2018 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program

The 2018 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program will be a two-day collection of events at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, FL. The program is for emerging student leaders from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in issues related to diverse communities. 

Nomination Process

Dental students are nominated by their dental school deans. 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 and Society of American Indian Dentists, and students who have demonstrated an active commitment to diversity and inclusion within their dental schools 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 your discretion.

Please direct any inquiries to diversity@adea.org.

Preliminary Agenda:

Friday, March 16
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.            Student Diversity Leadership Program Workshop –
                                      Part I

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.            Networking Reception
                                      (SDLP alumni are welcome to attend.)


Saturday, March 17
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.          Student Diversity Leadership Program Workshop –      
                                      Part II

Noon – 2:00 p.m.          ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair (Lunch Provided)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Council of Students, Residents and Fellows Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.            Student Diversity Leadership Program Workshop –      
                                      Part III 

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