Student Program

Student Program

Annual Meeting Student Program

Join the most trusted voice in aging at the largest and most respected event in aging services.

Student Program

The goal of the student program at Annual Meeting is to expose and connect students to opportunities in the field of aging services. LeadingAge has developed a robust program that includes networking, leadership development, and career advice for one of the largest growing industries today. The student program begins the evening of Saturday, October 26th at the San Diego Convention Center.The program will include the following:

  • Student Program Kickoff Networking Reception
  • Leadership Deep Dive and welcome lunch with LeadingAge members
  • Leaders-in-Residence lunch with key aging services leaders in the field of aging services
  • Student career chats featuring topics such as career paths, job search skills, credentialing, etc.
  • Student Union - a place for students to gather and share what they learned
  • Access to NextGen Networking Events
  • Two keynotes
  • Choice of over 150 ++ Education sessions...and more!

The program is open to students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must be at least 18 years old. A complimentary LeadingAge Student Membership will also be provided to students attending the Annual Meeting.  

Cost: $99 (does not include travel or accommodations)


Please Note: Full-time university-affiliated faculty who bring students to attend the meeting are eligible to register and attend at the student rate. Student(s) should register to attend before/at the same time faculty register. Faculty will be asked to upload their faculty ID card upon registering; simply use the 'Student' Registration button to register, select the 'Student/Faculty' checkbox on the first screen and complete the rest of the registration. Please allow a few days for verification and approval. Note: No CEs for student/faculty category.

Scholarship Information

LeadingAge invites full-time students to submit scholarship applications for a chance to attend the meeting. Applicants can apply for either a Student Conference Registration Scholarship or a Student Full Scholarship.


Please note, a limited number of Student Full Scholarships (Registration and Travel) are available. Please see the scholarship application and acceptance schedule below.

Student Conference Registration Scholarship includes:

  • Individual Student registration for the four-day conference (Sunday-Wednesday)

Student Full Scholarship (Registration and Travel) includes:

  • Individual Student registration for the four-day conference (Sunday-Wednesday)
  • Hotel accommodations (Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights - 4 nights only)
  • Travel (covers roundtrip airfare to/from San Diego, does not include ground transportation)
  • Free EXPO lunch included Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (other meals not included)

Apply here for the Student Scholarship Application

Deadline to apply –Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Notification of acceptance  – by mid-September 2019


To learn more about the student program and registering for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, please contact LeadingAge Conference Services at 1-866-898-2624 option 1 or
meetings@leadingage.org.


Help Us Engage in the Next Generation of Leaders

To become a donor please visit our LeadingAge Student Program donor page

Questions? Please call Christy Kramer at 202-508-9456.

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