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!
In Knoxville, they pride themselves on their unique mix of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and cultural attractions. In other words, it's a-nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town. We can't wait to welcome you! The 2023 National Conference will be held July 24 - 27.
Below you will find a conference schedule, information on pre-conference excursions and learning sessions, workshop details, hotel booking details, and more.
See you soon in Rocky Top, Tennessee!
- Registration is open! Register before June 30 to join us in Knoxville, TN!
- The hotel block still has space available - see booking details below.
The conference host hotel is 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 to ALP National Conference Attendees.
Rooms must be booked by June 15, 2023, to receive the group rate. If the room block sells out before June 15, availability is on a first-come, first-served basis with the hotel should there be cancelations. Registering via the online link will help ensure ALP meets its room block obligation.
As of May 18, 2023, the room block is 90% full. If you have trouble booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms are currently available, and an error message does not indicate a full room block but is likely an adjustment needed on our internal end for your reservation to process.
Register for the conference early and take advantage of the Early Bird discount rate.
Register two or more attendees from your organization and receive an additional discount only during the Early Bird registration period.
|Registration Type||Registration Period||ALP Member Rate||Non-Members|
|General Registration||May 1 - June 30||$624||$824|
|One Day Rate||May 1 - June 30||$275|
*Discount for 2+ registrants. Must be current members representing the same leadership program.
Schedule of Events
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The National Conference will kick off at 3:30 PM ET on Monday, July 24, but why not arrive in Knoxville a little early? Participate in a half-day pre-conference workshop to hone your leadership skills or take part in an adventurous excursion. To participate in pre-conference activities, plan to arrive in Knoxville between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM ET on Monday, July 24.
Click here to learn about our pre-conference excursions and workshops.
Arriving on Sunday, July 23? As the conference approaches, we'll arrange dinner groups and connection opportunities for any attendees already in Knoxville.
|Monday, July 24|
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Excursions/ Pre-Conference Workshops
|Tuesday, July 25|
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Optional Morning Wellbeing Activity
|Wednesday, July 26|
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Optional Morning Wellbeing Activity
|Thursday, July 27|
8:00 AM Closing Breakfast
Airports near Knoxville
Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is the closest airport to Knoxville, Tennessee, and is located just 12 miles from downtown Knoxville. McGhee Tyson Airport boasts 120 daily flights from more than 20 nonstop destinations. Airlines that currently operate at TYS include Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines. Click here to learn more about McGhee Tyson Airport.
Downtown Knoxville Transportation
Knoxville is proud to offer FREE trolley service downtown and to the nearby University of Tennessee campus. Trolleys run until 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and offer late-night service on weekends. A stop is conveniently located near the ALP National Conference Hotel and the Convention Center.
Driving to Knoxville
Nestled in beautiful East Tennessee, Knoxville is located within an 8-hour drive for a number of ALP members. Want to avoid airport hassle? Consider a road trip!
- Atlanta, GA - 3 hours
- Baltimore, MD - 8 hours
- Birmingham, AL - 4 hours
- Charleston, SC - 6 hours
- Columbus, OH - 5.5 hours
- Indianapolis, IN - 5.5 hours
- Memphis, TN - 6 hours
- Richmond, VA - 6.5 hours
- St. Louis, MO - 7 hours
Leadership Program Assistance Fund
20% of all 2023 National Conference Sponsorship revenue will be placed in the newly formed ALP Leadership Program Assistance Fund. Programs that are unable to cover the total cost of conference registration are able to apply for registration fee assistance.
A maximum benefit of 75% of the registration fee may be available to each eligible registrant and is limited to one individual per organization.
Learn more and apply to be considered for assistance.
|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 Institute||Megan Shuford|
|Grimes Leadership Academy||John Palmer|
|Hall County Leadership Unlimited, Inc||Jessica Hendricks|
|Lead New Jersey||Jennifer Bredehoft|
|Leadership Fayetteville||Jennifer Irwin|
|Leadership Greater Huntsville, Inc.||Shannon Drake|
|Leadership Houston||Claudia Gonzales|
|Leadership Kentucky||Janice Way|
|Leadership Lake County||Jessie Baginski|
|Leadership Oklahoma City||Alex 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 Leadership||Mark Hollander|
|Ak-Chin Indian Community|
|Athens County Foundation|
|Behavioral Health Springboard|
|Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce|
|Centurions Leadership Program|
|Cleveland Leadership Center|
|Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce|
|Evanston Community Foundation|
|Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce|
|Grimes Leadership Academy|
|Hall County Leadership Tomorrow|
|Hall County Leadership Unlimited, Inc|
|Hancock Youth Leadership Academy|
|Hope Harbor, Inc.|
|Johnson City Chamber of Commerce|
|Kansas Leadership Center|
|Lead New Jersey|
|LEAD San Diego|
|Leadership Baltimore County|
|Leadership Barry County|
|Leadership Blount County|
|Leadership Bowling Green|
|Leadership Buffalo, Inc.|
|Leadership Calhoun County|
|Leadership Delaware County|
|Leadership Fort Worth|
|Leadership Greater Hartford|
|Leadership Greater Huntsville, Inc.|
|Leadership Greater Madison|
|Leadership Greater Washington|
|Leadership Jacksonville, Inc.|
|Leadership Knoxville, Inc.|
|Leadership Lake County|
|Leadership Lincoln, Inc.|
|Leadership Long Beach|
|Leadership Lorain County|
|Leadership Louisville Center|
|Leadership Marshall County|
|Leadership Middle Tennessee|
|Leadership New Mexico|
|Leadership North Fulton|
|Leadership Northern Kentucky|
|Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.|
|Leadership Rhode Island|
|Leadership Sandy Springs|
|Leadership Southern Indiana|
|Leadership Southwest Louisiana|
|Leadership Thurston County|
|Leadership Twin Cities|
|Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance|
|Maine Development Foundation|
|Nancy Dering Mock Consulting|
|Norman Chamber of Commerce|
|Orlando Economic Partnership|
|Ottumwa Leadership Academy|
|Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce|
|The Chamber of Catawba County|
|The Leadership (Baltimore)|
|The Leadership Center, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber|
|UNC School of Social Work|
|Vision St. Charles County Leadership|
*Updated as of May 17, 2023