A major part of Business Professionals of America is the numerous leadership conferences that are attended by our members. At these conferences, members learn about the importance of business and leadership skills in the workforce and hear from true experts on leadership. Members also compete in their chosen Workplace Skills Assessment Program contest.

Fall Leadership Conference

The 2018 FLC will be held at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center in Indianapolis on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The registration deadline is September 10. The cost is $50 per chapter and $13 per student for lunch. Click here to download the registration form. The focus of the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is to train your chapter leaders to make chapter management smoother for the advisors and members. The student leaders will learn what BPA has to offer to the members and how to become effective leaders for your local chapter.

Region Leadership Conference

Region Leadership Conferences (RLC) will be held December 1-8, 2018. Each region will be selecting its location and date for the conference. These dates/locations will be posted as they become available. The RLC Newsletter will be posted and emailed to advisors and contain specific information related to this year's conference.

RLC Weather Policy: If the host county is under an emergency vehicle only order, the RLC will be postponed and rescheduled on the snow date. If the RLC is not postponed, but a school administrator does not allow a chapter to attend due to inclement weather (this must be submitted in writing from the school administrator) the chapter will be able to complete their non-judged competitive events at their home school the next week. If the test scores are within the range of those students advancing to state from that region in that event, they will be allowed to advance to state competition. No RLC plaques will be awarded to these students.

State Leadership Conference

The 2019 SLC will be held March 10-12, 2019, at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott Hotel. The SLC Newsletter will be posted and emailed to advisors when it is available.

The 2019 SLC theme is "Hollywood," and Indiana BPA will be hosting a "Hollywood Game Night". There will be two teams, with five students on each team. One student will be chosen from each Region to participate. If you are interested in participating complete the Google form.

Future SLC dates:

  • 2020 - March 8-10
  • 2021 - March 7-9
  • 2022 - March 13-15
  • 2023 - March 12-14
  • 2024 - March 10-12
  • 2025 - March 8-10

National Leadership Conference

The 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, will be held May 1-5, 2019. The registration deadline is April 1, 2019. Visit the national BPA website for additional information.