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The annual National Student Council Conference is a unique opportunity for student council members and advisers from across the country to sharpen their leadership skills and build their peer networks. National Student Council (NatStuCo) member schools receive special discounts to attend.

This year’s theme, Forging Student Leaders, is designed to light the fire within students, advisers, and administrators as they connect with their peers and discover new ways to enhance their leadership abilities.

The 2019 National Student Council Conference will be hosted by South Fayette High School in McDonald, PA, June 24–26 where middle level and high school student leaders and advisers from across the country will convene for this motivational three-day event.

Planning for the 2019 conference is heating up! Check back here for details and how the next NatStuCo event is forging student leaders—available soon.

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Registration

Registration for the 2020 conference is expected to launch in late 2019.
Fill out this brief form to ensure that you don’t miss the registration announcement!
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If you are interested in presenting as a keynote speaker or in the speaker showcase, please also fill out the NASSP Student Conferences Speaker Interest Form. This form is a means of introducing yourself to us and providing us with your contact information, speaking references, and an overview of your presentation.

The annual National Student Council Conference is a unique opportunity for student council members and advisers from across the country to sharpen their leadership skills and build their peer networks. National Student Council (NatStuCo) member schools receive special discounts to attend.

Thanks to South Fayette High School in McDonald, PA, for helping to ignite a spark of leadership within students and advisers with the 2019 theme “Forging Student Leaders”!

The 2020 National Student Council Conference will be hosted by Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, CO, right outside of Denver, June 22–24. The 2020 theme will be “RISE UP AND LEAD” in a nod to the mile-high city and the incredible power of student leadership.

Stay tuned for more details about the 2020 conference—coming soon!

Hotel & Travel

Hotel and travel information for the 2020 conference is coming soon.

Speakers & Presenters

The 2019 National Student Council Conference presentations were full of leadership, motivation, and fun.

One thing that makes the National Student Council Conference unique is that attendees have the opportunity to learn not only from leadership experts, but also advisers and students. There are a wide variety of opportunities for students, advisers, and other adults to lead workshops and seminars.

Learn more about how students, advisers, and adults can become presenters.


Keynote Speakers

The 2019 National Student Council Conference keynote speakers included Dr. G, Keith Hawkins, and Javier Sanchez. Dr. Deborah Gilboa, aka Dr. G, is an industry-leading speaker and television personality who gives straightforward advice (with a dose of humor) to students and adults dealing with stress, doubt, and guilt. Keith Hawkins is an international speaker who helps people understand the greatness that is bottled up in them and the opportunities that life has to offer them. Javier Sanchez is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in developing effective strategies for youth and community mobilization.

Learn more about the 2019 keynote speakers below. Information about the 2020 keynote speakers is coming soon.

Sample Conference Schedule

Times and events in the below conference schedule are subject to change.

For the most up-to-date conference schedule, see the NASSP Events App. For tips about using the app, download this helpful App User Guide.

  • Monday, June 24
  • Tuesday, June 25
  • Wednesday, June 26

Monday, June 24

6:00 am
Breakfast at the Official Conference Hotels
7:30 am
Bus Pickup
7:45–9:30 am
Registration (State Rooms) & Exhibits
9:00–9:30 am
First Time Conference Adviser Attendee Session
9:00–9:30 am
Orientation – Middle Level Advisers & Students
10:15–11:45 am
Opening General Session
12:50–1:35 pm
Adviser Welcome Session
11:55 am–1:30 pm
Student Lunch & Exhibits Activity
12:45–1:30 pm
State Officers' Summit
1:45–2:30 pm
Student Seminars
1:45–2:30 pm
Student Large Group Sessions
2:40–3:25 pm
Adviser Session: Shull Adviser Forum
3:50–5:35 pm
Mini Mini-thon
3:50–5:35 pm
Adviser Round Tables
5:30–7:25 pm
Dinner & Student Large Group Sessions
7:30–8:35 pm
Student Large Group Session
7:30–8:15 pm
Adviser Seminars
8:45–9:15 pm
Tranquility
9:30–10:00 pm
Bus Loading for Hotel
10:15–10:45 pm
Bus Drop Off at Hotel
11:00 pm
Curfew

Tuesday, June 25

6:00 am
Breakfast at the Official Conference Hotels
7:30 am
Bus Pickup
9:15–10:30 am
National Student Council Business & Awards Session
10:45–11:30 am
Student Workshops & Seminars
10:45–11:30 am
Adviser Session: Earl Reum Legacy
11:35 am–1:15 pm
Lunch; Student & Adviser Workshops & Seminars
1:30–4:50 pm
Speakers Showcase
5:00–6:45 pm
Dinner & Group Activities
7:00–8:30 pm
Community Service Project
7:30–8:15 pm
Adviser Seminars
9:15–9:45 pm
Leadership Illumination
9:50–10:00 pm
Bus Loading for Hotels
10:00–10:30 pm
Bus Drop Off at Hotels
11:00 pm
Curfew

Wednesday, June 26

6:00 am
Breakfast at the Official Conference Hotels
7:30 am
Bus Loading with Luggage to High School
8:00–8:30 am
T-shirt Trading
8:30–9:15 am
State Meeting Reflection & Takeaway Activity
9:45–11:30 am
Closing General Session
11:45 am
Grab and Go Lunch & Board for Busses
12:00 pm
Shuttle to Airport and Official Conference Hotels (for those not departing)

Exhibits & Sponsorships

The 2020 National Student Council Conference will provide a great opportunity to get your organization in front of thousands of students and school leaders.

We welcome groups who represent products and services appropriate to middle level and high school campuses. In past years, sponsors and exhibitors included fundraising programs; the armed services; universities and colleges; and scholarship and community service organizations.

Official conference sponsor benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Designation as an official conference sponsor.
  • Special booth designation.
  • Two customizable benefits to meet your specific company needs, as approved by NatStuCo.

In addition, your company’s brand will appear on the 2020 National Student Council Conference website, signs located in designated areas during the event, and on marketing materials being sent to more than 8,000 student councils. À la carte sponsorship opportunities are also available. Together with NatStuCo, you can help the next generation of student councils rise up and lead!

If you are interested in exhibition or sponsorship opportunities at the 2020 National Student Council Conference, please contact Suzie Smith at Suzie.Smith@mci-group.com.