McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character

The 7th Annual McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character will be held from 21 March- 24 March 2019 on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

If you are a university staff or faculty member and are interested in having students from your school considered for attendance at the conference, please fill out the interest form here: School Interest Form


For top undergraduate student leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in a team-based, experimential and analytical exercise that bolsters leadership skills, fosters critical thinking and collaboration and develops potential strategies for addressing pressing global issues.


The McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character invites renowned speakers and analytical, visionary student-leaders from the international community and across the United States. The conference will unite emerging global leaders with preeminent world leaders in a partnership struggling with the most pressing issues worldwide.

Senior Fellows

To Be Determined


Participation is by invitation only. An application for school/program administrators to apply for an invitation to this year's conference will be available in late September 2018.