NEW FOR 2022:  ALL ATTENDEES MUST SELECT A TRACK AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. TRACK DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

2022 FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference

Orlando, Florida

Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32819

November 18-19

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2022

Conference Registration Fees

  • Member Fee: $100.00
  • Adviser & Chaperone Fee: $100.00
Registration not available onsite.

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2022: Registration & Housing Open
  • 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.

Pre-Checklist

In order to successfully register for the conference, you will need the following information for EACH attendee that you are planning to register:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address – please use a personal email address to ensure students are able to receive conference communications!

  • Student Track Selection (see below for conference tracks)

    *NEW FOR 2022! Please be prepared to select a track for each attendee at time of registration.

  • Special Accommodation & Dietary Requests
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Registration Instructions

Important Conference Information

Click the tabs below for more important information.

Features and Benefits of Attending

This event is an opportunity for students to participate in motivational general sessions, professional development, and career planning workshops.

Program Highlights:

  • Conference Tracks – All students will have the opportunity to hone their business skills in an area of interest to them. During registration, students will register to deep dive into one of the following tracks:
    • Business World
    • Can You Hear Me? Communication & Culture Redefined
    • Design for Delight
    • Leadership
    • Making the Sale
    • Success in FBLA Middle School
    • New Adviser Academy
    • Returning Adviser Academy
  • Professional Development Breakout Sessions – In addition to the deep-dives into a specific business skill, students will have the opportunity to develop professionally through additional breakout session including leadership trainings, workshops with college admission officers, roundtable discussions with other student leaders, and more!

Other program highlights include: 

  • Formal and informal networking with other like-minded students from around the country
  • Visit with college admissions officers
  • Enjoy dedicated time to explore the cities and area attractions
  • (Optional) Saturday Afternoon – Spend an afternoon at Disney World!
Registration not available onsite.
Registration Fees

Registration Fee: $100.00
*Both members and advisers must pay the registration fee.

Registration Dates:

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

*NEW FOR 2022! Please be prepared to select a track for each attendee at time of registration.

*Registration fee covers all conference sessions, conference expo hall, and lunch on Friday.
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 Accommodations

Hilton Orlando  
6001 Destination Pkwy 
Orlando, FL 32819 

Hotel Rate: $186.75 per night (this rate includes taxes and fees)

Instructions for Booking

Hotel Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/NationalFallLeadership

*If booking 5 or more rooms please email ORLOC-Reservations@hilton.com for assistance. Please make sure to reference FBLA 2022 NFLC in your email.

NOTE: Hotel rooms are available in the FBLA block from Wednesday to Saturday. Any requests outside of that time period are subject to availability and current rates.

A credit card will be required to make a reservation. This card is held as a guarantee and will not be charged unless the reservation is cancelled inside the cancellation window (three days prior to arrival) or the guest arrives after the scheduled 6:00 PM day of arrival time.

If you are paying with the credit card used to guarantee the reservation, the card holder must be present with the card at check in otherwise a credit card authorization form must be filled out by the card holder and on file with the hotel prior to check in.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

4:00-6:00 PM   Early Check-In

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

7:30-8:30 AM   Conference Check-In

8:30-9:15 AM   Opening General Session

9:30-5:00 PM   Skill-Based Tracks

  • Tracks are designed for attendees to specialize in a business skill of their choice
  • Attendees will select a track during registration
  • Each track will have a designated time to eat lunch (provided) & visit the expo hall

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

8:00 AM-12:00 PM   Breakout Sessions and Expo Hall

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions including networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and visit the expo hall.

12:00-12:45 PM   Closing General Session

1:00-5:00 PM    Explore the city!

Skill-Based Tracks (Friday)

All attendees will choose to hone their business skills in a specific area of interest to them by selecting a track during the registration process.

Tracks will take place on Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

NOTE: All tracks have a maximum capacity and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Member Tracks (Students)

Business World (In partnership with Wisconsin Business World)

Through fun and engaging hands-on activities and dynamic speakers and guests, students will be challenged to innovate and lead as they create, build and run a business from the ground up. We pack the session with transferable skills that will help students as they think about and plan for their future careers and give them some tools to help them be successful in their school careers, too!

Can You Hear Me? Communication & Culture Redefined (In partnership with BCollier Speaks)

A necessary tool in every leader’s toolkit must be communication. Though we all have different styles of communicating, what we say, how we say it, and even when we say it, matters no matter the size of your organization or team. Communication is the essential bridge that connects what you offer to the needs of others. This leadership track will explore the aspects of all communication from where you communicate to how to convince your team to speak the same language of your culture. You will find not only your voice but how to adjust the volume of your voice to fit your audience.

