Skip to navigation Skip to content

2019 Leadership Conference


2019 Society Leadership Conference

Each year, outstanding volunteers and Society staff leaders join together at the Society Leadership Conference to celebrate our progress, connect with one another and get energized about the important work ahead. The 2019 conference will be held Nov. 14-16 in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

  • This year, the Society Leadership Conference will be held in conjunction with the Tykeson Fellows Conference, which brings together more than 100 young research and clinical trainees of the National MS Society to learn about each other’s latest research efforts and to build lasting collaborations. Conference attendees will have the opportunity connect with these talented MS researchers.
  • In addition to inspiring general sessions and learning opportunities, the conference will include opportunities to connect with others committed to a world free of MS, including staff-hosted, small-group networking dinners at some of Atlanta’s favorite area restaurants on Thursday evening.
  • Friday evening features an inspiring and energizing celebration of some of the remarkable volunteers, donors and fundraisers who are doing extraordinary things to accelerate progress.

Note: see box below for details about rental and storage of scooters.

Atlanta skyline photo credit: Tableatny


Thursday, November 14
  • Registration / Fundraising Support Desk Open (Atrium level): 12–4 p.m. and 5–6 p.m.
  • Opening General Session: 4–5 p.m.
  • Reception & Tykeson Fellows Poster Session: 5–6:30 p.m.
  • Staff-hosted, small group dinners out on the town (6:30 p.m.)
Friday, November 15
  • Breakfast: 8–9 a.m.
  • Information / Fundraising Support Desk Open (Atrium level): 8 a.m. – 4p.m.
  • General Session: 9–10:30 a.m.
  • Sponsor Expo: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 
  • Lunch General Session: 12–1:30 p.m.
  • Breakout sessions (see session details): 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Reception: 5:30–6:15 p.m.
  • Dinner and Awards Celebration: 6:15–7:45 p.m.
  • Dessert Bar Reception: 7:45–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16
  • Breakfast: 7:30–8:30 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions (see session details): 8:30–10 a.m.
  • Closing General Session: 10:30–12:00 noon


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Please visit the conference registration site to register and book a standard hotel room.

Scooter Rental and Storage

If you would like to rent a scooter for use during the conference, please contact our scooter rental vendor, Heavenly Wheels (; 678-217-8217). Please note that we will not be providing a dedicated storage area for scooters at the conference, and ask that scooters be stored in your rooms.


© 2020 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our Identification Number (EIN) is 13-5661935.