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The 2020 Lead Conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 response that aims to keep students, alumni, and community members healthy. Please check back in late fall for more information about the 2021 LEAD Conference.



Please check back in late fall for more information about the 2021 LEAD Conference.


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 that allows students of color to unpack what professionalism means in a system not designed for everyone and includes reflection on Leading, Empowering, Advancing, and Determining their futures as their authentic selves.  

How will we do this?  

    • Keynote speakers  
    • Small group discussions  
    • Networking reception & debrief  
    • Workshops 

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.

2020 LEAD Conference Planning Committee

Emerald Green (she/her) –  Black/African American Cultural Center
Alexis Gomez (she/her) –  El Centro
Tiffani Kelly (she/her) –  Native American Cultural Center
Amanda Wimmer (she/her) – Student Disability Center
Atlas Tanudjaja (They/Them) – Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
Angelica Murray (she/her) – Women and Gender Advocacy Center
Maggie Hendrickson (They/Them) Pride Resource Center
Courtney Conrad (she/her) – Orientation and Transition Programs
Stephanie Moreira (she/her) – Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement
Miel McCarthy (she/her) – Community for Excellence

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
  • Community for Excellence
  • University Housing
  • Lory Student Center

Registration is on first-come-first-served basis. Please use the link below to register for the conference.