SMITH LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Fall 2023, Kingston, ON
Smith Leadership in Business Conference (SLBC), previously the Queen’s Commerce Leadership Summit (QCLS), is a student-run leadership development conference aimed to equip delegates with the necessary skills to thrive in a business world–one that is changing more now than ever. Our goal is to reach a group of delegates that come from a variety of programs across Canada and continue to challenge the way that we define leader- ship. To achieve this, our conference provides learning experiences that are accessible, value-driven, and focus on professional and personal development.
SLBC has distinguished itself within the Smith Commerce Society as the premier business leadership conference at Queen’s University. This is evi- dent in our 2014 and 2015 nominations for “Conference of the Year” by the Commerce Society, as well as winning the 2017 Commerce Cup Award, which recognized the conference that contributed the most to the Smith School of Business.
This year the theme of the conference is The Journey to the Summit, to help future leaders embark on their journey to the top. The path to leadership is an arduous journey that aspiring leaders must endure. It’s a common misconception that leadership can only be demonstrated in executive positions, but there are opportunities for everyone to be a leader at every level in their career. Successful leaders are defined by their ability to take advantage of these opportunities and to guide their team to the top.
As the Co-Chairs of SLBC 2023, we have the opportunity to create a lasting impact on the business leaders of tomorrow by challenging their personal definition of leadership. Since its inception, our executive team has been committed to this mission, and alongside corporate sponsors and carefully selected speakers, we aim to continue cementing our position as the pre- mier undergraduate leadership conference.
Ileana Chintea & Joseph Minni
Co-Chairs of SLBC 2023
LETTER FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
SLBC CO-CHAIR 2023
SLBC CO-CHAIR 2023