Western Conservative Summit

Western Conservative Summit 2019

July 12 – 13, 2019

Colorado Convention Center

Two inspiring days that will lift your spirits

and restore your faith in America.

Questions about registration?

Call 866-455-8500  ♦  Email wcsinfo@yesevents.com

2019 Confirmed Speakers

New speakers are added regularly, so be sure to check back in!

Questions about registration?

Call 866-455-8500  ♦  Email wcsinfo@yesevents.com

VIP Summit Pass – $500 per person
We invite you to join us as a VIP attendee and supporter of the Western Conservative Summit. The VIP Summit Pass offers an up-close and personal view of the event, including Reserved Seating in the front half of the ballroom, back-stage passes to the VIP lounge, special photo opportunities with main speakers, a seat at the William L. Armstrong Awards Dinner and more!
Summit Pass – $225 per person
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 – $202.50 per person
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 – $150 per person
Discounted two-day pass offered to those under 30, Veterans, Active Military, Seniors- 60 and over, Educators, and Clergy. (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
Single Day Pass – Friday OR Saturday – $125 per person, per day
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).
Single Session Pass – $50 per person, per session
Choose one or more Session Passes to attend the session of your choice. Your purchased pass(es) will be valid for that specific session(s) only. (meals on your own; option to add Armstrong Gala for additional fee).
William L. Armstrong Gala Dinner – $75 per person*
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.

*Purchase of a Pass is required (i.e., Summit Pass, Day Pass, Patriot Pass or similar).

WCS19 Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

*Subject to change.

Friday – July 12

8:00 AM Registration Begins Grand Concourse
Exhibit Hall Opens Four Seasons Ballroom
8:20 AM Doors open – VIP Seating Mile High Ballroom
8:30 AM Doors open – General Admission Mile High Ballroom
9:00 AM Opening Session Mile High Ballroom
Speakers include Dr. Donald Sweeting, Jim Daly, Brent Bozzell, Sec. Ben Carson, and Abby Johnson.
11:00 AM Workshops #1 Rooms 501-507
12:20 PM Doors open – VIP Seating Mile High Ballroom
12:30 PM Doors open – General Admission Mile High Ballroom
1:00 PM Afternoon Session Mile High Ballroom
Speakers include Jennifer Fielder, Jenna Ellis Rives, Frank Gaffney, Andrew Brunson, M. Zuhdi Jasser, Josh Hawley, and Ken Starr.
3:30 PM Workshops #2 Rooms 501-507
6:30 PM Doors open –VIP/General Admission Mile High Ballroom
7:00 PM Evening Session Mile High Ballroom 
Speakers include John Andrews, Johnnie Moore, Tom Fitton, Wil Armstrong, Western Caucus Panel, Kevin Jackson, Under 30 Speech Winner, Dave Kubal, and Charlie Kirk.

Saturday – July 13

8:00 AM Registration Begins Grand Concourse
Exhibit Hall Opens Four Seasons Ballroom
8:20 AM Doors open – VIP Seating Mile High Ballroom
8:30 AM Doors open – General Admission Mile High Ballroom
9:00 AM Opening Session Mile High Ballroom
Speakers include Nadine Maenza, David Azerrad, Grover Norquist, Justin Haskins, Dr. Jeff Myers, Brigitte Gabriel, and the Religious Freedom Panel.
11:00 AM Workshops #3 Rooms 501-507
12:20 PM Doors open – VIP Seating Mile High Ballroom
12:30 PM Doors open – General Admission Mile High Ballroom
1:00 PM Afternoon Session Mile High Ballroom
Speakers include Kelly Shackelford, Bob Fu, Adam Brandon, Rachel Burgin, Gary Marx, Richard Liverance, Larry Elder, Tom Chapman & Brad Todd, Antonia Okafor, and Kristen Waggoner.
3:30 PM Workshops #4 Rooms 501-507
5:30 AM Armstrong Awards Dinner Mile High Ballroom
Speaker includes Award Winner, Dr. Robert George. Special performances by Biff Gore and his band, joined by performer Noah Lis.
6:30 PM Doors open –VIP/General Admission Mile High Ballroom
7:00 PM Evening Session Mile High Ballroom 
Speakers include David Horowitz, Bob McEwen, Benny Johnson, Freedom Caucus Panel, Dr. Albert Mohler, and Michelle Malkin.

