Schedule

Please note schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back prior to the conference for any changes.

 

 

 

Member Sessions

  • Alumni & Associates Reception

    All 2020 graduates and Alumni & Associate members are invited to join us at the A&A reception. Learn about the benefits of being a member and network with fellow alumni. Preregistration is required and there is no additional fee.

  • Competitive Events Volunteer Opportunities

    Interested in becoming a STAR Event or FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl volunteer? Email competitiveevents@fcclainc.org for more information.

  • EXPO, Red Talks & Culinary Demos

    Venture through FCCLA’s EXPO and connect with exhibitors and FCCLA partners to learn helpful information on career options, educational resources, fundraiser ideas, and training opportunities available.

    Select exhibitors, members and partners will present FCCLA Red Talks and Culinary Demos—throughout EXPO 2020.

  • Fashion Show

    Members are invited to participate in the FCCLA Fashion Show that will take place during the Recognition Session. Youth members will be selected to showcase their designs. You do not have to be a STAR Events competitor to be part of the show but must be registered for the conference.

  • First Time NLC Attendee Orientation

    First time at NLC? This session will help you navigate the in’s and out’s of NLC and learn about all the opportunities available as you begin NLC 2020 in Washington, D.C.!  Preregistration is required and there is no additional fee.

  • FranklinCovey FCCLA Leadership Academy

    Please note: Students should register for the grade level in which they are currently enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year.

    Leadership Academy will empower students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century and give members the opportunity to be recognized for their personal growth efforts. Leadership Academy will help students develop these skills and self-confidence with peers in their grade level. Preregistration is required and there is an additional $20 fee. Students should register for the grade level in which they are currently enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year. Each participant will receive a guide book for their track, which will be used as a resource for Leadership Academy and their own personal growth. Participants must complete all four units in their grade track to receive a certificate. Please note: each course is offered two times on two separate days.

  • National Association of Parliamentarians Membership Exam

    FCCLA members and advisers interested in a student National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) membership are invited to take the Registered Parliamentarian Exam onsite at NLC. Cost is $21 plus your state NAP dues. Sign up to take the exam when you register for the conference. Payment will be collected onsite at time of the exam.

  • National STAR Events Finalists Recognition Session

    Celebrate with national STAR Events finalists who have earned a top three ranking in their event!

  • Say Yes to FCS Signing Ceremony

    This year FCCLA will host the third annual Say Yes to FCS signing ceremony! Seniors who have Said Yes to FCS and plan to enroll in FCS education programs in college are invited to attend this special event and show their commitment to Family and Consumers Sciences. This session is free, but preregistration is required.

  • Say Yes to FCS State Action Teams: FCS Educator Day Planning

    Say Yes to FCS State Action Teams are working to help recruit, prepare and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in their states. Here we will share ideas, network and make plans for this years FCS Educator Day! This session is open to adviser and student attendees.

  • Stand Up Advocacy Rally

    Stand Up for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education during the 2020 National Leadership Conference by joining FCCLA members and supporters for the Stand Up Advocacy Rally on Capitol Hill. FCCLA's Stand Up Advocacy Rally gives attendees the opportunity to participate in FCCLA's new National Program, Stand Up, where they can use their voice to create change. 

    There will be a sign-making area at NLC equipped with all of the necessary supplies needed to create a sign to carry at the Stand Up Advocacy Rally. Attire for this event is casual, but attendees are encouraged to put on their best official FCCLA red and meet on Capitol Hill. Following the Stand Up Advocacy Rally, state officers will meet with congressional representatives from their state. State officers and participants with scheduled Hill Visit appointments should wear the FCCLA uniform.

    Visit the Tours & Special Events page to learn more!

  • Spotlight on Projects and Star Events

    Spotlight on Projects and STAR Events is your chance to get a closer look at outstanding national program and STAR event projects from chapters around the nation. If you are interested in showcasing a project from your chapter, complete the sign up form by Friday, May 1, 2020.

  • State STAR Event Recognition Sessions

    Attend your state’s STAR Event recognition session to be awarded your STAR Event medal.

  • State Hill Day Reflections

    Gather with fellow FCCLA leaders from other states to share your experiences advocating on Capitol Hill. What takeaways do you have, what lessons did you learn, and how can you continue to advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education once returning home.

  • State Meetings

    Meet with others from your state delegation to kickoff NLC and caucus to vote for the 2020-2021 National Executive Council!

  • State Officer Training/Networking

    In this two-part series, FCCLA State Officers will network and explore ideas with other state officers, connect with their National Networks, and develop leadership skills to enhance their state officer experience. Preregistration is required.

  • Youth Networking

    A fun opportunity to sharpen your networking skills with FCCLA members from across the country. Be sure to bring your energy and enthusiasm along for the ultimate networking experience!

Adviser Sessions

  • Alumni & Associates Reception

    All 2020 graduates and Alumni & Associate members are invited to join us at the A&A reception. Learn about the benefits of being a member and network with fellow alumni. Preregistration is required and there is no additional fee.

