MASC – LEAD Conference

Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer students and advisors exciting opportunities to develop their skills and grow as leaders. This rewarding weekend meeting is designed to encourage interstate communication among student leaders and advisers, strengthen leadership skills, and prepare those attending for leadership roles on the local, state, and regional levels—all at an affordable cost!

Students learn about:

  • Combating prejudice, bullying, drugs, alcohol, and depression
  • Idea sharing and networking
  • Project planning and fundraising
  • Community service projects
  • Team building
  • Healthy lifestyles

Advisers gain:

  • Continuing education certificates (CEUs)
  • Professional development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Skills for managing student activities
  • Practical classroom skills
  • Project and fundraising ideas

This conference is for student council, honor society, and other student leadership areas.

2019 MASC Information:

MASC Flyer (LEAD2019Flyer pdf file)

February 1-3, 2019
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

(The hotel has easy access to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) rail system)
Complimentary shuttle from the hotel to Crystal City Metro station every 30 minutes

Early bird registration $215.00  (must be a member of NSC or NHS/NJHS)
Hotel: (based on four students sharing a room) $74.75  NOTE: cost will go up if there are not 4 per room)
Meals (on your own or with MASC) $20 per night = $40 (if with MASC, this may be less)
Incidentals (snacks/beverages) $20
Total estimated cost per student based on four per room per nigh: $349.75
Advisor total cost based on two per room per night: $424.49

Students need to register through their school or regional advisor – whoever is attending. The advisor creates a group number to the students.   If neither the school or regional advisor is attending, email your interest to  An advisor is only allowed to chaperone up to 15 students, so this would be a first come, first served bases.  In order to reserve a space through MASC, students would need to complete the student-parent commitment form (LEAD2019Commitment pdf file) (LEAD2019Commitment  Word file)  NOTE:  YOUR SCHOOL ADVISOR STILL NEEDS TO REGISTER THROUGH NatStuCo and PAY NatStuCo

Want to Teach a Workshop?

Deadline for submitting a 45-minute, a student-led workshop is at midnight, Friday, January 4, 2019. Check with Mrs. Crawford (or your own attending advisor) before applying, as advisor permission is required.  (click here to get to the NatStuCo page for presenters)