National Leadership and Skills Conference

Kentucky Expo Center

937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

June 25-29, 2018

2018 NLSC Registration Information Packet

Advisors please be sure you are referencing the National Technical Standards for competition preparation including the contest updates posted by nationals.

Contestants must take the National SkillsUSA Tie-Breaker Exam prior to attending the conference. The online exam dates are April 20-May 27.

2018 Sample NLSC Press Releases

NLSC Registration ($200) Opens April 4, 2018

NLSC Online Registration Deadline May 10, 2018

NLSC Payment Deadline May 16, 2018 (payment processed and mailed, this is not an in-hand date)

May 18​ – Final NLSC registration fee refund date

June 1​ – Payment deadline for hotel costs to State Office
Note all forms and payments will be turned into the SkillsUSA Tennessee state office. The
state director will process registration and hotel arrangements as group for Tennessee.

Tennessee High School State Meeting Information:

  • Registration – Lead Advisor for Chapter
    Sunday, June 24, 2018
    3-5 p.m. EDT
    Hotel Meeting Room
  • Registration – Lead Advisor for Chapter
    Monday, June, 25, 2018
    12 p.m.–4 p.m. EDT
    Hotel Meeting Room
  • Tennessee High School Informational Meeting – Attendance is required
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    6–7:30 p.m. EDT
    Kentucky Expo Center: South Wing B 103
    Shuttle will pick up from 5:15-5:30 p.m. EST at hotel, and return from 7:30-8 p.m. on Monday night for our state delegation meeting.
  • Banquet/Celebration
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    8:30–10 p.m. EDT
    Kentucky Expo Center: South Wing C 101-104

TN High School Hotel Shuttle Schedule (TBD)

Conference Hotel (The assigned hotel for TN High School has changed do to renovations at Cottonwood.): Rates: $160 King – $165 Double

AC Marriott
727 E. Market Street
Louisville , KY

All hotel rooms will be arranged through your state director. To request rooms for your school email the completed Hotel Planner Form by May 10, 2018 to

Required Forms:

NLSC-1 Form (Submit Online Only)
SkillsUSA Tennessee Payment Calculation Form (Mailed with NLSC registration summary and payment)
NLSC Hotel Planner Form (emailed to state director, deadline May 11th)
TN State Items Order Form (Submit Online Only, deadline May 11th)
Special Needs Request Form
 (Submit Online Only, deadline May 16th)
NLSC First Place Student Reimbursement Form
(Submit Online Only)
Safety Training Verification Form (emailed to state director, deadline June 1st)
CTSO Release Form SkillsUSA (Do not mail, advisors must bring copy for each attendee)
Advisors: You are not required to mail the CTSO Release Form in with your registration, you only need to have completed copies for each attendee with you at the conference in the case of an emergency.

The official shipping company for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is YRC Freight. For more information click here.

To find details about parking at the KEC facility click here.

To receive text updates for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, please click here.

Fourth Street Live Wednesday evening:
The admission to Fourth Street Live on Wednesday evening requires a SkillsUSA conference name badge and a SkillsUSA shirt. The outside perimeter is open to the public. Another option for anyone who does not have a name badge is to take advantage of local restaurants that are open and have outdoor seating.

Change to Chapter of Distinction Reception:
Thursday, June 28, 2018 — Exceptional growth in SkillsUSA’s Chapters of Excellence
Program (CEP) has resulted in a change at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.
What was formerly 100-Percent Advisor and Chapter of Distinction Reception will now solely honor chapter advisors who have received a Chapter of Distinction status (bronze, silver or gold).

Meet the Employer Event Added:
Friday, June 29, 2018 — From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SkillsUSA will be hosting Meet the Employer in the West Hall of KEC. Over 50 employers from every sector will be on site to promote career opportunities with their companies. All NLSC attendees are invited to stop by to interact with eager potential employers. Educational sessions will also be available to help attendees learn more about career opportunities and enhance job-seeking skills. Students are required to bring copies of their resumes. Admission is free for NLSC attendees. More information can be found here.