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The David Network

A network of hundreds of conservative students and alumni from the Ivy League, Stanford and MIT.

JAN 25, 2025

Washington, DC


We are a network of hundreds of students from among America's top universities who are interested in the values and policies that lead to human flourishing, especially from the Judeo-Christian tradition, and related first amendment rights. These values include the inherent dignity in every human life, the important role of Abrahamic religion undergirding civil society, and the institution of the family. We are sympathetic to various paths leading to this vision of human flourishing, including a robust defense of religious liberty and freedom of expression, and protections for the unborn and other vulnerable persons in society.

We value free speech and inquiry, on campus and beyond, and believe that substantial constructive progress can be made through student initiative. We welcome and include students who may not hold these values but are interested in the discussions and opportunities we provide.

We convene annually for a conference following the Washington DC March for Life, where students can learn about the architecture and underlying principles of the religious liberty and pro-life cause, the broader conservative movement, and its allies.

The David Network’s annual summit is an opportunity for students to meet peers, personally engage with leaders of the conservative movement, and return to their campus equipped to contribute to renewal on campus and in society.


We focus on how conservatives, akin to David, can thrive and effectively lead with great encouragement at our hostile progressive institutions, Goliath.


By providing ideas, substantive support, and the right connections, we intend for the students to return to campus and seize the initiative to effect substantive change within the Ivy League and the institutions we go to as alumni thereafter. By building a network of young conservatives leveraging their elite institutions, we hope to benefit the country long into the future.

NYC Fall Symposium

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Join us for a talk by the acclaimed

Jordan Peterson

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Five in the evening.


Annual Summit Highlights




The Venue

2025 Venue

Museum of the Bible

400 4th St SW

Washington, DC 20024

2025 Agenda

Saturday, January 25th

  • Hear keynote speeches from dozens of policy scholars, journalists, think tank leaders, and public officials.

  • Personally engage with those leaders of the conservative movement during intimate breakfast and lunch discussions.

  • Ask hard questions and hear from leading experts and doers during breakout sessions.

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Our alumni go on to work at top institutions across the nation. Join the David Network to connect with the next generation of conservative professionals – to further your career and our nation.

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