The annual Student Leadership conference will now be held online

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The annual July CHSAA Student Leadership Conference has been converted to a virtual event which will take place on July 15.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, an in-person event was not a possibility. Traditionally the event was held on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins but was moved to the Hotel Elegantè Conference and Event Center in Colorado Springs for 2020.

“We were excited to bring a new format at a new location to our Membership in 2020,” said Justin Saylor, the CHSAA assistant commissioner in charge of Student Leadership. “A lot of time and hard work went into converting the event to a conference model with an enhanced curriculum. While it is unfortunate we will have to wait another year to make this happen, the additional time to plan and share ideas will only make for a better event in 2021.”  

The virtual conference agenda is still being hashed out but will include a mix of different online platforms over the course of one day. Breakout sessions, speakers, awards, and a variety of other learning opportunities will highlight the event.

“It has been heartbreaking for students and advisors to see both Advisor U and now the Summer Conference cancelled due to Covid-19,” said Rashaan Davis, the chair of the Student Leadership advisory committee. “While our in-person attendance may have been cancelled, I am confident that our virtual event will be just as inspiring and educational. Now, more than ever, leadership is needed in our schools.”

More information, including how to register, will be sent directly to schools and advisors. Questions should be directed to Justin Saylor.