FBLA Conferences & Events

For the definitive source of information on Conferences and Events, please see the Chapter Management Handbook (located on the documents page) for all registration forms and materials.

Future Business Leaders of America offers a variety of meetings that promote leadership development. Whether on the regional, state, or national level, participating in FBLA conferences offers members the opportunity to form useful and lasting networks with fellow members and business leaders. These contacts foster a better understanding of the FBLA structure. In addition, participating in these activities prepares members to be tomorrow’s business leaders.

Leadership conferences give business students the opportunity to meet and compete with other FBLA members from around the state as well as the nation.

Competitive spirit and recognition of excellence reflects important aspects of the educational process that prepare students for their roles in the American enterprise system.

Today’s students demand and deserve learning experiences that enable them to achieve success through effective participation in career-related activities designed to reach professional goals. The NC FBLA State Awards Program offers this opportunity by providing support for curriculum development that facilitates practical applications and increases conceptual knowledge of business principles.

NC FBLA Regional Competitive Events

Competitive events are held in each region in the winter. The competitive events are hosted by the vice presidents and their advisors.

Students who are active FBLA members and who have registered for competitive events are eligible to participate in the regional competitive events. Awards are presented to the top three finalists in each of the events held at the regional level and these students are eligible to advance to competition at the state Leadership Conference.

2017 NC FBLA State Leadership Conference

March 23-25, 2017 (Thursday – Saturday)
Sheraton Four Seasons (Koury Center)
Important Documents
Hotel forms for the Sheraton are now available on the documents page of this website.

The State Leadership Conference is a two and a half day conference held annually in the spring. The finalists from each regional conference are eligible to participate in the competitive events at the state conference. In addition, each local chapter may enter contestants in the competitive events held only at the state level. The top three winners in all competitive events are eligible to advance to competition at the National Leadership Conference in those events that have a national counterpart.

In addition to the competitive events, the conference includes business meetings, election of state officers, special-interest sessions, and other planned activities. The State Leadership Conference culminates with a formal awards program during which awards are presented to the finalists in each of the competitive events. At the conclusion of the awards program, state officers for the following school year are installed.

National Fall Leadership Conferences

Students and advisers participate in motivational general sessions, professional development, and career planning workshops. For many FBLA-PBL members, the NFLCs are a convenient and affordable way to experience much of the education and excitement of an NLC closer to home.

2016 National Fall Leadership Conferences

Nov. 4–5—Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 11–12—Daytona Beach, FL
Nov. 18–19—Dallas, TX

NFLC registration questions can be directed to 800-FBLA-WIN.

FBLA National Leadership Conference

2017 NLC—Anaheim, California
PBL: June 24–27
FBLA: June 29–July 2

2018 NLC–Baltimore, Maryland
PBL: June 23–26
FBLA: June 28–July 1

2019 NLC–San Antonio, Texas
PBL: June 24–27
FBLA: June 29–July 2

NC FBLA Regional Fall Leadership Conference

The fall conference is hosted by schools in the region (alternating on a rotational basis). North Carolina FBLA is divided into eight regions. In the fall, each region holds a fall leadership conference.

Attendance at the fall leadership conferences is not limited. These conferences include leadership development workshops for members, special-interest sessions, and advisor training sessions.

After a chapter has been chartered by the national FBLA office, copies of the North Carolina State Handbook, the North Carolina State Awards Program Guidelines, and the Chapter Management Notebook are mailed to the local chapter advisor by the state FBLA advisor. The Chapter Management Notebook contains entry forms for regional and state competitive events. All resource materials are available on the state website