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

Schedule at a Glance coming soon!

Member Sessions

  • Exhibit Expo & Red Talks

    More info coming soon!

  • 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. Application coming soon!

  • FCS Advocacy Rally

    More info coming soon!

  • First Time NLC Attendee Orientation

    First time at NLC? Learn all about the opportunities NLC has to offer. There will be one session for advisers and one for youth that will take place at the same time. Preregistration is required and there is no additional fee.

  • Leadership Academy: The FCCLA Covey Way

    Using the Franklin Covey Leader in Me® materials, 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 non-refundable $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 Leader in Me® 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

    More info coming soon!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • STAR Event Recognition Sessions

    More info coming soon!

  • STAR Events Scholarship Reception

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  • State Hill Day Reflections

    More info coming soon!

  • State Meetings

    More info coming soon!

  • 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.

  • Teen Talks

    Engage in interactive workshops from FCCLA members across the country and bring exciting new ideas back home to your chapter. See the latest in innovative chapter projects, successful fundraisers, and FCCLA opportunities.

  • Youth Networking

    More info coming soon!

Adviser Sessions

  • 1st 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!

  • AAFCS Professional Certification Training

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

    • Family and Consumer Sciences - Composite Exam
    • Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Science Concentration Exam
    • Human Development & Family Studies Concentration Exam
    • Personal and Family Finance Educator Exam
    • Nutrition and Wellness Educator Exam
  • 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.

  • 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

    More info coming soon!

  • 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.

  • Exhibits Expo & Red Talks

    More info coming soon!

  • FCS Advocacy Rally

    More info coming soon!

  • 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 three 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.

    Newcomers Session application coming soon!

  • 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. A CEU form must be purchased with registration for verification of attendance.

  • 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.

  • STAR Event Recognition Sessions

    More info coming soon!

  • 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

    More info coming soon!

  • State Meetings

    More info coming soon!

Guest & Chaperone Sessions

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
  • General Session: STAR Events Awards

    Celebrate with STAR Event competitors and recognize the top finishers in selected events. Separate award sessions are offered for:

    • Southern Region
    • Central Region
    • North Atlantic & Pacific Regions
    • Selected Individual State Sessions
  • 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.

Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.