Student Conferences

Meet top college students from across the nation. Form friendships based on a love of wisdom and timeless questions. Learn from leading conservative professors. Join a community that includes scholars, authors, government officials, journalists, attorneys, and judges.

That’s what you can expect at our conferences.


Upcoming Conferences

Conservative Conversations with ISI: Peter Wood

December 10, 2020
7 p.m. ET | Online

Debunk the 1619 Project with Peter Wood, historian and president of the National Association of Scholars.

Should America Return to the Natural Law Views of the Founding?

December 17, 2020
7 p.m. ET

A debate between Dr. V. Phillip Muñoz and Fr. Dominic Legge on how best to restore a robust natural law perspective

ISI Honors Conference – Part II

January 07-10, 2021
Indianapolis, IN

A private conference for ISI Honors Scholars on "American Conservatism and the Quest for Community."

Civic Connections

January 21-24, 2021
Providence, RI

An invitation-only event bringing together a small group of New England based graduate students to explore "civic...

The Founders after the Founding

February 18-21, 2021
Annapolis, MD

An invitation-only bringing together alumni of ISI programs for a weekend of fellowship and discussion.

The Scottish Enlightenment: The Three Thinkers

March 04-07, 2021
Providence, RI

An invitation-only event bringing ISI faculty together for fellowship and discussion.

ISI Collegiate Network 2020 Editors’ Conference

March 05-07, 2021
Omni Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

An invitation-only conference for ISI Collegiate Network editors

Technology, Community, and the Future of Liberty

March 18-21, 2021

An invitation-only event bringing together ISI alumni for fellowship and discussion.

The Economics of Race

April 08-11, 2021
Providence, RI

An invitation-only event bringing ISI alumni together for fellowship and discussion.

Liberty and Liberal Education

April 22-25, 2021
Mecosta, MI

An invitation-only event bringing together graduate students for fellowship and discussion.

Honors Program

Ready to go to the next level? Become an ISI Honors Scholar.

Our Honors Program begins with an intensive weeklong summer conference featuring outstanding students from across the country as well as top conservative professors. During the next academic year you will work with your ISI faculty mentor and attend invitation-only weekend seminars.

“Every conference I attend makes me value ISI more—for the knowledge I gain and the relationships I develop.”
- Tessa Piety, Berry College alumna
“When it comes to bringing students together in pursuit of truth, ISI is really second to none.”
- Micah Meadowcroft, Hillsdale College alumnus
“The rich conversations at ISI conferences made me realize why I went to university.”
- Emily Rose Mitchell, Rhodes College
“Every time I attend an ISI event or conference I am amazed by the quantity and caliber of the intellectual conversations. These discussions are invaluable to me.”
- Margaret Schuhriemen, University of Dallas