2019 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program

The 2019 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program will be a two-day collection of events at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. The program is for emerging student leaders from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in issues related to diverse communities. The 2019 ADEA SDLP will focus thematically on advocacy and public policy in dental education.


Nomination Process

Dental students are nominated by their dental school deans. Allied dental students are nominated by their program directors. There are typically two nominees per school and each school is asked to support their nominees’ travel, lodging and ADEA Annual Session registration. The target audience for the ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program is dental students representing or participating in the Student National Dental Association, Hispanic Student Dental Association, Society of American Indian Dentists, American Association of Women Dentists, or the Health Professions Advancing LGBTQ Equality and students who have demonstrated an active commitment to diversity and inclusion within their dental schools, allied dental programs or wider campus communities. Students who have never participated in the ADEA SDLP program previously are preferred, although we leave the final nomination decision to the discretion of the dental school deans and allied dental program directors.

Please direct any inquiries to diversity@adea.org.


Preliminary Agenda:

Friday, March 15 
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Student Diversity Leadership
                                       Program Workshop – Part I

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     SDLP Dinner


Saturday, March 16

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Student Diversity Leadership Program
                                       Workshop – Part II

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     ADEA Council of Students, Residents
                                       and Fellows (ADEA COSRF) Meeting


Estimated Cost:

Travel: Costs will vary exponentially depending on the distance the student will need to travel and the mode of transportation used. 

Lodging: The per night room rate for the ADEA room block is roughly $234. 

Student registration for the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition: 

Early Bird RateAdvancedOnsite
Student Member$299$299$299
Student Nonmember$339$339$399