State Leadership Conference

Competition Day – March 12, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus
Awards Day – March 13, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio

Registration Fee: $60
Late Registration Fee: $85
Hotel Room Costs: $165 single, $178 double, $189 triple, $192 quad
FYI: Using non-conference hotel properties results in a $10 per student fee.

Information About State Leadership Conference (SLC)
HS Online Registration Instructions
ML Online Registration Instructions
2020 SLC Emergency Form

Remit Payment To:
Ohio BPA
25 South Front Street, MS 604
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Columbus
Date:         Thursday, March 12, 2020

SLC Schedule 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:30 – 10:00 am Registration Packet Pick Up
10:00 – 2:00 pm Middle Level Competitions
10:00 – 6:30 pm Secondary Competitions
11:00 – 4:00 pm Exhibitor Fair
5:00 -6:00 pm Middle Level Awards Session
8:00 – 10:00 pm General Session and Torch Ceremony
11:30 pm Curfew

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Ballroom
Date:         Friday, March 13, 2020

Grand Awards Schedule – Greater Columbus Convention Center – Battelle Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Grand Awards Ceremony


The State Leadership Conference (SLC) is the most anticipated event of the Ohio BPA

year. The goal of the Workplace Skills Assessment Program is to provide student members the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills achieved in their career-technical programs. Competitive events enable students to:

  • Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Demonstrate career-based competencies
  • Expand leadership and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate a competitive spirit
  • Receive recognition
  • Earn industry certification

Competition begins at the regional level. Students prepare for and compete in one or more of 60 events in five career pathways:

  •  Finance
  •  Business Administration
  •  Management Information Systems
  •  Digital Communication & Design
  •  Management, Marketing & Communication

Top regional qualifiers advance to State, and finally, those deemed the best of the best advance to the National Leadership Conference. Competition includes both individual and team events.


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