2020 State Leadership Conference (High School)

State Leadership Conference (SLC) is an exciting opportunity for high school students to participate in our competitive events program among some of the best in the state. SLC also includes state officer elections and a series of informative leadership workshops for FBLA students and advisers.


2020 SLC Fees & Dates

  • When & Where: March 20-21; Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Registration Fee: $80 (for reservations at least two nights); $90 (for reservations of only one night); $105 if not staying within a Georgia FBLA hotel block)
  • Late Fee: $100/$110/$125 (Feb. 12-18)
  • Dues Eligibility Deadline: January 15
  • Competitive Event Submission Deadline: February 11
  • Hotel Reservation Window: February 12-14
  • Registration Deadline: February 11
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 14
  • Chapter of the Year RECEIPT Deadline: February 18
  • Late/Substitutions/Changes/Cancellations Deadline: February 18
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline: February 21
  • Hotel Payment RECEIPT Deadline: February 28
  • SKILLS Testing: February 10-14
  • ONLINE Testing: February 28, March 2-5
  • Competitions: All nationally recognized FBLA events (60 events)
  • Where to Register:  LiveBinders

SLC Preview

This year’s State Leadership Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on March 20-21. This conference will provide yet another opportunity for your students and chapter to shine as they compete among the best in the state in our competitive event program and state officer elections!

Some other things you can do at SLC include: Battle of the Chapters, Buzz Squad, game room, meet the State Officer candidates, be a voting delegate for your chapter, watch final events to see what they are about, Click scavenger hunt, Hackathon, or conduct a local chapter workshop. 

Events that start at SLC include: 3:D Animation, Accounting II, Advertising, Agribusiness, American Enterprise Project, Business Financial Plan, Business Law, Coding & Programming, Community Service Project, Computer Game & Simulation Programming, Computer Problem Solving, Cyber Security, E-Business, Healthcare Administration, Insurance & Risk Management, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Business Procedures, Introduction to FBLA, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure, Journalism, Local Chapter Annual Business Report, Mobile Application Development, Networking Concepts, Organizational Leadership, Partnership with Business Project, Political Science, Securities & Investments, and Who’s Who in FBLA.

We can’t wait to see you in Atlanta in March!   

Building Bridges to New Members

It’s the new year, and it’s time to recruit more new members! Check out these tips for increasing your chapter’s membership this year!


  1. Create a video with your chapter highlighting the different benefits of joining FBLA second semester.
  2. Visit the Georgia FBLA YouTube channel to find out information on various challenges like Domino Effect or the State Project (the Choice is Yours).
  3. Encourage your officers and members to bring a buddy to the next FBLA meeting to receive a free snack item.
  4. Post pictures on social media with #BuildingBridges sharing your favorite FBLA moment to spread the mission of FBLA.
  5. Promote community service opportunities and the ability to attend NLC this year in historic Baltimore!


Good luck with your recruitment efforts! Look out for membership challenges and don’t forget to keep Building Bridges to new members!

Recap of the 2017 State Leadership Conference

The 2017  State Leadership Conference (SLC) was the place where over 4,000 FBLA members stepped into the spotlight and seized their time to shine. Members jumped into the spotlight of workshops, competitive events, and networking opportunities leaving them with lasting memories. Members also started their journey to lead as business professionals.

We celebrated those who scored the highest in their competitive events and remembered how we shared our spotlight with each other in Athens.

Members, advisers, and chapters were recognized in a variety of categories and we said farewell to our 2016-2017 State Executive Council while also welcoming those elected to lead Georgia FBLA as members of the 2017-2018 State Executive Council.

Be sure to share the memories from this years SLC with your friends and family back home by watching this year’s Conference ThinkBack and reflect on all of the shining moments from Athens at Thinkback.com/GAFBLA.

Georgia FBLA, thank you for such an incredible conference. Congratulations to all of our competitors and for those making the trip to Anaheim, California, we can’t wait to see you there!