  • AAFCS Professional Certification Training

    Paper Based testing registration has been set up for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference for July, 2019.  The deadline for candidates to register is June 1, 2020.  Candidates are eligible to register for one of the four exams:

    • Family and Consumer Sciences - Composite Exam
    • Human Development & Family Studies Concentration Exam
    • Personal and Family Finance Educator Exam
    • Nutrition and Wellness Educator Exam

    Upon passing the exam, candidates will be eligible to apply for the national professional credential/designation (additional application and fee required).  Below are the online registration details and link to the test registration form:

    Online Registration Details:
    Event:  FCCLA National Leadership Conference (July 2020)
    Test Administration Date:  Wednesday, July 8 (afternoon 3:00 – 6:30 PM)
    Registration Exam Fee: $95
    Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020

    Click link below to access the online test registration form. You will be prompted to log in or create a MyAAFCS account to register.

  • Adviser Academy

    The FCCLA Adviser Academy is a five-track certificate program for FCCLA national recognition. This academy is open to any adviser with fewer than five years of experience, including recent university graduates. Application and pre-registration required.

  • Adviser Professional Development Sessions "Adviser Talks"

    Chapter and state advisers seeking professional development can find FCCLA-specific sessions on a range of topics presented by the National Consultant Team, National Executive Council Advisers, FCCLA exhibitors, and partners.

  • Adviser Refresh Lounge

    All advisers are welcome to take a break between sessions, network with other passionate FCCLA advisers, and leave feeling refreshed!

  • Adviser-to-Adviser

    State advisers are asked to appoint two chapter advisers from their state to complete this training presented by National Consultant Team members at the National Leadership Conference. This train-the-trainer session will give chapter advisers the tools and information needed to present FCCLA workshops at the state level.

  • Competitive Events Volunteer Opportunities

    Share your FCS professional knowledge as a STAR Event or FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl volunteer. Email competitiveevents@fcclainc.org to learn more.

  • EXPO, Red Talks & Culinary Demos

    Venture through FCCLA’s EXPO and connect with exhibitors and FCCLA partners to learn helpful information on career options, educational resources, fundraiser ideas, and training opportunities available.

    Select exhibitors, members and partners will present FCCLA Red Talks and Culinary Demos—throughout EXPO 2020.

  • First Time NLC Attendee Orientation

    First time at NLC? This session will help you navigate the in’s and out’s of NLC and learn about all the opportunities available as you begin NLC 2020 in Washington, D.C.!  Preregistration is required and there is no additional fee.

  • National Association of Parliamentarians Membership Exam

    FCCLA members and advisers interested in a student National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) membership are invited to take the Registered Parliamentarian Exam onsite at NLC. Cost is $21 plus your state NAP dues. Sign up to take the exam when you regiser for the conference. Payment will be collected onsite at time of the exam.

  • National STAR Events Finalists Recognition Session

    Celebrate with national STAR Events finalists who have earned a top three ranking in their event!

  • Newcomers Session

    National FCCLA is offering scholarships to cover the cost of NLC registration for college students interested in becoming FCCLA advisers. In addition to all of the adviser professional development available at NLC, Newcomers scholarship recipients will also attend a unique Newcomers sessions designed to provide training on starting a chapter, developing a integrated program, adviser management skills, and valuable networking to help navigate a successful future as FCS educators and FCCLA advisers.

    Nominations from teacher educators should be emailed or postmarked by May 31, 2020.  Please check with students to secure their commitment before submitting applications. 

  • New State Advisers Training

    This special training is for State Advisers with less than four years of experience.  Pre-Registration is required.  New(er) State Advisers should attend this session to learn from experienced state advisers how to make sure their state has a successful experience at the National Leadership Conference.

  • Professional Development Units and Continuing Education Units

    Certificates of Professional Development Units (PDUs) for individuals seeking continued certification through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) will be available onsite. All participating individuals certified in Family and Consumer Sciences are responsible for complying with AAFCS requirements regarding annual reporting. Certificates of completion will be available at the FCCLA Registration Desk.

    Up to 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be available to advisers through professional development opportunities. Advisers must use the FCCLA365 mobile app to verify session attendance and apply for CEU's.

  • Say Yes to FCS State Action Teams: FCS Educator Day Planning

    Say Yes to FCS State Action Teams are working to help recruit, prepare and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in their states. Here we will share ideas, network and make plans for this years FCS Educator Day! This session is open to adviser and student attendees.

  • ServSafe Training and Exam

    Training and Exam

    ServSafe is a food safety training program developed by the National Restaurant Association that will prepare culinary educators to teach the ServSafe curriculum in their classroom.  This 5-hour training session will help prepare you to take the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam (included with training registration). ServSafe Manager book is included with registration and will be sent to attendees prior to the conference as a preparation and study resource. Register with your NLC registration in the FCCLA portal.

    Exam Only

    For those who are already certified in ServSafe Management and want to renew without re-taking the training. You must provide proof of certification at the start of the session. Register with your NLC registration in the FCCLA portal.

