LEAD Spark 2023 | National Student Leader Conference


  • NHS, NJHS and National Student Council member advisers and students
  • Student leaders in grades 6–12


Serving as a student leader is not easy. And that was true even before the pandemic. LEAD Spark 2023 will bring together student leaders and advisers from across the country to learn from their peers, hear from experts, and take their leadership skills to the next level.

These past few years have been marked by radical change to our education system and it’s never been more important that students have a strong voice in how our schools can best serve them.

We’re organizing a conference that is tailored to reflect this time of transformation. From peer learning opportunities to interactive experiences, students will dive into the challenges and opportunities of leadership, with a specific focus on creating meaningful connections, amplifying their voices, and learning how to effectively advocate for their needs.   

LEAD Spark 2023 is the premier national conference for student leaders, and they’ll walk away with actionable practices to expand their leadership skills and make an even greater impact in their communities. This is our only LEAD conference next year, so make sure your student leaders don’t miss it!


January 27–29, 2023


Hyatt Regency – Crystal City, VA

Room rate

  • Single – Triple: $149 + 15% tax
  • Quad: $194 + 15% tax

How To Register

Registration opens October 6, 2022.


Why “Spark”? The flame symbol is iconic to NASSP and our student programs — it represents the dedication we have for all that we serve through education.

Students are memory makers, school pride proponents, community influencers, and drivers of equity and inclusion. In short, they’re at the very heart of your school culture. 

Whether they are budding leaders or seasoned club officers, we urge you to encourage your students to attend and SPARK their passion for leadership!

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