So, let's look at the pages!
The students begin by completing their pages that serve as their guide during the conference. It really helps the students to have something that can guide them as they speak with family members. It helps keep them on track; especially if they are nervous. They set this page aside as they read/show the other pages in the folder.
I also include data from my district and their report cards. It is listed on the agenda but for privacy reasons I didn't include those pages in this explanation!
I hope you give student-led conferences a shot. I work in a low-income inner city school and for 2 years in a row we had 100% attendance and I fully believe it was due to the student's leading their own conference!