NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC)
The SDLC Lottery is now closed.
On Friday, September 24, NAIS will notify schools that have been selected from the lottery. Each selected school will be given a time frame in which to register their students for SDLC, beginning on October 4. Learn more about the SDLC lottery.
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.
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.