Events & Conferences

MASC 2016-2017 Calendar (as of Feb.18, 2017) (MASCCalendar2016.17)
(Draft for 2017-2018: MASCCalendar2017.18)

MASC 2016 Advance (click here)
MASC Technical Training: Saturday, October 1, 2016 (click here)
MASC Executive Board Meeting and Educational Forums: Saturday, October 15, 2016
MASC Regional Advisors Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (click here)
MASC 2016 Fall Leadership Conference: Saturday, November 19, 2016 (click here)
National Conference on Student Activities (Advisors Only): December 2-4, 2016 (click here)
MASC Executive Board Meeting: Saturday, December 10, 2016
NASC LEAD Conference: February 3-5, 2017 (click here – look under the NASC)
MASC 2017 Legislative Session: Saturday, February 11, 2017 (click here)
MASC Executive Board Meeting: Saturday, February  18, 2016 (click here)
MASC Convention: April 5-7, 2017 (click here)
MASC Executive Board Meeting: Saturday, June 3, 2017
NASC Conference: June 24-29, 2017 (click here – look under the NASC)

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  • NASC Conf: LEAD D.C.
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: February 3–5, 2017
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

    Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and the National Association of Student Councils.

    At LEAD, students and advisers sharpen their leadership skills to improve their school culture and community while networking with their peers from around the country.

    Registration Fees
    Early bird: $200, NASC member; $330, nonmember
    Regular: $220, NASC member; $350, nonmember
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  • Training Day #2 Legislative Session
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: February 10, 2017 - 11:30 pm
    Location: Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871, USA
    Description: Training Day #2 offers the student trainers time to set up and practice workshops, learn/review the SMOB voting process, and study the selected youth related bills to be presented. Trainers stay overnight in a local hotel (bus transportation provided).
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  • Deadline: Award Applications
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 12, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: Schools and Regions deadline to submit applications for Awards:
    • Advisor of the Year (high school and middle school)
    • Principal of the Year
    • Felix Simon Award

    Award applications are posted on the MASC web site
    https://mdstudentcouncils.com/index.php/applications/
  • Legislative Session
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: February 11, 2017 - 4:30 pm
    Description: Event: Legislative Session - Saturday, February 11, 2017 (UPDATED)


    Registration Opens: Friday, December 16th
    Registration Closes: Saturday, January 28th
    Postmarked Deadline: Wednesday, February 1st
    Cost $25
    On-site Check-in 8:00-9:00 a.m. / event concludes at 4:30 p.m.

    The second major conference of the school year is the Legislative Session. Students will be given opportunities to practice learned leadership skills, develop new ones, and partake in electing the final two candidates for student member of the State Board of Education! Stances are also taken on youth related bills in the Maryland General Assembly. Workshops that delegates will attend focus on advocacy and legislative business that will allow them to learn about how the legislative process works and discover how they can become involved. Advisor workshop are also offered.

    Required Forms: https://mdstudentcouncils.org/index.php/legislative-session/
    Registration Link: open Dec 16 - Jan 28th
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  • Deadline: MASC Officer Applications
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 19, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: MASC Officer applications are due on or before Saturday, February 18, 2017.

    Applications are posted on the web
    https://mdstudentcouncils.com/index.php/applications/
  • ExBd Meeting a & Health and Social Issues Forums
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: February 18, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Northpoint High School, Charles County
    Description: Executive Board Meeting & Heath and Social Issues Forums
    Saturday, February 18
    Registration: Opens January 25 - Closes February 15
    Cost: $5
    Northpoint High School, Charles County

    Expected attendance: officers, appointed staff, regional presidents, regional middle school representatives, SMOBs/SROBs/student commissioners, and regional advisors. School advisors and other interested students may attend. Business items include reports from staff and conference hosts, updates on National Association of Student Councils (NASC) events, etc.

    Health and Social Issues Forums (breakouts) take a goodly portion of the day. The Forums Coordinators select the issues/speakers (usually after great input from students around the state).

    Registration: open Wednesday, January 25 - Wednesday, February 15
    Registration and Forms:
    https://mdstudentcouncils.org/index.php/executive-board-meetings/
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  • Advocacy Days
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 2, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: On these days, MASC encourages regions to visit Annapolis and advocate on the youth-related bills on which MASC took stances (https://mdstudentcouncils.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/BillStances2017.pdf)

    Regions should notify Lance.Ledebur@maryland.gov as to when they plan on attending.

    Regions should contact delegates and senators from their own county or Baltimore City, especially if they need to reserve seats in the gallery during a general assembly:
    Monday, February 27 - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28 and March 1 - 10:00 a.m.
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Advocacy Days
Starts: February 27, 2017 12:00 am
Ends: March 2, 2017 12:00 am
Registration MASC Convention (April 5-7)
Starts: March 3, 2017 12:00 am
Ends: March 19, 2017 12:00 am
Location: Clarion Fountainblue, Ocean City, MD
Candidate/Parent Meeting
Starts: March 4, 2017 10:00 am
Ends: March 4, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Staff Applications (close April 30)
Starts: April 1, 2017 12:00 am
Ends: May 1, 2017 12:00 am
MASC Convention April 5-7
Starts: April 5, 2017 12:00 am
Ends: April 8, 2017 12:00 am