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Tribal Leaders Summit & Trade Show

Each year United Tribes Technical College hosts the Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Tradeshow, 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.

The 23rd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Tradeshow
September 3-5, 2019
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, ND

Conference Registration

Online registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Tradeshow.  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 3            7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 4      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 5          8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Fees

Before August 1, 2019After August 1, 2019
Full Conference Pass$400.00$500.00
Single Day Pass$150.00$150.00
Student Pass*$200.00$200.00
Presnter Pass$200.00$200.00
*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 for September 4th and 5th, 2019
  • 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) 255-3285, ext.1729