NFLC FAQ’s2021-10-05T06:37:22-07:00
2021 NATIONAL FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Why was the NFLC in Orlando canceled?2021-10-05T06:29:19-07:00

The decision to cancel this event was determined due to low initial registration as well as ongoing chapter registrant cancelations.  

While we are working diligently toward a return to a “new normal,” the pandemic continues to impact authorized student travel outside of the school site, school district and state to in-person events. 

I would like to transfer my registration from Orlando to Milwaukee, what do I need to do?2021-10-05T06:30:07-07:00

Prior to October 19, please send an email to rsmothers@fbla.org with the following information: 

  1. In the subject line, please list your school name and state along with NFLC Transfer.  Example: Central HS, KY NFLC Transfer 
  2. Formally request that your attendees registered for the Orlando NFLC be added to the Milwaukee NFLC. 

As you send this email, make sure to: 

  • Indicate of any student/guest/adviser who cannot attend the new dates so that their full cancelation can be processed. 
  • Be aware that a new invoice and registration notices will be automatically generated.  Payments made for the Orlando conference will be manually added after the transfer is complete and will not show on the initial emails but will be confirmed prior to the conference. 
  • Cancelation after October 19 will only be possible with a written statement from a school administrator on district letterhead. 
How long will the transfer take?2021-10-05T06:30:49-07:00

Depending on the volume of requests, the transfer could take up to one week from the initial email. 

My chapter will not be able to transfer our attendance to Milwaukee. How can we fully cancel our registration?2021-10-05T06:31:37-07:00

If your chapter is not able to or does not wish to transfer your attendance to Milwaukee, you may request full cancelation by emailing Robert Smothers at rsmothers@fbla.org 

  1. In the subject line, please list your school name and state along with NFLC Cancelation.  Example: Central HS, KY NFLC Cancelation 
  2. Formally request that your attendees canceled from all NFLC conferences this fall. 

Refunds for any payments received will be processed after October 19 and the official close of the NFLC registration window.  

  • If payments were made via credit card, that same card will be refunded. It may take up to 30 days to process all credit card refunds.   
  • If payments were made by check, a check will be written back to your chapter.  This may take up to 30 days to process. 
  • If you know you are going to cancel and a check has not processed from your school, it may be easier to cancel the PO/check process at the school or district level. 

 

I would like a refund of my chapter’s Orlando NFLC registration. What is the process?2021-10-05T06:32:20-07:00

After October 19 and the window to transfer to the Milwaukee NFLC closes, we will automatically cancel registrations for the Orlando conference and refund payments made.   

  • If payments were made via credit card, that same card will be refunded. It may take up to 30 days to process all credit card refunds.   
  • If payments were made by check, a check will be written back to your chapter.  This may take up to 30 days to process. 
  • If you know you are going to cancel and a check has not processed from your school, it may be easier to cancel the PO/check process at the school or district level. 
Will the NFLC in Milwaukee be canceled?2021-10-05T06:32:56-07:00

FBLA-PBL is committed to hosting an NFLC in Milwaukee. Unless the CDC, President, Governor of Wisconsin, Mayor of Milwaukee, or Wisconsin Department of Health limit gatherings or change in-person protocols that would impact our event, this conference is moving forward as planned. 

Will our room reservations be canceled?2021-10-05T06:33:31-07:00

The hotel block at the Hilton is being canceled.  Your chapter will not be under any financial obligation to rooms officially tied to the conference and booked through the conference links.  

If your chapter is planning to travel to Orlando despite the NFLC cancelation, you will need to rebook lodging. 

Is the agenda/programming the same in Milwaukee as Orlando?2021-10-05T06:34:05-07:00

The general format of the conference is the same with the same keynote speaker and featured workshop leader, Patty Hendrickson. Business World is a piece of the Milwaukee conference that is a bit different than what was planned in Orlando. 

Will COVID protocols be in place in Milwaukee?2021-10-05T06:34:39-07:00

Yes.  A mask requirement will in place during conference activities.  Social distancing will be observed.  Vaccination for those eligible prior to attendance is encouraged.  Each attendee will be required to have a signed release. 

How do we recover the cost of transportation?2021-10-05T06:35:11-07:00

FBLA-PBL is not responsible for any transportation costs that chapters/individuals incur for conferences.  Many airlines are waving fees and may offer refunds or allow tickets to be applied to future flights.  

Our Meetings & Logistics Consultant, Shari Weinstein can assist with wording in helping with any bus or other transportation contracts that are in place for this conference.  To reach Shari and request assistance, please email sweinstein@fbla.org.