United Tribes Technical College
Tribal Leader Summit

Call for Presentations

Do you have an educational, informative, or inspirational message to share? Before submitting a proposal, be sure your presentation aligns with one of the below conference tracks.

  • Economic Development
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culture and Language

The conference tracks represent critical issues that tribal leaders face. All of the tracks are interrelated to one another in terms of tribal leadership. As you prepare your application, consider how the presentation content and learning objectives relate to one of the above tracks.

Sharing your presentation will expose your message to over 700 people who attend Summit from North & South Dakota, the Great Plains, and Indian Country. These attendees represent tribal leaders as well as federal and state partners. In addition, UTTC students attend as part of their curriculum to gain exposure to real-time issues being addressed by tribal leadership.

Benefits of Speaking

As a not-for-profit entity, the UTTC Tribal Leaders Summit does not pay a speaking fee to presenters. Instead, all funds raised during events week go toward direct scholarships for students. We ask that presenters share their expertise in the spirit of furthering the professional development of their colleagues and the contributing to the professionalism of current and future tribal leadership. In exchange, we offer presenters the following:

  • Waived registration fee
  • Valuable experience presenting at one of the nation’s leading tribal leadership conferences
  • Networking opportunities with and visibility to 700+ conference attendees
  • Access to the Trade Show associated with the Tribal Leaders Summit
  • Complementary admission to the UTTC International Powwow
  • Assistance in shaping the presentation to meet attendee needs and presenter goals

Proposal Submission Timeline

Submission process opens:March 13th
Submission process closes:Friday, June 2
Notification of acceptance/rejection:Friday, June 9
Conference presentation dates:September 5th – 7th

Ready to submit your proposal?

First, review the guidelines found on the below link. After the submission window closes, UTTC will notify you of the status of your application.

At the bottom of this page you will find contact information. Reach out to us if you have any questions.

Questions about Summit and Presentations:

Francine McDonald


(701) 221 – 1721

Questions about the Summit and Presentations:

Lisa Azure, PhD


(701) 221 – 1407