Emerging Leaders Conference

The GEM Leaders Conference aims to inspire and develop a national community of young, purpose-driven leaders from diverse backgrounds to become catalysts for positive change in their communities, professional lives, and life endeavours.
Date & Time
July 15, 2022
July 17, 2022
$500 (All meals included)
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The GEM Emerging Leaders Conference is an immersive experience where you will learn and grow together with your peers. The conference will feature multiple keynote addresses by successful and renowned speakers, experts researchers, and experienced professionals who will share their leadership stories, insights, and expertise. The sessions will focus on discussion and interaction where students learn with and from each other, deepening the learning and impact of the program. A significant amount of the program will be spent in small learning groups, where students will engage in dialogue, reflect on learnings together, share personal insights, and have an opportunity to build lasting relationships. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one coaching and mentorship.

Event Schedule

Preparation & Required Readings

Participants will be required to complete prerequisite readings and reflections. All required work must be completed before the start of the program. All materials will be provided after the orientation, and it is important to plan at least 10 hours  self-paced preparation  prior to program start. 

Pre-Program Orientation

Participants will be invited to attend a mandatory Pre-Program Orientation Session via Zoom approximately one week before the start of the program. This session will be hosted by the program chairs, Arben Istrefi and Farah Rahman, who will give an overview of the program and respond to any questions that participants may have. This will also be an opportunity to meet your peers prior to the program.

How to Apply

To apply to participate in the GEM Emerging Leaders Conference, please fill out the Registration Form. A GEM representative will get back to you within 3-5 business days regarding your application

About The Speakers


GEM Multicultural Center
6300 independence Pkwy. Suite A
Plano, Texas 75023 (Next to Crystal Banquet)

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