WHEN? MAY 30 – JUNE 1, 2015
WHERE? The WHITE HOUSE and WESTIN CITY CENTER HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC
WHO? INCOMING & OUTGOING STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS
WHY? YOUNG PEOPLE FACE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES, AND CAMPUS IDEAS ARE THE KEY TO FIXING THEM
Registration covers hotel for 2 nights, program materials, and most meals.
Summit revolves around small group discussions plus big speakers and panels that enhance the depth of conversation. All of this is designed to provide unique opportunities to share best practices, develop meaningful relationships with peers and policymakers, and identify strategic ways to tackle big problems.
In 2014, we are also expanding our leadership trainings to help equip student leaders with professional skills in media, communications, and fundraising.
- Q&A with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
- Policy briefing at the White House
- Working lunch at the US Chamber of Commerce
- Keynote by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne (former Governor, Senator, Cabinet Secretary & student body president)
- Issue-based working groups with fellow student leaders and policy experts
- Networking reception to meet potential partners and employers
The National Leadership Summit is NCLC’s annual gathering of incoming and outgoing student body presidents. It’s a venue for networking and collaborative problem solving.
In 2012, we saw Summit attendees go on to drive successful national and local initiatives, utilizing the relationships they built together and the contacts they made in Washington. The convening is truly the core of NCLC’s engagement strategy, bringing presidents together to scale effective approaches to address problems like student debt, campus safety, and youth unemployment.
2012 Inaugural Summit attendees with Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter
This schedule is tentative. We will work with attendees to finalize topics.
What past attendees say about Summit
“I didn’t want the summit to end. It was an experience that showed us how important our positions are. We are not just student body leaders. We are national influences and collectively we have the power to do anything.”
- Juan Cubillo, Florida Gulf Coast University
“NCLC was the most rewarding conference I have attended. It was without a doubt the most outstanding group of leaders I have worked with. Their experiences and diversity yielding to worthwhile conversations about important topics nationally and at each individual school.”
- Kayley Seawright, Clemson University
“The NCLC Summit came at the perfect time for students in North Carolina, as well as for students across the country. We need every option to empower ourselves and help build our voice in the national network of higher education. There are many challenges unique to our generation that seem daunting when you think you’re taking them on alone. I am fortunate to have a strong network in North Carolina and I only feel more empowered as a student leader to extend my network with the rest of the country.”
- Leigh Whittaker, University of North Carolina Asheville