Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Young Republican Leadership Conference: April 30-May 4

The Young Republican National Federation is pleased to invite you to the 2008 Young Republican Leadership Conference, "R GENERATION", in Washington, D.C. April 30-May 4.

Speakers, panel discussions and training sessions will be focused on our conference theme, "R Generation," suggesting how we, America's 'now' generations of Republican leadership, can and should shape policy, spur economic growth, promote a sustainable and enduring United States and realize our full potential to steer the course of elections, policy and our Party this year and beyond.

We are honored to welcome a host of conservative leaders including U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader John Boehner, The Honorable Ed Gillespie, Speaker Newt Gingrich author of Real Change, U.S. House Republican Policy Committee Chairman, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, Congressman Mac Thornberry, National Campaign Chairman for Governor Mike Huckabee and former Reagan Administration official, Ed Rollins, Senior Adviser to Mitt Romney for President and Former White House Political Director for President George H. W. Bush, Ron Kaufman, GOPAC Chairman and FOX News Contributor, Michael Steele, Marc Ambinder of The, Ross Douthat, Senior Editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Online Editor at the National Review, who will join us as event keynote speakers and policy panelists discussing a range of issues, including energy security, the economy and healthcare. In addition, former YRNF Chairman, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, recently named 'the Strategist' by the Weekly Standard, will provide conference participants a visit to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Training sessions on Political Activism led by GOPAC, Communications led by Leadership Institute, Fund Raising with Campaign Finance Lawyer, Mark Braden of Baker Hostetler and Leadership with Colonel Dan Nolan, Retired will provide thought-provoking concepts for you to enhance your efforts at home and within your political circles.

We encourage you to join us Washington, D.C. April 30 to May 4th at the Liaison Hotel on the Hill!

Register today at the extended $199 rate until midnight, Friday, April 11th. This rate includes lunch for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, dinner Friday and Saturday night, and attendance at all YRLC planned activities.

Visit often for updates. Our blog will also have discussions on different topics of interest from logistics to convention activities to general networking.

We look forward to seeing you, "R Generation," in Washington!

Your YRLC Planning Committee,

Lori-Ann Miller, YRLC Chairman

Shuttle Information: *** NEW INFORMATION**

We have arranged for a Super Shuttle discount from each of the airports. From Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) there is a $6 off roundtrip discount; From Dulles International Airport ( IAD) there is a $4 off roundtrip discount; and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) there is a $2 off roundtrip discount.

Please follow this link to reserve your seat and take advantage of the discounts:

Airport Information:
We suggest flying into either Dulles International (IAD), Ronald Reagan National (DCA) or Baltimore Washington (BWI)Airport. All travel information can be found at . Please be sure to sign up for travel alerts on each of your favorite airline or the suggested following websites :


Wednesday, April 30
An evening welcome reception at a Washington landmark, with House Minority Leader John Boehner (approximate start time to begin no earlier than 6:00 p.m.)

Afterward the VA/DC/MD YRs will host a reception for all participants to attend

Details are forth coming on both events

Lunch with keynote speaker, Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who will also be available for a signing of his book "Real Change" following lunch

Thursday, May 1
Visit to the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives at 8:00 a.m. sharp

Tour of the U.S. Capitol building followed by a group picture on the Capitol Steps

Lunch with Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee

Afternoon training sessions: Leadership, Political Action, Fundraising, and Communications; details on each of these training can be found on the YRLC agenda page or register for the training sessions online at . We need to have an idea of how many people are interested in each track/sessions, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Meet-and-greet evening reception with RNC Leadership location to be annouced shortly.
Dinner and evening activities on your own! Suggestions include Georgetown, catching a Washington Nationals Baseball game, or head down to Old Town Alexandria!

Friday, May 2, 2008

White House East Wing Tour (Please be ready by 7:00am for departure)

Briefing at the White House with the Honorable Ed Gillespie

Policy Panels with top analyst and GOP leaders. Please see the agenda page for details! Policy panels covering the following:
-"R Generation" and its role in the future of the party
-Energy and how it effects our national security
-Health care
-Our economy

Dinner with keynote speakers Ed Rollins, National Campaign Chairman for Governor Mike Huckabee and former Reagan Administration official; Ron Kaufman, Senior Adviser, Mitt Romney for President, Former White House Political Director for President George H. W. Bush and former RNC Political Director and invited guest, Frank Donatelli, RNC Deputy Chairman and liaison between the RNC and McCain for President campaign.

During dinner, we will hold the YR Vice Presidential Straw Poll, details forthcoming. The dress will be cocktail attire.

Saturday, May 3, 2008
YRNF Committee and National Board meeting

For those who do not plan on attending the YRNF board meeting we will provide further details on site seeing options on our website while waiting for our evening dinner.

Saturday night YRLC Gala will be held at the hotel. The dress will be Black Tie optional.

Sunday, May 4, 2008
Community service project to benefit our U.S. Troops. Do you know of a solider or soldiers that could use a care package in Iraq or Afghanistan? Please email us at with their name and address of where to send the box. We will be filling boxes up with goodies from 10am - 1pm.

There are many more details we are planning for this year's YRLC! So look out for the weekly updates!

And Remember to sign up by Friday, April 11th for the rate of $199!

1 comment:

YRLC said...

Please be sure to reserve your room today, April 9th! The deadline is tonight at Midnight EST. We have reserved a room block at the Liaison Hotel on the Hill, an Affina Hotel for $189 night. Please find all the necessary information at