The Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government October 19-20, 2024 – Kansas City, Missouri

The Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government brings together experts in higher education, faculty mentors, student leaders and advisors to share best practices, experiences, concerns and accomplishments related to student government. We invite all student leaders and advisors from two- and four-year colleges and universities to meet us in Kansas City for the 46th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government!

Registration is open for the 46th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government!

46th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government

When: October 19-20, 2024

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by: The Center for Leadership Development Inc.

Conference culture

The Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government is the nation’s longest-running Student Governing Association conference for student government leaders and advisors.

Students and advisors, this is your place to share accomplishments, concerns and strategies and ask your questions in a fun and engaging environment!

Conference takeaways

  • Learn effective communication strategies to engage with and be heard by administration, faculty leaders, trustees and student body.
  • Build a culture of belonging and inclusivity for our campus communities through diversity, equity, inclusion and sense-of-belonging efforts.
  • Renew student and faculty interest in student government.
  • Learn new strategies to increase student engagement on your campus.
  • Hear fresh approaches for improving student participation in campus governance.
  • Form an action plan for resolving your own campus concerns.
  • Gain necessary skills and ideas to make a difference on your campus.

Bright lights, big city!

We are beyond excited to announce the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City as your destination for the 46th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government! The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport, just minutes from the heart of KC and the world-famous Power and Light District, an eight-block hub of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy all that our amazing host city has to offer: beloved barbecue, a thriving art district, a renowned jazz and blues scene, a new and dazzling Kansas City International Airport, and more. Reserve your hotel room today so you don’t miss any of the action!

Where you’ll stay

Just a short drive from the Kansas City Airport, we’ve made your traveling and conference experience a snap with the conference meeting rooms and accommodations located at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport. Book now to secure your special conference rate!


“It was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to so many things. I hope to attend next year’s conference.”
Kia Byars, SGA Secretary, West Kentucky Community and Technical College – 11/06/2023

“Whether you are leading from the front or back, The National Leadership Conference on Student Government has something for everyone! Your leadership toolkit will be jammed packed with strategic movement and skills that build on your vision.”
Christal Waters, SGA Advisor, Metropolitan Community College – 11/05/2023

“I will use everything I learned to advocate for my students and ensure they will be heard at my school.”
Alex Dent, SGA President, St. Charles Community College – 10/14/2022

“I was exposed to so many tools and fresh ideas to utilize as a leader, not only from the presenters but from student government leaders from around the nation.”
Maggie McCormack, Student Body President, Augusta Technical College – 10/14/2022

“There is no other place where student leaders around the country can get together and learn together like this. With our different  experiences, and our shared positions for student success and servant leadership, we are able to form a community and bond that will last long past this conference.”
Emmy Jansen, SGA President, Mount St. Mary’s University – 10/17/2021

“The conference was a great experience for me. The breakout sessions were tremendously helpful. This was the highlight of my senior year.”
Manal Eighari, Senator, LSU Alexandria – 10/17/2021

“Attending the 43rd national S.G.A. conference expanded my understanding of what it means to be an effective member of student government.  Presenters were friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help with any issue.”
Jules Princess, SGA Secretary, Daemen College – 10/17/2021

The conference has not only inspired myself, but also my students to become better leaders on our campus. The intent and focus of the student has been engaging and proactive. This experience has built a stronger team in our time here for OPSU SGA.”
Hannah Hammack, Student Life Coordinator, Oklahoma Panhandle State University – 10/17/2021

“Made me appreciate my school and my position, as well as connected me with conversations on topics I was working on but as well ideas to navigate them.”
Yudidt Nonthe, Student Body President, Mesa Community College – 10/18/2020

“This conference allows for students and advisors to not only learn from the conference staff, but to also be able to share the great things that they do! It truly is a conference of sharing, learning and growing.”
Shane Britt, Dean of Student Experience, North Central Kansas Technical College – 10/18/2020

”I would like thank you from the bottom of my heart. This conference is very unique in that it addresses what really matters to student leaders and the presenters are personally invested in your success.”
Indu Bastakoti, Student Body President, York College of Pennsylvania – 11/2/2019

“I have attended many leadership conferences before, and this conference is the absolute best. I’ve never received this much tangible information that apply to me and my campus. I truly hope I can make it next year!”
Amjad “JJ” Bataineh, SGA President, San Jacinto College-South, Houston, TX – 10/28/2018