After doing Student Led Conference for the past 5 years, I AM SOLD!
It's amazing what students can come up with when they are to reflect on themselves and create their own presentations for both their teacher and parents. I find it much more effective for them to reflect on themselves and be honest with their schooling rather than being locked out of the process and just blasted once their parents get home from a typical parent/teacher interview.
This little template is perfect to have ready for each Student Led Conference. The students' SMART goals can be written in a the end of the presentation and parents can then take it home to complete their 'homework' - a little positive note about the conference to encourage their child to continue to work towards their goals.