LEAD will take place on Friday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 and Friday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. A tentative Itinerary will be released in early September 2023.

You can view the January 2023 LEAD Conference agenda here.


The registration fee covers all programming; as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday (day 2) and breakfast on Sunday (day 3).

Yes! However, we encourage you to bring different students to each conference as they’ll feature the same keynote speakers and many of the same concurrent sessions.

There is no limit on the number of students you may bring. However, we require one adviser for every 12 students.

No, you do not have to be a member to attend.

The chapter or council adviser is responsible for the registration for the LEAD Conference. For every twelve students there needs to be an adviser, school leader, or parent/chaperone.

Once you register yourself, you will see where to add additional advisers, administrators, and parents/chaperone.

Students cannot register themselves for LEAD. All registrations must be coordinated through the chapter or council’s adviser.

When you start your registration for a group, you receive a confirmation email marked “LEAD Registrar” with a group number. From that email you will be able to log back into you registration to update the information, add student name, adviser names etc. Any registrations that do not complete will result in a cancelled record within 10 days.

You may email us at [email protected] or call 800-253-7746, option 8.

No. All registration must be done online prior to the conference.

No. Registration is only available online.

A confirmation email will be sent to the adviser’s email address immediately upon registration. You will also receive additional details via email prior to the conference with detailed instructions.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to Customer Care immediately at [email protected] or 800-253-7746, option 8. You must be able to receive communications from NASSP.

Hotel Information

Each school is responsible for booking its own hotel accommodations.

Making hotel reservations does NOT guarantee your attendance at LEAD – you must have a confirmed registration.

Any additional questions not covered here? Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call 800-253-7746, option 8.

Transportation Information

The hotel is 1.6 miles from the airport. You can take an Uber, Lyft, Cab etc. with your group, or you can jump on the metro at the airport, and it is a quick ride to the hotel.

You can call the hotel to arrange a shuttle for your group’s arrival. You may need to wait a bit if it is out on other runs. Here is the number: 202/737-1234……. ask for shuttle pick up from DCA.

Just an FYI – Uber is the quickest way, but the shuttle is free.

Conference Dress Attire

School attire is appropriate. This includes casual pants, jeans, sweatshirts, and T-shirts.

The following clothing is not considered appropriate and students wearing such apparel will be asked to change by their adviser or conference administrators:
  • Tight or revealing clothing—any clothing that reveals midriffs, cleavage, shoulders, backs, or torsos. These may include but are not limited to spaghetti straps; strapless tops or dresses; tops with low-cut necklines; tank tops, muscle T-shirts; low-waist slacks/skirts; and mini-skirts/dresses.
  • Cut-out, frayed, or ripped jeans
  • Clothing designed to be transparent, mesh, or sheer when worn alone
  • Shorts
  • Clothing that is suggestive, obscene, or promotes illegal substances—such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, profanity, sexual pictures, or an inference to these items
  • Pajamas/Sleepwear
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