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Welcome Back to FBLA–Here’s What To Expect!

By September 13, 2017Travel Tips
Prepare for your 2017-2018 FBLA conferences!

The school year has arrived, and you know what that means: FBLA! As the year starts, it’s important to be aware of all the FBLA-PBL conferences so you can properly prepare.

The 2017-2018 school year is going to be a busy one, so make sure to grab your pencils, open up your calendars, and make note of the dates below.

FBLA Leadership Conferences – Fall 2017

The fall 2017 leadership conferences are going to be held in Buffalo, New York from November 3rd-4th, St. Louis, Missouri from November 10th-11th, and lastly, in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 17th-18th.

These conferences are the perfect place to compete, make connections, and to attend workshops.  


FBLA Leadership Conferences – Spring 2018

Don’t forget to attend your State Leadership Conference as well! The winners from the state level get the chance to compete at the national conferences. These usually take place in the spring, so make sure to check with the state advisor for details.


FBLA Leadership Conferences – Summer 2018

Make sure to pencil in the Summer 2018 National Leadership Conferences as well! The FBLA conference will be held from June 28th to July 1st in Baltimore, Maryland.

This conference “has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving a national ranking.” Make sure to add this to your list!



fbla student conference 2017


FBLA Conference Event Changes

When you’re looking at the conferences, be aware that FBLA has revised their events, which we copied here for your convenience! Scroll through and stay updated.

Event: 3-D Animation

What changed?: This is a prejudged project where the team or individual must create an informational video on how to get a job.


Event: Broadcast Journalism

What changed?: In this event, the individual or team must write and present a 7-minute news broadcast on the weekend edition of the evening news.


Event: Business Ethics

What changed?: For this presentation, the team will research an ethical case related to the automobile industry.


Event: Business Financial Plan

What changed?: This event consists of creating a food business and then making a financial plan based on said business.


Event: Coding and Programming

What changed?: This is an individual event where the student must develop a database program to manage the issuance of books at a school library.



Preparing for FBLA event



Event: Computer Game and Simulation Programming

What changed?: For this event, the team or individual will create an original sandbox-style “world.”


Event: Digital Video Production

What changed?: Students must create an informational video.


Event: E-Business

What changed?: Students must create a comprehensive website for a “fresh food” business.


Event: Emerging Business Issues

What changed?: The individual or team must create a digital magazine spread for the FBLA publication.


Event: Introduction to Business Presentation

What changed?: Students will create a business presentation.


Event: Mobile Application Development

What changed?: In this prejudged event, students must come with an app to manage the issuance of books and to provide other information at a school library.


Event: Public Service Announcement

What changed?: Either an individual or team will develop a PSA regarding cyberbullying.


Event: Publication Design

What changed?: Students will create a publication portfolio for a “fresh food” home delivery service.


Event: Social Media Campaign

What changed?: The goal of this event is to center a social media campaign around healthy eating.


Event: Website Design

What changed?: Students will create a website on how to get a job, complete with a logo and name for the website.


For more information on these events, visit the FBLA website. Get ready for an exciting FBLA season! And get prepping on those events!

Which one are you most looking forward to?


Photo credit: rawpixel.com//Jazmin Quaynor//Brad Neathery

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