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National Student Leadership Conference Begins Tomorrow

By Meredith Sell Published: Feb 20, 2013

Taylor University will host the 26th semi-annual National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on campus with events beginning Thursday.

Gabe Lyons, author of UnChristian and The Next Christians, and Josh Riebock, author of My Generation, are the featured keynote speakers. Workshop speakers include last year’s keynote speaker and Taylor grad, J.R. Briggs, 2012 Indiana Teacher of the Year Melanie Park, and Rod Smith, Executive Director of Open Hand, Inc.

Founded in 1982 by the Taylor University Student Organization and Office of Student Programs, NSLC is run entirely by students. NSLC is designed to equip Christian student leaders to develop their leadership abilities, understand leadership more deeply and learn to lead more effectively.

This year’s conference centers around the theme of Mission: Restoration, and the relationship of Christianity to culture. Keynote and workshop speakers come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and hold degrees in sociology and peace studies, among others.

Student leaders from local and state colleges and universities will arrive between 3 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21, to register before an evening banquet. Student leaders will be hosted on campus by Taylor students.

Cost to attend for students staying on campus is $85.00. Cost covers conference materials, lodging, food and entrance to campus events. All meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday breakfast are provided. Those not staying on campus pay a reduced price of $65.00.