FBLA-PBL’s national conferences help students prepare for careers in business by focusing on academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events and PBL Competitive Events) and leadership development. FBLA-PBL conferences are a great place to network, develop your leadership skills, and visit exhibitors and vendors. For information on how to exhibit or present a workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and advisers participate in motivational general sessions, professional development, and career planning workshops. For many FBLA members, the NFLCs are a convenient and affordable way to experience much of the education and excitement of a National Leadership Conference, but closer to home. When: Fall.
2018 National Fall Leadership Conferences
- Chicago, Illinois (November 2–3)
- Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 9–10)
- Charlotte, North Carolina (November 16–17)
- PBL Career Connections, New York City (October 25-27)
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking. When: Summer.
2018 NLC–Baltimore, Maryland
- PBL: June 23–26
- FBLA: June 28–July 1
Institute for Leaders
Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference, this high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar is a focused, leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, as well as members and advisers. This training conference prepares student leaders and members to assume their elected responsibilities and develop valuable life skills. When: Summer, during NLC.
State Leadership Conferences (SLC)
SLCs feature competitive events and elections. Competitive event winners earn the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership Conference. Contact your state adviser for details. When: Spring.