State convention is a two-day conference hosted each year in downtown Indianapolis.  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. Schools that have a virtual membership will have the ability to still hear from the national caliber speakers and participate in elements of the big group workshops.

Each school can bring up to 14 students per school and two adviser delegates.  In total, a school may not register more than 15 delegates total. Additional students/advisers can be put on the waiting list. If additional spaces become available, they will be released based on the date of the original registration. Some of these student delegates may be workshop presenters, helping deliver the leadership curriculum of this event.

Murat Shrine Temple, Indianapolis

Murat Shrine Temple - 61st Annual State Convention

**Every Registered Student for State Convention needs
to fill out the Registered Student Information form.

DATE: March 9-10, 2023 – Thursday @ 7pm ET thru Friday @10pm ET

THEME: Homegrown Hoosier

WHO: Middle Level & High School Student Leaders

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: (By February 25): GOLD Member = $85 per delegate

**Round Table Leaders - you may register two round table leaders for half the registration cost. You may register as many leaders as you want, but two of them will register for just $42.50.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE: (After February 25): GOLD Member = $120

Advisers: PGP Points (Indiana Department of Education Professional Growth Points) - 16 points available

MEMBER/NON-MEMBER REGISTRATIONS: Member schools will be given priority to register. Non-member schools will be allowed to register starting February 20th. Any wait list students or advisers will be notified by February 25th.


Sheraton Downtown

31 W. Ohio Street,

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204



Home2Suites Downtown

115 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 150

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204



Hilton Garden Inn

10 East Market Street

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204




There is parking located at the Murat Shrine.

Ted Wiese


Known as one of America’s best youth leadership development speakers, Ted Wiese works with thousands of students every year to teach and enhance their leadership skills. Ted is in the business of making students believe they can make a difference - and he teaches them how to do it!

From starting his career with Junior Achievement to establishing Wiese Training and Development, Ted’s dynamic and engaging programs have gained him a strong reputation for delivering results.

For years, the students at Ted’s presentations have laughed while they learned. His fun-filled keynotes contain contagious laughter coupled with a strong message, while his activity-oriented workshops develop student leadership skills in an energetic, highly interactive, humorous and effective manner. With wit, wisdom, real-life stories and a whole lot of fun, his programs leave students with information and skills to take back to school, ideas to put into action, and something good to talk about in the days and months ahead.

Ted lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and two children.