Who Can Attend

The NASC National Conference is open to:

  • Any student entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2017
  • Faculty advisers
  • School administrators


NASC delegates must be members of their school’s student council. All students must have an adult adviser directly responsible for them. This adult may be the current council adviser, an adviser from another school, or an official of the state association for student councils, as long as the individual who is responsible for that student is in attendance onsite throughout the conference and is identified on the delegate’s official registration form.

There are no restrictions on the number of students and/or advisers allowed from a school and/or state.

Adviser/Student Ratio

The high school adviser/student ratio is at least one adviser per 15 students, and the middle level adviser/student ratio is one adviser per 12 students. Advisers from one school may take responsibility for students from other schools, as long as the ratio is maintained.

Group/State Delegations

Group/state delegations are groups of attendees who travel with their state association or with an adviser or other official adult designee. The group’s state director, adviser, or official designee coordinates payment for the entire group, and attendees submit their registration fees to that individual directly. In turn, the state director, adviser, or official designee sends payment to NASC. Group/state delegates register on a first-come, first-served basis.

State Officer Delegations

To ensure that each state can bring their state/district officers to participate in the state officer training during the conference, each state association is guaranteed five spaces. The payment and total number of officers attending is coordinated through the state executive director. The officers will need to register online and send their registration fees to the state director. The state director will then send payment to NASC. All delegates outside of the state officer count must register on a first-come, first-served basis.