2017 National Leadership Conference

Anaheim, California

PBL NLC: June 24–27          PBL IFL: June 23–24          FBLA NLC: June 29–July 2          FBLA IFL: June 28–29

The 2017 National Leadership Conference (NLC) will draw thousands of future business leaders to Anaheim, California as we celebrate FBLA-PBL's 75th anniversary! Members come to test their knowledge and skills through competitive events, share successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their careers through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. Members also have the opportunity to attend the Institute for Leaders (IFL). This high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar is a focused, leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, members, and advisers.


Registration Rates

National Leadership Conference (NLC)

Early Bird (on or before May 20)

Regular (May 21–June 10)

On-site (June 11–On-site)


Institute for Leaders (IFL)

Early Bird (on or before May 20)

Regular (May 21–June 10)

On-site (June 11–On-site)


Download the official FBLA-PBL National Conferences app

NLC guides available within app one week prior to each conference

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Certiport Certifications




Important Dates

May 12—Receipt Deadlines:
• National anthem auditions
• NLC competitive events program entries, including all forms, reports, and résumés (submitted by state chapter)
• NLC competitive event registration (submitted by state chapter)
• PBL and FBLA NLC intern application
• Businessperson of the Year nomination (submitted by state chapter)
• FBLA state voting delegate registration deadline (submitted by state chapter)

May 15—National Officer Candidate application receipt deadline (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

May 19
• NLC & IFL: early bird registration deadline
• NLC school site computer tests receipt deadline (submitted by state chapter)
• NLC & IFL registration cancellation for refund receipt deadline

May 20
• NLC hotel reservation deadline

June 4—PBL voting delegate registration deadline

June 2—Last day to make competitive event name changes (submitted by state chapter)

June 9—FBLA local voting delegate registration deadline

June 10—NLC & IFL regular registration deadline