New England College Announces Return of College Convention | New England College

New England College Announces Return of College Convention

October 05, 2023
Logo for College Convention 2024

Students are invited to connect with presidential candidates at this once-in-a-lifetime event that coincides with New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.

Hosted by New England College (NEC), College Convention 2024 is the region’s most anticipated gathering of high school and college students of the year. In a one-of-a-kind in-person forum, civic-minded students are invited to get up close and personal with this year’s presidential candidates, members of local and national media, and more.

College Convention 2024 will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Manchester, N.H. from January 7–9, 2024. All interested high school and college students and their teachers from across the country are invited to participate. Attendees will hear from and meet presidential candidates, national media professionals, advertising heavyweights, grassroots organizers and the political insiders who make the New Hampshire presidential primary unmatched. With a full agenda of educational sessions, conventioneering, and social events, the event is an exciting place for youth to come together for workshops and break-out sessions that will teach them about the election cycle, the art of campaigning, and more.

Jill Biden at NEC

“So much of what we do at NEC serves to connect students to the larger world, and College Convention is a perfect example of that,” explained Dr. Wayne Lesperance, President of New England College. “I don’t know of any other event that gives students the opportunity to see the civic process in such a personal way and to come face to face with the candidates and issues that matter to the next generation of voters.”

Registration costs just $50 for the full convention or $25 for one day of convention attendance. Students in attendance are eligible to receive college course credit from New England College, and needs-based and group discounts are available by request. Interested students and teachers should visit or email for information.

About College Convention 2024
Every four years since 2000, New England College hosts College Convention, an innovative and hands-on event that allows high school and college students from around the nation to experience the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary firsthand. Learn more and register at

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