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The following are frequently asked questions about the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

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Registration Fee and Name Badges

  • Registration for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is $140 for all participating individuals and guests. This fee includes name badge, lanyard, program, SkillsUSA Night ticket, bus transportation schedule, and entrance to all conference events and Awards and Recognition booklet. No individual tickets are sold for the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, June 25. Tickets to the awards session on Friday, June 27, are available for $10 each on a limited basis. Purchase them at SkillsUSA Headquarters in Bartle Hall 2100 by Friday, June 27, at 4 p.m. Also, individual tickets for SkillsUSA Night on Thursday, June 26, may be purchased in Bartle Hall 2100 for $20. Note: The conference name badge is your entry to all functions and must be worn at all times. If a badge is lost, please report to room 2103A in Lobby 2100 of H. Roe Bartle Hall for a replacement.

  • Your state association director will be given all state registration information and material. Conference participants need to obtain this material (items such as your name badge, program and conference information) from the state association director at the designated state meeting time.

Parking in Downtown Kansas City

  • Parking passes for conference week will be sold on-site only in Lobby 2100 for the following parking lots:

    • Municipal Auditorium Garage, under Barney Allis Plaza (covered parking, unlimited in and out privileges with entrance/exit on Wyandotte between 12th and 13th Streets during your conference.)  Cards are activated Monday-Friday, June 23-27, 2014 only.  The cost will be $45 for the week.  A plastic card is provided and must be  returned to parking attendant the last time used. 
    • Cathedral Parking Passes $45. Monday-Friday, June 23-27.  Located at 13th and Broadway Streets.

  • Passes will be on sale from the SkillsUSA Conference Offices, located this year in Lobby 2100 (north side of 13th Street), during the following days and times:
  • Sunday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday, June 23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

VISA and MasterCard are also accepted. Complete parking information is available here.

Directions to Bartle Hall

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Opening Ceremony

  • Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
  • There are no tickets for the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday – you must be a registered participant. (the cost to register for the conference is $140).
  • The entire opening ceremony will be broadcast live via Internet. Details are available here.
  • Directions to Kemper Arena

The contest floor at Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium and American Royal Complex will be open to the public beginning on Tuesday June 24th from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. During this time, there will be orientations going on and a few preliminary contest events.

Wednesday June 25th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Limited competition will begin in Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium and American Royal Complex.

Thursday June 27th all competitions begin at 8 a.m. in Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium and American Royal Complex. They will close promptly at 5 p.m.

See official program for exact times and details

Admission is free and open to the public at the times listed above. No access will be allowed to anyone other than credentialed personnel prior to the start times listed.

SkillsUSA Night

  • It takes place Thursday, June 26.
  • Tickets cost $20.
  • To purchase tickets go to the booth outside Room 2103A.

Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at Kemper Arena.
  • Tickets cost $10.
  • To purchase tickets go to the booth outside Room 2103A.
  • You can also purchase tickets at the door at Kemper Arena.
  • The entire awards ceremony will be broadcast live via Internet. Details are available here.
  • Directions to Kemper Arena.

Motorized Scooters Available
For our guests who may need special assistance, Chuck's Mobility Center in Kansas City, Mo., has available for rent wheelchairs and motorized scooters during the conference. To receive more information, or to make a reservation, contact Chuck at 877-788-5275, or 913-859-0290 or Weekly rental cost for scooters is $160 that includes delivery and pick up. Make sure to mention SkillsUSA for special pricing. Scooters will be delivered to SkillsUSA registration office 2103A on Saturday.

June 21 and picked up on Saturday, June 27.

What's the phone number for my child's hotel?
A complete hotel listing can be found here.

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