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What are LEAD Conferences?
Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and the National Association of Student Councils.

At LEAD, students and advisers sharpen their leadership skills to improve their school culture and community while networking with their peers from around the country.


My students were inspired, blossomed and gained new confidence.
—Kristin Deike, Eagle Ridge Middle School, NM

Washington, D.C.

Jan. 29–31, 2016

Nice choice of presenters...we feel energized!
—Angie Zarrillo,
Truman HS, MO
This was an incredible experience for both me and my students.
—Denise Guise, Fisher Middle-High School, LA

Phoenix, AZ

Nov. 13–15, 2015

My students
truly become energized...
Excellent!
—Susan Knitter, Trinity Lutheran School, IL

Chicago, IL

Feb. 12–Feb. 14, 2016

The personal growth that I have seen with my students is awesome.
—Dr. William McIlwee, Eureka High School, MO
The keynote speakers...they are always what the students remember...
—Lindsay Bentz, Center Grove High School, IN
I have a new appreciation of the ability of students to invest in learning skills...
—Yvette Drazich,
St. Mark's HS, DE
This conference reminds me...we can make a difference in a student's life.
—Celia Jimenez, Escuela International Sampedrana, Honduras


Thanks for
attending LEAD
2014-15!


Further details coming in early September.

The dates for the 2015–2016 LEAD Conferences are:

Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 13–15, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
Hotel Rate: $125 per room, per night, plus tax (currently 14.07%)

Washington, D.C., Jan. 29–31, 2016

Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel
Hotel Rate: $125 per room, per night, plus tax (currently 13%)

Chicago, IL, Feb. 12–14, 2016

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Hotel Rate: $104 per room, per night, plus tax (currently 11%)

Registration Fees

Early bird: $200 member; $330 nonmember
Regular: $220 member; $350 nonmember