Welcome to the 2018-19 LEAD Conferences!

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 National Student Council.

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.

The dates for the 2018-19 LEAD Conferences are:

November 2-4, 2018
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL
February 1-3, 2019
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Washington, DC
March 22-24, 2019
The Westin Lombard
Chicago, IL

Please wait to make any air/ground travel arrangements until after your registration is confirmed for a LEAD Conference.

Registration Information

Registration for all LEAD Conferences is now open!
For more information, please see the Registration page.




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Keynote Speakers

LEAD Orlando features outstanding keynote speakers who each provide a different perspective on leadership—all with the same positive energy—that you can apply to your chapter or council to make it better than ever.

Shaun Derik

Shaun Derik

Friday Keynote Speaker

For more than 10 years, Shaun has dedicated his life to helping people from all walks of life reconnect with their passion and go after their dreams. Through a blend of music and comedy, he encourages attendees to take massive steps toward their lifelong goals.

Kate Garnes

Kate Garnes

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Kate devotes her life to helping young people take control of their lives by changing the way they speak to and about themselves. With experience working with ages and demographics from elementary ballerinas to corporate executives, she demonstrates how positive speech can change the world.

John Norlin

John Norlin

Sunday Keynote Speaker

During his time as a student and now as a professional, John has committed his time to helping people and organizations care about the well-being of others. John has worked with groups and individuals on the topics of building influence, strengthening relationships, and improving culture and character development.

Middle level and high school advisers and student leaders also have a wealth of experience, amazing activity and project ideas, and effective strategies they use to help their chapters and councils be more successful. We invite you to share that wealth as a workshop presenter! Deepen your conference engagement while contributing to the richness of the program—apply today to present your workshop.