Approximately 450 college students from around the country flocked to GW last week for the National Conservative Student Conference hosted by the Young America’s Foundation. The five-day conference featured seminars, discussion groups, and speeches from conservative luminaries like Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, and former Virginia Senator George Allen.
“I think attending the conference is an invaluable experience for young conservatives,” said Robert Lockwood, president of YAF’s GW chapter. “You have unparalleled communication with leaders of the movement on the professional activist level, educational level, and student organization level as well.”
The week’s events focused on a variety of political issues and other topics. The numerous panels and speeches were focused on such topics as “Market solutions to solving the energy crisis” and “What is the constitutional Role of Government?”
This year marked the sixth straight that GW has hosted the conference. Lockwood attributed this streak to GW’s Washington location and large YAF chapter.