The Conservative Political Action Conference is the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. Launched in 1974, CPAC brings together hundreds of conservative organizations, thousands of activists, millions of viewers and the best and brightest leaders in the world.
Over 19,000 people attended CPAC 2019, some of whom had not missed a single conference since Ronald Reagan gave the first CPAC keynote speech in 1974. Yet each CPAC is fresh and unique, with 60% of attendees experiencing the conference for the first time, half of whom are college aged and younger.
The American Conservative Union hosts several Battleground CPACs throughout the country and international CPACs around the world every year, but CPAC West is special since it provides an annual opportunity for people to meet who might not otherwise travel across the country for the national CPAC near Washington DC.