The Public Affairs Conference (PAC) is the oldest student-led conference in the United States. With a few exceptions, the conference has occurred annually since its inception in 1939.
Throughout the three-day conference, students and other attendees from a wide range of colleges and universities meet in workshops to discuss and propose solutions to current topics such as cyber crime, globalization, terrorism and genetics. Past conferences have focused on peacebuilding, youth empowerment, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship.
This year's conference focuses on innovation and will be held March 24–26, 2016.