Christian Student Leadership Conference
The Christian Student Leadership Conference is a place where college students who care deeply about today’s pressing issues come to learn and consider how to engage in public policy.
We hear a lot of voices today. Some are harsh and shrill. Others are civil and gracious. And, some voices we don't hear at all. What does your voice sound like?
At the Christian Student Leadership Conference, you’ll be inspired and empowered as you:
Engage in today’s public policy issues;
Hear from elected officials, public policy leaders and thinkers;
Express your values in a civil and biblical way; and
Speak for those who have no voice.
Consider your calling as you experience power-packed briefings, dialogue and reflection — all while taking in our nation’s bustling capital city.
The National Association of Evangelicals has spoken as a united voice for millions of American evangelicals since 1942.
But, the voice of the NAE is clearer, stronger and more broadly heard now than ever before. The association represents more than 45,000 local churches from 40 different denominations and serves a constituency of millions. The NAE has hosted the Christian Student Leadership Conference for over 60 years.
We serve to make denominations strong and effective, influence society for justice and righteousness, and gather the many voices of evangelicals together to be more effective for Jesus Christ and his cause.
While the NAE headquarters are in Washington, D.C., our staff and constituency live and work all throughout America.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Ambassador Sam Brownback
Ambassador Dan Coats
Ambassador Tony Hall
Sen. Roy Blunt
Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Sen. Tom Coburn
Sen. Ted Cruz
Sen. Steve Daines
Sen. James Lankford
Sen. Joseph Lieberman
Sen. John McCain
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Senate Chaplain Barry Black
Rep. Paul Ryan
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Rep. Jim Clyburn
Rep. Randy Forbes
Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. Randy Hultgren
Rep. Jim McDermott
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Rep. Joseph Pitts
Rep. Frank Wolf
We invite a wide variety of voices — from across the political spectrum — to the table. We also invite high-level government leaders whose schedules change so quickly we are not always able to get confirmation until the week before the conference. For this reason, we can’t tell you who will be speaking, but we can show you a list of recent past speakers to give you an idea of what you can expect.
The NAE will arrange 4 nights of hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Washington for each college student leader.
The Hyatt Regency is within a few blocks of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian museums, and other points of interest. It is also very close to the Union Station Metro, allowing for easy access to transportation around the city.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Breakfast and dinner meals are included in the registration rate. Students are responsible to cover lunch meals.
Participants are responsible to cover and arrange travel to/from Washington, D.C.
Registration costs are based on how many people will be sharing your hotel room and whether you are a student at an NAE member school. Contact the NAE office if aren’t sure whether your school is a member.
4 to a room ($655 member school; $680 non-member school)
3 to a room ($760 member school; $785 non-member school)
2 to a room ($885 member school; $910 non-member school)
Single room ($1250 member school; $1275 non-member school)
College student leaders must register with the NAE by filling out the secure online form. Registration deadline is December 16, 2019. Payment is not required through the online registration process. Rather, payment is mailed directly to the NAE office at:
National Association of Evangelicals
P.O. Box 23269
Washington, DC 20026
Universities that send more than one student are required to collect fees from their students and mail one check to the NAE office. Students from schools that send more than one student should contact their school’s point of contact for the conference. All payments should be received no later than January 16, 2020.
College student leaders will check in on Monday, January 27, from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency.
Any cancellations made before December 20 will receive a 100 percent refund. Cancelations made after December 20 but before January 15 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations made after January 15 or “no shows” to the conference will not receive a refund and if payment has not been made, will be billed for the full amount. Extreme circumstances will be taken into special consideration on a case-by-case basis.
Q: What is the schedule for the week?
A: Due to the nature of Washington, D.C., and the ever-changing schedules of those who speak at the conference, we are not able to send out a conference schedule before the conference. Participants will receive the schedule at registration. You may view last year’s program to get general idea of how the schedule works.
College student registration is from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on January 27, 2020, with dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. The conference will conclude by 12:00 p.m. on January 31, 2020.
Q: How do I pay?
A: If you are a student from a school that is sending several students, contact your school’s point person on the conference to mail payment. If you are not coming with a school group, you can mail a check directly to the NAE office (P.O. Box 23269, Washington, DC 20026).
Q: Who will be in my hotel room?
A: The NAE staff does its best to put students in rooms with other students from their school.
Q: What kind of ID will I need?
A: Everyone will need a government-issued picture form of identification to enter some of the buildings. If you will need something else, we will be sure to alert you before traveling to Washington.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Dress code for each event will be business attire, but please keep in mind there is substantial walking during the days and the weather can be a factor. Wear comfortable shoes.