"We're Going to Need a Bigger Boat." AWSL Virtual Fall Conference is on track to break records!

James Layman
Oct 09, 2020

Virtual Fall Conf

Every fall, the Association of Washington Student Leaders holds a Fall Leadership Conference. With obvious travel restrictions and complexities at the beginning of the school year, we decided to shift our conference course.

Following the lead of AWSP/WASA, we decided to transition to a virtual conference for the safety with shifting a conference to virtual; this also allowed us to realign the conference with our mission and vision. The AWSL Fall Conference will take place October 30th  – 31st.

Our previous charge was to “Train and empower student leaders.”

With our equity focus and a change in intention, we now seek to “Train and empower students to lead.” This charge is rooted in seeing all students as leaders and recognizing that there is no one way or one type of person who can be a ‘leader.’

With a price of $250 per building, all Middle-Level and High School buildings can send as many students and adults as they want! We hope that buildings will send school leaders from Athletics, ASB, Leadership, Visual and Performing Arts, WEB, Link Crew, Multicultural Clubs, Class Representatives, Clubs, and Activities… or any interested student! 

With a focus on equity, the belief that all students can lead, and the paradigm of ‘becoming while doing,’ this dynamic conference experience is shaping up to be a highlight for students and adults! 

As of today (a week into registration), we have over 20 schools and 1200 students slated to attend! Based on projected forecasts, this conference is looking to break records in attendance! We hope you can join us!

Registration is open through October 29th! You can visit our AWSL Virtual Fall Conference Page, for more information! 

Keynote speeches, adult professional learning, idea shares, and on-demand workshops make the AWSL Fall Conference the perfect way to empower students, create hope, and to have some fun. We hope you can join us!


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