Presenter Information

The 2020 National Student Council Conference offers a wide variety of engagement opportunities for students, advisers, and other adults to rise up and lead—and share their expertise!

The conference is an opportunity for sharing, learning, and the exploration of topics important to students’ and educators’ personal and professional development.

To actively engage students and advisers and provide a richer experience for attendees, the National Student Council Conference will include a variety of presentation opportunities.

Rise up and lead on a national stage – join us as a presenter! Select one or more following options:

Student Presentations

  1. Workshop (30 minutes)

    Available to both students and advisers, this selection is most similar to the traditional in-person conference workshops. Presenters will have the option to conduct a live session or pre-record a workshop.  Click here to submit your application. Applications are due Friday, June 26.

  2. Meet the Pros (20 minutes)

    LIVE Format: 15-minute presentation with 5-minute participant Q & A. Will be presented 2 to 3 times. What makes you a “pro” in your student council? Is it a successful project you helped plan and run? An organizational technique that helps your meetings run smoothly? A campaign strategy that helped you win an office? A successful virtual event? Share your tips! This shorter, topic-focused presentation is available to both students and advisers. Click here to submit your application. Applications are due Friday, July 10.

  3. Parade of Ideas (2.5 minutes or less)

    The clock is ticking—tell us about your BEST project or activity in two and a half minutes or less! The Parade features student leaders sharing their successes far and wide. Join the Parade! Click HERE for more details and to submit your video. Submissions are due Friday, July 10.

  4. Leadership Is … (1 minute or less)

    Inspire and empower your fellow student leaders! Share your thoughts and insights on what leadership is to you. Maybe you’re the person who provides words of encouragement or the one who is great at mobilizing your peers. Add your voice and submit a video. Submissions are due Friday, July 10.

Adviser Presentations

  1. Workshop (30 minutes)

    Available to both students and advisers, this selection is most similar to the traditional in-person conference workshops. Presenters will have the option to conduct a live session or pre-record a workshop.  Click here to submit your application. Applications are due Friday, June 26.

  2. Meet the Pros (20 minutes)

    LIVE Format: 15 minutes presentation with 5-minute participant Q & A. Will be presented 2 to 3 times. What makes you a “pro” in your student council? Is it a project that you helped your council plan and run? A meeting management technique that makes your council meetings run smoothly? Strategies you use for efficient and fair elections? Share your tips! This shorter, topic-focused presentation is available to both students and advisers. Click here to submit your application. Applications are due Friday, July 10.

  3. Golden Nuggets for Advisers (2 minutes or less)

    What golden nugget of advice do you have for advisers? These can be on any topics ranging from general council management and council elections to planning projects, dealing with stress or team building. Any advice that you can share with your fellow NatStuCo advisers to help them in their roles and with their councils is pure gold. Nuggets can be presented via written content or in a pre-recorded video message. Click here for more details and to submit your text content or video. Submissions are due Friday, July 10.

  4. Words of Wisdom to Student Leaders (1 minute or less)

    What words of wisdom do you have for student leaders? Share them via written content or in a pre-recorded video message. Click here for more details and to submit your wisdom.  Submissions are due Friday, July 10.


Speakers Showcase

The Speakers Showcase is an opportunity for attendees to preview outstanding speakers and trainers that address issues specific to middle level and high school students. This is also an excellent forum for speakers to gain national visibility for future speaking opportunities.

The goal of the Speakers Showcase is for conference attendees to:

  • Be positively impacted by a speaker’s message and take their learnings back to their school to use immediately.
  • Recommend speakers for events in their states and schools.

In addition to student delegates and advisers, conference attendees include state executive directors of state student council associations, many of whom will be looking for potential speakers for their state conferences.

Click here to apply for the Speakers Showcase at the 2020 National Student Council Conference!

If you are interested in presenting as a Keynote Speaker, please 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.