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State Leadership Conference

Intro & Detailed information

The Nebraska HOSA | Future Health Professional State Officers, the Board of Directors, and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) invite you to attend the Nebraska HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC). The conference will bring together future health professionals from across Nebraska to experience HOSA at its absolute best.


The State Leadership Conference (SLC) is not simply a time to pick the perfect competition, prepare the skill, and hone your craft, and finally perform to possibly win a medal. This is the time when over 800 members, advisors, and industry partners come together for inspirational speakers, leadership workshops, professional development, career guidance, and to give it their
all at this culmination of another successful Nebraska HOSA year. There is plenty to keep every attendee busy! Competitors are recognized, officers are sworn in, and scholarships are presented during the excitement-filled State Leadership Conference. SLC is not just for the competitor; alumni and industry partners are more than welcome to be involved in various areas of Nebraska’s State Leadership Conference!


Throughout the conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet many fellow Nebraska HOSA members who share dreams of changing the world.  Stand proudly and cheer your chapter, represent your school’s hard work at the state meetings, experience educational and leadership workshops, and for many attendees showcase your abilities in the Nebraska HOSA Competitive Events program.  Get ready, prepare well, do your best, and make this an experience
of a lifetime.

This years State Leadership Conference will be held at Baxter Arena and the Michael Sorrell Center on UNMC’s Campus. The conference is a 2 1/2 day event.

  1. Sunday Night is opening session
    • Online awards will be given out during this session
  2. Monday starts with MANDATORY Competitive Events orientation, Events will run all day, with Breakout sessions, tours, and vendor show throughout the day, food trucks will be available for lunch.
  3. Tuesday Competitive events will wrap up in the AM, Breakout Speakers and tours of the campus will be going on the rest of the day facilitated by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.
    • The closing session will be Tuesday afternoon
  4. For all of the information on SLC please see the Conference Registration Guide
  5. Registration is open January 13- February 14
  6. Online Testing is open February 3- February 28
  7. Competitive Events
    • Please remember that students are only allowed to compete in 1 online and 1 in-person event this year, plus 2 HOSA Bowl teams from each school.
      • I am still waiting on data from National HOSA on past numbers in each event and will send it out as soon as I have it!
    • Students will not receive the times they are competing at until they attend the mandatory orientation session Monday morning, that session time still needs to be set but plan tentatively for 8:00 am.
  8. Scholarships
  9. SLC Breakout Topics
    • If there are any topics or speakers that your students would be interested in hearing from at SLC please send those topics to me ASAP so that we can try to arrange the best speakers possible.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCKS:

ALL CHAPTERS: BRING YOUR SCHOOLS FORM 13 so YOU DON’T PAY TAXES! HOSA is a Non-Profit Organization.

Blocks are available March 21-24, 2020

All Chapters must book and pay for their own rooms. *Cancellations: You have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel w/out being charged.

Blocks will close March 8, 2020!!

  • Courtyard Aksarben Village Omaha – $110/night Group Name: HOSA NE Address: 1625 S 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106 Book Directly by Phone or by Link: Phone: (402) 951-4300 or (888) 236-2427 Link: To Come!
  • Hampton Inn Aksarben – $110/night Group Name: HOSA SLC Address: 1401 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68124 Book Directly by Phone or by Link: Phone: (402) 933-5510 Link: To Come! Hampton Credit Card Authorization Form (Complete per school if this is how rooms will be booked and send back 2 weeks prior to arrival)

PLEASE BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE NEWEST WAIVER FORMS FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND ADVISORS/CHAPERONES BEFORE ATTENDING SLC!