Leadership Development

The BOLD Conference

Imagine yourself in five years. What would you be doing? What if I told you, you made your own hours, were your own boss, and did what you love!

Come to the BOLD Conference to make that wish a reality and learn the leadership skills necessary to start your dream job. This year BOLD will help you jumpstart your craft and enhance your leadership skills through innovation. Learn from successful entrepreneurs on how to market yourself and your passion to achieve success, starting right in Ithaca.

This year's BOLD Conference will be held on December 5th from 9:30am-2:30pm in Emerson Suites. 



The BOLD Conference is designed specifically for students who are interested in applying their leadership skills in professional settings. The conference will include presentations by experienced business executives with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, an interactive professional networking session, and pragmatic workshops for students seeking a career in the field of business or organizational leadership. This conference is a partnership between the Ithaca College School of Business and OSEMA.

Who is this conference for?
This conference is open to all Ithaca College students who are interested in learning more about leadership in professional settings. This conference will count as one Leading Self and two Leading Others sessions for the Student Leadership Institute.

What are the logistics of this event?
This half-day conference offers students an opportunity to attend several workshops focused on the skills needed to succeed in the professional world. There is no cost for Ithaca College students to attend BOLD; lunch and all conference materials provided. All participants must attend the program in its entirety. The next Conference will be held on Saturday, December 5.

How do I register?
Participants are selected on a first-reserved basis through online registration . Space is limited, so students are encouraged to submit their participation forms early. Please note that once you commit to the conference, you are expected to attend. Registration will begin in November.