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IGNITE invites you to D.C. for three full days of political leadership training, advocacy, empowerment and community-building!

Date: July 18-20, 2023
Location: AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy and the U.S. Capitol

Looking for group registration? Click here.

There is a $100 refundable* confirmation fee to hold your spot at this event. If you need support in paying this, please complete the scholarship application here.

*Only refundable if cancellation is received by July 1, 2023, 5:00 pm ET. To cancel, email to request a refund.

Why Attend?

Our annual Young Women Run conference is coming back to D.C.! This premier three-day event will help you develop your political leadership skills, give you special access to elected leaders and expand your network of politically ambitious peers. This conference includes a day of training in legislative advocacy at the U.S. Capitol where participants can step into the policymaking process and champion causes impacting their communities. 

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Scholarship Applications

A limited number of scholarships are available. Learn more about the scholarship process and deadlines below. 

Details and restrictions: 

  • Please plan your travel to be with us for the entire conference. We will only provide scholarships to people who attend the entire event.
  • Scholarships are available for the conference fee, lodging for 2 nights at an IGNITE-designated hotel and support with transportation costs (if needed). 

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2023, 11:59 PM PT 

Please click the button below to apply. Applicants will be notified about scholarship awards by May 16, 2023. 

Scholarship recipients will have to agree to and comply with IGNITE's Code of Conduct.

Note: If you're applying for a scholarship, you'll automatically be registered for the event once you submit the scholarship application. Please do not register for the conference separately. 

COVID-19 Guidelines for Young Women Run D.C. Participants 

IGNITE continues to stay committed to our movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders while still balancing keeping ourselves and our communities healthy. The following guidelines will be in place for participants of the 2023 Young Women Run D.C. conference. 

As a rule of thumb, we will follow local and state guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 safety precautions. Additionally, the following measures will be implemented to keep our participants safe:

  • Young Women Run DC will operate at full capacity. IGNITE staff retains the right to adjust our enrollment numbers should health/safety precautions deem it necessary. 
  • We will no longer require participants to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, but we encourage our community to protect themselves and others by staying up to date with current vaccines/boosters.
  • All participants are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors except when actively consuming food or beverages. 
  • IGNITE will provide hand sanitizer to all participants and encourage regular hand washing with soap and warm water. 
  • Persons who begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19 during the course of the event will be removed from the event and accommodations will be made to protect other participants. IGNITE personnel will evaluate the exposure and risk of all remaining attendees to determine how to proceed under IGNITE’s established safety protocols. Participants whose exposure is deemed high risk may be asked to leave the event.

By registering for the event, participants acknowledge that they understand and agree to abide by the rules described above, and any applicable laws or regulations, at all times.