What is Spring Conference?
Each spring, the Model Legislature & Court program gives delegates an additional opportunity to flex their political muscles. Conference participants learn leadership skills, practice their speech and debate skills, and run for office in a fun and relaxed environment.
Spring Conference is held at the Recreation Association of Corcoran (formerly the Corcoran YMCA) in California’s Central Valley.
What Happens at Spring Conference?
This two-day event is a condensed version of the six-month MLC and is a great introduction to two of the program’s major components: the Legislative Houses and the National Issues Commission. Attendees can run for Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly and NIC Presiding Commissioner. Delegates can also apply to be a Committee Chair, Commission Chair or Chaplain.
Whether delegates participate to develop and practice their skills, learn more about the program, or look forward to the traditional camping format, everyone leaves with new friends and a greater understanding of how our government works.
When and where is Spring Conference?
May 15-17, 2020 at Corcoran High School, Corcoran, CA
When will the conference begin and end?
Conference begins at 8:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2020 and adjourn at 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
How are the participants housed?
All participants will house themselves in camping tents. They will pitch their tents on the field at Corcoran High School. Please try to limit the amount of tents and encourage delegates to share to decrease our footprint on campus.
How many meals will be provided at the conference?
We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
What amenities will be provided at the conference?
All sessions will take place in classrooms, the auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, and gymnasiums at Corcoran High School. Participants will have access to locker rooms for showering.
How Do I Get Involved?
To get involved, use the “Find My Delegation” search tool at the top of this page by providing your zip code to find the location of the closest delegation in your area.