Conferences

National Leadership Conference

For registration information for the 2017 NLC visit mafbla.org/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 — held each year in June — 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.

Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference, the Institute for Leaders is an optional, high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar 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.

This year’s FBLA High School Division National Leadership Conference will be held in Anaheim, CA on June 29–July 2. The Institute for Leaders will be held June 28–29.

The location of the National Leadership Conference rotates each year, visiting large cities throughout the country. Upcoming cities are:

    • 2017: Anaheim, California
    • 2018: Baltimore, Maryland
    • 2019: San Antonio, Texas

National Fall Leadership Conference

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 an NLC closer to home.

  • Buffalo, New York (November 3–4, 2017) – recommended for Massachusetts chapters
  • St. Louis, Missouri (November 10–11, 2017)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (November 17–18, 2017)

Chapters are responsible for making travel arrangements, hotel reservations, and registering for the conference. Visit the national website for more information.

Massachusetts State Leadership Conference

Each spring, prior to the end of the academic year, members and advisers from all chapters in the commonwealth are invited to the State Leadership Conference. The highlights of this one-day event include professional development workshops, awards, and networking with other chapters and local businesspeople. Additionally, members have the opportunity to participate in several competitive events, and top finalists in each event will be eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference.

Information about the 2018 State Leadership Conference will be released in winter 2017.