2018 Student Leadership Training Conference

2018 Student Leadership Training Conference ASME Group

2018 Student Leadership Training Conference

David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In support of regional events, the Committee on Student Leader Training is offering advanced training for select student section representatives so they can, in turn, train other student leaders in their regions.

This training will include critical skills needed to plan a local student leader training event for multiple universities. The training will be provided during a 2-day conference taking place at the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9 - 11, 2018.

Student Leader Conference - Student Section Leaders desiring to attend the face-to-face conference are encouraged to apply, and you need not be attending IMECE. In addition to the training for volunteer leadership, ASME Student Members will have the opportunity to network with friends, meet and brainstorm with other attendees.  You will also observe two IMECE sessions as part of the conference.

How do I attend the conference?

  • Apply Application is necessary! 
  • Confirm - If you received word you are INVITED to attend (based on your application - you will hear back from us, either way) you must confirm that you will definitely attend by registering for the conference as noted in your invitation letter.  Please don’t delay—we need to plan for your attendance if you're coming.
  • Inform –if you need to cancel let us know right away – we want to make sure to replace you with someone else if you cannot make it.  Email

Applying for the Conference

All ASME student section leaders who want to attend must 1) complete an application AND 2) be invited to participate at the SLTC in Pittsburgh, PA.

Funding requests for those selected to attend will also be considered based on application submissions and project plans cited in the application, and available funding. Selected student section representatives will be notified of available funding prior to the conference. 

Application deadline: September 15th for International and Domestic Students

EVENT:   Student Leader Training Conference (SLTC)
WHEN:    November 9-11, 2018 (Friday 7:00pm - Sunday Noon)
WHO:      ASME Student Members with Student Section leadership experience
WHERE: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

RESULTS:  Funding offers will be announced by Friday, October 5, 2018

Non-funded Applicants

ASME Student leaders who do not need or did not request funding assistance from CVTD are still encouraged to apply and to attend. Please fill out the application normally and indicate you are not in need of funding but putting 0 in the requested funding amount. Your application will also be considered on merit and space available at the conference.



Student Leader Training Conference 2018 Participant Information


SLTC preparation Assignment

1. Watch Mini-Talks

SLTC Agenda Coming Soon!

Travel Reimbursement Information:  DEADLINE for submission is 12:00 Midnight, Sunday, November 25th.

Please fill out the reimbursement form found here.  You may include your costs for hotel, meals (at times other than provided meals) and travel, including all receipts for expenditures up to the amount specified in your invitation letter. Email a PDF of your reimbursement form with all receipts scanned and a chart identifying expenditures by the deadline above. 

International payments will be made via electronic wire transfer. A wire transfer information form is necessary only for non-US participants and can be found here. If you are a non-US participant please make sure to include your completed wire transfer form with your reimbursement submission.

Email address for submissions:


Please e-mail for information on getting a letter of support of your Tourist class Visa.  A business Visa is not necessary and is more difficult, as well as takes more time to acquire.


ASME has retained the services of a photographer to capture photo images of the events and activities from the conference. The photographer will be taking photos as assigned by the ASME Communications Department. All photographs are the sole property of ASME, and ASME retains all rights in and to said photographs. These photographs may be used for promotional purposes only, including, but not limited to, the ASME website. If you require more information about the use of IMECE photographs, please go to the media desk at Conference Registration.

In addition, we will conduct a photo contest during SLTC, and any photos posted from the conference will also be used for promotional purposes as described above.

Related Programs

In addition the ASME Student Leader Training Module Series is available online, containing planning activities directly related to your regional event.

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