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William F. Buckley Jr. Communicators Conference

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in the fields of communications, journalism, marketing and advertising, or public relations?

In an effort to preserve and enhance that indispensable – and increasingly rare – quality of civility and to teach the art of diplomatic persuasion, National Review Institute is pleased to host its first-ever William F. Buckley Jr. Communicators Conference on July 16-17, 2021 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

The “Buckley way” of communicating inspired generations of public servants, writers, journalists, and policy innovators to advance the works of liberty through civil discourse, logical argument, and engaging persuasion. The WFB Communicators Conference carries on this tradition of principled leadership by educating and equipping undergraduate and graduate students of journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, and advertising. This conference will feature informed and thought-provoking speakers addressing timely topics.

Through this workshop, participants will learn to:

Identify common ground and areas of cooperation with others, without sacrificing principles;
Demonstrate respect for a debate opponent by a civil exchange of views and a genuine tolerance for different ideas;
Persuasively advance and defend one’s viewpoint;
Recognize marketing biases and develop effective forms of advertising; and
Draw upon practical knowledge in the wide and varied field of communications, including reporting, public speaking, interviewing, podcasting, and marketing.
William F. Buckley Jr. “engaged energetically in the world of language.” His legacy compels a new generation to explore the new and ever-changing field of communications.

We hope you will join us!


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