SLC Ribbons

SLC Ribbons; Getting Ready for SLC

SLC is just around the corner! Before you know it, Region Leadership Conferences will be over and your chapter will be arriving in Athens for yet another State Leadership Conference. Will you be prepared? That is all up to you. Start now to be successful. Whether it is studying for a test or memorizing lines for a performance event, it is all left up to you. Will you be catching a bus to Atlanta this summer?

There are so many ribbons you and your chapter can earn to wear at SLC! They are listed below.

Administrator: Advisers who serve as competitive event administrators at the 2016 SLC

Adviser: Local Chapter Advisers registered for the State Leadership Conference

Adviser of the Year: Advisers that are nominated for the 2016 Adviser of the Year honors

Alumni: Advisers who were members of FBLA in high school

Ambassador: Members who serve as competitive event ambassador at SLC

America: Members who have achieved the America Level in BAA for the current or previous years

Assistant: Advisers who serve as competitive event assistants at SLC

Bronze Chapter: Members and advisers of 2015-2016 Chapter of the Year Bronze Chapters

Business: Members who have achieved the Business level in BAA or MAP for 2015-2016

Candidate: State office candidates at the 2016 SLC

Community Service Award (SLC) Members who are nominated by their chapters for the Community Service Award of Merit

Conference All-Star: Members and advisers who have attended SLOTS, Rally, FLC, RLC and SLC in 2015-2016

Conference Sponsor: Advisers of Future and Business level chapter sponsors or advisers and members of Leader and America level chapter sponsors

Excellence: Advisers who recruit 100% of students in all classes to join FBLA during 2015-2016

Finalist: Members who compete in SLC event finals

Foundation Donor: Members and advisers who join the Georgia FBLA Foundation

Future: Members who have achieved the Future level in BAA for 2015-2016

Gold Chapter: Members and advisers of 2015-2016 Chapter of the Year Gold Chapters

Guest: Individuals registered as chaperones at conference

I Support the March of Dimes: Members and advisers may purchase these ribbons at conferences to support the March of Dimes

Industry Certified: Members and advisers of current Industry Certified chapters

Leader: Members who have achieved the Leader level in BAA for 2015-2016

Member of the Month: Members who have been nominated as a Georgia FBLA Member of the Month

Membership Achievement: Members and advisers of chapters that have increased paid membership over 2014-2015 final membership totals

Membership Campaign: Members and advisers of chapters that have placed in a top 3 membership campaign

Membership Madness: Members who have recruited 5 new members during 2015-2016

Membership Mania: Members who have recruited 10 new members during 2015-2016

Monopoly: Members who participate in the Monopoly Tournament

New Chapter: Members and advisers of chapters that have chartered or reactivated during 2015-2016

Official Dress: Members and advisers who adopt full Georgia FBLA Official Dress at conference

Presenter: Members and advisers who present a workshop at the 2016 SLC

Professional Division Members: Advisers who are active paid members of the Professional Division

Region Officer: Members who are currently serving as a 2015-2016 region officer

Saving the Foundation for Future: Members and advisers of chapters that raise over $1,000 or $5 per member for the March of Dimes

Scrapbook: Members and advisers of chapters that submit a scrapbook page for the State Scrapbook

Silver Chapter: Members and advisers of 2015-2016 Chapter of the Year Silver Chapters

State Project: Members and advisers of chapters that accumulate 400 points in the YOU’RE HIRED…NOW WHAT? State Project

Sweepstakes Winner: Members and advisers of chapters that capture the sweepstakes championship at RLC

Top Ten: Members and advisers who place in the top 10 at the 2016 SLC

Voting Delegate: Members who participate as a voting delegate at SLC

Who’s Who: Members who are nominated for 2016 Who’s Who in Georgia FBLA honors

Winner: Members and advisers who placed at the 2015 NLC

50 Member Club: Advisers of chapters that have 50-99 members

100 Member Club: Members and advisers of chapters that have 100-199 members

200 Member Club: Members and advisers of chapters that have over 200 members

100% Class Participation: Advisers who recruit 100% of students in a class to join FBLA during 2015-2016