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To attend any of our conferences, participants must have a signed Personal Liability & Medical Release Form, Code of Conduct, and Photography and Sound Release (this is on form that the advisor will keep with their records)

August, 2023

State Officer Planning Session for
Fall Leadership Conference

Dates: Saturday, August  2023
Location: TBD

September 2023

Fall Leadership Conferences

This one-day conference is for middle school and high school students to participate in leadership activities, chapter training, and career awareness. $25/registration fee for both students and advisors. Includes lunch and t-shirt. 

East Conference
DATE: September, 2023 8:00 a – 2:30 p

West Conference
DATE: September 2023 8:00 a – 2:30 p

October 2023

Mid-America Leadership Conference (Mid-Am)

Ramada River’s Edge Convention Center, Columbus

This conference (originally Region IV – VICA Leadership Conference) has been existence since 1977 and originated in Kearney, NE. Mid-Am has been hosted by Columbus and the New World Inn/ Ramada River’s Edge Conference Center for 40 years.

Monday, November 2023

Commissioner’s Recognition – State Capital Rotunda

Nationals Winner Recognition


Recognition of the 2023 SkillsUSA National’s Champions.

December 2023 and  March 2024

Middle School SkillsUSA

East Conference
December 2023
Location: TBD

West Conference
March 2024
Location: TBD

February  2024

SkillsUSA Week


Febuary  2024

Legislative Day

Location: Lincoln, State Capital

February or March  2024

State Officer Planning Session for
State Leadership Conference

Location: Grand Island

April 11-13, 2024

State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLC)

Heartland Events Center & Fonner Park, Grand Island

The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. More than 2000 people – including students, teachers and business partners – are expected to participate in the two and one-half day event.

Future Dates at Heartland Events Center & Fonner Park • Grand Island

2025 | April 10-12         2026 | April 9-11

2027 | April 8-10         2028 | April 6-8

2029 | April 5-7          2030 | April 4-6

May 30 – June 2, 2023

State Officer Leadership Academy (SOLA)

Camp Carol Joy Holling
Ashland, NE

June 5-7, 2023

NCE Conference

Location: Kearney, NE

Future NCE Conference Dates
June 2-6, 2024 (Kearney, NE)
June 8-12, 2025 (Kearney, NE)
June 7-11, 2026 (Kearney, NE)

Jun 19-23, 2023

National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)

Atlanta, GA

SkillsUSA 2022 National Conference 

Future NLSC Dates

June 24-28, 2024 (Atlanta, GA)
June 23-27, 2025 (Atlanta, GA)
June 22-26, 2026 (Atlanta, GA)
June 21-25, 2027 (Atlanta, GA)