The NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC)

December 1-4, 2020

Registration week begins October 13!

This year, we have implemented a pre-registration lottery. The lottery will open on Monday, September 28 and will remain open until Wednesday, September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT. Schools interested in registering students for SDLC will need to submit their school information and the number of students in their delegation by that time. Schools will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist position on Thursday, October 1. 

The delegation size is six students per school. 

Find necessary forms and documents here
 

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.
 

2020 SDLC Rates

Please note: SDLC is for students at NAIS member schools only. 

  Member Nonmember
Registration rate per student
(six students per school)
$375 N/A


You do NOT need to have adults registered for PoCC in order to register students for SDLC. 

Please visit this page for the cancellation policy. 


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.