2020 Great Lakes Conference & Exhibition Recap

By February 22, 2020 October 19th, 2020 Midwest, News, Students, Trade Shows

2020 Great Lakes Conference & Exhibition
February 20, 2020
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Key Stats

  • 900 total attendees
  • 800 students
  • 50 Facilitators/Chaperones
  • 50 volunteers
  • 45 firms
  • 30 schools
  • 15 competitions


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Competition Results

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Participant Quotes

“The Great Lakes trade show gave us all a chance to meet new people and share our VE experiences. I really enjoyed competing in the elevator pitch competition.” – Teagan O’Bryan, VE Student, Imagineers

“Great opportunity to network with other businesses. My favorite part was trading with other VE students.” – Jonathan Tamayo, VE Student, Imagineers

“Great Companies..even better people” – Lucas Johnson, VE Student, Cypher Skymall

Social Media Contest Winners

A-1 Enterprises, Fenton High School, Bensenville, IL

Shoe Guru, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL

WayBound, Inc., Fenton High School, Fenton, MI

Special Thanks

  • Intuit for sponsoring and judging the QuickBooks Challenge
  • HSBC for providing 20 judges