Preparing to Attend

Step 1: Register to Attend

All registrations occur in the FCCLA portal. Before you register, you must answer the questions below:

  • Have I paid all outstanding invoices?

You must not have a balance on any prior invoices in the FCCLA portal to register for the conference.

  • Are all my advisers and students who want to attend on an affiliation invoice?

In order to register for the conference(s), you or your students must have the status of "Pending" or "Affiliated" in the FCCLA portal. The status of "Pending" means you or your students are submitted for affiliation and on an affiliation invoice but not yet paid.

Step 2:  Reserve Your Hotel Room(s)

FCCLA has contracted with the Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel to provide accommodations for meeting attendees. Room rates and cost of meeting space are based on an anticipated room pick-up. It is important that FCCLA attendees stay within the official meeting/conference hotel block when attending the meeting/conference.

Attendees not staying within the official meeting/conference hotel block will be assessed a $125 fee per registration. This policy will not be implemented once the hotel block is completely sold out. Availability of a preferred room type will not provide an exemption from this policy.

Step 3:  Book Travel

Now that you have registered for the conference and booked your hotel room(s), it is time to make your travel arrangements. Ensure that the hotel is available on your preferred travel dates before making transportation arrangements to avoid any change fees.

Select the Travel & Safety Information tab for more information on travel options to the conference.

National Fall Conference Dress Code


  • FCCLA® red blazer is encouraged
  • Red, black, or white polo or professional white shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • Black bottoms (slacks, skirt, sheath dress)
  • Shoes (black preferred)
  • Jeans, tshirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable


  • Business professional
  • Jeans, tshirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable


  • Skill Demonstration Event participants are expected to adhere to the published dress code. For participation in competition, follow event specifications for dress, and wear appropriate clothing for the nature of the presentation. If attending conference activities prior to or immediately after a presentation, be prepared to change into clothing that meets the conference dress code.

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