Summit

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Basics

WHEN?     MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2014

WHERE?   WASHINGTON, DC

WHO?       INCOMING & OUTGOING STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS

WHY?       YOUNG PEOPLE FACE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES, AND CAMPUS IDEAS ARE THE KEY TO FIXING THEM

 

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Registration

Registration fee increases to $45 (plus hotel option) on 3/15 and to $100 (plus hotel option) on April 15.

Registration covers hotel for 2 nights, program materials, and most meals.


Program Details

Structure

Summit Breakout

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.

Past Summits

2013 Summit

100+ student body leaders came to Washington last June. Here were some of the program highlights:

  • 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

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2012 Summit

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.

Student Government Presidents at the 2012 Summit2012 Inaugural Summit attendees with Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter

Schedule

This schedule is tentative. We will work with attendees to finalize topics.

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What past attendees say about Summit

Experience

Juan

“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

Rewarding

Kayley

“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

Connections

Matt Re

“The connections I have made are already shaping the direction of my administration and have helped along more than a few projects of mine. It was great hearing what people are working on on their campus – and the vast diversity of campuses in the nation.”

- Matt Re, Washington University in St. Louis