Where will the seminar be held?
The seminar will take place at Florida State University Degraff Hall 810 West Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
When will the seminar be held?
Seminar participants may register any time after 1:00pm but before 2:30pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The seminar will begin with Ambassador Orientation on June 13th at 2:30pm and conclude with Closing Ceremonies on June 16th from 11:00am to 12:15pm. You must be present for the entire seminar, including overnight.
Where should I go when I arrive?
Enter the facility through the designated entrance and proceed to the registration table. Several HOBY volunteer committee members will greet you, guide you to the registration table, and check you in.
What kind of program is planned?
During your HOBY Leadership Seminar, many dynamic leaders—all volunteers from the fields of business, education, government, and other professions—will address aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront. The program will not promote any specific political party, religion, or way of thinking; but is designed to develop critical thinking skills by actively involving participants in discussions and informal debate. During the seminar, you will be asked to undertake a community service project(s) involving at least 100 hours during the year following your seminar, to make a difference in your school, community, place of worship, or other environment where you see a need. The program also includes outstanding speakers, leadership activities, social events, and a special closing ceremony to which your parents are invited.
What are the accommodations like?
Participants will be assigned to dorm rooms with two to four participants per room on floors reserved exclusively for the seminar. Ambassadors are responsible for bringing their own pillows, blankets, towels, and toiletries (Please see suggested packing list). Everyone will receive nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Please eat lunch prior to arrival on June 1st. On the Medical History Records Form, please indicate any special dietary considerations, including vegetarianism, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
What if I need to take medication while at the seminar?
Please provide information about your medication on the Medical History Records Form and bring the Physician Medication Verification Form with you to the seminar (documents are included in this form set). Make sure to read and comply with the Policy for Use of Medication During a HOBY Event.
If necessary, how may I be contacted during the seminar?
Parents, friends, and family members are discouraged from calling students during the seminar due to the disruption caused to panels and activities. In case of emergency, your parent(s) or guardian may call Augustus Fulton-Wiley IV at (850) 304-6001. The seminar will be chaperoned by qualified adults who will be staying at the facility 24 hours a day
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