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National Leadership Conference (NLC)
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. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2014-2015.

2015 NLC—Chicago, Illinois
PBL: June 24–27
FBLA: June 29–July 2

Institute for Leaders (IFL)
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.

2015 IFL—Chicago, Illinois
PBL: June 23–24
FBLA: June 28–29

Judges Information - NEW


Travel Discounts

Airline – United Airlines
FBLA-PBL is pleased to partner with United Airlines who is offering discounted airfare for NLC attendees traveling to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) airport. Use Offer Code ZTJ5517502 when searching for flights at united.com. Or call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800.426.1122 for reservations and refer to Z Code ZTJ5 and Agreement Code 517502. United charges a $25 service fee for phone reservations.

Airport Shuttle – GO Airport Express
GO Airport Express is offering special online one-way pricing of $19 per person for O’Hare and $15 per person for Midway! Fares do not include $2/person MPEA airport departure tax.
Link for attendees: http://airportexpress.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=FBLA&LOGON=GO.

Car Rental Discounts – Alamo
Drive Happy® with Alamo, where FBLA-PBL NLC delegates save on everyday low prices*. With self-serve check-in, you can skip the counter, check in at the kiosk, and drive away. All you need is a valid driver’s license and a major credit card. It’s that easy. Visit alamo.com/offer/FBLA or call Alamo at 800.462.5266 to make a reservation. Be sure to request Contract ID# 7000461 at the time of reservation.

NLC Internships

Conference interns help national staff with conference logistics and headquarters office management. Interested applicants must be available to attend the Chicago NLC during these dates and times:

PBL InternsJune 24–278:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
FBLA InternsJune 29–July 28:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Complete the application including a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. Application receipt deadline is Friday, May 8.

National Anthem – Do you Sing?

Do you sing? We are looking for an FBLA and a PBL member to sing the national anthem in traditional style at their respective NLCs. If selected, soloist must be a paid NLC registrant. Email submissions to mmuir@pdcproductions.com or mail to:

Megan Muir, CMP
PDC Productions (NLC Anthem)
3217 N Flood Ave
Norman, OK 73069

Audition receipt deadline is May 12.

Americans With Disabilities ActAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
If a participant has a disability that meets the criteria specified in the ADA, complete the special needs form.