About the Conference

The 60th Student Conference on National Affairs topic is "Surviving Ourselves: Ignite the Human Potential". Our focus will be on the intersection of America's political institutions and the nation's most productive capital, the American workforce. Appropriately valuing America's human capital is the source of constant policy debate. In order to develop innovative solutions to this complex facet of governance, the topic will survey and address the foreign and domestic approaches to the valuation of human capital.

Registration for the upcoming SCONA 60: "Suriving Ourselves: Ignite the Human Potential” on February 19th-21st, 2015 and is now open! This year's subtopics are posted under the Registration page.

Additionally, please refer to the Travel & Accommodations page to begin planning your stay in Aggieland. Be sure you register so you can join us in this tremendous and enlightening event!

If you have any questions about the conference or about the registration process, do not hestitate to contact us at one of the following email addresses.

For all Texas A&M University students, departments, and faculty, please email the Director of Internal Marketing at scona.intmarketing@gmail.com. For all non-Texas A&M University students, departments, and faculty, please email the Director of External Marketing at scona.exmarketing@gmail.com


The International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE) is a joint program put on by the US Army War College and hosted by SCONA as a prelude to our conference every year. SCONA is one of only two undergraduate programs in the country to have the privilege of working with the US Army War College to make this program available to students.

Students will be divided into teams representing nations, each facilitated by an officer from the U.S. Army War College, in order to discuss and negotiate an international incident. We will be seeking peaceful diplomatic solutions to a hypothetical scenario designed by the Army War College, which will mimic a current international conflict. Military experts and professors will guide the student teams to reach a diplomatic solution. This event is only available to juniors & seniors that register by January 27, 2015 and costs $25.00. This program is capped at 70 participants and slots will be granted on a first-come first-served basis. 

Send an email to scona.exmarketing@gmail.com for more information about this unique opportunity.