SITE Young Leaders Conference

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Calling all Young Leaders! Kick off your time at IMEX America with the SITE Young Leaders Conference, an annual one-day event packed with networking and educational opportunities specifically designed to help Young Leaders connect with and learn from other emerging incentive travel professionals from around the world.

This year’s event theme is The Event Horizon: A Future-Focused Professional Development Conference and will cover upcoming trends and challenges in the incentive travel industry. The conference includes time for networking, idea exchange and relationship building. Keynote sessions include:

  • The Ambitious Leader: 4 Unspoken Strategies that Align Purpose, Hustle and Success by Courtney Stanley
  • The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders by Melissa Majors

Event Details

Date: October 15, 2023

Time: 8:45am - 17:30

Venue: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Ballrooms Sage 1&2


This year’s venue is the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas and SITE has secured a room block for the conference dates. 

Discounted room rate is $150 USD + taxes & fees

Available October 14-16, 2023. 

Why attend?

  • For young leaders by young leaders
  • Build lifelong connections with other rising incentive travel professionals
  • Learn valuable lessons to benefit your personal and professional life – plenaries from top speakers, interactive sessions to unlock your creativity, research to guide your planning
  • Discover Las Vegas, one of the world’s truly motivational destinations

Speakers for 2023 Conference

Courtney Stanley

Courtney Stanley is recognized globally as an award-winning keynote speaker, leadership coach, and host of the podcast for women in business, Dare to Interrupt. Courtney has spent more than 12 years engaging professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics,...

Melissa Majors

Melissa Majors has 25+ years of experience optimizing the business impact of education, innovation, inclusion, and leadership. She started Melissa Majors Consulting to drive better strategic decision-making in these areas and works with organizations across the country to effectively measure their inclusion and diversity performance. Melissa is the author of The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive L...

Schedule at a glance

Start Activity
10:35 Welcome Young Leaders!
10:45 Ice-breaker & Mentorship Spotlight
11:20 Structured Networking
11:35 Keynote - The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders with Melissa Majors
12:40 Lunch and Networking
13:35 Hot Topic Breakouts - Round 1
15:00 Keynote - The Ambitious Leader: 4 Unspoken Strategies that Align Purpose, Hustle and Success with Courtney Stanley
16:15 Hot Topic Breakouts - Round 2
17:20 Wrap Up
18:00 Evening Networking Reception

Keynote sessions

  • ​​​​​​​The Ambitious Leader: 4 Unspoken Strategies that Align Purpose, Hustle and Success

    Key​note: Courtney Stanley​​​​

    The secrets to building a successful, fulfilling career are best discovered through self-awareness development, creating purposeful influence from the inside-out. Embracing and scaling these four core skills will take your career to the next level: authenticity, confidence, influence and resilience. This highly interactive presentation will guide you through thought-provoking exercises that will empower you to clarify what drives - and deters - your success, verbalize your value and amplify your influence, and strategically communicate your message in a way that’s impactful, authentic, and effective.

  • The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    K​eynote: Melissa Majors​​​

    What do inclusive leaders do? What specific actions do they take to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion? Inclusive leadership expert Melissa Majors is an innovator and optimizer of inclusion, leadership, and education strategies. In The 7 Habits of Inclusive Leaders, she reveals how great leaders enjoy superior team performance and drive much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices. These behaviors fall into seven categories: Business Process, Collaboration, Mindset, Leading Self and Others, Decisions, Values, Empathy Majors delivers clarity on how our brains are to blame for why leaders unintentionally exclude others. Through storytelling, research, and personal experiences, she offers a common-sense yet compelling and actionable approach to inclusion. She argues that people shouldn't feel guilty or defensive when having inclusion-related conversations; the brain is to blame, not people. This discussion is for all leaders; leaders of self, people, initiatives, and organizations.

Here’s what one Young Leader had to say about the conference:

“Setting aside our precious time is never easy, but when such a great opportunity arises, it is worth it! Attendees get to experience a stellar combination of networking opportunities with each other and with recognized industry leaders, keynote speakers, and innovative sessions that draw on the experience of being a young professional. With these new connections and education opportunities, I found that my passion for the MICE industry was reignited.”

15 Oct, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Las Vegas US, Virgin Hotel


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