Click for Navigation Menu Leadership and Ethics Institute Leadership and Ethics Institute (small logo)
photo of Longhorn crowd

The Texas Leadership Summit


Registration for the 2016 Summit will open early in the Spring 2016 semester.

The Texas Leadership Summit is a FREE campus-wide conference for all students at The University of Texas at Austin. The conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse community of student leaders and to develop and refine leadership skills through participation in breakout sessions, group activities and special workshops that speak to various aspects of student Leadership and Engagement

The 4th Annual Texas Leadership Summit took place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 in the Student Activity Center (SAC). We're looking forward to an exiting 2016!

Keynote Speaker

Photo of Justin Jones-Fsou
Photo of Justin Jones-Fosu

In 2008, Justin Jones-Fosu was named one of Ebony Magazine’s “30 Young Leaders Under 30 On the Rise.” He is an author, an award-winning entrepreneur, and a professional speaker. He recently published his first book Inspiration for Life: Dream Bigger, Do More, Live Fuller!

While in college, Justin was president of three campus organizations and founded two more. While at the University of Baltimore, earning his MBA, he was named the Distinguished Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Today, he hosts a weekly radio show on WEAA 88.9 FM (an NPR affiliate) in his hometown of Baltimore.


Goals of the Texas Leadership Summit

  1. To provide students with concrete ideas, concepts, skills and tools related to leadership development.
  2. To motivate students to take their new knowledge back to their organizations and social networks.
  3. To empower students with the personal tools and leadership skills to implement in their academic lives and future careers.

Summit Incentive

TLS 2014 Winners

Five participants of the 4th Annual Texas Leadership Summit will receive an incentive: 1 iPad Mini, 2 Beats Pills, and 2 Juno Power Konnect Kolor – Portable Battery Chargers. All participants are eligible for the free drawing and need to be present to claim the participant incentive. Criteria required to participate in the Texas Leadership Summit is that you are a currently enrolled student at the University of Texas at Austin or an invited guest student representing another Texas college or university.

Note: In order to claim an incentive students are required to complete a Payee Information Form (PIF) and show a picture ID. This form is completed for every student who receives even in-kind incentives. The form includes obtaining their SSN and goes to accounting for tax reporting purposes. If for some reason the student cannot complete a PIF, then they are automatically ineligible for the participant incentive.

Take a look at the 2014 Texas Leadership Summit