2020 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program

The 2020 ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program will be a two-day collection of events at the 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in National Harbor, MD.

The program is for emerging student leaders from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in issues related to diverse communities. The 2020 ADEA SDLP will focus thematically on the examination of social determinants of health where students will get to discover their strengths as they lead through a social justice lens. 

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 13

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

  Student Diversity Leadership Program Workshop – Part I

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  SDLP Dinner

Saturday, March 14

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  Student Diversity Leadership Program Workshop – Part II

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows (ADEA COSRF) Meeting

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  Student Reception

Estimated Cost:


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


The per night room rate for the ADEA room block is roughly $274. 

Student Registration Fees for the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition: 

Early Bird Rate Advanced Onsite
Student Member $299 $299 $299
Student Nonmember $339 $339 $399