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This is a FREE Conference for all student participants

Date: April 5th and 6th, 2019

Departure: April 5th, 2019 at 8:00am

Return: April 6th, 2019 at 3:30pm

Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver – 1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202

Mandatory Orientations (Will be required to select 1 orientation to attend when completing registration)

  • March 13th @ 4pm
  • March 13th @ 5pm
  • March 14th @ 4pm
  • March 14th @ 5pm

Purpose Statement

LEAD Conference primarily supports 2nd year students of color at Colorado State University in the development of knowledge and skills geared towards professional development, leadership development, and career readiness. LEAD Conference creates an environment where students of color can be their whole selves and focus on Leading, Empowering, Advancing, and Determining their own futures.

Diversity Statement

In alignment with the Colorado State University Principles of Community, the LEAD Conference is a catalyst for students of color to engage with community leaders, career professionals, and CSU alumni while honoring how their multiple social identities (age, gender identity, race, sexual and romantic orientations, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, documentation status) and perspectives impact the way they experience the world.

We believe that CSU students have diverse identities, perspectives, and skills that build better companies by fueling innovation and connecting companies to the communities they serve.

2019 LEAD Conference Planning Committee

Emerald Green (she/her) –  Black/African American Cultural Center
Brandy Ortiz (she/her) –  El Centro
Tiffani Kelly (she/her) –  Native American Cultural Center
Amanda Wimmer (she/her) – Student Disability Center
Vani Narayan (she/her) – Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
Angelica Murray (she/her) – Women and Gender Advocacy Center
Courtney Conrad (she/her) – Orientation and Transition Programs
Emily Ambrose (she/her) – Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement
Miel McCarthy (she/her) -Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

This conference would not be possible without the help of our dedicated campus partners:

  • Year 2 @ CSU
  • Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement
  • Career Center
  • University Housing
  • Lory Student Center