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.

NLC Prep Day

The Nebraska FBLA Advisory Council is hosting an NLC Prep Day for competitors with a presentation component or interview for their event. During the event, competitors will have 30 minutes spent with one-on-one coaching from a judge. During that time, the competitors will give their presentation/role play and then receive feedback with optional time to present again.

Please have your presentation and materials ready for non-role play events. Events with a case study, you must arrive 30 minutes before your assigned time for your case study preparation time.

Register here: 

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Locations: Kearney and Omaha

What to wear: FBLA Dress Code


NLC Trading Pins

Order Form for additional pins (Each participant receives 2 trading pins with the travel package.)

Nebraska FBLA members use these pins to network with other members from across the country during NLC and exchange pins with members from other states.

Nebraska FBLA will host a state competition for one lucky member to win a full set of trading pins this year. (one pin from each participating state)


SLC Onsite Judge Thank You Directory
*If you qualified for nationals in a presentation event, please send a thank you card to your judges! 

2024 National Leadership Conference

NLC Information Packet for Advisers

Conference Agenda:

Thursday, June 27 – Travel Day

Friday, June 28 – Nebraska FBLA day at SeaWorld

Saturday, June 29 – Conference Day (Required Nebraska Meeting 8 am)

Sunday, June 30 – Conference Day

Monday, July 1 – Conference Day (Finals – Watch presentation events)

*FBLA Night at Universal Studios ($125) from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. (See NLC Information Packet for more details.) 

Tuesday, July 2 – Awards Program (Explore Orlando during the day, Awards in the evening)

*Optional ticket to SeaWorld Aquatica ($25). Does not include transportation. (See NLC Information Packet for more details.)

Wednesday, July 3 – Travel Day


Nebraska FBLA Group Travel Costs for NLC 2024 – Orlando, Florida.

Single Double Triple Quad
Airfare OMA to MCO (round trip) $625.00 $625.00 $625.00 $625.00
Room (6 nights) $1,630.00 $815.00 $543.33 $407.50
Sea World Park (admission and meal voucher) $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Transportation in Orlando for Group Travel activities (airport to hotel, hotel to airport, and SeaWorld group day) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Nebraska FBLA NLC Bag
(Nebraska FBLA T-shirt, 2 Trading Pins, Glow Item)
$15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Nebraska Travel Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Total Cost $2,415.00 $1600.00 $1328.33 $1192.50

*No refunds after April 26 for the Nebraska FBLA Travel Package.

**Nebraska FBLA members and advisers/chaperones of members must book all travel through Nebraska FBLA, including flights and lodging.

***Parents, guardians, chaperones, and guests attending NLC who wish to be in the Nebraska FBLA conference hotel (Hyatt Regency) must book all travel through Nebraska FBLA, including flights and lodging. 


Conference Registration:

  • Students – $195.00
  • Advisers – $100.00

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

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. *Adviser-only access. 
  2. Find Roommates using Roommate Finder Spreadsheet (optional)
  3. Complete Blue Panda Registration for Nebraska FBLA participants. Housing is required through Nebraska FBLA.
    Deadline: April 26
  4. Register for the Conference and submit competitive event information to the National FBLA.
    Deadline: April 26
  5. Receive an invoice from Nebraska FBLA via email on May 1. Do not mail the invoice from BluePanda.
  6. Submit payment for Nebraska FBLA Travel by May 15.
    Mail invoice received from Nebraska FBLA and payment to
    Grafton & Associates, 5935 S 56th St # A, Lincoln, NE 68516
    Make check out to Nebraska FBLA.
  7. Submit payment to the National FBLA Center for conference registration by June 13. 

Important Dates:

April 15 – Deadline for top 3 winners at SLC to identify events and participation at NLC.

April 15-22 – Complete the Nebraska NLC Y/N Google Spreadsheet for competitors.

*You will have 24 hours to confirm your competitor when it is your turn. Feel free to complete it early to save time throughout the week. 

*We have a quick turnaround to submit the hotel rooming list. (Deadline: May 1) We appreciate your help in this process.

April 22 – Deadline for Nebraska NLC Y/N Google Spreadsheet Completion to identify NLC Competitors

*Competitor names highlighted on the NLC Y/N Spreadsheet in green have been approved by Nebraska FBLA.

April 26 – Nebraska FBLA – Blue Panda – Nebraska Travel package, Hotel reservations/room shares for all Nebraska attendees (members, advisers, and guests)

Find a roommate Google Spreadsheet 

April 26 – Conference Registration Deadline for Nebraska Competitors and participants on the National FBLA BluePanda site.

May 1 – Nebraska FBLA Travel Team deadline to submit hotel rooming and flight lists.

May 7 – Nebraska FBLA State Adviser Deadline to review all competitors and project submissions on the National BluePanda site.

**Must match what is submitted to Nebraska FBLA for approval. 
**Changes after May 10 will incur penalty fees. See the NLC Information Guide for details. 

June 12 – 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 to review vocabulary to study for the objective test part for NLC.

May 15 – 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).