Jan. 9, 2020

Call for workshop ideas for this year’s UCalgary Student Leadership Conference

Inspire university and high school students to create impact with their actions: Submit your workshop idea using the form below
A business student asks a question during the keynote speaker session at a previous conference.
A business student asks a question during the keynote speaker session at a previous conference. Student and Enrolment Services Staff

On Feb. 29, the 8th annual UCalgary Student Leadership Conference will bring together students, industry leaders and facilitators in a fulfilling day of panel discussions, skills workshops and peer-to-peer networking.

Formerly called Leadership Exchange, the renewed event takes a special look at developing skill awareness among students. Whether in a panel, a workshop or the keynote presentation, students will be prompted to ask themselves, “What kind of impact do I want to make?”

Join us – and help inspire students

The event is open to all UCalgary and high school students, and members of the community are invited to submit a workshop proposal that they feel would connect with this audience. Facilitators would deliver a one-hour session to between 20 and 50 students that focuses on developing personal resiliency, increasing leadership capacity, or building community.

The event

The keynote presentation will feature three high-profile members of the UCalgary and Calgary communities, each providing a unique perspective on the day’s theme, Creating Impact. 

Next, students will be introduced to leaders from a number of sectors in a variety of panel discussions with such topics as entrepreneurship, side hustle businesses, social changemaking, and women in leadership. There will also be panels centred around specific disciplines, including engineering, medical professions, research, and arts and culture.

The event is free for all UCalgary students and Calgary high school students who register. A free lunch will be provided, as well as refreshments throughout the day.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
  • Where: MacEwan Hall A/B, MacEwan Conference and Events Centre
  • Who: UCalgary and high school students are encouraged to attend
  • Details: Students should register by Feb. 20


Promo banner for workshop

Submit your workshop idea, register to attend.