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October 16-17, 2017
Birmingham, AL


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2017 Speaker Announcement

We’ve assembled an all-star team of speakers who are ready to inspire more than 6,000 JLDC attendees to create exciting futures. Through high-energy keynotes and workshops, our speakers will help JLDC attendees turn their ambition into action, while multiplying their leadership abilities to those around them. We can’t wait for you to meet our incredible JLDC speakers!

At this year’s conference, Anthony O’Neal will help prepare students for success while learning to make wise financial choices in their everyday lives. Jaycob Curlee and the JLDC House Band will bring attendees to their feet as they dance the night away. Jeff Kaylor will motivate attendees to create magical moments out of everyday interactions. In the Essential Skills Sessions, Harriet Turk will lead attendees on a journey of taking charge, getting real, and going for it! Then, through his engaging and hilarious childhood experiences, Kelly Barnes will inspire attendees to create great moments more often.

For more information about these amazing individuals, click here.

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2017 Registration Guide Now Available

This October, take Birmingham by storm as you join more than 5,400 students from 9 Alabama CTE+CTSO organizations! Get ready to multiply your leadership potential, prepare for your future, and get inspired to make a difference.

Join us at JLDC for all of this and more:

  • Engage in high-energy general sessions featuring a dynamic line-up of inspiring speakers
  • Attend an exclusive concert by America’s Got Talent star and Alabama native, Jaycob Curlee, backed by the JLDC House Band
  • Explore career pathways with more than 60 leading employers at the Career Showcase + Expo

To help you register and begin planning your trip to Birmingham, the complete 2017 Registration Guide in now available. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find important registration info, as well as a preview of this year’s schedule. Check it out and get excited to Multiply Your Leadership!

Click here to view the Registration Guide!


Go Build

JLDC Partner Spotlight: GO BUILD Alabama

Alabama JLDC is happy to announce the continued partnership with GO BUILD Alabama! GO BUILD Alabama aims to prepare Alabama’s future workforce and expose JLDC attendees to potential careers in the construction industry! JLDC is extremely appreciative for their continued support as they help Alabama students build a better tomorrow by showing them that the future is literally in their hands.

GO BUILD Alabama prepares future skilled workers to both learn a skill and master a trade. While the construction industry is projected to grow by 19% through 2018, currently only one tradesman is entering the workforce for every four that leave. This creates strong job interest and potential for competitive pay at a young age –something that everyone can enjoy!

Make sure to stop by the GO BUILD Alabama exhibit space at the 2016 Alabama Joint Leadership Development Conference on October 18!

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