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Gather with us for our Annual Business & Leadership Conference this spring. Held in partnership with RES 2022. 


Keynote Speakers




Business plan competition

The competition is ideal for Native students who:

  • Have a passion to create positive change within their local native communities
  • Have started a business or have an idea to ​start a business
  • Are interesting in enhancing their ​conceptual, organizational, written and oral presentation skills
  • Wish to demonstrate their ability to ​clearly communicate an idea to a group of experts and peers


Entrepreneurs’ Pitch Competition

At RES 2022, Students can submit a 3-minute pitch for their business or product and if chosen to advance to the final rounds, will have an opportunity to win a $5000 cash prize!



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Our most asked questions.

When and where is the AIBL conference this year?

AIBL’s annual leadership conference will take place from July 17-19, 2021 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Please plan to arrive on July 16th to take advantage of the entire event.

How can I register?

AIBL Conference registration includes admittance to the 2021 RES Conference, held at the same venue.

  • AIBL Conference: July 17-19, 2021
  • RES 2021 Conference: July 19-21, 2021
  • There will be workshops designed for students and entrepreneurs at both conferences; the networking opportunities are also extremely valuable.
  • The Business Plan and Entrepreneur’s Pitch will be hosted during an afternoon session of RES 2021 on July 19.

How do I Enter the Business Plan Competition?

All plans may be submitted and accepted by May 20, 2021 to be considered for the competition.

Can my group enter the business plan competition if we are not an official AIBL Chapter member? Yes, this year we are not requiring competitors to be AIBL Chapter members.

Where can I find the agenda?

Visit for AIBL’s agenda information.

How can my organization become an AIBL Conference sponsor?

Contact Ali Rumbaugh at

I have more questions

Email with any additional questions.