College Prep Conference & College Fair

College Prep Conference & College Fair

College Prep Conference & College Fair


Imagine 1,500 plus students and parents gathered in one place gaining a comprehensive understanding of the entire college readiness process – how to work hard in school, how to apply for admission, from learning how to seek scholarships, and apply for financial aid, to gaining tips on how to excel and graduate from college. This is exactly what the CLD Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair plans to provide.

In collaboration with college and university administrators, CLD will expose students and parents throughout the state of Indiana to the idea of college as an available option and to the many opportunities that a college education affords. Breakout sessions such as Creating a Standout Application, Financial Aid 101, and Parent Purpose: Your Role in the College Admission Process, are just a few of the informative and interactive sessions that will be presented during this conference.

This conference will provide resources for youth and parents to help change behavior and values while guiding them to a self-directed path that will help them achieve in high school, enroll in and graduate from college, and gain employment in their career choice. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED.

What: 12th Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair presented by Strada Education Network
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Where: Indiana Convention Center – Sagamore Ballroom
Time: 8:00AM – 4:30PM (college fair exhibit 2:30PM-4:30PM)
Who: Any 8th* – 12th grade student and their parent(s)
Fee: $15 (includes breakfast & lunch)
*NOTE: 8th graders MUST be accompanied by an adult 21 or older

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Center for Leadership Development would like to thank the following 2018 Sponsors:


AFSCME Central Region Office
American College of Education 
AMG Engineering & Machining, Inc.
Anderson University
Ball State University
Cathedral High School 
DePauw University
Duke Realty Corporation
Earlham College
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Fifth Third Bank
Franklin College
Grace College
Hanover College
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
Indiana State University
Indiana University
I.U. Kelley School of Business
Indiana Wesleyan University
Indianapolis Colts, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase
Lacy Foundation
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township
Martin University
Purdue University
Southwest Airlines
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
Taylor University
Teachers Credit Union
The Ackerman Foundation
The College Board
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Notre Dame
Vincennes University
Wabash College