National Leadership and Skills Conference  (NLSC)

June 25-29,  2018   (Dates with out Travel time)

2017 NLSC Student Registration Packet - Click Here

Championships:  Information on the national championships

Contest Updates Please check the updates at least the week before conference

NLSC Cost and Fees.
                           National Registration Fees = $150
                           State Registration Fees =$60
Travel Information:
  Duenwald Bussing
      will leave Watertown at 8:00pm June 18, 2016     

      will leave Sioux Falls at 10:00pm June 18, 2016
                 Cost: $155.00 per rider      52 riders max.
2017 ~ The State Travel fees $155.00  Every registered for the conference will be charged the fee.
                If you or your chapter choose to make other travel arrangements the travel fee is still charged unless the bus is full. This is
                the only way we can make the bus affordable for all schools.
Hotel assignment for 2015 -2018
SpringHill Suits Louisville Air Port Marriott 
             820 Phillips Lane,  Louisville, KY 40209,  Phone: 502.361.9009
Each Room is a Suite,  in addition to the beds there is also a pull out couch in room also fridge and a microwave in each room. there Is no conjoining rooms in this building

Rate: $150.00 per night x4 nights = $600.00 for 4 nights includes $11 per night lodging tax we are not exempt from.  

Occupancy Recommendations -
                   H.S. students 4-5 per room - Rooms are double beds not queens
                   College Students 3 per room
                   Advisers 1-2 per room

   Complimentary: Internet access, hot continental breakfast, The hotel has Security guards on property all night

What is there to walk to with in 1 mile.
Convention Center (Where National Conference is Held).
McDonald's & Taco Bell, Burger King, Arby's,Cracker Barrel
Louisville cardinal hall of fame. is close buy with local authentic food.
Bowling alley
Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay (amusement park)  Approximately $36.00 Admissions
Churchill Downs Race Track also offers tours and a museum. there is an admissions fee.
The hotel offers a shuttle that will take you with in 3 miles of the hotel.
Grocery store 2.5 miles (Kroger), 
24 Hr. Super walmart. (6 Miles)

Register all participants online including advisers & Observers at

Advisers National Conference Guide  Click Here to download

Hotel Rooming List Form - Click Here to download

National Courtesy Corps - Volunteers Opportunities  
The National Courtesy Corps is the elite group of high school and post high school students as well as advisors and chaperones who are selected to represent their state delegation. These individuals are afforded the opportunity to work with and build a network of industry and educational resources while gaining skills, leadership qualities, developing friendships and having fun.  The National Courtesy Corps guidelines are available at

We are anticipating more than 200 courtesy corps members will be needed this year. To achieve this goal, we ask every state association to look at the possibility of supplying us with several members. The work of these members is deeply appreciated by the technical committees. This is also a great opportunity for students to network with industry and business partners. Conference registration fees are waived for these individuals. Housing, meals and entertainment is provided. The individual needs to be responsible for transportation to and from Louisville, KY. In addition each member will receive several shirts to wear during the week.

We ask members to arrive on Saturday, June 23, by 4 p.m. so they can attend their first event Saturday evening at KEC. All Courtesy Corps members start to work in the contest areas on Sunday, June 24. They will depart from conference on Saturday, June 30.

All NCC participants will be housed at the University of Louisville’s Community Park in Louisville. This campus is about 12-15 minutes from the Kentucky Exposition Center.

SkillsUSA will develop an individual schedule for each student and advisor listing work assignments, breaks, free time, etc., and there will be a separate advisor session to review student duties and responsibilities.

There is also a new registration process. To register, go to: and follow the instructions. The site will open on March 1st.2018   .Dorothy Loges from Missouri will serve as the NCC chair again, and we look forward to working with her. Any questions should be directed to her at

Future National Conference Dates with out travel
June 25 - 28, 2019 Louisville, KY
June 23 - 26, 2020 Louisville, KY

2021-2026 - Atlanta, GA

Need help with Registration?

Call Toll Free Hotline:    8am - 5pm EST