Design for Delight (In partnership with Intuit’s Innovation Catalyst)

Did you know design thinking is one of today’s most in-demand skills? During this track, students will learn real-world skills, collaborate with teammates, and create innovative solutions using Intuit’s Design for Delight method to design a solution that makes a positive impact in their FBLA chapters.

Leadership (In partnership with Lead4Change)

The time is right for you to lead! Join us for a fun interactive experience designed to develop the leadership skills needed to create positive changes in your FBLA chapter and in your community.  You will learn how to work with community leaders and make change happen for the greater good.  Learn Leadership skills for life:  Start by Leading your chapter to greatness with Lead4Change.

Making the Sale (In partnership with the March of Dimes)

Leveraging our long-standing history of peer to peer fundraising and sales strategy, this track will be focused on sales and leadership skills students can use in the business world with March of Dimes as the case study of how to pitch.  This fast paced and fun track will help you to discover the opportunities and build out the entrepreneurial spirit. We will coach you in finding your why and telling your story. This session will help you to build out the donor benefits and selling them and teach you to make the ask and engage to a positive close on the sale. Opportunity to learn overall presentation skills and learn to summarize and deliver the sale with use of research and resources. The session will teach students through real life scenarios ways to grow their leadership and sales skills. It will be an interactive track with small groups, role playing and time to work together to build out sales plans and leadership skills.

Success in FBLA Middle School (In partnership with the FBLA High School National Officer Team)

*Designed for FBLA Middle School Members

Advance your FBLA journey with new opportunities for leadership growth. The FBLA Middle School track will be an opportunity for students to understand the fundamentals of leadership, communication, and FBLA. The High School National Officer team will teach students to become competent members through interactive opportunities and presentations. The day will consist of workshops strengthening confidence, teamworking, and leadership skills. Students will also get a chance to take part in fun activities like a tower building and public speaking!

Adviser Tracks

New Adviser Academy (Brought to you by the FBLA National Center)

This academy will introduce new advisers (0 to 5 Years in  Experience) to tools to enter and manage the database, how they can leverage member engagement and educational programs to boost their membership, tips for working with competitive events, developing a program of work, and tips for overall local chapter success.

Returning Adviser Academy (In partnership with the National Business Educators Association)

Teachers need a fun and engaging ways to be reminded of tips and tricks that make the most of their time with students and contribute to healthy and sustaining career in teaching.  This track, offered in partnership with the National Business Education Association, shares insightful tips, tricks, research, and just fun experiences that will help you enjoy your life and work as a business educator.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Hilton Orlando  
6001 Destination Pkwy 
Orlando, FL 32819 

AIRLINE DISCOUNTS

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

Book Online

SHUTTLES TO/FROM AIRPORT

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis and taxi vans are available from Level one without a reservation for an approximate cost of $40.00 – $45.00 each way. To make a reservation please call 407-422-4222.

MEARS EXCLUSIVE SERVICE

Enjoy the convenience of being met at the airport by a Mears Representative and transferred via your own vehicle directly to the Hilton Orlando.  To make a reservation please visit our website at www.mears.com.

  • Lincoln Town Car (2-3 passengers) –  $104.00 to hotel / $86.00 from hotel
  • SUV (3-5 passengers) –  $130.00 to hotel / $112.00 from hotel
  • Luxury Van (6-7 passengers) –  $130.00 to hotel / $112.00 from hotel

For groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flight, please call Peggy Nance at 407-254-0412.

Dress Code

All attendees should wear business attire during conference sessions. More information can be found here.

Dining

Friday Lunch

A lunch buffet will be available on Friday for all attendees at no additional cost.

All Other Meals

Attendees are responsible for all other meals. Suggestions for local dining options will be provided in October.

VISIT DISNEY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON!

*This is an optional activity. All attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements including park tickets and travel arrangements.

As an NFLC attendee, you have access to special Theme Park tickets and advance purchase savings with an added BONUS on multi-day tickets for you and your travel party. Come for the conference, then stay to experience the fun. There’s so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort that you won’t want to miss!

Tickets AFTER 1 PM PARK TICKET

Admission to one Walt Disney World Theme Park after 1:00 p.m. for one day. Choose from: Magic Kingdom Park OR EPCOT OR Disney’s Hollywood Studios OR Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Tickets TWILIGHT PARK TICKET

Admission to one Walt Disney World Theme Park after 5:00 p.m. for one day. Choose from: Magic Kingdom Park OR EPCOT OR Disney’s Hollywood Studios OR Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Click here to learn more and book tickets.

Need help?

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

For questions about hotel accommodations, please contact Shari Weinstein as sweinstein@fbla.org.

For all other questions, please contact Gayle Robinson at grobinson@fbla.org.

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