Jan. 26 – 28, 2024
Hyatt Regency
Arlington, Virginia
All 6 – 12th grade student leaders and their advisers
We have reached capacity for our LEAD Winter and registration is closed.
NHS, NJHS, & NatStuCo Members: Early Bird = $255/person. Regular Rate = $365/person.
Non-members: Early Bird = $285/person. Regular Rate = $415/person.

Whether your school’s student leadership is flourishing, emerging, or somewhere in­between, LEAD is for you!

As the premier national conference for student leaders and the educators who support them, LEAD provides opportunities for peer learning, expertise-sharing, and networking with some of the most incredible student leaders across the globe. You’ll walk away with the resources, skills, and inspiration to make an even greater impact in your school, community, and beyond.

This year’s LEAD conference brings a specific focus on:

Building Connections

Expanding Leadership Skills

Leading through Service

Amplifying Student Voice

Keynote Speakers

Timothy Alexander

Timothy Alexander, a former high school football star from Birmingham, Alabama, overcame paralysis from a 2006 accident to make history at UAB by becoming the first paraplegic on a football scholarship. His inspiring journey includes raising $40 million for the #FreeUAB movement, earning a Master’s, and becoming a renowned keynote speaker and Emmy® recipient.

Tony Weaver, Jr., is an award-winning writer, educator, and influencer who founded Weird Enough Productions to empower students through graphic novels. He is the creator of The UnCommons and an upcoming memoir, Weirdo, while using his TikTok platform to combat negative media narratives and uplift youth in the nerd community.

Rochelle Whellams is an influential speaker and Co-Director of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Districts 5180 & 5190), with 14 years of experience in motivating young adults in the Western U.S. Her workshops focus on accountability, action, and attitude, incorporating programs like Breaking Down the Walls, Microsoft Digigirlz, and various leadership events.

Interested in LEAD 2023-2024? Sign up for updates on registration launch, speakers, sessions, and more!

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