National Leadership and Skills Conference

Kentucky Expo Center

937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

June 25-29, 2018

Links for NLSC conference contest updates visit:

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

2017 Week in Review

Contestants must take the National SkillsUSA Tie-Breaker Exam prior to attending the conference. To view the online exam dates, and testing information please click here (TBD).

2017 Sample NLSC Press Releases

NLSC Online Registration and Payment Deadline May 18, 2018

2018 NLSC Registration Procedures (TBD)

Tennessee High School State Meeting Information: (updates available in 2018)

  • Registration – Lead Advisor for Chapter
    Sunday, June 24, 2018
    6-8 p.m. EDT
    Holiday Inn Express Banquet Room
  • Registration – Lead Advisor for Chapter
    Monday, June, 25, 2018
    1 p.m.–4 p.m. EDT
    Holiday Inn Express Banquet 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: Rate $TBD per night (update will be posted for hotel in 2018)
Cottonwood Hotel and Suites
4110 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY. 40216
Phone-(502) 448-2020

All hotel rooms will be arranged through your state director. To request rooms for your school email the completed Hotel Planner Form by May 9, 2018 to

Required Forms:

NLSC-1 Form (Submit Online Only)
NLSC Fee Calculation Sheet (Mailed with NLSC invoice and payment)
NLSC Hotel Planner Form (emailed to state director)
NLSC State Polo, SkillsUSA Night, and Lapel Pin Order Form (Submit Online Only)
NLSC First Place Student Reimbursement Form (Submit Online Only)
CTSO Release Form SkillsUSA (Do not mail)
Safety Training Verification Form (Email to state director)

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.

Special Needs Request Form

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

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