Student Leadership Conference

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Link to access Socio via Phone app or Online Web Browser (Web App)

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The registration will take place in two steps. The form below is designed to be the first step, which is purchasing the tickets for your students. By completing the form, you are agreeing to purchase tiers of tickets. This is not an invoice, as that will be sent in an email from OTA’s QuickBooks account once this form is processed.

Step 1: Complete the SLC Ticket Registration Form

How the Ticket Tier system works
The tier you purchase is a single transaction that allows you to register up to the maximum number of students in that tier. The $100 level tier will give you access to 10 tickets to distribute among your students, but the cost remains the same even if only one student registers. With each tier, you are increasing the maximum number of students who can attend from your program.

*Note: If your program is facing financial hardship, please contact Matt Bisek ( for event fee waivers.

Step 2: Distribute Tickets to Students

Once your transaction has been completed, you will be provided with a personalized promotion code (with a cap of whatever ticket tier you purchased) that you can distribute to students who want to attend and they can register for the virtual event through the socio app. That registration information will also allow them to gain access to the Socio platform on the day of the event. It also allows OTA to communicate directly with conference registrants as we near the event for any reminders or information on accessing the Socio platform.

Questions? Contact Matt Bisek @

Conference Agenda – Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Optional Pre-Conference Activities
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. College Fair (three 30-minute sessions)
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Student Research Fair (Virtual showcase)
Conference Events
  • 12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Tamam Waritu
  • 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Breakout 1: Leadership
    • Leadership as a Verb
    • How to become a legislative intern/aid/staffer + student organizing/political activism
    • Panel Discussion – How to make an impact on your campus
    • From Student to Legislator – stories & inspiration from former Oregon state legislators (ft. Arnie Roblan & Caddy McKeown)
    • Panel Discussion – Beyond TRIO: How to make an impact in your community.
  • 2:35 p.m.–3:20 p.m. Breakout 2: Financial Empowerment
    • Funding graduate school
    • Ford Family Foundation Scholarship
    • Interpreting your financial aid award letter
    • Funding undergraduate school: OSAC Finding Funds presentation and scholarship essay workshop
    • Financial Literacy 101
    • All about student loans
  • 3:25 p.m.–4:10 p.m. Breakout 3: Navigating Other Challenges & Opportunities
    • Lamar Hurd – Stories from a Collegiate Athlete
    • Preparing for Graduate School/ McNair info session
    • Crafting a winning resume
    • Panel: Studying Abroad
    • Time-Management: Strategies For Academic Improvement
  • 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Closing and Raffle Prize Drawing

Conference Raffle Prizes

  • Dell Inspiron Laptop
  • Apple Ipad
  • Apple Airpods Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12
  • Nintendo Switch
  • $100 Tango Gift Cards (8)