Annual Student Leadership Conference – Washington, D.C. 2020

What are LEAD Conferences?

Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers. 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. In past years, M-W students have found the conference informative and inspirational.

PLEASE NOTE: The high school L.E.A.D. club is not in any way connected to this conference in Washington D.C.

ALL NEW trip this year!

This year the district is offering the opportunity to attend this conference to high school students in the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The trip has been reorganized and designed to feature new museums and events geared to high school students, including a college tour of Georgetown University and/or George Washington University.

Leadership conference dates

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Sunday, February 2, 2020

Want to find out more?

Middle School meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the small cafeteria. Eighth grade students (Class of 2023) are invited to attend.
High School meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the small cafeteria. All interested high school students (Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022) are invited to attend.

How to apply

The Leadership Conference Application will be available online from Friday, May 10 through the application deadline – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Applications are reviewed by a committee and their decisions are sent to all applicants on or before May 30, 2019.

LEAD Conference Application Form

Is there a cost for students to attend?

Yes. The approximate cost for each student is $800, with a specific schedule of deposit and payment dates:

  • Deposit #1 – $200 due June 7, 2019
  • Deposit #2 – $200 due November 1, 2019
  • Balance due January 6, 2020