Conference Schedule

The final schedule will be provided to registered participants one week prior to the start of the conference.
Entire conference to be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

*Requires separate registration for Team Building Session

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm       Registration for Pre-Conference Team Building Session
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Pre-Conference Team-Building Session

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

The 45th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government begins!

9:00 am – 9:30 am        Conference Registration
9:30 am – 12:30 pm      Welcome and Keynote

Conference Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm      Conference Lunch (included in conference registration)
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm        Conference Sessions

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Conference Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Conference Lunch (included in conference registration)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Conference Sessions

Dinner on your own. Transportation will be provided to popular Kansas City entertainment and shopping districts.

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Conference Sessions

Conference Goals

The primary goal of the Annual National Conference on Student Government is to support student government leaders and advisors in institutions of higher learning in advancing the local efforts to improve the student experiences on campuses across the country.

The conference seeks to build a community among attendees that is open to diversity of ideas, approaches and solutions, and provides opportunities and resources to grow personally and professionally.

Conference Content

Student government student leaders and advisors can learn together or in sessions specially designed for their role in SGA. Sessions are interactive and focus on solution-oriented content with plenty of opportunities for questions, dialog, and idea sharing.

Potential topics include:

  • advisor-only sessions led by experienced SGA advisors
  • advocacy for student groups (LGBTQ, students of color)
  • the role of SGA in campus diversity, equity, inclusion and sense-of-belonging efforts
  • SGA organization and structure
  • programming ideas for all types and sizes of campuses
  • roundtables by office and types of school
  • building and maintaining an effective student government
  • branding and marketing yourself and your SGA
  • motivating yourself and others
  • attracting and engaging new student leaders to SGA
  • understanding campus politics
  • communication skill-building for audiences such as administrators, faculty, and fellow students
  • critical race theory versus academic freedom
  • student leadership team transition
  • how to effectively run meetings
  • program planning
  • how to delegate
  • team building
  • and other topics identified by conference attendees.

Attendees have the power to shape the conference content by providing input before and during the conference. Conference sessions will be tailored based on attendees’ needs and interests.

Register now for the 45th Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government!

November 3-5, 2023

Seating is limited to 200 participants, so save your spot today!