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The 6th Annual McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character will be held from 21 March- 25 March 2018 on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

If you are a university staff or faculty member and are interested in having students from your school considered for attendance at the conference, please fill out the interest form here: School Interest Form


For top undergraduate student leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in a team-based, experiential and analytical exercise that bolsters leadership skills, fosters critical thinking and collaboration, and develops potential strategies for addressing pressing global issues.MCLC GROUP PHOTO_2 - 8X10.jpg


The McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character invites renowned speakers and analytical, visionary student-leaders from the international community and across the United States. The conference will unite emerging global leaders with preeminent world leaders in a partnership struggling with the most pressing issues worldwide.

Senior Fellows

To Be Determined


Participation is by invitation only. An application for school/program adminstrators to apply for an invitation to this year's conference will be available in late August 2017.