ISLC 2020 has been cancelled.

James Madison University’s primary goal is to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and the greater community. Therefore JMU has canceled all student activities, which unfortunately includes ISLC 2020. 

 We hope to see you at ISLC 2021!



Misha Glouberman will show ISLC participants how to leverage strategic thinking, active listening, and negotiation tactics to resolve conflict and make better decisions—together. Learn more about this year's theme and speaker!

ISLC began in 2001 with just over 100 participants. Recent conferences welcomed more than 250 participants from 65 countries and 23 institutions. The theme and keynote speaker are different with every conference, but the energy, the camaraderie of the participants, the laughter, and the learning remain consistent from year to year.

Will we see YOU at ISLC 2020?

Ready to register?

Visit the Registration page for information on how to register, payment, lodging, and transportation


Schedule, photos, and more!
What is ISLC? Who loves ISLC?

The International Student Leadership Conference:

  • creates a friendly and supportive environment for globally-minded college students
  • provides a venue to explore and share various leadership concepts in a global context
  • offers interactive opportunities and sessions for all participants

Read why previous participants love ISLC:

  • "Perfect and engaging! A brilliant bunch of individuals."
  • "This conference rocks!”
  • “Very well organized, very informational, eye opening”
  • "I gained new insight, and met wonderful people”
  • “It is really educational, an entertaining and awesome place for networking“


International students currently studying at institutions of higher education in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area are our most frequent participants, but all globally-minded students from around the country are welcome to attend!


Read about previous years' themes.

Contact ISLC Chair Marlee Meikrantz Sharp with any questions, comments and/or concerns you may have!

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