Attend the largest gathering of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C.
Two full days of stellar speakers, workshops, policy analysis, outstanding panels, priceless networking, exhibitor trade show, inspiration, and more! All to advance faith, family, and freedom for our future.
Early Bird pricing available now until April 30, 11:59 PM, MST.
Early Bird pricing is available until April 30, 11:59 pm.
Summit Pass ($165 before April 30, $225 on May 1)
Includes a two day access to the main stage, exhibit hall, workshops, book signings and more! (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
Summit Pass – Table of Ten ($148.50 before April 30, $202.50 on May 1)
Includes a two day access to the main stage, exhibit hall, workshops, book signings and more! 10% Discount for purchasing a table for ten guests (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
Patriot Pass ($115 before April 30, $150 on May 1)
Discounted pass offered to those under 30, Veterans, Active Military, Educators, and Clergy. (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
Single Day Pass – Friday OR Saturday ($85 before April 30, $125 on May 1)
Includes a one day access to the main stage, exhibit hall, workshops, book signings and more. Choose Friday or Saturday to enjoy the Summit. (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
William L. Armstrong Gala Dinner ($75 each)
Our annual Saturday night dinner gala celebrates the conservative leadership of William L. (Bill) Armstrong. Purchase includes a formal plated dinner, awards presentation, entertainment, and speakers.
On Saturday evening, June 9, the Western Conservative Summit will host its annual William L. Armstrong Gala. The evening includes formal plated dinner, awards presentation, entertainment, and speakers (additional purchase required).
William L. Armstrong was a follower of Christ, husband, father, grandfather, US Senator, Colorado Christian University President, businessman, and friend to all. William L. Armstrong provided the visionary leadership to create the Western Conservative Summit.
The Centennial Institute salutes the farseeing leader of today, unselfed, undaunted, who urge us towards the high peaks of freedom.
Western Conservative Summit 2018 will be held near the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. The Denver Hyatt Regency boasts some of the most spectacular views of the Denver Skyline and is close to many other fantastic downtown Denver attractions.
We have contracted a special rate of of $219 per night, plus tax and applicable charges, for our guests of the Western Conservative Summit 2018. Book before May 14, 2018 to receive the discounted rate. Rate is subject to availability.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Reservations: 1-888-421-1442 Driving Directions & Map
For reservations over the phone, mention “Centennial Institute – Western Conservative Summit 2018.″
The West’s premiere gathering of leaders in policy, culture and American enterprise. Students will meet and hear from high profile officials, influencers, and media personalities. Small group discussions will focus on current issues of the day in the context of expert presentations.
Every student will learn how our government works, increase their grasp of history and understand America’s economic engine. Ideas and materials presented at the Summit will add value to school assignments, college applications, discussions, and debates.
For Shining City Scholars, meals will be provided, as well as a couple of dynamic social gatherings. If you know a bright high school student, urge them to apply!
The Scholarship program enables select high school students to attend at no cost. A value of $300+ (Summit Pass + meals).
Guidelines at the Event
Shining City Scholarship students will check in at the Western Conservative Summit with the student coordinator and will be expected to participate in all Summit events and discussion groups. Students are expected to be attentive and dress business casual while in attendance.
Meals will be provided. Transportation and lodging will not be provided. Families are responsible for student’s transportation and lodging. If your scholar wishes to stay downtown at the hotel, parents are responsible for their arrangements and overnight supervision. Discounted hotel reservations available at (888) 421-1442 or by clicking HERE to reserve online.
The scholarship is offered to students only. Families of students do not receive complimentary registrations. Parents of Shining City Scholars will qualify for a discounted Summit Pass, which can be purchased online (discount code provided upon acceptance).
Shining City Scholars will complete a brief assignment while at the Summit about what they learned from their experience. Scholars will receive a certificate from Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, verifying their successful completion of the program.
Applying for the Shining City Scholarship
Complete the application, which includes a 200 word essay of your choice (choose from 1 of 3 questions). The Student Coordinator will contact you within 2 weeks if accepted. Further details of the event will be provided at that time.
Red Alert Politics is the proud sponsor of our national under-30 conservative speech contest.
Red Alert Politics is known for their “30 Under 30” awards which highlight young, right-of-center leaders who are making an exceptional impact on their campuses or in their communities. In particular, they seek to highlight those who champion the principles of liberty, personal freedom, good citizenship, and free enterprise.
The deadline for video submissions is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Exhibiting at the Western Conservative Summit is a great opportunity to get your information to conservative grassroots activists. Receive specific details in our Exhibitor Handbook, including exhibit hall hours, shipping your materials, move-in information, exhibitor guidelines, and more.
Sponsors are the key to success at the Western Conservative Summit. If you are considering sponsoring, thank you!
Our sponsors have the best opportunity to engage with our attendees and reach this audience of grassroots activists. We would be grateful for your support and delighted to put together a sponsorship that meets your goals and objectives.
