AMSA 2018 Student Leadership Conference

The 2018 Student Leadership Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 23-24. The theme of this year's conference will focus on marketing and branding yourself. Students will hear from a variety of industry professionals on how to create your own unique brand in professional settings, as well as on social media outlets. Students will also learn how to address the media through radio or on-camera interviews and receive feedback and tips from media professionals. Several industry tours in the Oklahoma City area will offer great exposure to companies in the meat and foodservice sectors. Additionally, the student networking event is scheduled on the pre-conference agenda for a fun-filled experience in OKC! Mark your calendars. Registration will open tomorrow!

Event Details:

Dates: March 23-24, 2018
Location: Oklahoma City, OK


  • 8:00- Welcome
  • 8:15-10:45- Advocating for Animal Agriculture-Saying the Right Thing
    • Sam Knipp, Communications and Public Relations Director, American Farmers & Ranchers
  • 10:45-11:00- Break
  • 11:00-11:30- Presentation
  • 11:30-11:50- Student Board Q&A
  • 11:50-12:30- Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45- Breakout Session - Make Yourself Marketable
    • Kylee Deniz, Director of Marketing & Producer Outreach, National Pork Board
  • 1:45-2:00- Break
  • 2:00-3:15- Breakout Session 2- Developing Your Personal Brand
    • Wendy Feik Pinkerton, Senior Manager, U.S. Industry Relations, Zoetis
  • 3:15-3:30- Break
  • 3:30- 4:45- Breakout Session 3- Title Pending 
    • Kyla Campbell, US Foods
  • 4:45-5:00- Wrap-up

Registration Rates:

Regular Registration - 12/15/2017-2/26/2018

Undergraduates: $100
Graduate Students: $100
Young Professionals $150

Late Registration - After 2/26/2018

Undergraduates: $150
Graduate Students: $150
Young Professionals $175

Click here to register online!


Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North
6200 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73118, US

Rate: $79.00  (plus tax)
Cut-Off: March 1, 2018
Click here to book your room today!
If you have questions please call: 866-476-6976. 

AMSA Student Membership Student Leadership Conference Travel Scholarship

Travel scholarships will be given to a number of universities this year for the Student Leadership Conference (SLC). Each university will be presented with a predetermined travel scholarship at the 2018 SLC to assist with the travel costs of  SLC. The objective of this travel scholarship is to assist universities with students interested in attending the 2018 AMSA Student Leadership Conference March 23-25, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  As a student association it is important to create opportunities to benefit those interested in the meat industry by providing them with educational and networking opportunities. This university travel scholarship is sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership.

Applications for the Student Leadership Conference Scholarship must be received no later than February 23, 2018 11:59pm. Applications must be submitted as one PDF emailed file attachment to scholarships@meatscience.org please use your full name as the title of the PDF and subject line in the email.   If you have questions or need additional information on the program, contact Rachel Adams, at radams@meatscience.org

 2018 SLC Scholarship Application

More information coming soon!

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