Conferences

Missouri FBLA-PBL and National FBLA-PBL host a variety of conferences throughout the year to engage students with business and industry in a hands on learning environment.  Conferences feature engaging keynotes, workshop presentations, and competitive events, all designed to help bring business and education together.

Creating Leaders & Unleashing Ecellence (CLUE)

Creating Leaders & Unleashing Excellence (CLUE) offers FBLA members an opportunity to unravel the mystery of leadership.  Members and officers from local FBLA chapters come together at regional locations to learn how to be an effective leader, work with members, and create and develop a Program of Work (POW) for their chapter.

All activities for CLUE are created by the Missouri FBLA-PBL State Officer Team under the guidance of TRI Leaership Resources.

Cost: $40
Dates & Locations: July 16-19, 2018; Locations TBD

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Show Me Leadership Conferences (SMLC)

The Show Me Leadership Conferences (SMLCs) offer a hands-on learning opportunity for members at the theme parks of Missouri.  Members from all four divisions go behind the scenes of rides, games, and attractions in a variety of tour options.  Special tours are also available for those interested in marketing, park safety, human resources, and more.

In addition to tours, members may sample a variety of individual or team tests to prepare for the competitive events program.  A park representative provides a keynote address and Q&A for a unique professional development opportunity, and members can even complete a business scavenger hunt through the park!

Cost: $50
Dates & Locations: September 30, 2017 (Worlds of Fun)
October 7, 2017 (Six Flags)
October 14, 2017 (Silver Dollar City)

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National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC)

Held by the National Association, the National Fall Leadership Conferences (NFLCs) provide members from all four division an opportunity to travel the country to one of three locations each fall.

Members are addressed during two keynotes, can attend dozens of professional workshops, navigate a maze of exhibitors, and even tour businesses in the community.

This year, Missouri is set to host NFLC in St. Louis, providing members a convenient location for this amazing conference.

Cost: $65
Date & Location: November 10-11, 2017 (St. Louis)

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District Leadership Conferences (DLC)

The District Leadership Conferences (DLCs) are the first opportunity for FBLA members to compete in the Competitive Events Program.  Members may choose from over 60 competitive events aligned to their personal plans of study at the local chapters.

Winners from DLC advance on to SLC to compete for top honors and a chance to attend the National Leadership Conference.

Cost: $10
Dates & Locations: Varies by District

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State Leadership Conference (SLC)

The State Leadership Conference (SLC) is the pinnacle of the Missouri FBLA-PBL experience for all divisions.  Held in Springfield over six days, SLC provides members with opportunities they have never seen before.  From Springfield Cardinals games to leadership escape rooms, focused career-based academies to one of the largest college fairs in the state, SLC is the don't miss event.

Competitive events are run independent for each division, and winners at SLC advance to the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore.  Various scholarships are also awarded to members at SLC, as well as membership awards.

Cost: $65 (FBLA & PBL); $50 (ML)
Dates & Location: April 6 (ML); April 7 (PBL); Apri 8-10) FBLA

All SLC is held in Springfield

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FBLA
PBL
Middle Level
Professional Division

National Leadership Conference Bootcamp

National Leadership Conference Bootcamp is a preparatory program for members who will compete at the National Leadership Conference.  Workshops are provided for different event types, including PowerPoint skills and general presentation assistance.  Objective test students can sample tests and receive study materials, and presentation students can practice with Professional Division members for feedback.

Cost: Free
Date & Location: June 2 (Fulton)

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National Leadership Conference (NLC)

The National Leadership Conference is the ultimate experience for members of FBLA-PBL.  Students who qualified through the State Leadership Conference in the FBLA and PBL divisions represent Missouri at NLC.  Joining the over 13,000 members from across the globe, students can participate in workshops, business tours, keynotes, and event campaign for National Office.  Winners of competitive events can earn up to $2,500 in scholarships.

Cost: $115
Date & Location: June 23-26 (PBL) & June 28-July 1 (FBLA)

All NLC activities are held in Baltimore, MD

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