CTSO Fall Leadership Conferences

Registration will open on Sept. 18, 2017

Registration Deadline: Sept. 29, 2017

Payment Deadline: Oct. 6, 2017

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All seven Tennessee CTSOs will come together for three separate one-day regional leadership conferences this fall. You are highly encouraged to attend the conference that is closest to your school. The conference registration fee is $30 per attendee and will include leadership training, a conference gift, and lunch. Conference registration for each location will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each FLC site will accommodate up to 1,000 attendees, with the exception of middle which will cap at 700 attendees, so please register and submit your payments early. Registration will open on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM CDT.

Conference Theme: The Science Behind Leadership
Workshops will include: Elements of Teamwork, Compound Communication, Chemical Bonds, and Radioactivity.

All checks must be made payable to SkillsUSA Tennessee with FLC-2000 in the memo line. All payments must be received by Oct. 6, 2017. All payments must be mailed to:

SkillsUSA Tennessee
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Conference Dress Code: All attendees must wear business casual attire, including a polo-style or oxford-style shirt, khaki pants, and casual shoes. All shirts must be neatly tucked in. No jeans or gym shoes are permitted.

What To Bring: All students and advisors will need to bring a writing pad or notebook, along with a pen or pencil, to take notes and jot down new ideas. Every student and advisor will also need to bring a winning attitude and a desire to network with other ambitious leaders in their area.

Tentative Conference Schedule

8:00–8:55 a.m.
9:00-9:20 a.m.
9:30–10:10 a.m.
10:15–10:55 a.m.
11:00–11:40 a.m.
11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Opening Session
Breakout #1
Breakout #2
Breakout #3
Breakout #4
Networking Lunch


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Cook Convention Center
Cannon Center
255 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103


Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Tucker Theater
Middle Tennessee State University
1768 MTSU Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902

amy-gallimoreKeynote Speaker
Amy Gallimore believes that storytelling and humor are strategies for success in leadership. Using her southern drawl and quick wit, Amy creates an environment where audiences find themselves immediately drawn into her world laughing, reflecting, and learning the life lessons that she has learned. Amy knows that her job is more than being humorous. She skillfully uses humor and her real life experiences as an approach to teach audiences that optimism is key to effective leadership. Her on-stage experiences are captivating, genuine, and original as she challenges audiences to change their approach from looking at leadership as “just a job” to “it’s an attitude.”

Born and raised in Tennessee, Amy is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia but quickly returned to her home state where she proudly states that “Rocky Top will always be home sweet home to me!” Amy is the Creative Director and CEO of Four16 Training Solutions and a Leadership Fellow at TRI Leadership. She is a proud army wife who resides in Lebanon, TN with her husband, Jay. She spends her spare time volunteering with Army Readiness Programs, amusing her husband with her bad puns, hoarding Sharpies, and continues her lifelong goal of trying to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.