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Rising Tide Leadership Summit

About the Summit

This one-day leadership conference is designed for emerging and current student leaders and will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics related to Tulane University’s Leadership Framework.  Due to COVID-19, the Summit will be hosted over three days in the evening and virtually. The Summit will provide Tulane students with the opportunity to learn from the vast expertise of our faculty, staff, alumni, and campus partners to share their leadership experiences with each other and to establish a network of support within the university.

The program will address one or more of the following tenets of Tulane University’s Leadership Framework:

  • A Sense of Possibility
  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Consciousness and Civic Mindedness
  • Empathetic and Reciprocal Relationships
  • Vision
  • Actionable Plans
  • Reflection and Assessment


Registration for the 2021 Rising Tide Leadership Summit is now open!

Registering for Summit sessions, attendees will be provided a RTLS Box that includes:

  • Schedule of Events
  • Summit Swag
  • University Resources

*Boxes are guaranteed to the first 150 registrations.*

Register for Day 1: Sessions Day 1: Keynote

Register for Day 2: Sessions Day 2: Keynote

Register for Day 3: Sessions Day 3: Keynote


We will have a variety of Program Sessions at this years Rising Tide Leadership Summit, please view them here in early February.

2021 Rising Tide Leadership Summit: Session Proposal Form

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Andres Gonzalez, Program Coordinator, at

2021's Keynote Speaker: TBA

Past Keynote Speakers

2020 - Angelica Ross

Award-winning Pose actress and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises

"From the board room, to film/TV sets and even the Obama White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality and a current star in Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series; Pose and American Horror Story." 

2019 - Bethanee Epifani J. Bryant

Author of My Quarter-of-a-Century Life Lessons

Bethanee Epifani [ee -pif -uh-nee] , a 2010 graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, is the ultimate communicator, with a great interest in inspiring today’s young people to discover their gifts and live their best lives. She works as a Motivational Speaker, Poet, and Youth Mentor. She invigorates her audiences as she shares vital life principles of self-love, self-determination, and self-actualization. Bethanee’s desire to share and uplift comes from her own past emotional and mental struggles. Now, having overcome those obstacles, Bethanee is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others in an effort to empower and equip them to overcome and/or completely by-pass potential stumbling blocks.

2018 - Darryl Bellamy Jr.

How would your life, organization, and campus be better if you were more fearless? Darryl Bellamy Jr. guides students with the knowledge and techniques they need to identify and overcome some of their biggest fears.

Darryl has collected, read, and shared thousands of students fears on campuses all over the country. He prides himself in reading every fear, which keeps him connected with what students are feeling and at times, hiding. His energy is infectious, along with providing actionable strategies to move your student’s from Fearful to Fearless. Thousands of student’s wear “The Fearless Bracelet,” given to every student inspiring them to push through fear long after Darryl leaves the campus. 


We strive to offer universally accessible programs.  If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation or have questions about campus accessibility, please contact our office at 504-865-5180 or at