National Leadership Conference
National Leadership Conference will be held
June 29 through July 3, 2024, in Seattle, WA
1. Information on NLC Registration is available on the national website a few months before the conference.
2. Official FCCLA Red Blazers must be worn at National Leadership Conference by all members. The BOD will pay for half of your jacket cost until our jacket fund is gone. For info, email email@example.com.
3. NLC registration and information is available in your affiliation portal under the meetings tab. Once you register, you will receive an email with the housing registration link.
4. NLC Hotels: After submitting your chapter registration, you will receive a link to the housing provider and instructions. Check the national website for a list of Official NLC Hotels that you can use to compare hotels before you register for housing. STAR Events participants must stay in an Official NLC Hotel to compete.
Sharing Lodging: Chapters looking for Pennsylvania members or adults to share lodging, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have their requests posted here.
Looking for NLC member roommates:
Looking for NLC Adult roommate:
NLC Site information - Link to information from the January State Advisers trip to Seattle. (Link Closed until March 2024)
NLC Mandatory Dress Code
The National Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity for members to convey to others the positive and professional image of FCCLA. Student conduct and dress should contribute to the positive and professional image of FCCLA. The FCCLA official red blazer is mandatory for members. Advisers and chaperones are responsible for enforcing the dress policy with their students. Delegates and guests not adhering to the dress policy will not be admitted into sessions. For specific information in regards to the Mandatory Dress Code, please click here.
Information about NLC
NLC STAR Events Ranking
To see how your members ranked in STAR Events, click on their Membership Number in your chapter affiliation portal.
NLC STAR Events Award Sessions
At National Leadership Conference FCCLA will vocally recognize the top three STAR Events competitors/teams for every category in each event at a general session. FCCLA will award medals only to participants who score above 69 points on the rubric score for their event. Participants who receive a score of 69 and below will be emailed a certificate.
If a chapter on the national team cannot attend, the next place chapter might be given the opportunity to represent PA FCCLA according to PA CEAT policy. Advisers of students on the national team should inform the state office of intentions to participate in NLC within one week after SLC in order for the next team to have time to arrange to attend.
Chapter advisers will submit their NLC registration and fees directly to national headquarters. On-line registration information and deadlines will be posted when it is released from nationals. Watch the national webpage at www.fcclainc.org. There are several forms that must be signed and carried to NLC. Check the national website NLC page.
Chapters will submit hotel registration and payment to the hotel.
Delegates, Competitors, and National Officer Candidates attending the National Leadership Conference must register to attend the entire conference and stay within the official meeting/conference hotel block for the length of the conference.
Carefully check the registration invoice to make sure it includes every member/adult, the correct STAR Event, and the correct extra items.
STAR Events Volunteers
Attending FCCLA chapters must provide one STAR Events volunteer (evaluator or room consultant) for every three national STAR Events participants in order to meet the national quota. The volunteer may be a student, chaperone or adviser.
Permission Form, Rules and Regulations
The PA FCCLA Permission Form / Publication Waiver and the Rules Acknowledgement Form from PA FCCLA SLC will be in effect for NLC. Advisers do not need to send these again to the state. Advisers need to carry FCCLA National permission forms and school permission forms.
Adviser Act 48
If you need ACT 48 hours, please contact Mrs. Nadine Standley several weeks in advance of NLC to receive the correct paperwork. Then carry the paperwork with you and fill it in while at NLC. Get it signed by our FCCLA State Facilitator, Mrs. Nadine Standley while at NLC; and after NLC hand the form into your school for them to submit.
PA NLC attendees may purchase travelers insurance from the National FCCLA provider, from their home school or from a private provider.
Estimated Expense of NLC
Past NLC trip expenses might help as you calculate how much to plan for this year:
FCCLA Registration $170/person
STAR Events Competition Fee $ 55/person
FCCLA Official Red Jacket (required at conference sessions) $ 70
Housing: $220/night plus taxes; this amount is divided by the number of (1 - 4) people staying in the hotel room.
Transportation: could be as high as $1000/person.
Food: In general, runs between $40 - $60 per day depending on how thrifty you are in selecting the restaurant.
Sightseeing: Your choice.
Chaperoning: Consider the safety involved if there are not enough chaperones to cover emergencies. If one member needs the adult to go to the hospital with them, who will chaperone the other members at the conference and hotel? But chapters are troubled about how to pay for chaperones. Your chaperone is giving their time to help provide for the safety of your members. But the chaperone is also getting a nice trip and great experience. There can be a balance between nice trip and providing safety. Consider having the members fundraise money to help pay the chaperones expenses. If the chaperone is going to be directly responsible for 3 members, have each member raise $70 toward the chaperone trip. The $210 total from the 3 members will help entice parents to volunteer to pay the balance of the trip and help chaperone. The chaperones can also be part of the fundraising efforts.
Trader Pins are traded to other attendees and usually worn on the name tag lanyard.
It is fun to trade and see how many you can collect and it is a great way to start a conversation.
Chapters are encouraged to provide their own trader pins. Think about what Pennsylvania product is produced in your area and use that idea to start designing your pin.
Trader Pins are NOT available for purchase from the state officers at National Leadership Conference.
We are proud of our past FCCLA National Officers from the Pennsylvania Association:
2014-2015 - Jared Gustafson - VP of Parliamentary Law
1998-1999 - Jared Stahler - VP of Peer Education
1997-1998 - Anne Hardy - VP of Peer Education
1995-1996 - Kate Lewis
1974-1975 - Kim Seebold Sawyer
1972-1973 - Connie Fritz - VP of Public Relations
1970-1971 - Ruth Ann Hockenbroch Apple - President
1967-1968 - Sylvia Bachman Graver - Reporter
1952-1953 - Miriam Mabel Good Kerr - Treasurer