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Interested in learning more about Fall Leadership Conference?
Fall Leadership Conference
October 3-4, 2018
Cedar Lakes Conference Center  
We hope you are as excited as our State Officer team to attend the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference, "With great SKILLS comes great responsibility". The conference will be held at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV, October 3-4, 2018. The state officer team wants to make sure you have all details in order to arrive ready to work!

• Registration is now open for the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference!!! Register online at http://www.skillsusa-register.org/Login.aspx. We will be able to accommodate the first 250 advisors and students who register. You do not have to have your national and state dues paid before attending Fall Leadership Conference. 
• Registration closes September 17, 2018

• The cost to attend is $90 which includes lodging at one of the camp cottages, meals, insurance, T-shirt, guest speaker, dance, awards, favors, materials and supplies. 
• We will be staying in dorm style lodging, you must bring either a sleeping bag or sheets w/pillowcase (twin bed size); bath towels/washcloths, blanket and your own toiletries.
• Advisors wishing to make alternative lodging arrangements, please call Tim Toler, SkillsUSA WV State Director at (304) 380-6242 for additional charges.

• Attached is a 2018 SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Abbreviated Agenda. Please check for arrival/departure times. 

• Please be sure that each participant completes a Participation Consent Form, Medical Release and Photo Release form  - You may also use Permission Forms provided by your county, but please make sure you have a copy of the medical release/photo release forms for each student attending.
• Students are not allowed to drive to the conference. They must be accompanied by an advisor. Follow you county travel guidelines/policy regarding transportation to and from Cedar Lakes.
• Dress for the workshops is jeans and T-shirts (appropriate logos-preferably SkillsUSA!). Bring a coat or jacket for the campfire.  
• Meals are provided in the $90 registration but you will want to bring some snacks and soft drinks/bottled water.
• Dress for the Award Ceremony is SkillsUSA Official dress or Professional or Business Professional if you are a new chapter and do not have the official SkillsUSA blazer/windbreaker. Acquiring a Statesman Award is an Honor and should be celebrated as such!!
• You will be given your lodging location upon sign in October 3, 2018.  
• This conference is an extension of school and your students must follow the Code of Conduct as prescribed by SkillsUSA located on the medical release.
• A photo release is located on the Medical Release form as well. We will be doing a video and pictures so make sure this permission is signed.
• Directions to Cedar Lakes below.
• We are very excited and hope we have at least 2 representatives from each of our SkillsUSA West Virginia chapters!!!!!!



Cedar Lakes is conveniently located off I-77 at the Ripley/Fairplain Exit #132. Just 38 miles north of the state capitol, Charleston, and south of Parkersburg.



FROM THE NORTH:
•Take Exit 132 off I-77
•At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Route 21 North
•Go underneath the Intersection
•Make first right onto Cedar Lakes Drive (Burger King)
•Cedar Lakes Conference Center is 3.5 miles on the right


FROM THE SOUTH:
•Take Exit 132
•At bottom of exit ramp, make a right on Route 21 North
•Make first right onto Cedar Lakes Drive (Burger King)
•Cedar Lakes Conference Center is 3.5 miles on the right


FOR GPS COORDINATES:

Visitors have had varying levels of success getting to Cedar Lakes using various GPS devices. We have worked with Google to give you the most up to date driving directions to our conference center.
•The following coordinates should bring you to the entrance gate, we make no promises about what the routing will be like. 38.793396,-81.688145
•Input 1372 Cedar Lakes Drive to your GPS




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