Find community, hone your skills.

Students enrolled in CTE programming have opportunities to further their knowledge and skills through Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s). CTSO’s are extracurricular and co-curricular groups that participate in industry-specialized lessons, student-led meetings, leadership training, community service, and local, state, and national competitions aligned with CTE Programs of Study. There are five CTSO’s schools across the District can host a chapter of and all CTSO students are eligible to participate in the DC CTSO State Leadership Conference.

Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. Click here to learn more.

FFA prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields. Click here to learn more.

HOSA is a global student-led organization that empowers members to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Click here to learn more.

SkillsUSA empowers members to become world-class workers and leaders by preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. Click here to learn more.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national membership organization for middle and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). TSA engages members through its STEM competitions, as well as leadership and career awareness programs. Click here to learn more.

Prepare for Takeoff!

Join DC FBLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA for the 2023 DC CTSO State Leadership Conference experience. Students from all over the District will come together to demonstrate their technical skills through competition, participate in professional development sessions, and network at our college and career resource fair. The DC CTSO State Leadership Conference is free and open to all active CTSO members and advisors, including DC CTE administrators, faculty, and staff!

Registration is still open for 2023 advisors, presenters, judges, competition support, college & career fair participants, volunteers, and staff. Student registration is closed.

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The Venue

Kellogg Conference Center
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel requires masks be worn, except when eating and drinking. We will provide a parking pass for free parking onsite.


Name badges must always be worn during the conference. Name badges serve as entry to official conference functions, meals, and competitive events. There will be no printing available onsite for badges already provided at registration.

Competition Guidelines

Please review your organization’s competitive events guidelines to ensure everyone is prepared and has all materials. Access to computers, printing, supplies, uniforms, etc., will be limited.

Competitive Events Guidelines for Each CTSO:

Students must wear polos, business casual bottoms, and footwear for the competition and conference.

Students taking any objective test must bring a charged laptop for their test.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Being a conference exhibitor or annual sponsor is a great opportunity for you to promote your company or organization to the DC CTE network!  See the options below and register here to get started.

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Exhibitors – $1000

  • Booth (both days)
  • Meals (both days)
  • Demonstration 45-60 minute session ($300 additional)


Bronze – $500

  • Website Profile
  • Sponsor sign
  • Opening & closing remarks mention

Silver – $750

  • Website Profile
  • Social media mention
  • Sponsor sign
  • Opening & closing remarks (2-3 minutes)

Gold – $1000

  • Website Profile
  • Social media mention
  • Sponsor sign
  • Opening & closing remarks (5 minutes)
  • Sponsor branding at all sessions/media