Special Events

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Leadership Day Party

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Noon–1:20 pm

The Leadership Day Party will open the NCSL conference. Get ready to experience amazing music as you explore leadership and networking activities. This high energy kickoff will feature motivation, giveaways, and more!

Leadership Pop-Up Shop

Friday, November 16, 2018
2:45–4:00 pm

The Leadership Pop-Up Shop brings together local and national businesses and organizations from various fields. It will feature graduate schools, Q&A sessions with speakers, and more! NCSL is focused on introducing students to an assortment of leadership and real world opportunities. Meet change agents, educators, and taste makers all at the same time.

Lip Sync Battle

Friday, November 16. 2018
7:00–9:00 pm

It's time to take pretend singing to the NEXT LEVEL! Whether it's Beyoncé or Johnny Cash, from Drake to Maroon 5, this is the evening event for you! We are turning up with high levels of fun and energy. Stay tuned for more details.

NCSL Speaks! Student Speaker Series

Friday, November 16, 2018
4:15–5:15 pm 

This time the stage belongs to students!

Are you a dynamic young leader with a message about leadership, cultural diversity, or motivation? If so, we want to hear from you! At NCSL Speaks! you’ll take the main stage for 5–7 minutes to present about leadership, motivation and more!

It’s your chance to be a keynote speaker at a national conference plus you’ll receive free conference registration!

 Submit today!

Directions: It’s easy. Write a short description of your topic, including why you are the leader everyone should hear from. Film a 2-minute version of your presentation. Fill out the online registration including a link to your video. Submission deadline is September 15.

NCSL Leadership Live

This is the conference beyond the conference! Take leadership to the airwaves and let's have an experience that is ongoing

NCSL Leadership LIVE Podcast: Find our reporters and participate in a live podcast featuring NCSL students as the special guests. We'll be talking everything from leadership to creativity and more! The podcast will immediately be uploaded and featured on the iTunes and Google Play Podcast networks. Listen at home and share with your friends as you continue to experience the best of NCSL after the conference concludes.

NCSL Leadership LIVE Playlist: What song moves you to lead as well as get hyped? Add your leadership tune to the list. Our NCSL DJ will play some of your songs throughout the conference for us all to rock out to! Subscribe to the playlist and take the motivational mood of NCSL home with you. 

NCSL Leadership LIVE Stories: Using the platform of Instagram Stories, we will tell the story of the conference. We'll network, we'll answer fun poll questions, and more! The stories become highlights and will live on the NCSL Instagram page for you to view during and after the conference. 

Wellness Corner

The conference never stops but sometimes you need to slow down. Our Wellness Corner gives you an opportunity to catch up on self-care. Meet some of our wellness professionals or take some time between sessions to catch up on some chill time. Meditation techniques, Yoga Training, coloring books, stress balls, light stretching, and more will be included in our Wellness Corner.

Student Preconference Workshop (additional charge)

Leadership Master Class
Thursday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00–11:30am
Presenter: Jeff Dess

This program focuses on the relevancy of leadership and disrupting traditional outlooks. Through this workshop, you will:

  • Achieve new understanding of your role as a leader
  • Gain clarity on recognizing your relevancy
  • Become empowered to achieve excellence in any position
  • Learn fresh innovative theories, ideas, and techniques to help you hone in on new skills
  • Identify areas within yourself, your campus, and your community that you’d like to change or improve upon
  • Create specific action steps to take back to your campus and communities
  • Have fun while gaining high levels of insight (It’s the #TRILLEDU way!)


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