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

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Challenges

January 26-27, 2021
South Bend, IN

Sohrab Ahmari, Vincent Phillip Muñoz, and others highlight the need for ancient wisdom

Conservative Conversations with ISI: R.R. Reno and Timothy P. Carney

February 11, 2021
7 p.m. ET | Online

What is the future for conservatism—and for the country? Two leading public intellectuals provide answers

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
The Hilton, Alexandria, VA

An invitation-only conference for ISI Collegiate Network editors

The Socialist Temptation: A Weekend Conference for College Students

March 26-28, 2021
Pittsburgh, PA

A weekend conference exploring why so many young people are embracing socialism—and what can be done about it

The Economics of Race

April 08-11, 2021
Providence, RI

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

Civic Connections

April 15-18, 2021
Providence, RI

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

America on Trial: A Weekend Conference for College Students

April 16-18, 2021
Houston, TX

A weekend conference for college students exploring the critiques of America—and how conservatives should respond

ISI Honors Conference—Part II

April 21-23, 2021
Indianapolis, IN

A private conference for ISI Honors Scholars on “American Conservatism and the Quest for Community”

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