attendance.
a. I understand that this event may have a limited amount of space and that my application may be subject to confirmation. I understand that all applications submitted prior to July 1, 2024 will receive a response on July 1, 2024 regarding acceptance. Applicants that apply after July 1, 2024 will receive notice within two (2) weeks of their application submission. I understand that in the event I have not been accepted I will be refunded via my original payment method.

b. Participation in this YAF event is made possible through the generous financial support of YAF’s supporters nationwide. As such, I or my child agree to attend all sessions of the Road to Freedom Seminar. I understand that if I or my child fail to attend the entirety of YAF’s event without good cause, I agree to refund YAF the actual cost of attendance for the event, including hotel, food, transportation, and other costs incurred.

c. Acceptance and participation in this YAF event include reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions of YAF’s Responsibility Pledge, the terms of which are incorporated by reference. I understand that violation of the Responsibility Pledge may result in my removal or the removal of my child from the event, forfeiture of registration fees, and applicable
reimbursement due to YAF.

C. Cancellation. Except in case of emergency, if accepted to attend YAF’s event, I must notify YAF by August 30, 2024 of my inability to attend or I may be charged $2,000 since it is too late to give my reserved space to another participant. I understand that the conference fee is not refundable if I cancel my participation after August 30, 2024.

D. Policy Focused Event. YAF’s event is intended solely for the promotion of conservative ideas, in accordance with YAF’s tax exempt mission. No political activity, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, is permitted at YAF’s event. No candidate stickers, pins, t-shirts, or other materials may be worn, displayed, or otherwise visible by members of the audience. I
understand that attendees will not promote any other groups or organizations without express written permission from YAF.

E. Roommates & Lodging. If applicable, I understand that I or my child may be assigned roommates for the conference. A preferred roommate of the same sex may be requested, but YAF is not obligated to honor that request. I agree to notify YAF staff immediately if a problem with a roommate arises during the event. I or my child further agree to abide by all applicable hotel rules, as well as any rules or instructions from YAF staff as deemed necessary, in YAF’s sole determination, during any overnight event stay.

F. Consideration. In consideration for participation in this event or program, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is acknowledged, I agree to release and forever discharge YAF, its officers, employees, and assigns from all manner of actions, legal causes of action, claims and demands for or by reason of any damage, loss, or injury to person and
property which has been or may be sustained as a result of my own or my child’s participation in this event or program.
Liability Release. I am fully aware that there are risks, foreseeable and unforeseeable, related to me or my child or ward attending this event or program, ranging from normal risks associated with any stay away from home, such as physical injury from a slip and fall or accident, food poisoning or allergic reactions, loss or damage to personal property, fires, disasters, terrorism or other incidents of violence, contraction of illness such as the flu, COVID-19, or legionnaire’s
disease, which could result in a serious medical condition requiring treatment in a hospital or could possibly lead to death. For my own benefit or on behalf of my child or ward, our heirs, successors, and assigns, I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, relating to participation in this event or program and I hereby forever release, waive, relinquish, and discharge YAF, its officers, employees, and assigns from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, rights, damages, expenses, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, and other losses of any kind, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, and I further promise not to sue YAF for any personal injury, disability, property damage or theft, or death which may result from participation in this program. These terms and conditions shall be construed under Tennessee law and should be interpreted by any court of competent jurisdiction to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible.

G. Assumption of Risk. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to participation in the above mentioned function, including transportation to and from such activities, and do hereby release and waive all claims against YAF, its directors, officers, staff, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, and speakers whether they be foreseen or unforeseen at the time this waiver is signed. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS MY SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO AVOID EXPOSING MYSELF OR MY CHILD TO FOODS THAT WE MAY BE ALLERGIC TO AND TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS RELATING TO POTENTIAL ALLERGIES, INCLUDING HAVING ANY MEDICATION SUCH AS AN EPINEPHRINE PEN (“EPIPEN”) ON MY OR MY CHILD’S PERSON AT ALL TIMES AND NOTIFYING YOUNG AMERICA’S FOUNDATION STAFF OF CONCERNS. I understand that YAF makes no promises or guarantees that an accommodation will be made for my or my child’s allergy, even after notifying YAF of said allergy. As such, I recognize that if I or my child consumes food or beverage at a YAF event, I assume the risk.

 H. Emergency Medical Treatment Consent/ Property Damage. I grant permission for emergency medical treatment to be performed upon me or my child in case of sickness or injury and have indicated any special medical needs or allergies in the space provided below. All expenses incident to hospital care shall be my responsibility. I also accept responsibility for any property damage to the program facilities that I or my child may cause.

I. Consent and Release for Use of Likeness. YAF uses real photos, videos, and quotes from students for promotional purposes. By attending this YAF event on your own behalf or on behalf of your child, you irrevocably consent and authorize YAF and its affiliates, employees, related companies, and contractors, to record, film, photograph, broadcast, or otherwise capture during the event and related events your likeness, image, voice, or any other indicia of identity in any media whatsoever and to distribute, use, broadcast, or disseminate into perpetuity such media for any purpose whatsoever without any further approval from you or any compensation of any kind to you. The images in all media will constitute YAF’s sole property, and YAF will have the right to use your likeness, image, voice, or other indicia of identity, including, but not limited to, the right to produce, publicly perform, transmit, exhibit, publicly display, print, reproduce, televise, broadcast, transfer, modify, distribute, create derivative works of, and otherwise use for any lawful purpose, in whole or in part, in any
location throughout the world through any means or medium or format without limitation, any Subject Matter, all without prior inspection or further consent or approval by the undersigned of the finished product(s) or of such use, together with irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free rights, title and interest in and to any and all results and proceeds from any such use.

J. Exclusive Broadcast Rights. You further agree that you will not record, reproduce, or transmit from the place of performance, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, any portion of, or the entirety of, any YAF event in the absence of the specific written permission of YAF. YAF retains the exclusive copyright to all materials that may be distributed at the event, unless otherwise noted, and all video or audio recordings of all YAF events.

K. Data Usage. By sharing your information with YAF, you agree that we may use your information to contact you about this event and other activities, such as educational materials or opportunities to attend future events, as disclosed to you at the point of collection, or in any other manner that advances our educational purposes. This includes, without limitation, adding your e-mail address to receive YAF emails and receipt of telephone calls and text messages to your cell phone. You affirm that the cell phone number provided at registration is your own or that of your minor child, and that YAF may call and/or send text messages to this phone number to provide information regarding your application or registration for this event, as well as future YAF events and programming. You understand that message and data rates may apply to any such messages. We may share or transfer your information with our affiliates and any other organizations or entities for similar purposes.

L. Severability. If any provision of this waiver is held to be invalid or unenforceable that provision will be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent possible, and the remainder of the waiver will have full force and effect.

M. Understanding and Acceptance. By including my name on this form and allowing my child to participate in this Program, I confirm that I understand and have had a full opportunity to review these terms and conditions. I have had the opportunity to have these terms and conditions reviewed by a legal counsel of my choosing. In the event of any dispute between the Parties regarding any ambiguity or inconsistency in this terms and conditions, the adjudicating body will use a neutral construction not favouring either Party. I understand and agree that these terms and conditions constitute the full entire agreement between myself and YAF and supersede any prior oral or written understanding or agreement. No modifications, alterations, or amendments may be made to the terms and conditions unless done in writing and agreed to by both parties. I accept these terms freely, I declare my intention to bound by the terms, and I acknowledge it shall be construed broadly to provide a full release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

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