Arizona State University

March 23-24, 2018

Get ready for a weekend of education, networking, and leadership in sunny Tempe, Arizona

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Apply to Host ELS 2019

Fill out your application to plan and host ELS in the 2018-2019 school year!

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ELS 2018 - More Information

Get all the information you need, from travel, to things-to-do, to tour descriptions, all in one place!

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Airport Information

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Fun Things to Do

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Apply for Council Awards

Submit an application (one per council) to be considered for the awards given out at the final banquet.

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Host ELS 2019

So you are interested in hosting ELS? How exciting!

Conferences are an exceptional way to:

  • showcase your university

  • work on a large-scale project as a council

  • develop and refine project management, communication, and creative skills

There is fantastic documentation from previous Engineering Leadership Summit hosts to help guide your planning and execution of the 2019 Engineering Leadership Summit, plus the NAESC Executive Leadership Team will be there to support you, too!

If you or your council has any interest in hosting the 2019 Engineering Leadership Summit, please email

Check out the NAESC Conference Bid Process first, which outlines the overall steps from putting together the bid to voting at ASU during VDM.

Then, if you feel like you are ready, fill out the application form! And make sure to collect a signature by your council president and Dean of Engineering. 

NAESC Conference Bid Process


Ready to fill out the application form? Download the PDF below, and make sure to collect a signature by your council president and Dean of Engineering. 




Airport to Campus


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Light Rail - Valley Metro - Tickets cost $2/trip, or $4/day
Runs from 5am - 11pm Daily 
Accessible via PHX Sky Train to the 44th St/Washington stop
Check the Schedule at: time tables
The Graduate Hotel has a shuttle (call ahead for a reservation) (480) 967-9431
Uber and Lyft rides from Sky Harbor to Tempe area will cost ~$12

Hotel Information

The Graduate

(480) 967-9431 
225 E Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281 USA
Free onsite parking
     Complimentary WiFi
     Pool and hot tub
     Complimentary bike rentals 
     24 hour Fitness Center
     Shuttle Service (call ahead for a reservation)

AC Hotel by Marriott

(480) 642-6140 
100 E Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281 USA
$14 Onsite parking fee
     Complimentary WiFi    
     Rooftop pool    
     Fitness Center    
      AC Lounge    


Fun Things to Do


Snooze an AM Eatery - Delicious breakfast food spot with decadent waffles. Closes at 2:30pm. (615 S College Ave.)


Rehab Burger - Creative burgers (including the PB&J Burger) in a fun Hawaiian themed location. (21 E 6th St. #146 in the Brickyard)


Postino Annex - A hipster Italian restaurant with interesting takes on bruschetta and a large selection of wine. (615 S College Ave.)


Original Chopshop - Juice bar and healthy salad and sandwich American food restaurant. (222 E University Dr.)


The Chuckbox - Cash-only burger joint, grilling burgers for ASU students for 35 years! (202 E University Dr.)


Fuzzy's - An ASU favorite for Taco Tuesdays serving Mexican food and fancy margaritas. (414 S Mill Ave.)


Low-Key Piano Bar - A bar featuring two pianists playing your favorite songs and fishbowl drinks. (501 S Mill Ave.)


El Hefe - If Dia de Los Muertos was a bar, this would be it. Loud music, lights and dancing. (640 S Mill Ave.)


CASA Sunba - A crowded bar with indoor and outdoor space, specializing in bucket drinks. (5 E 6th St.)


The Handlebar - A hip beer garden with a wide selection of local beers. (680 S Mill Ave.)


Four Peaks Brewing Company - A working brewery with a casual bar scene. (1340 E 8th St.)


Tempe Marketplace - An outdoor walking mall with a movie theater, stores and restaurants. (2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy)


Tempe Beach Park - A local landmark with a walkway, grassy area and location to rent pedal boats. (80 W Rio Salado Pkwy)


The Phoenix Zoo has over 300 endangered or threatened species with over 1,400 animals that you can see for $24.95 (455 N Galvin Pkwy)


Desert Botanical Garden - Explore the Southwest's largest botanical garden for $24.95. (1201 N Galvin Pkwy)


NAESC Conference Council Awards Packet