2019 Workshop Schedule will be posted within a month of the 2019 Western Conservative Summit.

2019 William L. Armstrong Gala Recipient: Dr. Robert George

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 5:30 pm

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Professor George has served as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He has also served on the President’s Council on Bioethics, as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

2018 William L. Armstrong Gala Pictures

Western Conservative Summit 2019 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 $219 per night (single/double occupancies), plus tax and applicable charges, for our guests of the Western Conservative Summit 2019.  Book through the link below 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 2019.″

Sponsorships allow organizations to reach our attendees in a variety of ways. From main stage speakers to attendee packet inserts, advertisements, workshops, and more, there are many ways sponsors can share their message with the thousands of Western Conservative Summit attendees.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Western Conservative Summit, please contact Antonette Smith at asmith@ccu.edu.

Additional Sponsors:

Liberty Found

Frontiers of Freedom

Exhibiting at the Western Conservative Summit is a great opportunity to get your information to conservative grassroots activists. Receive specific details in our Exhibitor Brochure, including exhibit hall hours, shipping your materials, move-in information, exhibitor guidelines, and more.

Want to be an exhibitor? Complete the Exhibitor Application to get the registration process started.

Still have questions? Contact Dawn Grubb at Dawn@Legacyevents.com.

2018 Exhibit Hall Photos

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 zjames@interprogroup.com

To register for media credentials, click HERE. 

Student Opportunities

Young Christian Conservative Leadership Conference

Discover your potential, envision your future, and be inspired for freedom at the Young Christian Conservatives Leadership Conference (YCCLC).

You’re invited to spend an extraordinary week at Colorado Christian University with like-minded young Christian Conservatives, enjoying the Colorado summer, while gaining the knowledge and skills to be a citizen who can not only identify key issues facing our nation today, but understand what it takes to affect change within them.

Who’s invited?

Young Christians age 16-20 who desire to work on leadership development, learn about politics in a free society, make new friends, and share ideas about America’s future – all within a Christian worldview.

Experience the Western Conservative Summit 2019

YCCLC ends at the Western Conservative Summit 2019 — the largest gathering of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C. — where you will hear from prominent political and conservative culture leaders from all over the U.S. as we seek to advance faith, family and freedom.

Registration will open in Spring 2019.

Click HERE for additional conference information.

Shining City Scholars

We are no longer offering scholarships for the Shining City Scholar program.

If you were a previous Shining City Scholar and still attending high school, please contact us about special rates for this year’s Western Conservative Summit: scs@ccu.edu.

Under 30 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.

For more information about entering the contest, click HERE.

The Washington Examiner is the proud sponsor of our national under-30 conservative speech contest.

In the midst of our keynote speeches at the Western Conservative Summit, we are reserving ten minutes for the winner of our national Under-30 Speech Contest. This is YOUR moment to become a conservative star – speaking before thousands of attendees and hundreds of media outlets.

Submit your ten-minute speech via YouTube. The winning speech will be determined by the Western Conservative Summit organizers and the Washington Examiner. The theme for the 2019 Western Conservative Summit is Defending Religious Freedom and America’s First Amendment, and speakers are encouraged to consider the theme in their speech topic. Videos will be judged by conservative content, the number of views, thumbs up, and more.

Contestants must be United States citizens and under the age of thirty. Travel and accommodations will be covered. Winner will receive VIP access to the Western Conservative Summit.

Video submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Click here for details and to submit your video.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 wcsinfo@yesevents.com.

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.

Food and Attire

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

Visit Getting to the Center for more information about modes of transportation.

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.

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.

Security Policy & Prohibited Items

All guests are subject to search.

Please arrive early. Anyone entering the Convention Center for an event is subject to a reasonable search including, but not limited to, metal detection and/or a bag search. Security reserves the right to inspect personal belongings of suspicious nature. This includes bags/backpacks, purses, coats, and hats. Your experience will be much like an airport so it is highly recommended that you arrive early.

In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, the guest will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or the item will be confiscated. Venue management reserves final decision on items allowed into the event.

Prohibited Items:

Your security check experience will be much like an airport’s security process. Please ensure that you do not bring any of the following items:

  • All outside food or beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers (devices will be confiscated and patron is subject to ejection)
  • All recording devices (audio, video & cameras as stipulated by the event. Recording media is subject to confiscation)
  • Weapons or any items construed as weapons (firearms, knives, sticks, chemical spray devices etc.)*
  • Air horns, bullhorns or other distracting noisemakers
  • Animals (service animals are the only exception)
  • Personal property that is potentially hazardous to other patrons (wallet chains, jewelry with spikes, etc.)

*Guests with concealed handgun permits are not allowed to carry handguns into the facility.