National Leadership Conference

At the 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.

2023 National Leadership Conference

NLC Competitive Event Information

Please use the National FBLA Guidelines and Rating Sheets as you are preparing for competitions at NLC.


Performance Schedules: 


Nebraska FBLA Trading Pins – Deadline May 1

Nebraska FBLA participants will receive 2 pins each as part of the travel package. If your members would like to purchase extra trading pins, please use this form to purchase extras.

Extra Pin – Order Form – Due to Shawna Koger by May 1 with payment.


Nebraska FBLA Group Travel Costs for NLC 2023 – Atlanta, GA

Single Double Triple Quad
Hotel (5 nights: June 26-July 1)
*Calculated in the Travel total below.
$1,110.00 $555.00 $370.00 $280.00
Hotel (6 nights: June 25-July 1)

*Not calculated in the Travel total below.
*No airport transfers on June 25. 

$1,332.00 $666.00 $444.00 $333.00
Airport Transfer (June 26 and July 1 only) $36.00 $36.00 $36.00 $36.00
Nebraska FBLA Tours:

  • Chick-Fil-A
  • World of Coke
$47.00 $47.00 $47.00 $47.00

  • Trading Pins
  • Glow Item
  • T-shirt for tours
  • Backpack
$24.00 $24.00 $24.00 $24.00
Admin Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Nebraska FBLA Travel Total $1,222.00 $667.00 $482.00 $392.00

*Meals are on your own.


Airfare: Book on your own or the Nebraska FBLA Travel team will assist.
Airfare $600.00 $600.00 $600.00 $600.00 Price on 3/4/2023 Southwest
Options $450.00 $450.00 $450.00 $450.00 Price on 3/6/2023 on Delta
$670.00 $670.00 $670.00 $670.00 Prince on 3/7/2023 on American

*Airfare prices will fluctuate. Air transportation must be purchased by the chapter.


Conference Registration:

  • Students – $195.00
  • Advisers – $100.00

Conference registration is done on the national website separate from the Nebraska FBLA Travel package.

Conference Registration Instructions


Chaperone Policy: 


FBLA, Inc. Housing Policy for the National Leadership Conference (NLC)

Housing Requirement
FBLA members, advisers, and parents/guardians/chaperones/guests are required to stay in a hotel that is part of the FBLA housing block of hotels. FBLA requires full conference registration from student members, advisers, and school-approved chaperones. Student members who are not staying in an official FBLA hotel will not be considered full conference registrants and therefore not permitted to compete. The availability of a preferred room type will not provide an exemption from this policy.

Eligibility for Housing
Only registered conference attendees are eligible to take advantage of the FBLA-negotiated conference room rates within the FBLA housing block. To accommodate FBLA members and for the safety of all attendees, every guest staying within the FBLA conference block must be registered for the conference.

Housing blocks will be audited against the official registration roster to ensure that attendees comply with the policy.

Extenuating Circumstances
If there are extenuating circumstances, a written request for a waiver may be submitted through the state adviser to the FBLA conference registrar.

Nebraska FBLA Registration Guide

Adviser Instructions:

  1. Complete the Y/N Google Spreadsheet to identify competitors and update teams
  2. Find Roommates using Roommate Finder Spreadsheet
  3. Complete Blue Panda Registration for Nebraska FBLA participants. Housing is required through Nebraska FBLA.
    Deadline: April 28
  4. Register for the Conference and submit competitive event information to National FBLA.
    Deadline: May 5
  5. Submit prejudge reports and any files to the national conference registration Blue Panda. (Chapter Reports, Business Financial Plan, and Business Plan)
    Deadline: May 5 at Noon

Important Dates:

April 21 – Deadline for Nebraska NLC Y/N Google Spreadsheet Completion to identify NLC Competitors

April 28  – Nebraska FBLA – Blue Panda – Nebraska Travel package, Hotel reservations/room shares for all Nebraska attendees (members, advisers, and guests)

Find a roommate Google Spreadsheet

May 5 – Conference Registration Deadline for Nebraska Competitors and participants on the National FBLA BluePanda site.

May 10 – Nebraska FBLA State Adviser Deadline to review all competitors on the National BluePanda site. **Must match what is submitted to Nebraska FBLA for approval. 
*No changes allowed after 3 pm CST on May 10. (only drops after May 10 are allowed)

June 14 – Nebraska FBLA NLC Prep Day for Presentation Events (Omaha and Kearney)
*Job Interview and Future Business Leader (Required)

**Objective Test Only use textbooks to study the competencies found in NLC Event Guidelines.

***Computer Skill Events: use or GMetrix to review vocabulary to study for the objective test part for NLC.

June 16 – All conference registration and Nebraska Travel payments must be received.

*Payments not received by the deadline for conference registration will mean the competitor is DQ from the event(s).