The NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC)

2021 SDLC Details Coming Soon!

What we know:
  • NAIS will conduct a lottery for school participation, which will open in late September. 
  • Each school will be allowed to have up to six student participants.
  • A chaperone will be required.


About SDLC

The NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the U.S. and abroad. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participating students develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles. In addition to large group sessions, SDLC "family groups" and "home groups" allow for dialogue and sharing in smaller units.


SDLC History

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in 2018, these videos take a look at the history of the conference, the impact it has had, how independent schools can support its work, and hopes for the future.