Student Engagement

Iowa Student Leadership Experience

What is the Iowa Student Leadership Experience?

The Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) is a one-day leadership conference that brings students together to collaborate, engage, and practice meaningful leadership. ISLE is a collaboration between Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa and is open to students from all three campuses. 

Save the Date for ISLE 2024 on February 24

Previous 2023 Iowa Student Leadership Experience:

February 2023
Event Format: In-person event held at University of Iowa
Event Schedule: 
9:00 - 10:00 AM : Check-in (Hubbard Commons)
10:00 - 10:30 AM : Breakfast Social (Main Lounge)
10:30 - 10:45 AM : IWelcome! (Main Lounge)
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM : Networking Roundtables (Main Lounge)
12:00 - 1:00 PM : Lunch (Main Lounge)
1:00 - 2:15 PM : Keynote Speaker Jason LeVasseur (Main Lounge)
2:15 - 2:25 PM : Dismiss Students from Main Lounge to Breakout Rooms
2:25 - 3:05 PM pm : Breakout Sessions (IMU 3rd Floor)
3:10 - 3:50 PM : Breakout Sessions (IMU 3rd Floor)
4:00 PM : Closing (Main Lounge)
                     4:00 - 4:30 PM : Optional Social (Main Lounge)

Keynote: Jason LeVasseur

Celebrating the Rock Star Student Leader 

Our guest speaker, Jason LeVasseur, is the most awarded music performer in the history of campus entertainment, winning over 20 awards! He has  shared the stage with bands like The Roots, Ludacris, Train, LMFAO, J Cole, John Mayer, The Dave Matthews Band, and Maroon 5. He is a touring songwriter and musician, a podcast host, a summer camp counselor, a bad dancer, and a big fan of Iowa!!! Please join us for our big day on February 25th, meet Jason, and celebrate what makes you an amazing "Rock Star Student Leader" on your campus and in your community! 

Who is invited?

This year ISLE is collaborating with University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa to facilitate the in-person conference experience. All students from UNI, ISU, and Iowa are welcome to attend the conference. 

What's in it for me? 

  • Gain new leadership skills and insight

  • Hear new ideas to implement

  • Network and collaborate with campus leaders from three campuses

  • Learn from dynamic presenters

What is the cost?

The Iowa Student Leadership Experience is a FREE event for ISU, UNI, and University of Iowa students!

Where is ISLE taking place?

The event will be located in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa. This is a direct link to the website with driving instructions to the IMU.

How do I get there?

Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa will be taking charter buses on the morning of the event. More information on registering for a seat will be added shortly. The cost of riding on a bus is free. However, if you choose to travel individually to the event, your travel expenses and parking will not be covered.

If I drive myself, where can I park?

There are two paid parking ramps near the IMU: The IMU Ramp (wheelchair accessible) and North Campus Ramp (wheelchair accessible but a five minute walk). If you wish to park for free, you can park in the Hancher Commuter Lot and walk to the IMU. The walk is about 10 minutes.

Please do not park directly outside of the IMU in front of Hubbard Park. This paid parking has a strict two hour limit and you cannot "re-up" your parking after the two hours. We don't want you to get a ticket!

How do I register?

There are different registration pages for each institution.

Iowa State University students register here.

University of Iowa students register here.

University of Northern Iowa students register here.

What if I register but later cannot attend?

Please email to cancel your registration. But you don't want to miss this!



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