National Leadership Conference Opportunities

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Kendra Johnson
Senior manager, sponsorships and programs


Reach the next generation of leaders in the dental profession. ASDA's 2018 National Leadership Conference will take place Nov. 16-18, in Chicago. 

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides leadership training to dental students at every stage of training, as well as predentals. Attendees can create customized schedules that benefit them as dental students and future practitioners, as well as leaders in organized dentistry. Last year, a record breaking attendance of 720 student leaders came together to: 

  • Build relationships with leading dental organizations and vendors during breakout sessions, on the tradeshow floor of the Dental Expo, and during various networking opportunities throughout the program 
  • Develop leadership skills that they’ll use throughout their dental careers 
  • Increase understanding of key issues in dentistry and dental education 
  • Attend sessions on chapter management, public speaking, personal finance, practice negotiations and more 

Sponsor NLC

Enjoy exclusive opportunities to promote your brand to future dentists. Showcase your products and services through a variety of unique options. 

Exhibit at NLC

Display your products and promote your services at the NLC Dental Expo, enjoying face-to-face interaction with the future leaders of the dental profession. 


This year, we are excited to again host the conference at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois located at: 2301 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616


  • Connect face-to-face with nearly 750 future dental leaders to reinforce your company’s position, introduce your presence in the marketplace and share the products and services that you provide. 
  • Engage students through unique speaking, showcase and face-to-face opportunities throughout the program. 
  • Receive exclusive opportunities to put your brand, products and services in front of the future of organized dentistry. 

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago on Nov. 16-18!

“Hands down the best experience of my dental career thus far. The quality is extraordinary. I'm very excited for the future of dentistry.”

Grant Marcantel, Houston ’19
2017 NLC attendee