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National Student Leadership Conference at Taylor is February 14, 15

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National Student Leadership Conference-Gather 2020

Speakers from across the United States are scheduled, and college students from Taylor and numerous other universities are expected, as Taylor University’s annual National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) begins Friday, February 14.

The NSLC is a two-day, student-led initiative striving to help undergraduate students, faculty, and community members discover what it means to be leaders and Christ-followers in all areas of life. Organizers say the event, featuring keynote and breakout sessions with Christian leaders, authors, professors, and pastors, is designed to inspire students and attendees towards faithful and loving action.

Core themes for the conference include:

  • Hospitality
  • Imagination
  • Power
  • Congruence
  • Failure
  • Culture

The conference utilizes differing formats for attendees to learn that include TED-style keynote talks, thematic panels, facilitated conversations, interviews, and deeper teaching sessions, with continuing conversations during mealtime and other activities.

The 2020 NSLC speakers include:

  • Scott Erickson, painter/speaker
  • Em Sexton, former Wall Street executive/speaker
  • Anwar Smith, Taylor alumnus, minister to at-risk youth
  • Sho Baraka, performing artist, non-profit-organization director
  • Susie Gamez, church planter
  • KJ Ramsey, therapist, writer
  • Maurice Young, homelessness activist/advocate