State Leadership Conference

50th Anniversary

Competition Day – March 8, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus
Awards Day – March 9, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio

Registration Fee: $50
Hotel Room Costs: $158 single, $160 double, $171 triple, $172 quad
FYI: Using non-conference hotel properties results in a $10 per student fee.
AS OF January 18, 2018: The Drury Inn and Suites is completely booked during our event.

Information About SLC
2018 Online ML Registration Instructions
2018 Online Registration Instructions

Registration Link – 2018 SLC Registration Link
Permission Slip and Medical Form – 2018 SLC Emergency Form

Billing Address:
Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association
25 South Front Street, MS 604
Columbus, OH 43215

Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Columbus
                  Crowne Plaza, Downtown Columbus
                  Drury Inn & Suites, Downtown Columbus
Date:         Thursday, March 8, 2018

SLC Schedule – Secondary
Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:30 – 10:30 am Registration
10:30 – 6:00 pm Secondary Competitions
11:00 – 4:00 pm College Fair
12:00 – 1:00 pm Men’s Wearhouse Presentation
3:00 – 3:45 pm Voting Delegate Session
8:00 – 10:00 pm General Session

Greg Walker, motivational speaker

Ohio BPA has Talent, Talent Show

10:30 – 11:00 pm Statesman Award Dessert Reception
11:30 pm Curfew
SLC Schedule – Middle Level
Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:30 – 9:45 am Registration
10:00 – 2:00 pm Middle Level Competitions
11:00 – 4:00 pm College Fair
12:00 – 1:00 pm Men’s Wearhouse Presentation
4:00 – 5:00 pm Middle Level Awards Session

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Ballroom, Columbus
Date:         Friday, March 9, 2018

Grand Awards Schedule – Secondary
Greater Columbus Convention Center – Battelle Hall
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Grand Awards Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Pickup Judges Comments – Judged Events only

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:IMG_9950

  • Demonstrate career-based competencies
  • Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • 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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