About UCSD Excel Leadership Conference

The University of California, San Diego Excel Leadership Conference brings together hundreds of college student leaders from over ten college campuses so that they may engage in a leadership experience they will never forget. Student leaders are encouraged to format their own personal leadership experience at U.C.S.D.'s conference by selecting workshops that best focus on their areas of need or concentration. All participants are promoted to share ideas, network, and enjoy all the benefits presented to them - either from out keynote speaker Stephen P. Duncanson, or by the multitude of workshops that are offered.

The Excel Leadership Conference has grown exponentially each year in both its attendance and its breadth of leadership aspects covered. All participants will have the opportunity to interact with nationally recognized speakers, faculty, staff, and student representatives/leaders from the U.C.S.D. campus. U.C.S.D. has geared this conference towards the student leader who as the drive and vision to be an active member of their community - whether it may be their college community, their work community, or their local residential community. This conference aims towards cultivating young leaders so that they may actively pursue contemporary issues that will change/affect both their community, their state, and their nation.


To provide students with concrete ideas, concepts, skills and tools. When students leave, we want them to have specific goals and motivations to take back to their organizations. Students should leave empowered and equipped with the personal tools and leadership skills to implent their goals in their organizations, their academic lives, and their future careers. Each workshop will be designated with a color.