State Convention

State convention is a two-day conference hosted each year by a member school throughout the State of Indiana.  Delegates can attend leadership workshops presented by fellow students, hear national caliber inspirational and motivational speakers, network with students and adults in their district and the state, and receive information and tools that will strengthen them as leaders, as well as their councils. 

The rotation of host school locations shall be as follows 1] South (SW & SE District); 2] Central (CW & CE Districts); & 3] North (NW & NE Districts).  For 2019 – South – Gibson Southern High School, Fort Branch – SW District; For 2020 – Central – Blackford High School – Hartford City – CE District; For 2021 – North – Kankakee Valley High School, Wheatfield – NW District; For 2022 – Lawrenceburg High School, Lawrenceburg – SE District.

Each school can bring an unlimited number of student and adviser delegates.  Some of these student delegates may be workshop presenters, helping deliver the leadership curriculum of this event

All students and advisers will stay at local hotels or other venues secured by the IASC. 

R.O.O.T.S. – “Renewing Our Obligation To Selflessness”

2019 STATE CONVENTION – Gibson Southern HS – Fort Branch – SW District

Host School Convention Webpage

58th Annual State Convention
Gibson Southern High School
3499 W 800 S
Fort Branch, IN 47648

DATE: November 2 & 3, 2019
THEME: “R.O.O.T.S. – Renewing Our Obligation to Selflessness”

WHO: Middle Level & High School Student Leaders

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: (On or before Oct 5): IASC Member = $65.00/Delegate/Non Member = $90.00
LATE REGISTRATION FEE (AfterOct 5): IASC Member = $90.00/Non Member = $115.00
SCHOOL CONFERENCE/EVENT FEE: $50.00 (Waived for IASC Gold Membership Schools)

Hotel Information: Scroll down


PGP Points (Indiana Department of Education Professional Growth Points) Available

8 points available


CONVENTION INFORMATION

2019 State Convention Working Agenda


REQUIRED FORMS | BRING TO CONVENTION

2020 State Convention Checklist

2020 Student Participation Form

2020 Adviser/Adult Participation Form


2020 Student Medical Form


ALL delegates must complete the Delegate Information Form by clicking on the above link. Gibson Southern High School, our host, will be adding ribbons to all delegate name badges. In order to do this, they will need the information this form collects. To complete the form, delegates will need their advisers email address so that advisers receive confirmation of the submission.


CONVENTION DISCUSSION GROUPS

DISCUSSION GROUPS WILL BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS FROM YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL AND BE A PART OF OUR CONVENTION PROGRAM.

Discussion Group Leaders will work as a team of 2. They will deliver 2- 20 minute sessions on the topic of their choice. They will need to plan for 15 – 20 delegates in each session.

The Sign-up Form contains a list of topic suggestions. These are only suggestions and you are not limited to these. Please choose a topic that you can be an expert.

Additionally, Discussion Group Leaders will lead an additional IDEA SHARE session. There is no preparation for these sessions. We will provide everything you need.

SERVING AS A DISCUSSION GROUP LEADER IS ONE OF THE CRITERIA OF OUR INDIANA DISTINGUISHED STUDENT LEADER AWARD.

SCHOOLS THAT PROVIDE CONVENTION DISCUSSION GROUP LEADERS MEET AN OPTIONAL CRITERIA IN THE HONOR COUNCIL AWARD APPLICATION.


THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14, 2019


SPEAKERS

Cara Filler is one of the top Youth Motivational and Prevention speakers in the world. Cara’s programs, videos, products, coaching, and media appearances have directly reached more than 2 million students, in over 2500 presentations, in 5 countries. Her presentations have received hundreds of standing ovations, thousands of personal messages of gratitude, hope, and inspiration and countless lives have been changed.

Cara is also founder of the Drive To Save Lives Tour, a hand-selected group of high quality, high impact, prevention speakers and the founder of the iSPOKE UP campaign.

Cara brings her heart and soul to every event, and she’s the most kind, goofy, funny person you’ll ever meet. Cara believes that everything in life is a little funny, and when you care more for others, speak up for yourself and for what you believe in, you will stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking for an unforgettable life-saving message that students will remember for years to come, you’re in the right place.

Bob Tryanski has been widely recognized as one of America’s top youth speakers and honored for his outstanding and innovative contributions to the development of leadership, service, and civic engagement in America’s youth.  In 2009, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Workshop Directors honored Bob’s achievements with the prestigious Earl Reum Award.  The award, given to “an outstanding teacher of teachers”, recognizes outstanding leadership and commitment to the promotion of excellence in student activities.

Bob’s programs have been endorsed by organizations as diverse as United Way of America, The Martin Luther King Jr. National Youth Assembly, The National Association of Workshop Directors and The Congressional Youth Leadership Council.  He has spoken at conferences and schools in forty-seven U.S. states and addressed audiences from Canada, France, Russia, Japan and South Africa. 


HOTEL INFORMATION

We’re working to finish up the details with all Convention hotels. We will share this information as soon as it’s available, hopefully at the beginning of next week. For now, you can plan on the rooms…

…having a nightly rate of around $100.00 .
…being located within 15 ish miles of Gibson Southern High School on highway 41, from the north side of Evansville to the south to Princeton just north of Fort Branch.

Please accept our apology in advance for not having this information all buttoned up by now. It’s coming!


OPPORTUNITY FAIR

Confirmed So Far

Colleges & Universities
Butler University
Indiana State University
Indiana Tech
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Manchester University
Oakland City University
Saint Mary of the Woods
Taylor University
Trine University
University of Indianapolis

Charities & More
Riley Children’s Foundation – Kids Caring & Sharing
Indiana SADD
INSPIRE3 (formerly genOn Indiana)
Make-A-Wish