ISLC 2020 is

March 20-21, 2020



ISLC 2019 was March 15-16, 2019

JMU hosted ISLC 2019: Wanna dance? Invite. Engage. Lead. Swift Kick's Tom Krieglstein joined us as the keynote and facilitator to train young leaders with energy and compassion. 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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