  • Stand Up Advocacy Rally

    Stand Up for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education during the 2020 National Leadership Conference by joining FCCLA members and supporters for the Stand Up Advocacy Rally on Capitol Hill. FCCLA's Stand Up Advocacy Rally gives attendees the opportunity to participate in FCCLA's new National Program, Stand Up, where they can use their voice to create change. 

    There will be a sign-making area at NLC equipped with all of the necessary supplies needed to create a sign to carry at the Stand Up Advocacy Rally. Attire for this event is casual, but attendees are encouraged to put on their best official FCCLA red and meet on Capitol Hill. Following the Stand Up Advocacy Rally, state officers will meet with congressional representatives from their state. State officers and participants with scheduled Hill Visit appointments should wear the FCCLA uniform. 

    Visit the Tours & Special Events page to learn more!

  • State STAR Event Recognition Sessions

    Attend your state’s STAR Event recognition session to support your members as they receive their STAR Events medals.

  • State Adviser NLC Launch

    State Advisers are invited to attend this special NLC Launch to receive the latest details about the conference and seek answers to questions they may have about the conference.

  • State Adviser Reception

    State Advisers are invited to this special reception to celebrate their work and the start of the National Leadership Conference.

  • State & Chapter Adviser Roundtables

    Share ideas and find innovative resources from the experts, fellow FCCLA advisers, state advisers, and alumni. Join us in getting inspired with national programs, Competitive Events, chapter management, and more!

  • State Hill Day Reflections

    Gather with fellow FCCLA leaders from other states to share your experiences advocating on Capitol Hill. What takeaways do you have, what lessons did you learn, and how can you continue to advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education once returning home.

  • State Meetings

    Meet with others from your state delegation to kickoff NLC and caucus to vote for the 2020-2021 National Executive Council!

Guest Sessions

  • First Time NLC Attendee Orientation

    First time at NLC? This session will help you navigate the in’s and out’s of NLC and learn about all the opportunities available to you and your students!

  • EXPO, Red Talks & Culinary Demos

    Venture through FCCLA’s EXPO and connect with exhibitors and FCCLA partners to learn helpful information on career options, educational resources, fundraiser ideas, and training opportunities available.

    Select exhibitors, members and partners will present FCCLA Red Talks and Culinary Demos—throughout EXPO 2020.

  • Guests Session

    Network with other guests and chaperones and learn ways to further your involvement and knowledge of FCCLA while attending NLC and beyond.

  • National STAR Events Finalists Recognition Session

    Celebrate with national STAR Events finalists who have earned a top three ranking in their event!

  • Stand Up Advocacy Rally

    Stand Up for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education during the 2020 National Leadership Conference by joining FCCLA members and supporters for the Stand Up Advocacy Rally on Capitol Hill. FCCLA's Stand Up Advocacy Rally gives attendees the opportunity to participate in FCCLA's new National Program, Stand Up, where they can use their voice to create change. 

    There will be a sign-making area at NLC equipped with all of the necessary supplies needed to create a sign to carry at the Stand Up Advocacy Rally. Attire for this event is casual, but attendees are encouraged to put on their best official FCCLA red and meet on Capitol Hill. Following the Stand Up Advocacy Rally, state officers will meet with congressional representatives from their state. State officers and participants with scheduled Hill Visit appointments should wear the FCCLA uniform.

    Visit the Tours & Special Events page to learn more!

  • STAR Event Volunteer Opportunities

    Learn more about FCCLA’s STAR Events as well as share your industry experience and professional knowledge to help students strengthen their real world skills by becoming a STAR Events volunteer. Email competitiveevents@fcclainc.org to learn more.

  • State STAR Event Recognition Sessions

    Attend your state’s STAR Event recognition session to support your members as they receive their STAR Events medals.

General Sessions

  • Opening General Session

    Join us as we kick off the National Leadership Conference with the National Executive Council.  Key events occurring during this session include:

    • Presentation of Awards
    • National Program Updates
  • Business Session

    The National Executive Council conducts the official business of the organization, reporting on key topics to all members and facilitates the vote on proposed motions from the Board of Directors. All attendees are welcome to attend. The National Board of Directors has approved a bylaw amendment proposal for the membership to consider and vote on at the Business Meeting that will occur at the National Leadership Conference.

  • Recognition Session

    Join the National Executive Council and peers from across the nation to celebrate the successes of outstanding accomplishments of fellow members, advisers, and chapters.  The FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Finals will start the session. You won’t want to miss FCCLA’s 3rd annual Fashion Show showcasing designs from talented FCCLA youth members! Key events occurring during this session include:

    • FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Finals
    • National Program Award Winners
    • Adviser Awards
    • Membership Awards
    • FCCLA Fashion Show
  • National STAR Events Finalists Recognition Session

    Celebrate with national STAR Events finalists who have earned a top three ranking in their event!

  • Closing General Session

    Close out the conference by recognizing our scholarship and other award recipients, say farewell to the 2019-2020 National Executive Council and welcome the incoming 2020-2021 National Executive Council.

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