LEAD UB Conference

Get a deeper understanding of topics related to leadership, service and student development by attending the LEAD UB Conference.

March 1 - 4, 2021

LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development; this conference is designed to bring students from across UB and the surrounding communities together to learn about and engage in topics related to leadership, service, and overall student development. You can expect engaging and relevant speakers, roundtable discussions, and the discovery of new skills and programs for you to be involved with.

Registration is Open!

Register for individual sessions in the Conference Schedule section below.

Keynote Speaker: Hoan Do

We're excited to announce Hoan Do as our virtual keynote speaker for the 2021 LEAD UB Conference! Hoan Do is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Succeeding in the Real World, one of Seattles Top 25 Most Influentual People, and city finalist in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior. You may have also seen Hoan while grocery shopping as he was featured on Lays chip bags nationwide for the #SmileWithLays campaign benefiting OperationSmile!

Watch Hoan's story, get inspired, and come watch him speak on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST!

A headshot of American Ninja Warrior city finalist and the LEAD UB Conference Keynote Speaker, Hoan Do.

Conference Sessions

Each day brings a new theme - leadership, engagement, advocacy, and development. Check out the sessions below to see what they're all about and use the "Register for this session" button to reserve your spot. Sessions will range in length from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

Leaders of Change

As a pillar of the Student Engagement office, the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM) has guided the planning and implementation of the LEAD UB Conference. The Seven C's of the Social Change Model - Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, Citizenship - can be found within each of our sessions. Choose a category (SCM Categories) and follow it along through these presentations!

1: Leadership 2: Engagement 3: Advocacy 4: Development Extras

Day 1: Leadership

March 1, 2021

We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program - leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.


After the Conference

Tell Us What You Thought!

It's important for our presenters and us as a conference committee to know what you thought about each session. Please take a moment to fill out our Session Evaluation Form on UBLinked. Your feedback helps us deliver meaningful and fun presentations!

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