Annual SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference

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  1. Opening Ceremonies – Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, MA – NO TICKETS FOR PUBLIC ENTRY. The event is open to registered participants and INVITED guests ONLY. *Invited guests are those who receive invitations from SkillsUSA Massachusetts.

    • PUBLIC VIEWING: This event will be streaming live at www.maskillsusa.tv There will be live coverage of the Opening Session on Thursday evening, April 26, 2018, beginning at 7:45pm *A complete programming guide for conference events available for viewing will be posted to www.maskillsusa.tv on April 15, 2018

  2. Competitions – Friday, April 27, 2018

    The competition at Blackstone Valley RTHS in Upton, MA is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 10am-3pm *There are no public concessions at Blackstone Valley RTHS. Dining opportunities are ticketed and available to registered participants and INVITED guests ONLY!

    • PUBLIC VIEWING: The competition is open to the public and some coverage, as possible, will be streaming live at www.maskillsusa.tv There will be live coverage on Friday, April 27, 2018, of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony beginning at 8:45am and the competition beginning at 10:00am *this coverage will be, as available, and will not be a continuous feed. *A complete programming guide for conference events available for viewing will be posted to www.maskillsusa.tv on April 15, 2018

  3. Awards Ceremonies – Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, MA – Due to overwhelming demand for seating at the Awards Ceremonies, we will continue our process for the participation of non-registered, parents, families, friends and alumni who wish to be present. The process will be as follows:

    • Tickets to the Awards Session WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOORS. A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance through www.maskillsusa.eventbrite.com

    • Parents, families, friends and alumni hoping to attend will have the opportunity to purchase tickets (up to 4 tickets per transaction) beginning on April 15, 2018 at 8:00am. Ticket price is $15.00 per ticket. Children under 2 (as a lap child) are admitted with our compliments.

      • *ADA Seating: The entire facility is accessible, therefore, no reserve/special ticketing for disability seating is available. In accordance with the ADA requirements, persons with disabilities wishing to purchase tickets will follow the same purchase process as all others wishing to purchase tickets. ADA ticket purchasers will also, in accordance with ADA requirements, be able to purchase up to 3 additional tickets for their companions. Any ticket holder needing seating assistance on site will be accommodated upon arrival.

    • Interested parties can purchase tickets, until they are sold out, beginning on April 15, 2018 at 8am – by logging on to www.maskillsusa.eventbrite.com Once logged on to the site, tickets can be purchased and printed. Printed tickets will be required at the door to gain entry.

    • PUBLIC VIEWING: For those unable to obtain tickets, this event will be streaming live at www.maskillsusa.tv There will be live coverage of the Awards Session on Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, beginning at 9:45am *A complete programming guide for conference events available for viewing will be posted to www.maskillsusa.tv on April 15, 2018


    1. Registered conference participants and INVITED guests will be required to show a 2018 conference I.D. badge to gain entry. Security professionals and volunteers will be checking badges and collecting tickets.

      AWARDS CEREMONIES PROGRAM:
      9am-9:45am – Doors open for Public Entry (TICKETS REQUIRED) *NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS WITHIN THE FACILITY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE PRIOR TO ENTRY TIME
      10am-2pm – Awards Program – Trade Center, Best Western Hotel *NO PUBLIC CONCESSIONS WITHIN THE FACILITY