Dress Guidelines

The EAST Conference is a professional event. All participants are required to maintain professional dress and adhere to the following guidelines. Discuss the dress guidelines with all school participants.  Anyone violating these guidelines may be denied entry to the Conference. 

Dress Guidelines Video Created by Harrisburg High School EAST Students

Download the video here and print off the lyrics.

Thanks Harrisburg High School for making our conference dress guidelines entertaining and informative!!

Dress Guidelines

  • All dresses and/or shirts require a neckline that is not revealing and have sleeves or be worn with a jacket with sleeves (not see-through).  
  • Stomach, sides, cleavage, and back must be covered.  
  • Pants must be fitted at the waist (no sagging) with no holes, tears, splits, or cuts in garments.
  • Hats, caps and “toboggans” are not acceptable.
  • Flip-flops and house slippers are not acceptable. However, wear comfortable shoes.

Participants violating this policy will be asked to leave the Conference and change.

Specialty EAST shirts designed for your school’s program may be worn Tuesday or Thursday as long as they do not violate the criteria mentioned above and are worn in a presentable, professional manner.

Tuesday, March 1
Casual: Jeans, khaki, or other pants with an appropriate shirt for all participants. Casual dress is recommended since this day includes booth set-up.  If you are speaking or may be recognized on stage during the Opening Plenary please change into business attire.

Wednesday, March 2
Morning/afternoon: Business slacks or khaki pants and a dress shirt or polo shirt for gentlemen. Dresses, suits, skirts or slacks with coordinating blouses, sweaters, vests, tops or jackets are appropriate for ladies. 

Banquet: Business dress. Slacks, dress shirt and tie (sport jacket optional) with coordinating shoes for gentlemen. Ladies, please follow guidelines above but include dress shoes (heels, flats, boots, sandals, etc.). Most students dress very professionally for the banquet.

Thursday, March 3 (New for 2011)
Business casual: Jeans, khaki, or other pants with all participants wearing the official conference T-shirt or a specialty EAST shirt designed for your school’s program.

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