The Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference moves around the country to give more juniors the opportunity to participate. The programs are designed and carried out by the Events and Education department and the NJAA Board of Directors in cooperation with the hosting state. The conference serves several purposes. Guiding juniors who will, in turn, take part in guiding their respective associations; providing an open line of communication for members of different associations to share ideas, plans, goals, etc.; and giving each individual an opportunity to take an active part, and in face, encouraging participation by everyone present. Juniors learn about setting goals for themselves and their association, and methods of accomplishing those goals. Not only is the responsibility and success of the association stressed, but also the responsibility, success and character of the individual members.