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Tribal Leaders Summit & Trade Show

Each year United Tribes Technical College hosts the Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show, bringing current and future leaders together to discuss the relevant issues facing our tribal nations and citizens.

The Summit attracts approximately 700 attendees who represent tribal leadership, and federal and state partners, from throughout the Great Plains and Indian Country. UTTC students attend as part of their college curriculum to gain insights into future career opportunities as part of our event.

Year after year, the Summit has drawn a loyal following of participants eager to learn about innovative ideas, best practices, and relevant approaches, in tribal leadership, governance, and sovereignty.

Conference Registration

Online registration is available for the Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show.  Credit card and offline payment options are available.  On-site registration will be available during the conference in the main lobby of the Bismarck Event Center.

Please mail check payments to:
United Tribes Technical College
Finance Department
3315 University Drive
Bismarck ND 58504

On-site registration hours:
Tuesday, September 7th            1 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday, September 8th      8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, September 9th          8 am – 5 pm

Registration Fees

Before August 1stAfter August 1st
Full Conference Pass$400$500
Single Day Pass$300$300
Student Pass*$250$250
Elder Pass (75 yrs. old & older)FREEFREE
Trade Show Vendor$375$375
*Students must present a valid student ID prior to admittance


Full registration includes:

  • Conference bag, nametag, and program
  • Access to all conference events
  • Luncheon passes
  • Admission for one to the United Tribes Technical College International Powwow

One-day registration includes:

  • Conference bag, nametag, and program
  • Access to that day’s events only (luncheon included)


Registration and vendor fees are non-refundable.  In the event you must cancel, a credit will be applied to next year’s Summit.  For more information or to cancel your registration, please contact:

Mandi Hairy Shirt, Chairwoman
(701) 221.1325