CONA Reunion

Please join us on the mountain this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Conference on National Affairs.


Whether you call it “CONA” or “National Affairs,” we hope you will come back to YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly to take part in the 50th Anniversary celebration of the conference and trip that has touched so many.


CONA Bus Sendoff - Friday, June 30

Join us to send off the 2017 Minnesota CONA delegation as they board the bus to Blue Ridge! Light refreshments will be served and a short program will take place at 11:45am. Part of the sendoff (including the short program) will be live-streamed on the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government Facebook page.

Friday, June 30th
Southdale YMCA

7355 York Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

Alumni Luncheon - Friday, June 30

After the bus departs, Minnesota CONA alumni, friends, and family of YIG are invited to stick around for a special complimentary lunch and celebration in the Rotary Room inside the Southdale YMCA.

RSVP on Facebook

Friday, June 30th
Southdale YMCA

7355 York Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

50th Anniversary Kickoff Dinner with Bob McGaughey - Thursday, July 6

Please join us at the Red Rocker Inn in Black Mountain to kick off the 50th Anniversary celebrations! The dinner is open to all CONA alumni, regardless of what state they're from. The Bobfather himself will be hosting it with us, so it will be a night to remember. $75 per person includes a four-course meal, all beverages, taxes, and gratuity.

RSVP to Malea Stenzel Gilligan

Thursday, July 6th
The Red Rocker Inn

136 N Doughtery St
Black Mountain, NC 28711