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

Liberty and Responsibility in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Literature

October 24-27, 2019
Providence, RI

A special seminar for undergraduates

Debate: Is Trumpism Good for America?

October 30, 2019
7:00 p.m. | Fluno Center, Madison, WI

A debate featuring Max Boot and Stephen Moore, moderated by Marc Thiessen.

The Divine Plan: A Special Screening for Friends of ISI

November 06, 2019
6:30 p.m. | Penn Cinema Riverfront, 401 S Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801

Join ISI for a private screening of the new documentary film on Reagan and John Paul II

Debate: Are Identity Politics Bad for America?

November 15, 2019
7:30 | Bluu Auditorium, Texas Christian University

A debate featuring Jane Coaston and Elizabeth Corey, moderated by Marc Thiessen.

Should We Cancel Identity Politics?

November 15-16, 2019
Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

Explore this urgent issue with Amy Wax, Kevin Williamson, and thoughtful students and faculty from around the country

Debate: Has the Sexual Revolution Been More Bad Than good?

November 21, 2019
8:30 p.m. | Kurtzman Room, University of Pittsburgh

A debate featuring Mona Charen and Roger Pilon, moderated by Marc Thiessen.

Liberty and the Declaration of Independence

February 20-23, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

A special seminar for undergraduates

2020 Indianapolis Student Conference

April 04, 2020
Indianapolis, IN

Join like-minded students and scholars in Indianapolis for this daylong conference

The Scottish Enlightenment

April 23-26, 2020
Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Mecosta, MI

A special seminar for graduate students

Make Friends, Meet Mentors

Join like-minded students and professors for a weekend of conversation and camaraderie. Spots are limited, so apply today!

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