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Learn. Educate. Act. Dream.

October 19-21 | Four Points by Sheraton (Peoria, IL)


L.E.A.D. is a two-day employability skill development conference that helps members activate their career and leadership potential through hands-on, high-energy and motivational programming. L.E.A.D. allows members to increase career readiness through experience, understand how to lead a SkillsUSA Chapter and gain a set of skills that can be used to lead others. L.E.A.D. is also for career and technical education professionals, offering development around the best practices of career readiness instruction and this year will focus on work-based learning initiatives.

October 19 - 21, 2023

Registration Information - Deadline: September 27, 2023

This registration guide outlines all information for registering and attending L.E.A.D. 2023. Please review this information and reach-out with any questions by calling 833.754.5545 or emailing

L.E.A.D. 2023 Registration Fees

Conference Registration

  • Quad     $300  
    four per room; two beds

  • Double    $375
    two per room; two beds

  • Single     $525
    individual; one bed

Registration includes training, materials, t-shirt, hotel accommodations, and meals while on-site.


Application Deadline September 20


SkillsUSA Illinois’ network of more than 650+ business and industry partners believe in our mission and the value of participating in SkillsUSA Framework skill development at L.E.A.D. conference. Through their support, we are able to offer $150 scholarships to attend. Members must complete the application and answer the questions thoroughly to be eligible. Scholarships will be reviewed by the  Network and be awarded based on application merrit. The application consists of a form submission of three questions. Recipients announced on Sept. 25th. 

About the Conference

L.E.A.D. is a two-day leadership conference that helps 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 discover how to ignite the leader within them and maximize their potential. Participants spend time working together in a project management atmosphere. Collectively they learn teamwork to set and accomplish goals. They 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.

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