Student Leadership Conference:

October 29-30, 2024
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Part of State of the Art 2024

Cost: $100 for all students, registration coming soon!

We’re seeking current and former IPSE students to join the 2024 Student Leadership Conference (SLC) Planning Committee! The planning committee will meet 1-2 times a month via Zoom from April up until the conference. Interested? Fill out this form-  Let’s make the SLC 2024 unforgettable together!

The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is an opportunity for current and future college students to:

  • Connect with peers from across the country
  • Learn useful tools to empower your transition into college life
  • Expand your potential to serve as student advocates and leaders in the growing field of inclusive higher education
  • Have fun!

The SLC is committed to centering the voices, wisdom, and experiences of college students with intellectual disability. The SLC is open to all students, with an emphasis on young adults who are transitioning into college and current college students. The focus is on students with intellectual disability and their peers, including traditionally enrolled friends, classmates, and mentors.

Download the SLC Agenda 2023 FINAL

Have any questions about the Student Leadership Conference or want to get involved? Contact Sara Jo Soldovieri at

Conference Topics

  • Academics: class mentors, study skills, cool classes to take, course modifications, or working with faculty.
  • Advocacy! Advocacy! Advocacy!
  • Health: mental health, nutrition and exercise at college, or dealing with illness while at college.
  • Internships and employment: working with a job coach, getting a job, or workplace accommodation.
  • Relationships: dating etiquette and consent, friendships, or conflict and communication
  • Social life: on- and off-campus events, clubs and organizations, or greek life.
  • Other ideas like technology (apps), getting into college, life after college, or dealing with tough times.