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Texas YAL State Convention

2:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Saturday March 2nd, 2013
2:30 pm - 12:00 am
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We’re partnering with state and national organizations to bring you one-day campus events designed to build stronger state networks, advance our activists’ knowledge and skills, and inspire attendees to their best activism yet.

Our goal is to introduce you to the same top-notch training and networking opportunities made available at our exclusive annual National Convention in Washington, D.C. You will discover new ideas, connect with local leaders, and just have a good time advancing the youth movement for liberty. We’ll also bring exciting keynote speakers—the top names of the liberty movement.

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Here’s the schedule for Texas:

Start time



9:00 a.m.



9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Get Connected

Brandon Cestrone, Joshua, Parrish, and Lauren Evans, YAL Staff

10:30 a.m.

Our Mission

Brandon Cestrone, YAL Staff

10:45 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker

Author Jack Hunter w/ Sen. Rand Paul Skyping in

11:45 a.m.

Get Involved: Meet the Sponsors

12 Local & National Organizations

12:40 p.m.

FREE Lunch


1:30 p.m.

Speak the Language of Liberty

Chris Doss, Leadership Institute

2:15 p.m.

10 Ways to Make a Difference Now

Chris Doss, Leadership Institute

3:00 p.m.

Youth Activism: The Next Generation

Moderated by SFL Campus Coordinator Manager Clint Townsend and featuring:

  • Noelle Mandell, YAL TX State Chair
  • Corie Whalen, YAL South Central Regional Director
  • Patrick Kelly, YAL Chapter President @ UT-Arlington
  • Rachel Kania, Ted Cruz for Senate

4:00 p.m.

This is how you lead!

Brandon Cestrone, YAL Staff

4:50 p.m.

Local Leaders & Projects

Moderated by Brendan Steinhauser from Texas Public Policy Foundation and featuring:

  • Whitney Neal, FreedomWorks Campaign Director
  • Konni Burton, NE Tarrant Tea Party
  • Ken Emmanuelson, Dallas Tea Party
  • Maggie Wright, Burleson Conservative Activist

6:00 p.m.

Texas State Legislators

State Reps announced soon…

7:00 p.m.

“My Fight for Liberty in DC”

Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-36)

7:45 p.m.

Wrap-up & Travel

Joshua Parrish, YAL National Field Director

8:00 p.m.

Happy Hour!


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