2022 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

2022 FBLA-Middle Level National Leadership Conference (NLC)
Competitive Events Information

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Annual Chapter Activities Presentation event will not require preliminary rounds of competition. Therefore, the performances for this event will go straight to final round competition. The final round of competition will be held on June 29 starting at 12:30 p.m. Please scroll to the Timeline section of this page, to see the updated schedules for FBLA-Middle Level competitive events.
Because COVID factors into decisions that we make at NLC, we are instituting a policy of no hand shaking. In particular, members should not shake hands with judges during competitions. This is for the safety of everyone at NLC. Judges will be instructed not to shake hands and not to let this affect how they rate any competitor.

Open Events are a series of objective tests that anyone registered for the NLC can take part in.  No pre-qualification is required.  FBLA offers six open events each year, and FBLA-Middle Level offers four open events each year. The tests offered change from year to year.  At NLC, each member can take one open event test.  They are scheduled for July 1, and there is a link to this year’s tests in the Timeline section at the bottom of this page.

Cafeteria-style seating

Cafeteria-style seating will be instituted during online testing at NLC. This means that as members start to line up for their assigned testing session, they will be allowed to go in and take their test if seats are available.

Can I bring my own device?
Members will be allowed to bring their own device for online testing, which enables them to use a device they are familiar with. Laptops will be supplied if needed.

Competitive event prize checks (given to the top three competitors/teams in each competition) will now be mailed after the NLC to the address(es) provided at registration.

REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO COMPETING

  • Each competitor (and/or local adviser) is responsible for the following:
    • Reading and following the competitive event guidelines that are found in the FBLA-ML Competitive Event Guidelines document.
    • Reading and agreeing to abide by the Honor Code for the 2022 National Leadership Conference.  Each competitor must check the box on the 2022 NLC registration form that indicates they agree to comply with the Honor Code.
    • All local advisers must reach out to their state adviser providing the information as to which members who qualified for national competition will be competing at NLC. Please check with your state adviser for the best process in sharing this information.
    • All local advisers should reach out to their state adviser to confirm that their members have been properly registered for their competitive event(s).
  • Competitors must have registered for NLC and paid conference registration to be eligible to compete.

FIELDING COMPETITORS

  • All competitors will have to go through their state’s process to qualify for competitive events.
  • FBLA-PBL will be holding a separate open events program that any member who has registered/paid for NLC can participate in. Please use the link in the Timeline below to see which open events are being offered.

ELIGIBILITY

  • An FBLA-Middle Level member may participate in one (1) event.
  • Any member who competed at any previous NLC, should note that all FBLA-PBL established guidelines regarding repeat competitors are in place for the 2022 NLC.

TIMELINE

May 10, 2022 All competitive event registrations must be completed by state advisers
No new competitive event entries can be added after this deadline, only substitutions to existing, registered teams
June 7, 2022 Deadline to make any final drops or team member substitutions for existing, registered teams
June 29, 2022 First day of competitive events—click here for scheduled events
June 30, 2022 Second day of competitive events—click here for scheduled events
July 1, 2022 Last day of competitive events—click here for scheduled events
July 1, 2022 All open events—click here for scheduled events
July 1, 2022 Awards of Excellence Ceremony, #1—click here for list of events being awarded
July 2, 2022 Awards of Excellence Ceremony, #2—click here for list of events being awarded
After NLC Competitive event prize checks sent to winners
After NLC Competitive event winners published in Tomorrow’s Business Leader (TBL) NLC Special Edition – online