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Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference

Breaking News 

  • State Leadership Conference schedules have been updated for both high school and middle level as of January 15, 2018.
  • A all-new high school Legacy Academy for up to 168 non-compeititive event attendees.
  • Middle Level Update:  members may compete in one (1) or two (2) competitive event at the 2018 State Leadership Conference.  Students not registered in two competitive events will be required to attend leadership activities when not competing.  These revised guidelines will parallel Regional Leadership Conference procedures. 
  • Wisconsin FBLA welcomes National Treasurer Tyler Thomas to our 64th Annual State Leadership Conference. 
  • The Wisconsin FBLA-PBL Foundation is pleased to support the availability of 37 conference scholarships to cover the cost of registration ($65) for students in need of financial support.  Advisers may request support by submitting the WI FBLA Foundation Conference Registration Credit Form.

Featured Information

State Leadership Conference Overview

On April 9-10, 2018, the 2018 State Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held for the high school membership at the La Crosse Center/Radisson Hotel and all middle level membership conference activities will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.  The registration cost to attend the State Leadership Conference will be $65 for all high school and middle level members. Additional high school conference fees will apply to optional tour and leadership academy programs.

Who Can Attend

Chapters are permitted to register the following members to attend:  
Please Note: Each student attending the SLC must sign and submit a “Student Delegate Conduct Practices and Procedures” form. These completed forms must retained by the local chapter adviser at all times during the conference.  Each local adviser attending the conference must sign and submit a “Local Adviser Procedures and Responsibilities” form. 

  • Adviser, Chaperones, Adult Guests, and a Chapter's Nominee for Business Person of the Year
    • Note:  Adult attendees may be assigned to support conference activities - assignments will be released a few days prior to the conference.
  • High School and Middle Level Members Registered As A Participant In A Competitive Event 
    • Regional Event Qualifiers (three per event per region)
    • State Level Events Without A Regional Qualifier
      • Chapter events may have up to one registered participant per entry
  • Special Delegates (there is no longer a limit on the number of special delegates per chapter for this conference; however, delegates are based upon the following criteria)
    • Legacy Academy Participants (limit of 168 based upon first-registered basis - academy participants must be non-competitors & chapters are limited two participants)
      • Future Business Educator recipients who are not registered for a competitive event should be registered to attend the Legacy Academy
      • All Special Delegates are eligible to participate in the Legacy Academy as capacity permits. 
    • 2018-2019 State/National Officer Candidates (required to attend)
    • 2018-2019 State/National Officer Candidate Campaign Manager (limited to 1 per chapter)
    • Elected 2018-2019 Regional Vice Presidents (required to attend)
    • Current 2017-2018 State and Regional Officers (required to attend)
    • Foreign Exchange Students Who Are Paid FBLA Members
    • Individual Business Achievement Award Leader Level & America Level Recipients (adviser must verify BAA with the National FBLA Office by March 1)
    • Individual Community Service Award Achievement Level Recipients (adviser must verify CSA with the National FBLA Office by March 1)
    • Local Chapter Annual Business Report Representative Who Is Not Registered In A Competitive Event (limit 1 per chapter)
    • National Leadership Conference Competitive Event Qualifiers (qualifiers will be notified by the National FBLA Competitive Events Director)
      • LifeSmarts
      • Virtual Business Challenge-Finance
      • Virtual Business Challenge-Management
    • Chapters Who Have Less Than Two (2) Qualifying Delegates Based Upon The Criteria Above Are Permitted to Register Up To Two (2) Voting Delegates 
    • Prospective/Inactive Chapter Advisers, Potential Members (currently in grades 5-11), and School Officials. 
      • Note: Registration fees may be waived for up to five (5) school representatives to attend the State Leadership Conference with approval/registration going through the Wisconsin FBLA State Office. 

Planning Resources 

Here you will find all the important documents you can download and distribute to plan for SLC. 

Conference Registration -- check Competitive Events Calendar and Deadlines for dates!

High School SLC Conference Registration Information: 

Middle Level SLC Conference Registration Information:

  • View the Middle Level State Leadership Conference (SLC) Registration Process webpage for registration link and instructions on how to register 
    • ​Lunch on Monday, April 9; Dinner on Monday, April 9; Breakfast (complimentary hotel service) and Lunch on Tuesday, April 10 is included with your registration.

To pay for your chapter's conference registration (including Tours), please print a copy of your SLC invoices and enclose a check made payable to "Wisconsin FBLA" addressed to:

Wisconsin FBLA
125 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

Lodging Information



Middle level lodging reservations info coming soon - Chapters are required to secure lodging through the middle level housing block at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.

Adviser & Student Forms

Competitive Events

Submit your SLC Pre-Judged PDF Event Submission Form 

Statement of Assurance Form -- ALL State Level event entry must be submitted using official submission form. (coming soon) 

Skill Event Submissions

  • Computer Applications, Database Design & Applications, Spreadsheet Applications, and Word Processing must be submitted through the link that was emailed to each test administrator.
  • View the Handbook for Production Test Online Submission
  • All test administrators will complete the Proctor Certification Form upon the conclusion of all Skill Production Events and Online Objective Test Events.

View Wisconsin Competitive Event Guidelines online at 

2018 Open Competitive Events: Human Resources; Professionalism; Project Management; Web 2.0

Legacy Academy

This new interactive conference offering provides unique, authentic experiences for your business students. The Legacy Academy will feature three tiers during the state conference:
     Tier 1--Innovative Leadership (Monday afternoon) led by Professional Speaker Patty Hendrickson
     Tier 2--My Personal Leadership Legacy (Monday evening) led by FBLA National Officer
     Tier 3--Business Immersion (Tuesday morning including lunch) featuring local business leaders

Students will interact with business professionals and outstanding FBLA members from across Wisconsin. Legacy Academy participants will be recognized on stage at the Legacy Awards session on Monday evening. Legacy Academy participants will visit local businesses on Tuesday morning and will collaborate with local business leaders at a celebratory luncheon on Tuesday prior to the closing session.

The Legacy Academy is targeted for sophomores and juniors but open to freshmen and seniors as well. Academy participants must be non-competitors and chapters are limited two participants. Registration is capped at 168 students (a wait list will be created). There is a $10 registration fee per participant for the Legacy Academy which includes all three tiers, tours and Tuesday lunch.

Future Conference Dates and Locations:

2019—Green Bay, April 7-8
2020—Madison, March 30-31
2021—Green Bay, April 12-13
2022—Madison, March 27-29 (updated January 2018)

    For questions about this information, contact David Thomas (608) 266-2348