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National LEAD Conference

The National LEAD Conference is an annual event for Royal Rangers organizational leaders where the latest program information and updates are announced and where organizational leaders participate in training and leadership development.

LEAD Conference 2017

The 2017 National Royal Rangers LEAD Conference will take place on March 16th - 18th at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO. The hotel served as the host for this event for several years prior to the event being moved to Dallas and we are excited to return to this luxurious hotel. Springfield features a number of attractions of interest to many Royal Rangers leaders including Bass Pro Shops, the Wonders of Wildlife Museum, and Lamberts Cafe.

This year's conference will also feature a NRA Ranger Safety Officer class on Wednesday before the conference. See below for details.

Conference Registration

Conference registration may be made online at the link below. For additional registration options please contact AG Convention Services at (417) 862-2781, ext 4052. Attendees who register before January 14th will receive a commemorative conference pin.

NEW THIS YEAR! Your conference registration will include a complimentary luncheon, sponsored by BGMC!




Chartered Outpost Non-Chartered Outpost
Early Registration
Received by January 14th
(includes commemorative conference pin)
$85 $100
Discount Registration
Received by February 18th
$100 $118
Standard Registration
Received after February 18th or on site
$130 $153

Ladies Activities
Includes activity, lunch, and transportation

$35 $35

NRA Range Safety Officer Certification
See below for details (register now)

$50 $50



A non-refundable fee of $20 per person will be charged for all refund requests. All refunds must be requested in writing and must be received no later than March 31st.

Hotel Information

All conference sessions and workshops will take place at the University Plaza Hotel in downtown Springfield, Missouri. This luxurious hotel offers easy access to the highway and numerous nearby restaurants. Details on hotel amenities can be found online at

Room Reservations

A special room rate for conference attendees is available to those who reserve their room by February 13, 2017. Space is limited so make your reservation early. Reservations may be made online or by calling toll-free (417) 864-7333. When calling, mention "Royal Rangers" to get the discount conference rate.

  • Make a Room Reservation
  • Conference Room Rate: $114 - Rate includes complimentary breakfast, free hotel parking (one vehicle per room), and in-room Wi-Fi when room is reserved directly with University Plaza (via web or phone above).
  • Breakfast is included in our rate with University Plaza. Should you happen to get an option for an "enhancement" that mentions adding breakfast for $5/per day, please do not take this option.

Complimentary Breakfast*

A complimentary continental-style breakfast with a hot item is included in your hotel registration! Breakfast will be located in the hotel restaurant. The complimentary breakfast is available to those who registered directly with the hotel reservations via phone or the online link provided above. (If you are not staying at the University Plaza Hotel, you can purchase breakfast on your own at the hotel restaurant or one of the restaurants in the area.)

Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi*

Complimentary parking and in room Wi-Fi is available for all attendees staying at the hotel who registered directly with the hotel via phone or the online link provided above. Free Wi-Fi is also available for guests and conference attendees in the hotel lobby level only.

*PLEASE NOTE: The complimentary breakfast, free parking, and in-room Wi-Fi are NOT available to those who reserve thier room through a 3rd-party booking agent such as Priceline or Expedia.


Numerous exhibitors will be on hand to introduce you to valuable resources suitable for enhancing your Royal Rangers ministry.

Airport Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service is available to and from Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) to the conference hotel. A courtesy phone is available in the baggage claim area to request a shuttle. Wait times are approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Shuttles from the hotel to the airport leave hourly from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Conference Information

The 2017 National Royal Rangers LEAD Conference will provide leaders with opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with other Royal Rangers leaders from around the country. This year's conference will include...

  • National FCF Rendezvous 2018 Information
  • Informative functional breakaways and purposeful regional business sessions
  • Fun ladies activities with Cindy Fleig (bring your wife!)
  • Corporate worship and prayer
  • And more!

Event Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday - Executive Committee Meetings
  • Wednesday - Action Team Meetings, 8AM to 5:30PM (by invitation only)
  • Thursday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to 5:30PM
  • Friday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to 5:30PM
  • Saturday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to Noon

Ladies Activities

Special activities for ladies will be provided during the conference. Additional details will be coming soon.

NRA Range Safety Officer Certification

On Wednesday, March 15th, our National Shooting Sports (NSSP) team will be hosting a NRA Range Safety Officer class to certify individuals to be NRA RSOs. Class begins at 8AM and will conclude around 8PM. Pre-registration is required and must be done separately from LEAD registration (see fees above). RSO class participation is not limited to LEAD conference attendees but all attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Space is limited, so sign up today!

To register for this class visit the NRA Training page. For more information refer to this RSO Class Flyer or contact Darell Freeman at


University Plaza Hotel


LEAD Conference Archive

Audio files and other information concerning recent past conferences can be found at LEAD 2016LEAD 2015LEAD/MFM 2014LEAD 2013LEAD 2012LEAD 2011, and LEAD 2010.