State Leadership Conference

"Ineffective people live day to day with unused potential." -Steven R. Covey (author)

Every year South Dakota HOSA hosts its annual State Leadership Conference. Over 800 attendees come to compete in over 60 events, attend 40 breakout sessions, and engage in 12 tours. Members also partake in a robust college/career fair, keynote speaker, banquet and grand award session.

Attending SD HOSA's State Leadership Conference will provide students the learning opportunities, competitions, academic symposiums, and educational tours needed to progress toward a future health career.

Students compete for awards and scholarships with an opportunity to earn their way to HOSA's International Leadership Conference in June. HOSA members may compete in THREE competitive events. However, TWO must be online events only. Some events require an upload to TALLO. Information on TALLO is located near the bottom of this page. Other information regarding competition is located on this page as well.

We aim to keep you INFORMED of all the possibilities SD HOSA members should look forward to by attending and participating in these ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES focused on tapping the POTENTIAL within every student.



    Day 1 - March 31

    8:00am: On site registration
    9:00am: Grand Opening Session
    10:00am: Competitive Events
    10:00am: Academic Breakout Sessions
    10:00am: Tours begin
    4:00pm: State Officer Speeches
    5:30pm: Recognition Awards Banquet
    7:00pm: Adjourn

    Day 2 - April 1

    8:00am Competitive Events, breakouts and tours
    11:30am: University/Job Fair open
    12:00pm: Competition and tours end
    12:15pm Senior Social
    3:00pm: Awards Session
    4:00pm: 2021 SD HOSA SLC Adjourns


    State Conference Registration Tutorial

    Online Testing Registration Closes
    All competitors taking a Round 1 test or Health Science Test must be registered by this date

    Online Proctor Selected
    Proctors for Round 1 Tests should be selected by this date

    State Officer Application
    SD HOSA members who wish to run for state office in 2022-23 should turn in the application by this date

    SD HOSA Scholarship Application
    All senior HOSA members must complete the scholarship application by this date

    State Conference Registration Closes
    Must have all competitors, advisors, chaperones registered by this date

    Online Testing Closes
    All competitors taking a Round 1 test or Health Science Tests must complete the test by this date

    National HOSA Scholarship Application
    Senior HOSA members must complete the national scholarship application by this date


    Conference Registration Fee

    To-Do List

    • Get Students Registered for Online Testing
    • Make Hotel Reservations
    • Pay State Leadership Conference Fee