Forge Leadership Summit

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Request an Application for 2023

Applications for the 2023 Forge Leadership Summits are now open! Sign up to receive your application via email!

The 2023 Forge Leadership Summit will be held in Columbus, OH from July 24 – July 28, 2023.

The Forge Leadership Summit is a five-day intensive experience filled with dynamic trainings, professional development, and renowned speakers. Accepted students represent talented conservative students and young professionals, ages 18-25, from across America wanting to engage in politics, culture, and business.

The program extends past the Forge Leadership Summit, and stand out students are accepted into our Mentorship Academy, which includes pairing with a one-on-one mentor and further professional development trips to Washington D.C., Israel, and long term job placement and networking. It is a one-of-a kind program, but the first step is to apply for the Forge Leadership Summit!

Tuition increases January 1st (see “Payment and Registration” section below for more info), so don’t delay! Apply today!

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Summit Features

Signature Media Training

Signature media training interactive workshops provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to develop, focus, and present your message while effectively responding to questions in a challenging environment.

Team Building

Dynamic and interactive team building activities like “Speed Networking” and “Campaign-In-A-Day” will help you develop relationships with your team members as well as cultivate your networking abilities and political skills.

Legislative Simulation

State legislators and experienced educators lead you through a two-day legislative simulation at the statehouse, where you will be mentored through the hands-on process of developing, debating, and passing a bill.

Professional Mentoring

Experienced legislators, policy experts, and cultural leaders share their insights on Limited Government, Economics, Ethics of Life, and Religious Liberties to challenge and motivate you to translate your beliefs into action.

Sharing from their vast experience, successful leaders in the marketplace provide advice and wisdom to assist you in pursuing your future plans.

2023 Forge Leadership Summit FAQs

Application Process

The 2023 Forge Leadership Summit will be held in Columbus, OH from July 24 – July 28, 2023. In order to attend the 2023 Summit, you must:

  1. Be 18 to 25 years of age.
  2. Complete a Student Application and submit it along with the required Letter of Recommendation document by the deadline (see Cost of Summit below).
  3. Be accepted by Forge Leadership Network to attend the 2023 Summit.
  4. Once accepted, pay your $50 (non-refundable) deposit to reserve your spot in the Summit (A limited number of young leaders will be chosen for the Summit).
  5. Pay the rest of your Summit tuition. This is when you pay for your attendance to the Summit. Your $50 deposit is credited toward this payment. *Need-based scholarships are available on request*

Payment and Registration

Once you submit your application to Forge Leadership Network and are accepted to one of the 2023 Forge Leadership Summits, you will need to submit a $50 deposit to reserve your spot. You can then pay for the Summit in full by the deadline as established below.

Cost of Summit Tuition:*

  • 2022 New Year’s Special: $99 – Deadline: December 31st, 2022
    • Must Pay in Full by December 31st
  • January Rate: $199 – Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Early Bird Rate: $299 – Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Regular Rate: $399 – Deadline: May 31, 2023
  • Late Registration: $499 – Final Deadline: July 1, 2023

Need-based financial scholarships are available upon inquiry – email [email protected]

*Tuition includes hotel accommodations, meals, transportation to and from conference center to the statehouse, materials, as well as cost for any activities.