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: 13th Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair
When: Saturday, August 22, 2020
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 2019 Sponsors:


Alpha Kappa Alpha
American Colleges of Education
Ball State University
Barnes & Thornburg
Bowen Engineering
Cathedral High School
Corteva Agriscience
DePauw University
Duke Realty Corporation
Fifth Third Bank
Glick Philanthropies
Grace College
Hanover College
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University Health
Indiana Wesleyan University
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indianapolis Colts, Inc.
Kroger Central Division
Lacy Foundation
MacAllister Machinery
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township
Purdue University
Roche Diagnostics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
Taylor University
The Ackerman Foundation
The College Board
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
University of Indianapolis
University of Notre Dame
Vincennes University
Wabash College