Get ready to L.E.A.D.! L.E.A.D. is a two-day leadership conference that will help SkillsUSA members find their “start button” through hands-on, high-energy and motivational programming. L.E.A.D. is open to all SkillsUSA Illinois student leaders.

During the course of the conference, participants will discover how to ignite the leader within them and maximize their potential. Participants will spend time working together in a project management atmosphere. Collectively they will learn teamwork to set and accomplish goals. They will take a look at what it means to present a responsible, positive image – and the effects that image can have not only on themselves, but also on their school, SkillsUSA, and career and technical education.

Conference Details


December 7 – 9, 2017


Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr,
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Registration Costs*

Quad: $175**
Single: $400
Double: $250

**Quad rooms are reserved only for students; each room comes with 2 beds.

Registration Due

November 10th, 2017

*Prices include conference registration and hotel costs.
Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Returning Schools

50 – $75 Student Scholarships

4 – $150 Advisor Scholarships
Prior to the conference, the school chapter must complete level one of the Chapter Excellence Program to be applicable for Advisor Scholarships.

New Schools

12 – $75 Student Scholarship

2 – $150 Advisor Scholarship