National Leadership Conference

Make it Count at the 2022 National Leadership Conference!

FCCLA is pleased to offer the 2022 National Leadership Conference June 29-July 3 in San Diego, CA.

Registration is Now Open!

All affiliated members and advisers are invited to attend and celebrate how you made it count during your 2021-2022 school year. Every year, FCCLA members from across the country gather to network with fellow members, attend leadership workshops, take part in Competitive Events, explore career pathways, and learn from industry experts.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to become part of the Ultimate Leadership Experience at the 2022 National Leadership Conference!

Select pages to the left to dive further into all aspects of the conference. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please reach out to meetings@fcclainc.org and we will be glad to help.


Registration Deadlines

March 1, 2022    

  • National Leadership Conference Registration Opens

May 4, 2022        

  • National Leadership Conference Early Bird Registration and National STAR Events Registration ends for states with state meetings prior to April 25
  • National Leadership Conference Special Assistance Requests Due

May 10, 2022

  • Deadline to apply for additional Youth Opportunities (Say Yes to FCS Signing Ceremony, Fashion Show, and Spotlight on Projects and STAR Events Showcase)

May 18, 2022      

  • National Leadership Conference Early Bird Registration and National STAR Events Registration ends for states with state meetings on or after April 25
  • Housing Cancellation Deadline to avoid cancellation fees of $450 per room

June 1, 2022

  • STAR Events Substitutions Deadline
  • National Leadership Conference Regular Registration Ends
  • National Leadership Conference Name Change/Substitution Deadline for no additional fee
  • National Leadership Conference Registration Cancellation Deadline to receive allowable amount refunds
  • National Leadership Conference Housing Reservation Deadline

June 10, 2022

June 15, 2022

  • Payment Deadline for NLC Registration to avoid a late fee of $25 per invoice

Youth Opportunities at NLC

FCCLA student members have the option to register for the additional youth opportunities listed below. Once registered for the conference, attendees can register for these opportunities directly in the FCCLA Portal.

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Say Yes to FCS Signing Ceremony

Are you saying Yes to FCS? If so, then be sure to apply to participate in the Say Yes to FCS Signing Ceremony taking place during the National Leadership Conference. This special ceremony is designed to highlight seniors who have committed to becoming Family and Consumer Sciences Educators. 

The Say Yes to FCS Signing Ceremony will take place during the Recognition Session on Saturday, July 2 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM). Seniors interested in participating must complete the interest form in the FCCLA Portal by May 10, 2022.

  • Application Questions

    Student members who would like to prepare materials in advance should have the following items ready to complete their application. All items must be submitted via the online application form found on FCCLA’s Student Portal by Tuesday, May 10.

    • Have you committed or do you plan to major in Family and Consumer Sciences?
    • Which post-secondary institution will you be attending in the fall to pursue your degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education?
    • Have you committed or plan to commit to major in Family and Consumer Sciences education?
    • Share your story behind your inspiration to pursue Say YES to FCS education.
    • How has FCCLA impacted your decision to Say Yes to FCS?
    • A link to your FCCLA headshot, preferably wearing your red blazer.

Fashion Show

Get excited! FCCLA will be hosting the annual Fashion Show during the National Leadership Conference! The FCCLA Fashion Show will showcase exemplary fashion pieces created by student members. Any FCCLA member who would like their piece to be considered for the Fashion Show is welcome to apply!

FCCLA’s partners at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising / FIDM will review applications and select the top designs that will be invited to be juried at the 2022 National Leadership Conference. During the on-site jury process, FIDM representatives will review the garments and speak with the designers about their projects. A select number of individuals will then be invited to participate in the live Fashion Show. This is the perfect opportunity to have your designs viewed by one of the nation’s top fashion, entertainment, beauty, and design schools!

The FCCLA Fashion Show will take place during the Recognition Session on Saturday, July 2 (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM). Students interested in participating must complete the interest form in the FCCLA Portal by May 10, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Applications Due: Tuesday, May 10
  • Notification of Selection: Early June
  • On-Site Fashion Show Jury of Selection: June 29 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • On-Site Fashion Show Rehearsal #1: June 30 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • On-Site Fashion Show Rehearsal #2: July 2 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • FCCLA Fashion Show: July 2 at 11:00 AM (During the Recognition Session)
  • Application Questions

    Student members who would like to prepare materials in advance should have the following items ready to complete their application. All items must be submitted via the online application form found on FCCLA’s Student Portal by Tuesday, May 10.

    • Project Title (75-characters max)
    • Project Description (500-characters max)
    • Are you modeling your own garment? If not, the name of your model.
    • How many years have you been a member of FCCLA?
    • The following photos of your garment:
      • Front of Garment
      • Back of Garment
      • Front Turned Inside Out
      • Back Turned Inside Out
      • Front of Garment on Dress Form or Model
      • Back of Garment on Dress Form or Model
      • Any Special Detail You Would Like to Highlight

Spotlight on Projects and STAR Events Showcase

All student members are eligible to sign-up to participate in this year’s Spotlight on Projects and STAR Events Showcase. Students can showcase their National Program projects, as well as STAR Event projects to all attendees. This is a great opportunity for students to share their hard work completed throughout the school year. This event is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, July 2. Participants are responsible for bringing their projects/displays and should stay with their display to answer questions. 

  • Application Questions

    Student members who would like to prepare materials in advance should have the following items ready to complete their application. All items must be submitted via the online application form found on FCCLA’s Student Portal by Tuesday, May 10.

    • Type of Display (tabletop or freestanding)
    • Title of Project or Display

NASSP Approval

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed the FCCLA 2022 National Leadership Conference on the National Advisory List of Contests & Activities for 2022-2023. seal


Future National Leadership Conferences

  • July 2-6, 2023 • Denver, CO
  • June 29 - July 3, 2024 • Seattle, WA
  • July 5-9, 2025 • Orlando, FL

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