UMC LEAD is excited to announce that the 12th annual LEAD Conference will be held in Asheville, NC from January 22rd-25th, 2023. The host hotel will be The Cambria Hotel Downtown and the host church will be Central United Methodist Church.LEAD creates space for Christian leaders to be vulnerable and courageous, connects them around their hopes for the future, and equips them to bring those hopes into reality.LEADers see a vision of the kin-dom of God and are willing to go through hell to get there. We support them on the journey.

We believe that LEADers are… Courageous, Collaborative, Vulnerable, Relational, and Hopeful.

As always, speakers will be chosen from an application process and will present on a variety of topics. Church, non-profit, education, and business leaders are encouraged to apply. Each speaker will give a 7-18 minute “TED style” talk.In addition to speaker sessions there will be crowdsourced breakouts, a special session Monday evening, and a closing worship and dinner on Tuesday evening. Other details such as venues, hosts, and sponsors will roll out between now and the conference. You can find a draft of the conference schedule here.

See below for registration options and pricing, including opportunities to donate to the LEAD scholarship fund (be sure to scroll through all ticket options below). If the eventbrite does not appear embedded below, you can access it directly here.