Over 10,000 high school and college students will make their way to the historic city of San Antonio, Texas on June 24-27 for the collegiate division conference (PBL) and June 29-July 2 for the high school division conference (FBLA). For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity for their academic careers, so the stakes couldn’t be higher. In addition to competitions, students will immerse themselves in educational workshops, visit an information-
“This is a unique opportunity for students to be rewarded for years of diligent work,” said Jean Buckley, FBLA-PBL president and CEO. “The conference provides our best business students with unparalleled competitive, educational, career development and networking opportunities that will serve them, and our business community at large, for years to come.”
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About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.fbla-
AWARDS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
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Please note, FBLA is an organization primarily of high school students and PBL consists primarily of undergraduates.
FBLA-PBL’s national awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Student members will compete in over 55 business and business-related individual, team, and chapter events, like Job Interview, Management Team Decision Making, Accounting, Cyber Security, Business Ethics, and Community Service Project. The top ten in each event will receive a trophy and will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, where nearly $150,000 will be awarded.
PBL Competitive Events: June 24 – 26
PBL Awards of Excellence Ceremony: June 27
FBLA Competitive Events: June 29–July 1
FBLA Awards of Excellence Ceremony: July 2
Institute for Leaders
Held in conjunction with the NLC, this high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar is a focused-leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, as well as members and advisers. Dynamic keynote speakers and leadership workshops motivate these young business leaders.
PBL Institute for Leaders: June 23–24
FBLA Institute for Leaders: June 28–29
March of Dimes Mini Walk
In the nearly 40 years FBLA-PBL has been united with the March of Dimes, we have consistently ranked as the top clubs and organizations fund-raising partner, raising over $15 million. To promote our partnership, FBLA-PBL holds a special March of Dimes March for Babies at each of the conferences to raise additional money and awareness for premature birth. Hundreds of students, advisers, and guests will be walking together for stronger, healthier babies on the following dates:
PBL March of Dimes March for Babies: June 26 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FBLA March of Dimes March for Babies: July 1 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FBLA-PBL members and advisers will leave a positive lasting legacy on San Antonio by volunteering at several local community organizations while at the conference. Activities range from mulching to helping wounded veterans and their families. Volunteer activities will take place June 23–29 at various locations and times.