At this time tickets are sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, you can email

Save the Date: Mark Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Mark Leadership Conference is hosted by Leadership & Experiential Learning, part of Student Centers and Activities, and is here to inspire action among students and encourage them to think critically about the “mark” they will leave on the world around them. This unique full-day conference experience will showcase 20+ diverse speakers that have made their mark on society and inspire attendees to take action in this TED—styled event. This year we have designed an intense, exhilarating, and influential conference curriculum just for you! Stay connected and follow us with the handle @markconference and the hashtag #MyMark.

Conference Time:
9:00AM (Registration)
9:45AM (Doors Open)
10:00AM – 6:30PM (Conference)

Ticket Information

Tickets for the 2020 Mark Leadership Conference are now on sale. Please visit


The Mark Conference Planning team is dedicated to creating an open environment for all attendees and providing the necessary accommodations to individuals with disabilities and others special needs during the event. If you need any accommodations, please feel free to reach out to us at

Students seeking financial assistance to attend the Mark Leadership Conference are asked to fill out this form. If you are in need of financial assistance and have any questions, email with the subject line: Mark Conference Financial Assistance.

Are you a visiting school or a Rutgers organization looking for group tickets? Please email for more information.


Rutgers Students

Current Rutgers/Full-Time Students

Networking Opportunities
Speaker Sessions
Interactive Energizer Sessions
Raffle Ticket for Speaker Meet & Greet


Regional Institutions

Institution Student Leaders/Advisors

Networking Opportunities
Speaker Sessions
Interactive Energizer Sessions
Raffle Ticket for Speaker Meet & Greet


Visiting Students

Visiting Students

Networking Opportunities
Speaker Sessions
Interactive Energizer Sessions
Raffle Ticket for Speaker Meet & Greet

Interested in group ticket sales? We offer group ticket packages at $60 for 1-5 tickets,
$55 for 6-11 tickets, and $50 for 12+ tickets for regional institutions and visiting students.


Richie Reseda Conference Speaker

Richie Reseda

Richard Edmond-Vargas, aka Richie Reseda, questions concepts of patriarchy while inspiring powerful conversation about topics in cellblock feminism, mass incarceration and restorative justice more…

Scott Dikkers Conference Speaker

Scott Dikkers

With The Onion, Scott Dikkers created the original “fake news” platform and grew it into one of today’s most recognized comedy brands. He shares his experiences in how being committed to a unique vision more…

Bill Engel

Sir Bill Engel

Sir Bill Engel is a knighted World War II veteran, whose family escaped from Nazi Germany before the war. Bill was the loving partner of Esther Bauer, a holocaust survivor who spoke around the country more…

Paula Stone Williams

Paula Stone Williams

Dr. Paula Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy and human understanding. She is the Pastor of Preaching and Worship at Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado. Paula has been more…

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together more…

Adios America

Adios America

Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American writer and performer. She was born in the Bronx and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about more…

Rashad Anderson

Rashad Anderson

Dr. Rashad Anderson serves as an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Campus Director of the Call Me MiSTER Program, and holds a teaching appointment in the Honors College at SC State University more…

Monti Washington

Author and
Motivational Speaker

Patrice Banks

Former Auto Airhead and Founder of Girls Auto Clinic

Ms. Iana J. Daniels

US Army Active Duty Major


Kimberly A. Brown

Founder of

Dan Parris & David Peterka

Traveling Documentarians

Clint Smith

Acclaimed Spoken Word Poet
Award-winning Educator

Griffin Matthews & Matt Gould

Creators of Invisible Thread

Stephanie Klemons

Award-Winning Broadway Performer &
Choreographer from Hamilton

Nyle DiMarco

Winner of America’s Next Top Model &
Disability Rights Activist

Lexi & Alyse Scaffidi

Creators of BiteSizedFitness & The Body Confident
VS Fashion Show

Rowaida Abdelaziz

Journalist at Huffpost

Josh Rossi

Commercial Photographer and Viral Philanthropist

Fraidy Reiss

Founder and Executive Director of
Unchained at Last

Tamika D. Mallory

National Co-chair for the Women’s March

Angelo Pinto

Senior Attorney

Ignite Speakers

Johan Reyes

Jenika Scott

Brendan O’Shea

Jorge Alvarez

Prince Abimah

Michael Flynn

Crisalis Rodriguez

Forrest Smith

Shubhechha Dhar

 Mark Insights

Mark Captains: Planning Team

Aiza Nageeb

 Speaker Logistics

Alyssen Rivers


Anthony Grosso

Transformation of Space

Cristina Umanzor-Alvarado

Digital Public Relations

Khadijah Azam

Transformation of Space

Kyle Comito

Conference Logistics

Michael Vinciguerra

Human Resources

Shreeya Sawant

Energizers & Fundraising

Siddhi Shah

 Public Relations & Sponsorships

If you are interested in partnering with the 2020 Mark Leadership Conference as a sponsor, email for more information.



Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway NJ 08854

If you are a visitor who needs to park (and do not have a Rutgers permit), we have reserved lots 105, 112, Green & Yellow near the Livingston Student Center (LSC), for the event.

Non-Rutgers attendees and speakers can park in this lot on the day of the conference without a permit. Please note, current Rutgers students must park in their permitted lot. View the weekend bus schedule here.

Contact Us

This conference is an initiative of the Leadership and Experiential Learning Department of the division of Student Affairs. Contact the department at (848) 932-4093,