Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Leadership Education and Development Centre

Alberta Student Leadership Summit

ASLS 2023

ASLS is a four-day, nationwide leadership conference being held from January 25th - 28th 2023. It is open to both high school and post-secondary students -- from anywhere! This conference strives to be an accessible leadership development opportunity that builds skills, grows community, and inspires action. We focus our leadership practices at individual, group, and community levels through seeking an understanding of our purpose as leaders.This involves forming a mindful response to the onrush of complex leadership challenges we encounter in our everyday social contexts, news feeds, and personal experiences. Responding requires thoughtfully addressing underlying leadership challenges to inform meaningful approaches to being leaders.

The Alberta Student Leadership Summit is presented by the UASU and Studentcare.

Keep up with all of the latest updates regarding ASLS 2023 by following @ableadersummit on Instagram!

ASLS: Planned by students, for students.

We believe that students are the best people to decide what students want to see in a student leadership conference; that's why we have a team of students who direct the conference. The directors take on roles from setting the schedule to coordinating volunteers.

Want to help plan ASLS? We are currently recruiting students for the volunteer Student Director position! To apply, please fill out this form by Sunday, June, 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Student Director Position Description: Responsible for training and coordinating for all facets of the conference, including but not limited to, promotions, pre- and post-conference sessions, and the day of ASLS. This position will be supported by staff mentors from both the University of Alberta, and the University of Alberta Students’ Union. The time commitment for this role is 10 hours a month during the fall semester and 20-25 hours in January 2023.

Want to volunteer with ASLS?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Stay tuned for general volunteer applications in the Fall!

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Media Coordinator - Providing online media engagement throughout the event. Note that past involvement in media coordination is preferred. Mandatory personal equipment such as camera and smart device with internet is not provided and is required for this position.

Registration and Engagement Coordinator - Helping with registration each day of the Summit and ensuring summit participants/ attendees are accounted for. This role will also be responsible for providing engagement opportunities leading up to the Summit for folks who are already registered.

Welcome Team Coordinators - Ensuring that participants/ attendees are in the right location and headed towards the right place. This position will also be responsible for helping to build community in an online setting during the week of the conference.

Session Coordinators - Ensuring that participants and facilitators have everything that is needed during facilitation and presenting. This role will help manage break out rooms, attendee questions, and anything else that the facilitator may need. The best perk of this role is that you get to sit through sessions and learn from them yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ASLS for?

ASLS is created for high school and post secondary students who are at varying points in their leadership journey. Whether you are just starting out or are already making moves, you’ll find something at ASLS for you. We also welcome community members, education staff, and others who are interested in learning more about leadership!

Where does ASLS take place?

ASLS will be held in a blended manner with three virtual conference days and one in-person conference day at the University of Alberta Students' Union Building in Edmonton, Alberta. We hope that the flexibility of options to get involved with the summit will help to best ensure that participants have the chance to engage in a dynamic ASLS experience this year.

When does ASLS take place?

ASLS will take place from 25th to 28th January, 2023.

ASLS sounds awesome! How do I become a student director?

Applications for the 2023 ASLS Student Director positions are now open! Apply for the position here! We look forward to receiving your applications!

How do I become a presenter at ASLS?

We love having presenters with a wide range of experience and expertise! Stay tuned for ASLS 2023 presenter applications coming out shortly!. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Can I volunteer at ASLS?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Stay tuned for ASLS 2023 general volunteer applications coming out shortly!

What is included in the ticket price?

it includes access to the Summit and some surprises to come!

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University of Alberta
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