NLC 2018-2019

National Leadership Conference
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  • Who: Students who have placed at their competition at the State Leadership Conference (4th place or better) are expected to attend the National Leadership Conference (NLC).
  • What: NLC is the ultimate FBLA event where students who qualified at the state level can come and compete with students around the world! Students at the conference will have an opportunity to listen to keynote speakers and attend business workshops.
  • When: NLC will start Saturday, June 29th and will end on Tuesday, July 2nd. Note: The flight times are listed in the FAQ's below.
  • Where: The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. The hotel address is 420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205.
  • Why: This is the final showdown, the best of the best will compete on this stage to determine who is the top of their respective competition.
Below is a list of forms that pertain to this year's National Leadership Conference. All forms must be completed by all students attending.

Please submit all forms via scan to middletonfbla@gmail.com or in person to Middleton High School by Thursday, May 7th.

*This form will require a notary signature.
•These forms are required to be filled out in order to attend NLC.


Q: What type of clothes should I bring and when should I wear formal attire over casual attire?

A: Students will be staying in San Antonio for a total of 6 days. We advise students to bring at least 5 casual outfits and 3 formal outfits. Formal outfits shall be worn to any FBLA event such as Opening Ceremony, their competition, voting booths, or a workshop. Students can arrive at the hotel wearing their casual attire. If an FBLA member is found not wearing formal attire to any of these events, they will be disqualified from their competition (this includes not wearing your nametag!).

Q: How much money should I bring?

A: Bring at least $50 a day for food. If you plan on buying souvenirs, going to a theme park, or touring the city bring about $200 extra.

Q: What is the flight itinerary?

Tampa International Airport - Southwest Airlines
This year we have 2 flights

Flight 1:
Jun-28 WN570 TPA SAT 4:00 PM 5:35 PM Nonstop
Jul-03 WN2363 SAT MSY WN942 MSY TPA 6:30 PM 12:40 AM Connecting
(First 30 students attending NLC will be seated alphabetically)

Flight 2:
Jun-28 WN1855 TPA MSY WN2436 MSY SAT 3:45 PM 7:40 PM Connecting
Jul-03 WN2363 SAT MSY WN942 MSY TPA 6:30 PM 12:40 AM Connecting
(Next 60 students attending NLC will be seated alphabetically)

Note: Please arrive at the Tampa International Airport at least 1 ½ hours prior to departure. Departure time is set for 3:45 PM, You should arrive at 2:00 PM latest.

Q: What time will everything happen?

A: Plan to arrive at Tampa International Airport at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 28th. Mr. Akinrefon will be present with your boarding information. We will all meet at check in then move to the departure gate as a unit. When we arrive to Texas we will take a shuttle to the The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio.

We will now follow the FBLA NLC Schedule.

We will leave The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd. Please have you bags packed and prepared for room checks by 10:00 AM. We will arrive back in Tampa at 12:40 AM on , Thursday July 4th.

Q: Will there be a meeting in case we have more questions?

A: Yes, there will be a National Parent Meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th at the Seminole Heights Library, 4711 N Central Ave, Tampa FL, 33603.