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SAVE THE DATE: April 19–22, 2018

The 6th Annual William F. Buckley Jr. Society Leadership Retreat: “Free Speech and the War on America’s Past”

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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 can attend an exclusive weekend retreat where you see the ISI program in action and spend time with exceptional ISI students, influential conservative thinkers and leaders, and like-minded ISI supporters.  

Join us in Fort Lauderdale in April for the 6th annual Buckley Society Leadership Retreat. More than thirty outstanding ISI students will gather for one of ISI’s immersive weekend conferences. You won’t want to miss seeing the “ISI magic” that so many students speak of.   

The speakers will include:

  • Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
  • David French, National Review
  • Wilfred M. McClay, historian at the University of Oklahoma
  • Elizabeth Corey, political scientist at Baylor University  
  • Bradley C. S. Watson, Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought at Saint Vincent College

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 6th annual Buckley Society Leadership Retreat, please contact Tom Cusmano at 302-524-6147 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
Join the Movement!

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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