2022 FBLA Collegiate
Career Connections Conference

Omaha, Nebraska

November 3-5

Conference Registration Fees

  • Member Fee: $75.00
  • Adviser & Chaperone Fee: $75.00
Registration for Career Connections in Omaha, NE is now closed.

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2022: Registration Opens

  • October 19, 2022: Registration & Housing Deadline
    *If a Purchase Order is used, payment for that PO must be received prior to the conference start date.

Important Conference Information

Click each tab below for important conference information.

Features and Benefits of Attending

The FBLA Collegiate Career Connections Conference is a fast paced, high-impact program focused on connecting talented individuals with leading employers. This is not just a meet and greet conference, it’s about getting what it takes to succeed in a challenging job market—interviewing techniques, building your personal brand, and navigating your early career.

  • Hear from young professionals regarding what to expect as you search for a job and after you land a job
  • Receive tips and tricks from executive level leadership
  • Network with both members of the business community and like-minded students from around the country
  • Refine your personal brand with resume reviews
  • Leave with a professional headshot that can be used on your LinkedIn or resume 

Additional Program Highlights

  • Tour Gallup’s Omaha office and other local businesses
  • Prep for the real world by competing in case study competitions 
  • Explore the Omaha Zoo – America’s largest zoo!

Registration Fees

Registration Fee: $75.00

Registration Dates:

  • Registration Opens:  September 15, 2022
  • Registration Closes:  October 19, 2022

Payment Instructions

  • Payment Options: Credit card, check, or purchase order.
  • Payment Deadline: October 19, 2022

*If a purchase order is used, payment for that PO must be received prior to the conference start date.

Payment by Check: 

All checks should be made payable to FBLA and mailed to the address below:

Future Business Leaders of America, Inc.
PO Box 79063
Baltimore, MD 21279

Confirmation E-Mail

Please confirm that the attendee information on the Order Confirmation email which was sent to you immediately after completing the registration process is correct. If you find an error, please email Robert Smothers, rsmothers@fbla.org with all change requests by October 19, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

Please email Robert Smothers, rsmothers@fbla.org, with all refund and/or cancellation requests by October 19,2022. A 50% penalty will be applied if you cancel before October 19, 2022. There will be no refunds after October 19,2022.

Hotel Options

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown
1212 Suming Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hotel Rate: $110 per night

Reservation Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=OMADNHX&groupCode=CHHFBL&arrivaldate=2022-11-03&departuredate=2022-11-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Reservation Deadline: October 19, 2022

Additional Notes:
  • Breakfast: Included
  • Shuttle: No shuttle available
  • Parking: $10 per night
DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown
1616 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hotel Rate: $129 per night

Reservation Link: www.my-event.hilton.com/omah-dt-fbl-9036b018-3723-427c-a077-31974de0399f/

Reservation Deadline: October 19, 2022

Additional Notes:
  • Breakfast: Included
  • Shuttle: Free shuttle within 4 miles of hotel (includes airport, Gallup, and zoo)
  • Parking: $10 per night
Hilton Garden Inn
1005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hotel Rate: $115 (single)/$120 (double)/$125 (triple)/ $130 (quad) per night

Reservation Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=OMADMGI&groupCode=MID&arrivaldate=2022-11-03&departuredate=2022-11-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Reservation Deadline: October 19, 2022

Additional Notes:
  • Breakfast: Included
  • Shuttle: No shuttle
  • Parking: $15 per night


November 3rd & 5th
1001 Gallup Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

November 4th
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium 

3701 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68107


Any attendees that will not have a vehicle during the conference should book at the DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown. This hotel is the only hotel that will have shuttle service to the conference venues.


United Airlines is the official airline partner for the 2022 National Fall Leadership Conferences.  Take advantage of discounts by clicking the link below or calling the United Meeting Reservations Desk at (800) 426-1122 and reference discount code ZKE5881732.

Flights must be booked into Orlando. Be sure that your destination airport is listed as MCO when reserving online to use the discount code.

United Meeting Reservation Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST

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Downloadable Schedule of Events

Full Schedule of Events (PDF)

Schedule of Events


1:30 – 2:30 PM    Business Tours

3:00 – 3:30 PM    Check-In at Gallup

3:30 – 5:30 PM    Professional Development Rotations (Resume Reviews, Leadership Panels, & Tours of Gallup)

5:30 – 7:00 PM    Networking Event at Gallup 


8:30 – 9:00 AM     Check-In

9:00 – 2:30 PM   Professional Development Workshops & Panels

  • Personal Branding Workshop
  • Ask the Recruiters Panel (Land the Job)
  • Ask the Professionals Panel (After You’re Hired)
  • Young Professionals Panel
  • Networking Breaks
  • Lunch with Round Table Discussions

2:30 – 6:00 PM    Team Scavenger Hunt at the Zoo

7:00 – 9:00 PM    Optional Social


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Professional Headshots & Career Fair

8:30 – 11:00 AM   Case Study Competition

11:30 – 12:00 PM    Presentation of Awards

NEW – Case Competitions

Something new and exciting is being offered at the 2022 Career Connections Conferences!  FBLA Collegiate members attending either of the conferences will have the opportunity to sign up and participate in one of three case competitions.  The areas of focus for the case competitions are:

Members can sign up to compete in one of the three case competitions when registering for the Career Connections Conference.

Members must have registered for the Career Connections Conference and paid the registration fee in order to participate.

Members who sign up to participate in a case competition will be randomly placed into teams of two to four members with all team members being from different states, if possible.

  • If there are drops once teams are created the remaining team members (or individual) can still present at the Career Connections Conference.

After registration for the case competitions closes on October 19, teams will be randomly assigned on October 20.  Teams will be notified via email with regard to who is assigned to each team, and the case study will be released in that same email on October 21.

To view the teams and schedule for the Accounting Case Study Competition, click here

To view the teams and schedule for the Finance Cast Study Competition, click here

To view the teams and schedule for the Hospitality Management Case Study Competition, click here

Teams will have until the Career Connections Conference to develop their presentation based on the case study.  Teams will be randomly scheduled to present.

Teams will have 10 minutes to present their case study recommendations.

  • Team members must provide their own laptops/devices for the presentation.
  • Team members will have five minutes to set up their equipment before the 10-minute presentation starts.
  • Projectors will be made available, which will have an HDMI connection. Teams are not required to use the projectors.  (It will be necessary to supply your own adapters if another type of connection is needed.)
  • After 10 minutes, the timekeeper will let team members know their time is up, and the judges will move into the Q&A portion of the presentation.
  • There will be a five-minute Q&A at the conclusion of the 10-minute presentation.
  • Other presentation materials may be brought into the presentation, but no materials can be left with the judges.

A panel of judges will evaluate each case study and awards will be presented to the top five teams for each case study.

The case competitions will be open to audience members.  Competitors are allowed to be an audience member only after they have completed their presentations.

November 3rd & 5th (@ Gallup)

Attendees should dress in business professional.

November 4th (@ Omaha Zoo)

Attendees should dress in busines casual with comfortable shoes.

UNO vs UND Hockey Game

Join fellow FBLA members as the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s hockey team takes on the University of North Dakota.

Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own tickets and identifying their own transportation for this event.

Use promo code FBLA for discounted tickets in FBLA’s block.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Need help?

For questions about conference registration, please contact Robert Smothers at rsmothers@fbla.org

For all other questions, please contact Gayle Robinson at grobinson@fbla.org or Jennifer Claus at jennifer_claus@gallup.com