The conference that has inspired thousands of students to advance the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values begins next week. Now in its 39th year, Young America’s Foundation’s sold-out National Conservative Student Conference (NCSC) has educated more than two generations of young Americans. By bringing the top conservatives in America together with the next generation of our nation’s leaders, Young America’s Foundation has led the charge to inspire students to take bold action in defense of freedom’s principles. This year’s conference is no different with a sold-out student audience preparing to converge on our nation’s capital to learn from and be inspired by the conservative leaders who’ve blazed the trail ahead. Just as when Young America’s Foundation had a close working relationship with President Reagan, today’s conservative leaders from the halls of government will brief students in person at NCSC. This year we’re especially excited to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to address our students. The Vice President joins our other confirmed speakers including Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul. Rachel Campos-Duffy, Eric Bolling, Bay Buchanan, Todd Starnes, Kate Obenshain, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Harmeet Dhillon, Dennis Prager, Dinesh D’Souza, Nigel Farage, Governor George Allen, Stuart Taylor, Jr., John Lenczowski, Dr. Burt Folsom, David French, Carol M. Swain, Everett Piper, Art Laffer, Larry O’Connor, Jonah Goldberg, and Patrick X. Coyle are among the leading conservatives addressing this year’s NCSC. The motivating speeches delivered by these conservative leaders have a lasting impact on students. Many attendees are inspired to take their campus activism to the next level, boldly advancing conservative ideas and winning over their peers. Today’s conservative leaders know NCSC students are our Movement’s future because they once sat in the audience. NCSC alumni such as Marc Thiessen, Peter Schweizer, Candice Jackson, Dave Bossie, Marc Short, Todd Buccholz, Kathryn Lopez, and LeahCampos have continued to advance conservative values as they became prominent national leaders. New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer attended his first NCSC in 1982, and reflected on the conference’s life-changing impact saying, “I discovered then and there that, unlike articles or lectures, books can really influence a person over the long term. That’s why I turned to writing books after college.” Even after they leave school, young Americans inspired by Young America’s Foundation conferences continue to dedicate their work to promoting conservatism. That impact is why after nearly four decades, Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference remains a vital entrance point for our Movement.