Written by: Cory Dulaney, Campus Philly Program Manager
So you’ve registered for the 2017 Inclusive Leadership Conference (if not, email me to see if there is still room!). If this is your first ILC, or you need a refresher, this is what to expect and how to prepare for the 2017 Inclusive Leadership Conference!
What is ILC?
The Inclusive Leadership Conference is an annual day-long conference for college students from the Greater Philadelphia Region. It is taking place this February 11th from 10AM – 4PM at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center. A keynote presentation sets the tone for the day followed by three sessions, each session has up to seven discussions for you to choose. Continental breakfast and lunch is included!
Who will be there?
Last year we saw nearly 400 students from various schools in the Greater Philadelphia region (Philly, the suburbs of Philly, South Jersey, and Delaware). Community and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, regional businesses and higher education professionals are leading the discussions.
What will we discuss?
This year’s theme is Finding Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion & Respect. We all come from different experiences, backgrounds, and are born with different skills and passions. No one voice is, or should be, the same. Some may protest racial injustices by walking in solidarity and others may organize the protest, getting all the proper documentation in order. Some may write a song for gender equality and others may perform that song. No voice is better than another, and we need all of our voices! Maybe you know your voice or maybe you want to discover it. In either case, we want you to leave this conference with the motivation to (re)discover your voice, the knowledge on how you should use your voice, and ways in which to flex your voice!
How to prepare.
Start thinking about what you’re naturally good at. What skills were you born with and what are you passionate about? Your voice is part of an intricate puzzle, and a space is perfectly tailored for you. Sometimes, though, other people’s space look more appealing and may get more recognition. Activists who chain themselves around a tree seem cool, but what about the person who writes policy to save trees? Film directors may have their work on clean water shown across the world, but what about the behind the scenes editors and camerapersons? Come with questions on how to find your voice, where to use your voice, how to help others find their voice, etc…
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via my email or phone info below. If not, look forward to hearing your voice on February 11th!
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email or phone.
Campus Philly Program Manager