Western Conservative Summit Youth Congress

June 3 – 9, 2024
Colorado Christian University

You’re invited to the Western Conservative Summit Youth Congress!

Spend an extraordinary week at Colorado Christian University and the Colorado Convention Center with like-minded young Christian Conservatives. Enjoy the Colorado summer while gaining the knowledge and skills to address America’s policy challenges.

Cap off the week with two days at the Western Conservative Summit, one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives in the West.



Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6

Develop Leadership Skills

  • Experience the legislative process through in-person simulated Legislative and Committee Sessions hosted by Patriot Academy.
  • Focus in on timeless principles like limited government, free enterprise, individual liberty, and Biblical truths.
  • Features presentations by Rick Green of Patriot Academy


Understand a Christian Worldview on Politics

  • Be equipped to embrace God’s truth and champion a Biblical worldview.
  • Features presentations by faculty from Colorado Christian University.


Explore Colorado and Colorado Christian University

  • Experience our beautiful campus and meet current students and faculty.
  • Participate in unique Colorado excursions throughout the Denver metro area, including two days in downtown Denver for the Western Conservative Summit.
  • Learn more about the many opportunities CCU offers for students interested in politics, history, global studies, and law.

Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 8

Engage Directly in the Conservative Movement

  • Spend two full days at the Western Conservative Summit, hearing from national conservative leaders, activists, and thinkers. For the latest schedule and speaker line up, please visit WesternConservativeSummit.com
  • Network with conservative organizations and learn how to become more involved in your community.

The Western Conservative Summit Youth Congress will offer students ages 16-24 the unique opportunity to be exposed to the nation’s most-pressing issues and learn how to impact the culture in support of Faith, Family, and Freedom. 

Spend three days doing an in-depth study into conservative thought, Christian worldview, statesmanship, and the legislative process before putting that knowledge into action at the Western Conservative Summit,  one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives in the West.

Pricing and Registration

The Western Conservative Summit Youth Congress is hosted by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University and Patriot Academy. Tuition for this year’s conference is $149 and includes lodging, activities, meals, and a Summit Pass to the Western Conservative Summit.

Partial scholarship may be available. 

Questions? Email wcsyouthconference@ccu.edu.

About Western Conservative Summit

Since 2010, the Western Conservative Summit has brought the nation’s top conservative leaders to Denver, CO. Traditionally, over 50 speakers and over 60 exhibitors will address thousands of attendees. The goal is to inspire, educate, and activate grassroots conservatives to make a difference in their communities.

Previous speakers have included Donald Trump, Ed Meese, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Walsh, Ryan Zinke, Riley Gaines, Scott Pruitt, Tulsi Gabbard, Dr. Yoram Hazony, Eric Metaxas, Kayleigh McEnany, Jeff Sessions, Kirk Cameron, Dana Loesch, Charlie Kirk, Jay Sekulow, John MacArthur, Sarah Palin, James Dobson, Scott Walker, Phil Robertson, Dennis Prager, Tim Scott, Harriet Hageman, Josh Hawley, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, James Lankford, Ben Sasse, Spencer Tillman, Lee Strobel, Mike Lee, Star Parker, Hugh Hewitt, Mia Love, Robert Woodson, the House Freedom Caucus, and many others.

Location and Travel Resources

Location Information

Check in will take place at Colorado Christian University’s main campus. Colorado Christian University is conveniently located 7 miles west of Denver in Lakewood, CO. The address is:

8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226

Click here to access a campus map of Colorado Christian University.

The Western Conservative Summit will take place at the The Westin Westminster. Transportation will be provided between Colorado Christian University and The Westin.

Flying into Colorado?

The closest airport to Colorado Christian University is Denver International Airport. To download a map of the airport, click here.

Shuttle service between Denver International Airport and the Colorado Christian University Lakewood campus will be available. 

Hosted By

Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party for public office. CCU’s tax ID number is 84-0442429.

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