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Basics

WHEN?     JUNE 4-6, 2016

WHERE?   WASHINGTON, D.C. | The WHITE HOUSE & The EMBASSY ROW HOTEL

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

Your registration includes covers all program costs, including hotel and program meals. Costs increase the longer you wait, so check out the registration schedule below and book your spot today! If you do not need housing during PLS, registration is $175. Please reach out to [email protected] for details on how to register without hotel cost included.

Have other questions? We have answers: FAQs.

You can find further registration details and tips for easy registrations on our Eventbrite page.

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REGISTRATION FOR PLS16 HAS CLOSED. 

Program Details

Structure

Summit 2014

Summit 2014

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 expanded our leadership trainings to help equip student leaders with professional skills in media, management, and fundraising.

Schedule

We’ve released the preliminary PLS16 schedule! Take a look at the itinerary using the link below.

PLS16 Schedule Announced [4/4/16]

 


What past attendees say about Summit

Connections

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Collaboration

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Past Summits

2015 Summit

2015 PLS attendees after White House policy & solutions workshop

PLS15 saw more than 150 student body leaders to DC, sharing ideas and forging a path forward on critical emerging issues facing student leaders, including diversity and inclusion on campus, mental health, and campus sexual assault. Like years past, college affordability played a big role, and the group enjoyed a panel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to explore college value following policy briefings at the White House. 

2014 Summit

What happens when 90 student leaders from around the nation meet in the same place for a weekend? A snapshot of what our generation is both passionate about and eager to tackle. Summit helped us find that out, here are some highlights:

  • College affordability panel with higher education industry experts including Higher Ed Not Higher Debt, Demos, the Lumina Foundation, and the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, New America Foundation, and Young Invincibles
  • Policy briefing at the White House with top Administration officials including Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff for the First Lady and Kyle Lierman, White House Liaison to Young Americans
  • Leadership & professional development workshop
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow student leaders to share best practices
  • Issue-based working groups with fellow student leaders and policy experts
  • Read more about Summit 2014

 

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