May 31-June 3, 2023 | NCCWSL

AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

NCCWSL 2023 Schedule

Engage, Learn and Lead: Step Into Your Power!

May 31-June 3, 2023 | University of Maryland, College Park

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 

12:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration

12:00pm – 5:00pm: STEM Half-Day Workshop (optional; additional registration fee)

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm – 9:30pm: Welcome and Evening Networking Activity


Thursday, June 1, 2023 

6:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast

7:00am – 12:00pm: Registration

9:00am – 10:00am: Opening Session

10:15am – 11:45am: Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Concurrent Sessions

2:45pm – 4:15pm: Concurrent Sessions

4:30pm – 11:00pm: Evening in Washington, DC


Friday, June 2, 2023 

6:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:45am – 10:15am: Concurrent Sessions

10:30am – 12:00pm: Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Concurrent Sessions

3:00 – 5:00pm: Break and Networking Opportunity

5:15pm – 6:45pm: Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

6:45pm – 7:45pm: Women of Distinction Reception

7:45pm: Dinner


Saturday, June 3, 2023 

6:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Keynote Session and Closing


Workshops & Panels

NCCWSL offers skill-building workshops that are designed to challenge and inspire you to make an impact on your campus and in your community long after you leave the conference.

2018 Keynote Tarana Burke
Life Lessons

Featured Speakers

Get the chance to meet and hear from groundbreaking women working across a range of fields. Past NCCWSL speakers include feminist author Roxane Gay, founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, and author and global health advocate Chelsea Clinton.

Awarding Greatness

Women of Distinction

Each year, AAUW presents the Woman of Distinction Awards at NCCWSL to recognize women leaders who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their professions or their communities. Past awardees include LGBT activist Sarah McBride, 43rd Treasurer of the US Rosie Rios, first Black female Captain at West Point Simone Askew, and plus-size fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton.