This past weekend, YAL was honored to be a Partner Organization at the 2012 International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, DC.
More than 1,000 students were in attendence, and many of them packed into each of YAL’s eight breakout sessions, which covered topics from earning media to the best way to convert the whole country to the philosophy of liberty.
The most popular session by far featured freshman Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)! Rep. Amash’s speech packed the room well over capacity, and even after the session lasted 15 minutes longer than scheduled, students were still following this principled young congressman out the door to ask him questions about his political career!
On Friday evening, YAL’s after party at Microsoft’s DC HQ was a huge hit too. Unfortunately, some ISFLC attendees had to be turned away at the door because the party was so busy!
At both the party and YAL’s booth at the conference, a full-size, professional photo-booth covered with YAL’s logo and offering unlimited photos with a box of hilrious props was extremely popular. See the photo results here!
YAL Executive Director Jeff Frazee and Corey Hubbard, a member of the spring intern class, pose with props from the photo-booth at the ISFLC.
YAL Director of Communications Bonnie Kristian (yours truly) and Northwest Regional Director Mikayla Hall take a turn in the photo-booth.
Intern Joseph Brown dressed up in photo-booth props as America.
Congressman Justin Amash’s presentation packed the room! Many ISFLC attendees sat in the aisles to hear his speech.
The YAL website displayed on 100 inch touch screens at the Microsoft offices where YAL’s party was held.
Corey Hubbard poses in a horse mask from the prop box.
In the YAL office before the convention, Jeff Frazee approximates Charlie Chaplin.
The line for drinks at Microsoft.
The exhibit hall was packed!
The bartenders were kept busy on Friday!
We packed in like sardines at the Microsoft office on Friday.
National Field Director Joshua Parrish speaks with an interested student at the YAL booth.
A view of the photo-booth from the outside.
The photo-booth was popular at Microsoft!
Corey Hubbard takes a photo with some ISFLC attendees from Nigeria.
The crowd begins to thin at the party on Friday night.
Jeff Frazee speaks on the subject “So I hear you’re a libertarian? Who gives a sh*t?”
The YAL staff in the photo-booth at the party at Microsoft on Friday.
Joseph Brown and Bonnie Kristian pose by the photo-booth for a reporter from Reason Magazine.
About half the YAL staff squeeze into the booth together.
The table at YAL’s booth was packed with great resources!
How many people can you fit?