National Leadership conference logo and smiling LGBTQ student group.

Building Community, Rising Together.

Join Point Flagship Scholars, board members, staff, and alums at this meaningful in-person conference to build relationships with other Point Scholars, celebrate our LGBTQ communities, and strengthen skills for advocating and influencing change.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Ends Saturday June 4, 2022

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The National Leadership Conference is not a public event; only Point scholars, leadership and alums who receive an invitation may RSVP.

Proposed agenda

THURSDAY, JUNE 2
9:00 – 10 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. New Scholar Orientation
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Check-in
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Session I: Creating an Environment of Belonging and Community
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner

FRIDAY, JUNE 3
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session II: Discovering Your Leadership Style
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Session III: Improving and Maintaining Mental Health
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Session IV: The Point Foundation World Café
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch & Group Photo
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Session IV: “Queer Career” Roundtable Discussion
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Reception with Point Partners
6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
7:30 p.m. [Optional] Point-organized activities for scholars (e.g. board games, karaoke, etc.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Farewell*

*Graduating scholars remain on site until Sunday to attend Point Honors Los Angeles gala. All other scholars depart.

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Welcome to the 2022 National Leadership Conference!

Point Foundation is excited to come together again for this exclusive conference that connects Point’s community members and provides participants with new skills and resources. Now more than ever, we appreciate the power of coming together as a community.

This year, Point celebrates 20 years of expanding our community and services. We will always work to make sure that there is a place for LGBTQ students exactly as they are. Our students go on to foster more equitable communities in every industry across the United States, through activism or simply by being present. At the National Leadership Conference, we celebrate the accomplishments of our scholars and prepare for the years to come.

Attending Scholars 

For Scholars attending the conference: your invitation includes Point-sponsored travel, hotel accommodations, and all meals. For more logistical details about scholar attendance at the National Leadership Conference, please go to the Scholar attendee page.

General information

Attendees

The National Leadership Conference is a private event attended by Point Foundation Flagship Scholars, select members of the Point Boards of Directors and Trustees, invited Scholar alums, and staff. 

Health & Safety

In order to provide for the health and safety of all, Point requires each attendee to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Attendees with exemptions must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 36 hours of the event or a negative antigen test taken within 6 hours of the event. Mask requirements will align with local guidelines and masks will be available to use courtesy of Point Foundation.  By attending this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. 

Venue

The National Leadership Conference is at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Gender-inclusive restrooms will be available near the conference rooms. For full information about accessibility, hotel amenities, and the location of the hotel, visit the Omni website.

Overnight Accommodation

Current and graduating Point Flagship Scholars can find more accommodation information on the student information page. Others attending the conference can take advantage of discounted rates for rooms at the Omni Hotel, where the conference is taking place, by indicating their preference when registering. You will receive information after registration about booking one of the reserved blocks of rooms.

Point Honors 

Graduating Scholars, select alums, staff, board, and trustee members will attend the Point Honors gala after conference programming concludes on Saturday, June 4. A bus will depart the Omni on June 4 at 4:30 p.m. for the Honors venue, the Fairmont Century Plaza. All conference attendees who plan to attend the gala can take the gala bus if needed. For additional information about the gala, visit the Point Honors event page.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact darrin@pointfoundation.org.