The Iowa FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) is a three day conference held each spring. The conference consists of general sessions, competitive events, seminars, workshops, election of officers, awards, special programs, and other planned leadership and educational activities.
|Dec 1 - Feb 1||Regional testing|
|Jan 1 - Feb 15||Registration open|
|Feb 1||Iowa FBLA SLC promo challenge
State officer applications
|Feb 15||Dues paid to compete at SLC|
|Feb 15||Event sponsorships|
|March 1||Prejudged projects|
|March 15||Skills tests|
Need help selecting which competitive event to participate in? Use this flowchart to guide your decision-making.
State competitive event guidelines (pdf document)
State chapter recognition event guidelines (pdf document)
State conference guidelines (pdf document)
Political Science: New written event
Digital Video Production: Modified event - reduced length of video to two minutes which will provide competitors time to present the entire video during the presentation
Design promotional materials for the 2019 State Leadership Conference. Materials include a program cover, banquet cover, and name badge design. All materials should incorporate the national FBLA-PBL theme and have a consistent theme across all three items.
Deadline to submit files is February 1.
Winner will be announced February 15, then recognized at the Iowa State Leadership Conference and receive an Amazon gift card.
Submit all files in a compressed (zipped) folder here
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