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ALL THE NEWS about the 2019 Leadership Conference

We have MAJOR news about the 2019 Leadership Conference to share! In fact there’s so much, you might think of this post as a series of sound bites! But there’s no #fakenews.

Team NLC has been busily planning and locking in details of the 9th annual Leadership Conference for months now! It’s been hard to sit on the juicy details until now, but the time has come!

First things first: Save the date! The 9th annual Leadership Conference will be held on May 22, 2019. Go ahead. Block it off on your calendar; we’ll wait….

Now, you also need to know that we’re changing venues for 2019! Yes; it’s true! We’ve moved Leadership Conference to the Hilton Tampa Downtown so that we can (drum roll please!) add 2 additional breakout sessions to the day! 8 breakouts!!

Yes; we did just make your breakout decisions even harder by guaranteeing you 4 knock-your-socks-off breakouts in each of the two timeslots. Watch this space for upcoming announcements regarding the local experts we’re tapping as panelists and facilitators for these 8 exciting new working sessions!

Have no worries about parking; the Fort Brooke Garage is actually attached to the hotel, so you can just meander across the enclosed bridgeway and straight into our event. (And, yes, we are indeed still picking up the tab for parking.)

We’ll share additional details about parking and a map of the venue as days progress, so you’ll arrive ta the 2019 Leadership Conference with everything you need to know to feel comfortable in the space and make the absolute most of this incredible day of personal and professional development.

As if all of the above wasn’t exciting enough: we have still more to share!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Planning Committee met just a week or so ago and (in record time) came up with what might be certain team members’ favorite Conference theme to date. We give you the 2019 Leadership Conference theme….

FOCUS: Leading with Purpose


This universal and yet transformational theme will resonate throughout all of the day’s breakout sessions as well as the keynote luncheon. Whether you’re employed by a nonprofit or a for-profit, whether you’re a board member or other type volunteer, whether you’re new to the working world, a seasoned pro, or mulling a career transition, whether you’re exactly where you want to be in you personal and professional life or you’re seeking meaningful change, the 2019 Leadership Conference’s theme will help you to grow individually, as teams, and as organizations into your most focused, most purposeful, most effective selves.

Okay, so here comes the REALLY BIG REVEAL!

Because this is where you’ll learn the name, background, and topic of the 2019 Leadership Conference keynote speaker.

After collecting speaker suggestions for months and watching countless TED Talks, we took a short list (just 2) candidates to our speaker selection taskforce. They were both strong candidates with compelling messages and something unique to offer, so there was debate.

In the end, however, our speaker selection taskforce agreed that we should invite Personal Brilliance Guru and author Simon T. Bailey to be the 2019 Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker.

Simon also calls himself a Breakthrough Strategist and describes his life’s purpose as teaching people how to be fearless and create their futures.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, Simon challenges individuals to dig deep to find and release their inner brilliance and become Chief Breakthrough Officers – personally and professionally.

Simon has written 10 books and been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey.

Exciting, right?

We sincerely hope you will be among the very first to register as early bird individual tickets and tables are now available at the event registration page. (You’ll also find the agenda of the day there as well as on the dedicated web page.) It’s sure to be #timewellspent!

If you’d like to sponsor or exhibit at Leadership Conference, you can learn about the opportunities and benefits by downloading this form.

We’ll be back soon with additional exciting details about Leadership Conference (Breakout topics! Breakout facilitators! Panels! Networking Opportunities!), so stay tuned.

In the meantime, we would like to say THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

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