Tennessee State Leadership and Skills Conference

Chattanooga Convention Center

March 18-21, 2018
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

2018 SkillsUSA Pin Design Medalists

2018 SkillsUSA T-Shirt Design Medalists

SkillsUSA SLSC App

SkillsUSA Tennessee has launched a new state conference mobile app. The app can be downloaded now in both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store, just search for SkillsUSA TN. As conference details are released, the app will update with new data. The conference schedule is now available through the app. To explore the app information on your computer click here.

2018 SkillsUSA Tennessee SLSC Program

2018 Tennessee Specific Contest Updates

2018 Award’s Ceremony Live Stream Link (8:00 a.m. EST)

2017 Champions Photos from State Conference are available on our Facebook page.

Registration Opens: February 1, 2018

Membership & Registration Deadline: February 27, 2018

Payment Deadline: March 5, 2018

Registration Fees: $80 per attendee (applies to advisors, observers, and competitors)

There is an option for adding an aquarium ticket or awards breakfast for guests who are not registered for the conference. If you have parent or other guest who would like to come to either the aquarium or awards ceremony, which are access restricted activities, you can add the options under any student or advisor’s registration. See screen shot below for this option:AquariumTicketPlease note the check boxes under Fees/Options section are in reference to person registered. The Add Optional State Fee Items shown above is for a Guest ONLY, and is how you purchase an additional ticket for friends and/or family who want to come to aquarium and/or breakfast awards ceremony.

Observers: Kindly respect the marked areas for observers; this is done for your safety. A contest coordinator or SkillsUSA staff may close contests to observers where there are safety considerations, space limitations, and/or when observers could interfere with the successful operation of a contest. Please follow the directions of the contest officials.

Hotel Reservation Information

State Conference Hotel Reservations Opens: 10 a.m., EST; March 1, 2018
Hotel Registration Deadline: 11:59 p.m., EST; March 7, 2018
(Please note the housing site linked above will not open until 10 a.m., EST on March 1st for you to begin reserving your hotel rooms.)

Hotel Room Rates for 2018: (Below are the room rates, before adding the 8% occupancy tax) Important notes for Chattanooga Housing Site.

  • $135 Chattanoogan
  • $123 Choo Choo
  • $129 Days Inn Rivergate
  • $134 DoubleTree
  • $134 Hampton Inn & Suites* reservations for this property will close on March 5th
  • $134 Hilton Garden Inn* reservations for this property will close on March 2nd
  • $124 Holiday Inn Express
  • $129 Holiday Inn Suites
  • $133 Marriott
  • $135 Sheraton Read House
  • $164 Spring Hill Suites
  • $139 Studio/$149 Suites Staybridge
  • $169 Westin Chattanooga

Room Reservation Agreement:
To avoid charges cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to scheduled check-in. 17.25 % tax will be added to your bill unless you submit a hotel approved tax exempt form when you check-in at the hotel. Check must be made from organization listed on the tax exempt form. The 8% Occupancy Tax can be removed only if method of payment matches the tax exempt form, and you bring copy of your exempt form along with Hamilton County tax letter which identifies Tennessee public schools as exempt from additional taxes.

Conference Maps and General Information

Chattanooga Map – Motorcoach and School Bus Parking

SkillsUSA CCC Contest Map 2018

SkillsUSA Marriott Contest Map 2018

Chattanooga State Map SkillsUSA Contests Bus Stops

Championships Contest Updates for Tennessee

Contests updates are available under competition menu above. Contestants and advisors should check this page often for the latest updates which will be posted as soon as they become available.

SkillsUSA Championships Contest Results
NOTE: In order to retrieve your score, you MUST HAVE YOUR CONTESTANT NUMBER. In an effort to provide additional security over detailed competitor scores, a Date of Birth for the desired Contestant is now required. Scores will be available online one to two weeks after the events ends. Make sure you select the TN – 2017 State Leadership and Skills Conference event.

SkillsUSA Monday Night Kickoff Ceremony at Tennessee Aquarium: will be held from 5:15-9:30 p.m. You must have your conference T-shirt and badge to enter. The dress code for the aquarium is our SkillsUSA conference T-shirt and either khaki or black pants. No blue jeans! Advisors you can add aquarium tickets to your school’s registration for guests who only want to attend the aquarium.

The High School Delegate Session meeting will be held at Tennessee Aquarium immediately following the kickoff session in the pavilion area. Voting delegates and state officer candidates will need to stay for meeting before going inside to the aquarium. The second delegate session and meet the candidates will be held at Marriott Plaza B & C on Tuesday afternoon starting at 3:30 p.m., with voting polls opening immediately following the session.

SkillsUSA Wednesday morning Breakfast and Awards Ceremony will be held at Chattanooga Convention Center Exhibit Hall A starting at 8:30 a.m. Doors will open at 8 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is included in the conference registration fee. Advisors you can add breakfast tickets to your school’s registration for guests who only want to attend the awards ceremony. Contestants MUST either be in Official or Contest Dress to go on stage. Advisors / Chaperones / Guests should dress business casual. Jeans will be considered inappropriate dress.

Required Forms:

NLSC-1 Form (Online Registration Form Only – Do NOT Print)

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.

For step-by-step registration instructions, click on 2017 SLSC Registration Instructions.

Remind App – Text Updates

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

Transportation for off-site locations: (updates will be made closer to conference date)

SkillsUSA Tennessee is providing shuttle transportation to competitors with competition locations at Chattanooga State Community College and Local 43.

Monday, March 19, 2018 – Two Buses
5:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Pick-up A – Chattanooga Convention Center Entrance Outside Banquet Room
  • Stop 1 – Chattanooga State Community College – Bus will leave at 5:15 a.m.
  • Stop 2 – Sweet and Savory Classroom next to Chattanooga Choo Choo  – Bus will leave at 5:40 a.m.
  • Pick-up B – Chattanooga Convention Center Entrance Outside Banquet Room – Buses will leave at 7:00 a.m.
  • Stop 3 – Local 43 – Buses will leave at 7:00 a.m.
  • Stop 4 – Chattanooga State Community College – Buses will leave at 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Three Buses
6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Pick-up A: 6:30 a.m. Chattanooga Convention Center Entrance Outside Banquet Room
  • Stop 1: Chattanooga State Community College
  • Stop 2: Local 43