Registration & Rates

Preparing to Attend

Step 1. Register for National LEADERSHIP Conference

All registrations occur in the FCCLA Portal. Registration for National Leadership Conference opens in January. Before you register, the items listed below must be complete:

  • All prior invoices must be paid.
  • All students and advisers attending must be affiliated (submitted and on an invoice) to receive the member rate.

Step 2. Reserve Hotel Room(s)

FCCLA contracts with hotels in cities where the nationally sponsored meetings are held.  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 conference hotel block when attending the conference.

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.

Registration

Registration is required to participate in all sessions and special events at the National Leadership Conference. Name badges will be checked for admission to sessions, EXPO, and other conference activities.

  • Students and Advisers

    Weekly Registration includes access to all General Sessions, Business Session, Recognition Sessions, State Meetings, EXPO, Guest Speakers, FCCLA Advocacy Rally and workshops for members, advisers, parents and guests. Registrants will also receive a commemorative FCCLA conference souvenir pin. The Registration Package includes a Weekly Registration and FCCLA Gala. Please note: The Chaperone/Non-member/Guest Registration is not available to FCCLA members or advisers.  

    Items available for an additional registration fee include: Competitive Events, Leadership Academy, Continuing Education Units, ServSafe Training and Exam, National Association of Parliamentarians Membership Exam, 75th Anniversary Leadership Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, Run4Red 5K, and FCCLA Gala.

    Student and Adviser Rates – Staying Within Official Conference Hotel Block

    • Weekly Registration: $190 (Early), $200 (Regular), $250 (Late)
    • Registration Package: $280 (Early), $290 (Regular), $330 (Late)

    Student and Adviser Registration Rates – Not Staying Within Official Conference Hotel Block

    • Weekly Registration: $315 (Early), $325 (Regular), $375 (Late)
    • Registration Package: $405 (Early), $415 (Regular), $455 (Late)

    *Registration dates can be found on the Important Conference Deadlines page. All deadlines end at 5:00 PM ET.

  • Student Registration Add-Ons

    STAR Events Registration

    • March 1 - May 1: $45/person
    • May 1 - June 1: $45/person plus $100 per team
    • Beginning June 2: $45/person plus $200 per team

    *Early Bird Registration ends on May 1, 2020 for states with state STAR Events competitions on or prior to April 24, 2020.

    *Early Bird Registration ends on May 12, 2020 for states with state STAR Events competitions on or after April 25, 2020

    FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl

    • Qualified participants only

    Leadership Academy

    • $20
  • Adviser Registration Add-Ons

    Adviser Academy

    • $50

    CEU Credits

    • $20
  • Guests and Chaperones

    Chaperones, Family, friends, and guests can be registered for the conference by state and chapter advisers at a special rate. Guest and Chaperone registration includes participation in all conference activities along with volunteer opportunities and special sessions specifically for these attendees. Guests and chaperones who volunteer for Competitive Events will receive an additional discount off of their conference registration rate. Advisers may not register themselves or their students as guests or chaperones.

    Children under nine years of age are discouraged from attending conference sessions. Children and family members who attend conference sessions must register for the conference and pay all event fees.

    Only registered conference attendees are eligible to stay within the official conference hotel block. Attendees not staying within the official meeting/conference hotel block will be assessed a $125 fee per registration.

    Guests and Chaperones – Staying Within Official Conference Hotel Block

    • Weekly Registration: $110 (Early), $120 (Regular), $160 (Late)
    • Registration Package: $200 (Early), $210 (Regular), $250 (Late)
    • Daily Registration: $65 (Early & Regular), $75 (Late)

    Guests and Chaperones – Not Staying Within Official Conference Hotel Block

    • Weekly Registration: $235 (Early), $245 (Regular), $285 (Late)
    • Registration Package: $325 (Early), $335 (Regular), $375 (Late)
    • Daily Registration: $190 (Early & Regular), $200 (Late)

    *Registration dates can be found on the Important Conference Deadlines page. All deadlines end at 5:00 PM ET.

  • NLC Refund & Substitution Policy

    Eligible cancellations, substitutions, and refund requests must be submitted by the published deadline to be eligible for a refund. All requests must be submitted in the FCCLA portal.

    • Refunds will not be honored for the following items:
      • Continuing Education Credits
      • Competitive Events
      • Leadership Academy
      • Run4Red 5K
      • Cancelled registration if submitted after published deadline
      • “No-shows”
    • Substitution/Name Change requests will be honored at no penalty if submitted in the FCCLA portal by the published deadline. Requests received after this deadline will incur a $25.00 administrative fee.
    • Refunds for “no-shows” will not be honored, and the registrant and/or chapter will still be responsible for all registration and late fees. Please note: your chapter will not be eligible to register for future FCCLA national conferences/meetings or affiliation until the balance has been paid in full.
    • All eligible refunds will be processed following the conference.
  • How do I pay for NLC?

    All payments must be received prior to attending the National Leadership Conference. Payments are accepted in the form of check, credit card, or purchase orders.

    Conference registration payments should be submitted in time to be received at the National FCCLA by the published deadline. Payments received after this deadline will incur a $25.00 late fee per invoice.

    Credit Card

    Credit card payment may be made by MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover online in the FCCLA Portal under the “Invoice History” tab. You can also pay by phone at 703-476-4900.

    Check

    Checks for housing payments should not be mailed to FCCLA Headquarters or included with your registration. Mail check along with copy of the registration invoice to the following address:

    FCCLA
    1910 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20201
    ATTN: Registration

    Purchase Order

    School purchase orders may be sent along with the invoice and received by mail by at National FCCLA by the published deadline. Payment must be made prior to receiving conference materials. Mail invoices with purchase orders attached to the following address:

    FCCLA
    1910 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20201
    ATTN: Registration

  • Attendance Justification

    This toolkit is for advisers and students and can help you gain support for your travel to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference! Use the fillable letter to help ask for support for your administration, plus save time by using the worksheets to show everything you will gain from the experience. The worksheets are designed for student and adviser use and are a great way to organize the value of the meetings before, during, and after!

    Attendance justification worksheets coming soon!

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