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SAVE THE DATE: May 4–7, 2017

The 5th Annual William F. Buckley Jr. Society Leadership Retreat

La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

La Valencia Hotel


As a member of ISI’s William F. Buckley Jr. Society, you not only join a select group of top ISI supporters dedicated to furthering the mission and vision embodied by ISI’s first president, William F. Buckley Jr.; you also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive weekend retreat where you spend time with like-minded ISI supporters, exceptional ISI students, members of the ISI team, and some of today’s most influential conservative thinkers and leaders.  

At last year’s retreat, for example, Buckley Society members met and mingled with National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager, Cato Institute scholar Doug Bandow, and the two leading historians of the American conservative movement, George H. Nash and Lee Edwards. A highlight of the retreat was a panel discussion on the state of the campus featuring four outstanding ISI student leaders. You can see video of all the presentations here

Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt

Join us for the 5th annual Buckley Society Leadership Retreat from Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7, 2017. The retreat will be held at the historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California, which is situated atop La Jolla Cove and boasts majestic views of the Pacific Ocean. Speakers will include the acclaimed radio talk show host and NBC News political analyst Hugh Hewitt, who will give the keynote speech at Saturday’s dinner. You will also be treated to receptions, panel discussions, lunch and dinner talks by prominent conservatives, and private excursions with fellow Buckley Society members.  


Buckley Society members give ISI $10,000 annually or an estate gift of $200,000 or more. To find out how you can attend the 5th annual Buckley Society Leadership Retreat, please contact Joseph Corey at 302-524-6127 or

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Your Membership Has Benefits

In addition to forming leaders who will have a distinct impact on the future of our country, your Buckley Society membership has many benefits. These include:

  • Invitations to:
    • The annual Buckley Society Leadership Retreat
    • Exclusive regional Buckley Society roundtable discussions
    • All ISI President’s Receptions at regional ISI events
  • A special Buckley Society gift
  • Exclusive presidential updates
  • Complimentary signed copies of all newly released ISI Books
  • A specially crafted William F. Buckley Jr. Society lapel rosette
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Join ISI’s William F. Buckley Jr. Society and support ISI’s work to develop and credential principled student leaders and place them into all corners of American society.

Contact us for more information about the Buckley Society—and the difference you can make by becoming part of this select group of ISI supporters.

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