What is PAC?

As the longest running student-led conference in the nation, Principia College’s Public Affairs Conference (PAC) has a proud history of bringing remarkable speakers to campus to engage with conference delegates. Each year, the PAC Executive Board selects a pertinent topic around which to center the conference. Board members then work collaboratively to book speakers and design an engaging delegate experience which offers ted-style talks, workshops, catered meals, networking opportunities, and more.

Previous speakers at PAC include Vincent Stanley (Director, Patagonia Philosophy at Patagonia) and Shiza Shahid (founding CEO, the Malala Fund). Previous speakers at Principia include President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President George W. Bush, Coretta Scott King, and more. This year, we are looking forward to inviting professionals who have demonstrated through their work how developing sustainable cities provides an opportunity to transform our future.