YAF excited about upcoming annual event

YAF excited about upcoming annual event

YAF excited about upcoming annual event

A conservative youth organization is hoping to see students "on all sides of the spectrum" at its conference in Washington, D.C. later this month.

The Annual National Conservative Student Conference (NCSC), scheduled this year for July 25th – July 30th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, is put on by Young America's Foundation (YAF).

Zupkus, Kara (YAF) Zupkus

"We're expecting hundreds and hundreds of college students to attend this conference, to really understand the principles that conservatism is founded on, [such as] strong national defense, traditional values, free markets, and individual freedom," says YAF spokeswoman Kara Zupkus.

This is the 44th year for the event, and students can expect to hear from a who's who of speakers.

"We have the top leaders of the conservative movement coming to speak directly to these students, to inspire them," Zupkus asserts.

The lineup includes Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota), Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Attorney General Jason Miyares (R-Virginia), and Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), and Kat Cammack (R-Florida).

"You name them, they're probably speaking at our conference," she continues. "We're so excited to be welcoming these amazing students and speakers in our nation's capital."

While it is called the National Conservative Student Conference, Zupkus adds that "you don't have to be a rock-hard conservative" to attend the event.

"We welcome people on all sides of the spectrum to come and hear these ideas. We know that they're not being told these ideas in the classroom, so that is on us to share those perspectives," the YAF spokesperson concludes.