This weekend is the Legislative Conference of the United States Student Association, the nation’s oldest and largest annual student organizing and lobbying event. It kicked off Friday night with a summit of state student association leaders, continued yesterday with a USSA board meeting and dinner speeches from activist and former White House official Van Jones and Stephanie Bloomingdale of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and continues through Tuesday’s National Student Lobby Day.

USSA is one of the nation’s indispensable student organizations, and Leg Con is — along with the group’s annual student Congress — one of the true high points of the USSA calendar. You can follow all the news and gossip this year by checking out the #LegCon11 hashtag on Twitter.