As a college student, you will step into adulthood in the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession and great political division. How can you remain hopeful? What would it look like for all of us to move forward together, particularly in the area of public policy?

The Christian Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity for college students who care deeply about today’s pressing issues to learn and consider how to engage in public policy. Through the CSLC, the NAE has been equipping and training college students to be part of the solution for decades. We help students explore public policy issues, careers in government or public service, what it means to be engaged citizens, and how to bring the light of Christ into the public square.

CSLC is typically a week-long event held in Washington, D.C. With this year’s virtual conference, we are able to make the power-packed conference completely FREE (a savings of $680) for all college students. The virtual conference on Moving Forward Together will be held over two evenings (Part 1 on January 31 at 7 p.m. ET; Part 2 on February 7 at 7 p.m. ET). We are excited to be able to expand the reach of this year’s conference through an online platform, even as we look forward to resuming the in-person conference in D.C. Join us as we move forward together!

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Justin Giboney

Attorney & Political Strategist

Barry Black

Chaplain of U.S. Senate

Nick Hall

Founder of PULSE

Sen. Bill Cassidy

U.S. Senator for LA

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar

U.S. Representative for FL

Eugene Cho

President of Bread for the World

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

U.S. Senator for Rhode Island

Ali Noorani

President & Chief Executive Officer
of the National Immigration Forum

Dorothy Boorse

Dorothy Boorse

Professor at Gordon College

Mitch Hescox

President & CEO of The Evangelical Environmental Network

Shirley Hoogstra

President of CCCU

Walter Kim

NAE President

Galen Carey

NAE VP of Government Relations

Christine Sequenzia Titus

NAE Policy Director

Steve Eng

NAE Advocacy Director


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“I went to the conference to better understand how politicians navigate complicated policy issues in an increasingly polarizing country. I returned with a greater idea of how to promote unity at the intersection of faith and politics. The conference deepened my calling to be a public servant and the desire to elevate the voices of young believers to lead the next generation.”

Jessica Trowell