Programs and Events

Call for Programs

You are invited to submit a program proposal for the 2020 National Leadership Conference to be held June 4 – 7, 2020, at the Gatton Student Center, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington,  Kentucky. The event is a professional conference that strives to foster leadership development for O∆K members in multiple aspects of campus and post-collegiate life. This conference will build a sustainable future for our membership by helping them expand their leadership abilities and increase their awareness of community and social issues.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following:

  1. clarity of proposal;
  2. purpose and objectives/learning goals;
  3. how learning objectives contribute to leadership development;
  4. the relevance of the topic to the identified audience;
  5. overall creativity; and,
  6. projected participant engagement.

In addition to these criteria, the Programming Committee is actively seeking programs which will engage participants in leadership discussions about:

  • O∆K Member Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Careers and Leadership
  • Circle Programming

The call for program proposals closes on December 1, 2019. The Programming Committee will review the proposals and contact all presenters by January 15, 2020, so there will be enough time for travel arrangements to be made for Lexington. Presenters are expected to register for the conference. Daily rates are available for those who can only attend one day. For more information about convention pricing, click here.

If you have questions, please contact Casey Cornelius ( or Sarah Brunke (