Penn State World Campus Student Leadership Conference

Theme: Leading for ImpACT

October 27-29, 2019

University Park, PA

Gain essential leadership skills and learn how being a Penn State leader can translate to being a leader in your workplace and community.

Registration Information

Registration is $75 and includes some meals, snacks, a conference swag bag, and all conference programming, including keynotes and breakout sessions on topics like student leadership, community and civic leadership, and leadership in the workplace. Limited registration stipends are available for students in need.

Registration is now closed. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Location & Lodging

All sessions will take place at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. The address is HUB-Robeson Center, University Park, PA 16802

Students are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel to and from University Park. Limited travel stipends are available for students in need.

A room block for October 27-29 is available at the Hyatt Place State College (Downtown State College – 219 West Beaver Avenue, State College PA). The block room rate is $139 a night plus $11 a day parking.

Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-492-8847 and asking for the Penn State World Campus Leadership Conference group rate.  Conference attendees may also book their reservations online and enter the Corporate/Group code G-PPWC to receive the block rate.

We encourage you to make your reservations early. The block booking rate is available until September 26 or when the room block is sold out. As an additional resource, the Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau provides an extensive directory listing of hotels and motels in and around State College.

Keynote Speakers


Christopher Beem, Ph.D
Managing Director, McCourtney Institute for Democracy
Associate Research Professor of Political Science, Penn State



Ola Ojewumi
Writer, Community Organizer, Nonprofit Founder




Tim Balliett, PhD. 
University Ethics Officer, Penn State




The 2019 conference will feature keynote and breakout sessions with relevant, actionable information and themes such as:

  • Developing and leading teams
  • Creating a culture of leadership in your community and workplace
  • Becoming a leader of social change

Read an agenda and description of breakout sessions at this year's Student Leadership Conference.