Hosting MASC Events

Thank you for your interest in hosting a MASC event.  Without host schools/regions, it would be difficult for MASC to fulfill its mission: to foster a statewide environment for all secondary school students to express and exchange opinions and ideas, develop leadership skills, and promote student representation and involvement in all groups and organizations impacting the lives of students.

Throughout the year, there are large and small events for which MASC needs hosts.  Our major conferences, Fall Leadership Conference, Legislative Session, and Convention, require an interested school(s)/region(s) to present a “bid” for the event at an executive board meeting.  The executive board then votes to award the “bid” to the host.  MASC opens the bid process at their June (en end of May) executive board meeting.

Smaller events, yet equally important are our executive board meetings, workshop presenter training day (training for student leaders to become MASC “certified” workshop presenters), and staff development (for the appointed MASC staff).  For these events, an application is completed and forwarded to the executive director.  The officer team selects the host based on several criteria including geographical location.  MASC strives to have our events all over the state and not just in one or two areas.  Executive board meetings and other smaller events will be decided at the end of September.

Below you will find the information for the 2019-2020 school year.  Bids/Applications will be accepted starting at the June 1, 2019, executive board meeting.  If you have any questions, please email Acting Executive Director Karen Crawford (

2019-2020 Calendar

•  Staff Development Day –CLOSED (application)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Thurmont Middle School, Frederick County
(MASCstaffDevDay2019 pdf file) (MASCstaffDevDay2019 Word file)

Workshop Presenter Training Day –CLOSED (application)
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Thomas Stone High School, Charles County
(MASCWkspPresTrainingHost2019 pdf file) (MASCWkspPresTrainingHost2019 Word file)

•  Conferences – OPEN (Bid Process)
Closed – Fall Leadership Conference: (FLCBidInfo2019 pdf file) – Perry Hall High School bid passed 6.1.19
Closed – Legislative Session: (LegSesBidInfo2020 pdf file) – Frederick High School bid passed 8.8/19
Open – Convention: Clarion Fountainbleu, Ocean City:  (ConvBidInfo2020 pdf file)

 Executive Board Meetings  –CLOSED (application)
Closed – December 14, 2019 – Smithburg High School, Washington County
Closed – February 22, 2020 – Aberdeen High School, Harford County
(MASCexbdHostApp2019.2020 pdf file) 
(MASCexbdHostApp2019.2020 Word file)

 Women’s Leadership Forum  –CLOSED (application)
March 7, 2020 (snow date March 14)  (MASCWomensLeadForum2019.2020)
Program hosted by MASC and MoCo EmpowHER
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Baltimore County