Please read the information below carefully before clicking the link to register online


Please see details below for your perusal and preparation for 2017. Online hotel link is included under Lodging for room reservations.

REGISTRATION FEES (Please read carefully)

 Before June 5, 2017

(must be post marked June 5, 2017)

$395  per person for individual king or queen

$350 per person for each group member (royal court participation incentive fee)

(If you are bringing one or more Queens or one or more Kings that is considered a group. The queen and king only- do not qualify as a group)

$375 Advisor fee

After June 5, 2017

 $450  per person for individual king or queen

 $375 per person Group incentive fee

(If you are bringing one or more Queens or Kings that is considered a group. The queen and king only does not qualify as a group)

$375 Advisor fee


Group Incentive fee: The group fee incentive is to encourage Universities/Colleges to extend this leadership training to the Royal Court members (attendants, class kings/queens etc.,).  Many of our past royal court members, who have attended the conference, have later became the official king or queen and benefited from this professional training. It has also helped the entire group understand their roles as campus ambassadors collectively.

Advisors: Advisors who want to attend any of the activities, workshops etc. must pay the above fee; otherwise, he or she will not be allowed to participate in any activities concerning the conference.

Payment: In order to take advantage of the early bird registration fees must be paid by the deadline; fees thereafter must be presented at the time of registration. Only a University, college, and or sponsoring company check will be accepted. In the event that a person chooses to pay for this conference personally they should pay with a cashier’s check or money order; in this case $25 will be taken off of the registration fee according to the guidelines stated above. Major credit cards (Visa/MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) accepted.

No registration fees will be refunded due to cancellation! However registration fees are transferable to another participant.

Make check payable to Leadership for Queens (Federal Tax Id# 32-0013783) registered in the state of TN.  To ensure that we receive your payment, please mail all checks no later than July 3, 2017.  After this date payments will be accepted onsite during registration.  All fees are due at the time of registration.

Leadership for Queens

P.O. Box 16986

Memphis, TN 38186

Additional Information

Lodging: Lodging is not included. The conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel, set within the historic 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche Building on the edge of the French Quarter, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 524-1331. The  Ritz-Carlton where the event will take place is currently booked you can still call using the information below to see if there are cancellations. Keep in mind our block ends at the Ritz-Carlton July 1. However we are providing an overflow hotel at the Le Méridien New Orleans until July 10 for the same rate of $159. See booking instructions below.


Le Méridien New Orleans, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130

INDIVIDUAL RESERVATION BY TELEPHONE AND TOLL FREE NUMBER. All guests shall make reservations directly with the Hotel at 866-961-3321, identifying themselves, a member of the Leadership for Kings and Queens 2017 room block. The hotel is  walking distance to the Ritz-Carlton but please note it is around the corner and down the street (I would suggest a bicycle taxi if need be). Comfortable shoes are must for the walk.    You will have until July 10 to make your reservation.

Lodging is not included. The conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel, set within the historic 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche Building on the edge of the French Quarter, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 524-1331.  Please use the Group code UMPUMPA if you call in your reservation. The hotel rate is $159 per night for king/double. Please do not delay in making your reservations with the hotel because space is limited and we would like all the kings and queens in the same location for the purpose of sharing and bonding.  Furthermore, our conference staff will be staying at the hotel in case of emergencies or special concerns. With other big events in the city that weekend, we strongly suggest you reserve your room now to guarantee your space. This rate and block is guaranteed on or before Saturday, July 1, 2017.   After this date we cannot guarantee the rate of $159 or the availability.  For easy processing for the hotel when paying with a University/College check by mail please specify the names of the persons/students and their reservation numbers.

For your travel convenience please note the conference rate is available the day before the conference starts if you desire to come early (July 19) as well as the day the conference ends (July 23) if you want to stay over.


Parking fees: Valet Parking at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is $25, plus tax, for our group per night.

Airports: Those flying to New Orleans, LA, will fly into the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) 12 miles, 20 minutes. The New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is just 12 miles, 20 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton and offers flights to/from most major cities.

Transportation:  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel does not have an airport shuttle. For ground transportation options to the hotel please coordinate through , $20 each way or Cab – $33 one way. All other transportation will be provided by the conference for offsite conference locations.

Meals:  A continental breakfast meals will be provided for all registered conference participants, who are staying onsite, during the conference stay beginning Friday, July 21 and Sunday July 23. Other meals provided during the conference are as follows: Thursday-opening reception; which includes heavy Hors d’oeuvres immediately following the program. Friday-all meals are provided. Saturday breakfast and lunch will be provided offsite. Sat dinner will not be provided and will be the responsibility of the conference participant. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Masquerade ball.

Attire: Dress for the leadership conference is business casual. Comfortable shoes are a must.  You should be mindful that you are a reflection of your college or university; therefore, presentable attire in and out of sessions will be required.  The etiquette seminar is after five attire. The Masquerade Ball welcomes formal attire but it is not required; however, semi-formal is required. (Mask for the Ball are encouraged) Conference t-shirts are worn on Saturday during the day. Kings and Queens will wear their school t-shirts to the Friday night program. Please keep in mind Kings and Queens are expected to exemplify the highest level of appearance and behavior. (Pictures are taken at all times, especially the day of arrival).

For assistance contact:

Morgan Gayles, Conference Administrator