West Virginia TRIO
16th Annual Student Leadership Conference
March 10th – 12th, 2017
What to expect?
We have a high energy and diverse conference experience planned for those in attendance. There will be separate workshop tracks for high school and college students. Finally, we will have smaller workshop sessions so that everyone gets a more personalized experience!
For additional information, please review our Schedule at a Glance
Who should attend?
The conference is geared towards high school juniors and seniors as well as college students. Activities have been planned to meet the needs of both student populations.
How much does it cost?
The conference registration fee covers ALL meals, entertainment and conference materials.
- The cost is $100 per person for registrations received by February 24th, 2017.
- Registrations received after February 24th will be charged at a rate of $150 per person.
- Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee per registered attendee, are available through March 1st, 2017.
- No refunds will be issued after March 1st!
How do I register?
Complete the online registration form which includes important information needed for planning a positive experience for your group. You can complete the form by clicking here.
How do I reserve a room?
Participants will be staying at the Days Inn Hotel Flatwoods in Sutton, WV. The room cost is $95.00 with up to four individuals to a room. With your reservation, participants receive a free continental breakfast at Vision’s Restaurant (located inside the hotel).
You can contact the hotel at 1-866-700-7284 to reserve your rooms. Please ask for the WV TRIO Student Leadership Conference room block. Each program is responsible for reserving their own rooms.
The room block deadline is March 2, 2017.
Where is the conference hotel located?
You can find directions to the hotel by using the following address:
What is expected of chaperones during the conference?
Chaperones are required to actively participate in all conference activities. Please read the outlined Chaperone Responsibilities and bring a signed copy to submit during the Chaperone Meeting which will take place at 5:00 p.m. on March 10th, 2017.
What is expected of students during the conference?
As a participant of the WV TRIO Student Leadership Conference, students are expected to conduct themselves in a positive manner and to gain from the opportunities offered during the conference. Each student should read and sign the Student Code of Conduct and submit it when checking into the conference.
How can we best prepare for the conference?
Students should dress comfortably for the conference as they will be engaged in numerous interactive activities. They will be given a t-shirt to wear on the second day of the conference. For the Anne Crum Banquet, students will want to dress semi-formally. In other words, something that they would wear to a job interview. The banquet will be held at the Flatwoods Conference Center on Saturday, March 10th at 7:00pm.
Therefore, students should have ample opportunity to change clothes prior to the banquet and if they want to change afterward they will have easy access to their rooms. Also, be aware that the hotel has a swimming pool and hot tub that stay open until 11pm each night. The hotel has an 11pm curfew for ALL attendees and programs are expected to follow this curfew. Inform students that if they plan on swimming that they will need to bring appropriate attire. Also, participants are not to wear flip flops or pajama pants to any session.
You can find additional information on What to Bring by clicking the link above.
What is the Dr. Anne Crum Leadership Banquet?
The banquet is an opportunity to celebrate the life of Dr. Anne Crum and the leadership principles which she exhibited to her family, peers and students. As part of the banquet ceremonies, each program is asked to select one of their students in attendance to receive the Dr. Anne Crum Director’s Award. The nomination form must be completed and a photo of the selected student emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than March 1st, 2017.
How can I place an ad in the Conference Program?
Conference ads are priced as follows:
Full Page Color: $150.00
Full Page Black and White: $100.00
Half Page Black and White: $50.00
You can place an ad in the conference program by clicking here.