Dress Code and Packing Suggestions

These guidelines are not exhaustive. Talk to your delegation director and/or review the Code of Conduct for more details.

What to Bring to the Conference

  • Appropriate clothing (see below)

  • Food (can bring coolers and snacks for room – especially breakfast foods)

  • Money for meals and swag

    • Meals average about $10-$15 at restaurants near the Capitol.

    • Swag is available; the cost of items range from a few dollars to $40-$50 for YIG sweatshirts, etc.

  • Program materials (copies of written materials produced, research materials)

What Not to Bring/What Not to Do

  • Large amounts of money

  • Expensive jewelry, etc.

  • TV-based video game systems

  • Portable Speakers

  • Delegates cannot drive their own cars

Examples of Appropriate Attire for Program Hours (Meetings and Assemblies)

  • Collared dress shirt (including button-downs, blouses or polos)

  • Sweaters, suit vests, suit coat, blazers, ties

  • Dress pants (including khakis), dresses, skirts, belts, suspenders

  • Dress shoes are required to be worn all day – flat shoes/low heels are good choices

Examples of Appropriate Casual Attire (Evening Activities, etc.)

  • T-shirts, sweatshirts

  • Jeans, corduroys, shorts

  • Tennis shoes, sandals, most closed-toe footwear