Your sponsorship can include:
Time on the main stage—as a speaker or introducing a speaker
60-minute workshop session either Friday or Saturday afternoon
Premium location for an 8’x10’ booth in the exhibit hall
Summit Passes + Armstrong Banquet tickets
Invites to the private President’s Reception
Photo opportunities with main stage speakers
Full or half-page ad in the event program
Slides on the Stage Screen, including logo and messages
Working media can attend complimentary, pending approval. Credentialed media are allowed to attend main stage events (no meals are provided), in addition to access to the Summit Media Hospitality Lounge.
For any further inquiries, please email Jim Czupor at email@example.com
What meals and food are included?
Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. A number of food and beverage concessions will be open all weekend at the Convention Center. Summit attendees will find or bring their own meals during program breaks at the lunch and dinner times.**
There are many options in downtown Denver for dinner and lunch. There will be no general sessions going on during the meal times – instead everyone will have a chance to stretch their legs, visit exhibits, connect with colleagues, and discuss the sessions over independent meals.
EXCEPTIONS **Those who purchase passes with special meals included.
For students participating in Young Christian Conservatives Leadership Conference or Shining City Scholars, there will be special arrangements for meals while at the Summit.
What is the Dress Code?
In general, our Summit delegates choose business casual attire. As with any event held in a ballroom, a light sweater or jacket is recommended for temperature fluctuations.
Comfortable shoes are recommended for enjoying the exhibit area and for walking throughout the Colorado Convention Center. Denver in the summer can present delightful late afternoon rain showers, so an umbrella is not a bad idea.
Trams are available between the front door of the Colorado Convention Center and the conference area, in case assistance in necessary.
Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center The Western Conservative has partnered with the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center to receive a discounted guest room rate. For more information, visit the Hotel tab on the website. We encourage you to book your room through the Hyatt Regency so we can continue to offer discounts each year.
All programs and exhibits at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver CO 80202.
Main stage, Registration, Exhibits, Workshops and WCS18 headquarters are located at the Colorado Convention Center.
What about parking?
The Colorado Convention Center has self-parking on site. Rates are as follows:
Up to 8 hours: $12.00, Up to 12 hours: $15.00, up to 18 hours: $17.00 and up to 24 hours: $25.00.
There are a number of public pay lots throughout downtown.
Visit the CCC parking page to learn how to pay for parking and special rates for electric/hybrid cars.
Is parking included for hotel guests?
Hotel guests will pay the same flat daily rate as visitors to the hotel, and it will be added to your hotel bill.
Can I get there using public transportation?
Yes! There are 2 light rail (RTD) stops within a block of the Colorado Convention Center. For schedules and maps go to www.rtd.denver.com
Colorado Convention Center meets ADA standards for accessibility in its rooms and public areas. Event team members will be available to assist. Online information is available.
Need airport transportation?
There is no shuttle provided by the Hyatt Regency. We suggest Super Shuttle, taxi, Uber/Lyft, or private car.
Registration & Purchases
Are there refunds if I’m unable to attend?
Through April 12 – full refund less a 25% cancellation fee
April 13 – May 25 – full refund less a 50% cancellation fee
After May 25 – no refunds
You may substitute or transfer your registration to another person at any time by calling 866-455-8500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there books/videos/products for sale at the Summit?
There will be a bookstore throughout the Summit, as well as a number of exhibitors who will bring a variety of interesting, informative or just-for-fun offerings including attire, jewelry, accessories and stickers. Speakers’ books, CD’s and DVD’s will be available. DVD sets of the Summit sessions will also be available for purchase onsite and after the event. Most will accept cash, credit or check.
Program and Schedule
How will I know who is speaking when? Who are your confirmed speakers?
The schedule will be published closer to the event. That said, expect that schedule to change. We maintain a somewhat flexible agenda in order to accommodate last minute availability of special and high profile speakers. Although unconventional and a bit nerve wracking, the benefits of our flexibility more than outweigh the mild uncertainty as we discover what wonderful surprises develop.
Are there breakout sessions or small group discussions?
The primary programs for the Summit are the plenary/general session events in the Mile High Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center. Everyone at these events will hear the same message at the same time. Seating in the Ballroom is at round tables and theater style with excellent sightlines from anywhere in the house. Some speakers will engage in Q & A from the floor or via text/twitter submissions. Networking and visiting is encouraged during the breaks. There will be a number of book signing opportunities with select speakers.
In addition to the large general sessions, there will be a range of workshops every afternoon. These workshops allow for more interaction and discussion with each other and with the presenters.
Can children attend the Summit?
Teens and young teens will find the program engaging and we welcome them to register at the highly discounted Under-30 Summit Pass rate.
Young people age 16 – 20 should consider registering for the Young Christian Conservatives Leadership Conference for the full week, which includes the Summit. High School juniors and seniors may also apply to participate in the Summit as a Shining City Scholar.
We do not suggest bringing young children who would find the proceedings too long for their attention span or who would create a distraction by their presence.