Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals is Open Year Round for the Spring and Fall Conference

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) calls on professional speakers, student affairs professionals, leadership practitioners, and leadership educators to propose sessions for our two annual conferences. Sessions should offer learning opportunities for actionable, high-impact student leadership development or student affairs professional development for faculty and staff.


Proposals will be reviewed for topical relevance, interactivity, and presenter expertise. 

Workshop Sessions

NCSL's workshops are dynamic, interactive sessions focused on problem-solving around critical issues.

Participants should master stated learning objectives and learn clear action steps to implement back on campus.

Keynote Presentations

Keynotes address the big questions and critical issues of our day for college student leaders. They are delivered by highly experienced professionals, practitioners, and recognized thought leaders. Keynote presentations cover values-based individual, group, and societal leadership skills for making a meaningful difference.


Presenters receive complimentary conference registration and exhibit space. Additional compensation is dependent upon presenter qualifications and number of sessions accepted.

Terms and Conditions

Our intention is to present a unique values-based leadership development experience for college students, and distinctive student affairs professional development experience for faculty and staff.

Your name, bio, image, workshop title, and description will be used by NCSL for promotion.

We request that NCSL presenters not allow their names or images to be included in concurrent promotion for other student leadership conferences. We also request that presenters not make similar presentations at other student leadership conferences within one month of NCSL without our advanced written consent.

Presenters may include a very brief (one minute) promotion of their own products or services at the beginning or end of their presentation. Sales are permitted at the presenter exhibit area only. Video promotions must be approved in advance by NCSL.

Who Attends?

College and university students make up approximately 80% of our conference attendees, and higher-education professionals comprise the remaining 20%. The typical students in attendance are campus leaders involved in student government, campus activities board, or other extracurricular organizations, but all students are welcome.

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