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Why Attend
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The skills you’ll need to be a successful business owner, team leader and people manager are usually not included in the dental school curriculum. The National Leadership Conference bridges the gap to ensure that you’re a well-rounded leader in the profession of dentistry. 
Conference Tracks
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The educational sessions at NLC are divided among five tracks: Career Planning, Leadership Fundamentals, Personal Development and Wellness, ASDA Chapter Management and Advocacy. Choose one, or mix and match for a personalized experience that satisfies all of your interests.
Schedule at a Glance

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018


7 – 8 a.m.                Breakfast and registration
8 – 9:30 a.m.           Opening general session
10 – noon                Breakout sessions
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.    Lunch and Learn
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.      Breakout sessions
2:40 – 4:35 p.m.      Breakout sessions
4:45 – 6:45 p.m.      Dental Expo

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018


7 – 8 a.m.                           Breakfast and registration
8 – 9:30 a.m.                      Wellness general session
9:40 – 11:50 a.m.               Breakout sessions
Noon – 1:00 p.m.               Lunch and Learn
1:10 – 3 p.m.                      Breakout sessions
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.                 General session
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                 Chapter idea exchanges
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.                 Meet and greet for national leaders

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018


7 – 8 a.m.                           Breakfast
8:10 – 10 a.m.                    Breakout sessions
10:20 – 11:45 a.m.             Closing general session
11:45 a.m.                          Meeting concludes
Visiting Chicago
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The National Leadership Conference will bring nearly 700 dental students and predentals to ASDA’s home city, Chicago. Spend three days learning in and exploring a vibrant, world-class city. Use Choose Chicago to find local attractions, restaurants and events to round out your NLC experience.
Photo Gallery
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Check out last year’s photos for a preview of what’s to come. You’ll experience educational sessions, a Dental Expo, National Leader Meet and Greet and more!