National Leadership Conference

2017 National Leadership Conference


This summer, FCCLA members from across the country will gather in Nashville to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops and leadership sessions, and take part in Competitive Events. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get empowered with your FCCLA family.


Save the Date!

FCCLA's National Leadership Conference will take place July 2-6, 2017 in Nashville, TN.


Click here to view the 2017 NLC Guide.

Click here (Word/PDF) to view the 2017 NLC Schedule At A Glance.

Click here to view the 2017 NLC Registration Rates.

Click here to view the 2017 NLC Official Tours.

Click here to view the 2017 NLC Transportation and Parking Guide.

Click here to view the 2017 NLC Promo Video.

Click here to view the 2017 NLC Special Events.


For more information or specific questions, email or call 703-476-4900.


National Anthem Performer

Are you a talented singer? Will you be attending the 2017 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN? Do you want to sing the national anthem during the Opening General Session?


Interested FCCLA members should submit a sample of them singing the national anthem, preferably in the traditional style. All submissions should include the performer’s name, chapter, state, e-mail address, and phone number. Please submit your audition by Friday, May 19th via one of the following:


  • Make a demo MP3 and email to
  • Make a demo CD and mail to Rachael Long, FCCLA National Anthem, 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191 (must be received by 5/19)
  • Make a demo video, upload to or, and email the direct link to


Audition demos will not be returned. FCCLA will not cover travel or registration costs for the selected performer. Please email questions to Rachael Long, Communications & Programs Assistant, at


Apply for the 2017 NLC Media Team!

Want to serve during NLC while gaining experience for your resume? Consider being a part of the 2017 NLC Media Team! National FCCLA is seeking energetic students to participate as Student Reporters, Student Photographers, and Student Media Ambassadors.



  • To apply for the Media Team, you must already be registered for the conference.
  • Being on the media team is a priority; however, you may still compete in STAR Events.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours over the duration of NLC.
  • Applicants should review each position's set of requirements before applying.



  • Application process closes May 1, 2017
  • Candidates will be informed of their selection by May 22, 2017


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2017 NLC Resources

2017 NLC Registration Instructions

2017 NLC Frequently Asked Questions

2017 Run4Red Waiver

2017 NLC Permission Form

2017 NLC Code of Conduct Form

2017 NLC Mandatory Dress Code Form

2017 NLC Permission to Attend/Mandatory Dress Code Form

2017 NLC Delegate Shipping Information


The 2016-2017 National Executive Council Welcomes You to the 2017 National Leadership Conference!



FCCLA Concert: Dan + Shay

Wednesday, July 5, 2017



Get the hottest ticket in town - a special private concert performed by Dan + Shay exclusively for FCCLA NLC attendees! Meeting in December of 2012, Dan and Shay quickly hit it off with their musical similarities. The two began writing together and from those sessions their relationship grew to include performing together. From there, the duo discovered an infectious original sound all their own, mixing country rock/pop seamlessly throughout intimate power-ballads and stadium-worthy hits including their recent No. 1 hit single "From the Ground Up" off their sophomore album Obsessed. 


Keynote Speaker



We are pleased to announce that Byron V. Garrett will be the Opening General Session keynote speaker. A thought leader on family engagement, Byron serves as Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA) and is the former CEO of the National PTA. Byron was the Executive Producer for Inaugural Building a Grad Nation Summit featuring Vice President Joe Biden and serves as a lead strategist for NBC News’ Education Nation. Throughout his career, he has been a visionary agent of change promoting the idea that everyone has an obligation and opportunity to serve the best interests of our nation's most precious resource – children.

Byron possesses a unique combination of experience from both the non-profit and governmental sectors. Byron served as the first Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security). Prior to this, Garrett served as National Program Leader for the National 4-H Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the program's seven million participants and 90,000 clubs. While at USDA he was appointed by The White House as Co-Convener of the Helping America's Youth initiative, an interagency effort to address challenges facing youth and to promote successful solutions. Earlier in his career, Garrett spent a decade in Phoenix as an education advocate and community leader. He served as Policy Advisor for Faith and Community Initiatives for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (current U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security); prior to that role, Byron was the Director of the Governor's Division for Community and Youth Development, where he administered multiple boards and commissions. Garrett is also a former K-8 charter school principal. For more information on Byron click here.



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