- Author: Anna Sorensen
SLC 2019 was a blast. This was my first-time attending State Leadership Conference in Davis, and I will definitely go back next year. We arrived in Sacramento and headed to UC Davis where we checked into our dorm and spent the evening at an awesome pool party. Lights out was 11:00 p.m., and the next day started off with a bang. We had various tours we could pick from, and I attended the State Capitol tour in the morning and the Horse Barn in the evening. The night ended with an ice cream Social, keynote speaker, and the trinket trade. The keynote speaker for the weekend was Chris Temple, Co–Founder of "Living on One". Mr. Temple talked about his film and how we can create change in the world, one life at a time.
Saturday was filled with workshops. I attended Youth Voice in Action and I led the “Conflict and Resolution Worldwide” workshop for the University of California ANR. We danced the night away at a black light party led by DJ High Top. Sunday morning, we participated in games and said our goodbyes, and we packed our stuff in the afternoon and attended the closing ceremony. The closing ceremony involved Diamond Clover and Golden Clover recipients as well as the latest news update on SLC. That evening, we flew back to Ventura County. I made many new friends, and I met many great people from all over California, Texas, and even Canada. I will never forget this SLC experience, and I can't wait to make even more memories next year./span>