2023 National Conference

The Association of Leadership Programs is thrilled to partner with Leadership Knoxville to bring the 2023 ALP National Conference to beautiful Eastern Tennessee! The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains!

The 2023 National Conference will be held July 24 - 27; a tentative schedule can be found below.

Additionally, you will find a flyer with important registration dates and pricing information made available to assist you and your organization in planning and budgeting for the 2023 National Conference.

Early-Bird Registration will open on March 1, 2023. Sign up to be notified.

Interested in facilitating a workshop? Proposals are now being accepted. For more information and to submit a proposal, click here.


Hotel Information

The conference host hotel will be the Marriott Knoxville Downtown

The Marriott Knoxville Downtown is conveniently located just steps away from the Knoxville Convention Center where the ALP National Conference will take place. The Marriott Knoxville Downtown is located at 525 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902.

A special group rate of $176/night will be made available via an online booking on March 1, 2023Please do not call the Marriott Knoxville Downtown location to make reservations in advance of March 1, 2023. 

Rooms must be booked by June 15, 2023, to receive the group rate. Registering via the online link will help ensure ALP meets its room block obligation and also entitles hotel guests to 50% off self-parking rates at this Marriott property for the duration of the Conference.

Tentative Schedule of Events

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Workshop Sessions

The Association of Leadership Programs is seeking proposals for 60 and 90-minute workshop sessions to be facilitated at the 2023 National Conference in Knoxville, TN. Previous workshop session topics have included but are not limited to: 

  • Alumni Engagement
  • Curriculum Development
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
  • Identity-Based Programming
  • Marketing Best Practices
  • Program Basics - Community Leadership Program Operations
  • Recruitment Strategies and Program Growth Tactics
  • Succession Planning

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on January 31, 2023.

For more information and to submit a proposal, click here.

Questions? Contact Sarah Alice Keiser, Director of Events.

Get Involved


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Sarah Alice Keiser, Director of Events.

Leadership Knoxville, Inc. Tammy White
Leadership Knoxville, Inc. Samantha Edwards Lacy
Leadership Knoxville, Inc. Ruthie Sharpe
Association of Leadership Programs Lura Hammond
Association of Leadership Programs Sarah Alice Keiser
Association of Leadership Programs Jo Ellen Carson
CIVIC Leadership InstituteMegan Shuford
Grimes Leadership AcademyJohn Palmer
Hall County Leadership Unlimited, IncJessica Hendricks
Lead New JerseyJennifer Bredehoft
Leadership FayettevilleJennifer Irwin
Leadership Greater Huntsville, Inc.Shannon Drake
Leadership HoustonClaudia Gonzales
Leadership KentuckyJanice Way
Leadership Lake CountyJessie Baginski
Leadership Oklahoma CityAlex Roller
Leadership Orlando Lisa Winkelbauer
Leadership Rhode Island Christopher Donovan
Leadership Rutherford Stephanie Brackman
Leadership Snohomish County Heather Freeman
Leadership Southwest Louisiana Michelle McInnis
Leadership Wilmington Laura Brogdon-Primavera
Maine Development Foundation Jan Kearce
Vision St. Charles County LeadershipMark Hollander