What should I expect from ELS? Well that’s a great question to ask because you’ve come to the right place! ELS is a three day conference, which covers a bunch of material. Since it’s only three days, things are pretty packed. It starts the evening of Friday, November 3rd, and finishes up the morning of Sunday, November 5th. So let’s get into what every day looks like.
Friday- Your chapter will most likely get there sometimes in the late afternoon or evening. ELS opens with some of the best role play advice you could ask for. Everything from how to set up your scrap paper to what you should say, you’ll learn it. After that, myself and the rest of Team 60 have some special activities planned that we know you guys will love. You won’t want to miss it.
Saturday morning is when it gets real. You’ll have the opportunity to do a role play in front of a judge, and really see what you do well, and what needs work. The opportunity to do a role play in front of a real judge is invaluable, and you should definitely take advantage of it. While role plays are going on, there will be even more workshops available for you to attend and learn about a huge variety of things, all depending on what you want to hear. After this, you and your chapter can spend time a Busch Gardens which, if you haven’t been there, is incredibly fun. Once you get back, there’s three more workshops. Two you’ll definitely participate in, the third you have a choice. If you’re interested in running for Team 61, there’s a session just for you. If you aren’t, there’s a separate workshop instead.
Sunday morning, Team 60 again has some incredible workshops planned, and we know you’ll get a lot out of them. I don’t want to spoil too much, but trust me, they’re pretty great. After that, there’s closing, and then my least favorite part of ELS- going home. Just like that, three days is over, and so is ELS. It goes by quick, but it’s definitely not something you want to miss. I can’t recommend ELS to you enough, and I hope I see you there.