General Registration 

$100 for this two day event. Apply for a scholarship.

Young Women Run

A 2-day training for politically ambitious college and young professional women. This event will feature prominent elected women, workshops and plenary sessions designed to advance the skills and capacities of young women who are eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

About the Conference

Take part in the two-day event for training and tools on how to run for office. Build tangible political leadership skills, meet with elected leaders and Congressional staffers, and network with other politically ambitious young women from around the United States. 


Who’s invited: College, graduate school and young professional women from across the United States. Space is limited to 150 spots. Register early!

Workshops and Sessions

The following workshops and sessions will provide the tools you need to run for office. 

  • Campaign 101: Where, when, and how to run
  • Fundraising without fear
  • Develop an authentic personal campaign message
  • Social media in a campaign setting
  • Create your campaign website
  • On air media training

Date and Venue 

July 17, 2017, 10am – 8pm 
July 18, 2017, 9am – 5pm
AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment and Policy
601 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC, 20001

Scholarship Details

IGNITE and Running Start are pleased to offer up to 25 scholarships to support participation.  Apply by May 15, 2017.

Details and restrictions: 

  • Scholarship recipients must attend the full event.
  • Scholarships are only available for hotel accommodations and conference registration. Due to a limited budget we are not able to offer travel support. 
  • Scholarships are not available for meals and incidentals. Lunch and snacks will be served on July 17. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served on July 18.

Apply now. 






About IGNITE: IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. We train young women from high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States to become civically engaged and ultimately step into public service.
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About Running Start: Running Start is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization training and inspiring young women to run for political office. Through our five hands on programs, we provide young women the skills and confidence they need to see themselves as leaders so that they can run and win. We are building the next generation of women political leaders.
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