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W&L Mock Convention Releases Most Impressive Speaker Lineup in Event History

Lexington, VA (Jan. 31, 2024) - Prominent GOP figures such as Donald Trump Jr., Glenn Youngkin, and Brian Kemp will headline Washington and Lee’s 2024 Mock Convention.

The convention, a W&L tradition since 1908, will take place February 9-10 with four speaker sessions. Mock Con 2024 will begin with the Delegates Parade through downtown Lexington at 8:30 A.M. on Friday, February 9.

Featured in session one are Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk, political commentator Candace Owens, and pollster Kristen Anderson. Session one will take place from 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Friday, February 9.

Featured in session two are Secretary of State and Director of the C.I.A. Mike Pompeo, Axios Co-founder Mike Allen, Former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, and Social Psychologist Johnathan Haidt. Session two will take place from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. on Friday, February 9.

Featured in session three are Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization Donald Trump Jr., Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Session three will take place from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M on Saturday, February 10.

Featured in session four are former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, FOX News Co-Host Kayleigh McEnany, and Representative Wesley Hunt with Ruthless Variety

Podcast. Session four will take place from 3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 10. Session four will culminate with the formal prediction. General Admission tickets can be purchased here. If you would like to cover the event, please RSVP through this form. More information on the event livestream to come. To stay up to date and learn more about Mock Convention, visit www.mockconvention.com, and follow us on social media, @mockconvention.

About Mock Convention: Mock Con is the nation’s most accurate mock political nominating convention, with 74 percent accuracy over 115 years. With each cycle, students predict the presidential nominee of the party out of power. Three years of student-led work culminate with the convention itself which will feature a citywide parade, notable speakers, and the predicted nomination. In the past, they have hosted notable speakers such as Vice President Dick Cheney, President Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden, and most recently, Vice President Mike Pence and FOX News host Bret Baier. Mock Con gives students the opportunity to engage in important political discourse, inspiring a lifetime of civic engagement and political activism.


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