2021 NGLA Keynote Addresses

NGLA is excited to announce our Keynotes for the 2021 NGLA Annual Conference from February 27 – March 1, 2020.

Start getting ready - apply for Student Staff by November 30, apply for NGLA Awards by January 18, register early by February 1.

Friday Keynote

Sponsored by Circle of Sisterhood Foundation

‘Unknown' is the New ‘Known'! 
presented by Tina VanSteenbergen

By the time we gather for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference, we will have spent the better part of a year in a fairly constant state of unknown—it’s our new default setting! What will the semester look like? Unknown! Will we get to bring a line across? Unknown! Will we get to have some of our social events back? Unknown! Is fraternity or sorority even worth it anymore? Known. It might not feel like it every day, but this experience IS worth our time, even in a sea of unknowns. We may not have answers to all the questions, but if we’re able to focus on what really matters about the fraternity and sorority experience, if we can get a little more comfortable with the uncomfortable, then we will be able to help each and every member (and ourselves) rediscover the love and passion for our organizations.

Presenter Biography:

Tina has been serving college students as a professional speaker for the past six years. When on stage her audiences are captivated by her quick wit, addictive charisma, and prowess at hitting salient take home points through an authentic storytelling delivery. Tina speaks to students around North America about how to bring the heart back to their leadership styles, and the voices back to women in their organizations and relationships. On a personal note, Tina went to Hamline University for her undergrad and then attended Illinois State University for her Master's. She is also a proud Minnesotan who will happily pour on her accent when asked. Tina currently lives in Minneapolis with her extremely long last name and her obnoxiously adorable puppy, Sherri.

Social Media Handle: @tinaraevan
Email: [email protected]

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Saturday Keynote

To be announced on November 12, 2020.


Sunday Keynote

To be announced in December.