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Dress Guidelines

The EAST Conference is a professional event and we require that all participants maintain professional dress and adhere to these guidelines. Please discuss the following guidelines with anyone from your school who plans to attend any part of the EAST Conference. Please note anyone violating these guidelines may be denied entry to the Conference.

Dress Guidelines

Specific Guidelines

  • Hats, caps, and toboggans are not acceptable in the Convention Center.
  • Flip-flops and house slippers are not acceptable in the Convention Center. However, we do encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.
  • All dresses and/or blouses must have sleeves or be worn with a jacket with sleeves (not see through).
  • Tank tops, exposed midriffs, or the display of undergarments will not be acceptable at any time. Participants 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 3
Casual: Jeans, khaki, or other pants with an appropriate shirt for all participants. Casual dress is recommended since this day includes booth setup. This is the only day that jeans are permitted. If you are speaking or may be recognized on stage during the Opening Plenary please change into business attire.

Wednesday, March 4
Morning/Afternoon: Business Slacks or khaki pants and a dress shirt or polo shirt for gentlemen. Dresses, suits, skirts, and slacks with coordinating blouses, sweaters, vests, tops and jackets are appropriate for ladies. 

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

Thursday, March 5
Business Casual - Slacks or khakis and shirts for gentlemen and slacks or skirts and shirts for ladies. The shirts should only be the official conference t-shirt or a specialty EAST shirt designed for your school's program.

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