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2022-2023 State Leadership Conference Information

Pennsylvania FBLA looks forward to welcoming approximately 5,000 PA FBLA members and advisers to our 72nd annual event.  Conference details:

Monday-Wednesday, April 17-19, 2023 — Hershey Lodge, Hotel Hershey, and overflow facilities
Sunday, April 16, 2023 — early arrival lodging available

Conference attendees may attend under the following options:
Pricing Chart
Plan A:  2 -nights lodging with 5 meals

Plan B:  2-nights lodging; no meals
Plan C:  commuter
Plan D:  special one-night pricing

Key Dates:
December 31, 2022Membership Dues:  All state and national dues must be paid and “received by” National FBLA no later than this date.  Students will not be available in Blue Panda to register for the SLC until dues are paid, and no students will be imported into Blue Panda until National FBLA marks the student paid.

December 19, 2022 – SLC Registration and Lodging Opens via Blue Panda at 8:00 am
February 04, 2023 – SLC Registration and Lodging Closes, 11:59 pm
February 24, 2023 – Full SLC Registration and Lodging Payment “Received By” Deadline, 11:59 pm
April 01, 2023 – 50% SLC Registration and Lodging Refund Deadline, 11:59 pm

Objective Testing Information:
1.  All State Leadership Conference objective tests will be conducted at the home school under the direct supervision of school staff. There will be NO objective testing conducted onsite at the State Leadership Conference.

  • In order to be issued a passcode to take an objective test, the student must be properly registered with the $95 registration fee per person PAID before taking the test.
  • All open competitive events will be conducted at the home school (or at home, if necessary). Students will be able to register for a maximum of 5 open competitive events (each event will be 50 questions with a maximum of 45 minutes test time).
  • Those events that are individual/team events with role plays will be testing earlier so that they are aware they are finalists and must be present onsite to participate in the role play.
  • Students ARE NOT permitted to take any online objective test collaboratively in any event, effective with the 2022-2023 FBLA year, due to a change in guidelines announced by National FBLA.
  • Students ARE NOT permitted to use any resources when taking the online objective tests.  Students ARE NOT permitted to use open notes, open web, open book.

2.  All performance events will be administered onsite at the State Leadership Conference. There will be no exceptions.  There will be preliminary rounds on Monday, April 17, and final rounds on Tuesday, April 18.  There will also be final rounds for certain events (with no preliminary rounds) either Monday or Tuesday.

3.  Any individual who is eligible to attend the SLC based on the above criteria AND pays the $95 registration fee is eligible and is permitted to attend the State Leadership Conference. There will be an extensive, robust leadership development program aligned with the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards.  Students who meet the criteria will receive documentation to place in the CEW portfolios at their home schools.

4.  A student who participates in an objective test is not required to come to Hershey (unless a finalist in a role play event), but it is recommended he/she attends so that they can participate in the leadership program, the officer elections, and the Awards Program. Even if the student does not come to Hershey, he/she is eligible for any and all awards announced at the Awards Program as if they were there in person, as long as all elements of the competitive event have been met.  They do not lose their eligibility for any awards, nor does that keep them from being eligible to compete at the summer’s National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

5.  Any event that requires a performance will require the student to come onsite to Hershey to participate “live” in the performance in front of the judges. There will be no exceptions or remote participation in these competitive events.  It must be live, and students/advisers or parents must be prepared to have the students in Hershey for the published performance schedule.  Provisions can be made for parents to bring the student to Hershey for the live competitive event and then leave.  However, the student must be present at the published performance times OR be available to be sequestered for those events that require being sequestered.  No exceptions will be made.


Pre-SLC Competitive Events Schedule


State-only Individual/Team Competitive Events: maximum of 15 finalists announced no later than January 31, 2023.
1.  Chapters will be able to register and lodge students through Blue Panda until February 4, 2023.
2.  The deadline for submission of these events will be December 14, 2022, by 11:59 pm.
3.  Each item must be uploaded to Blue Panda as an asset (a single PDF file, YouTube link, or website link).
4.  The events in this category are:

Business Financial Plan Data Analysis Electronic Career Portfolio
Business Plan Digital Animation Mobile Application Development
Coding & Programming Digital Video Production Public Service Announcement
Computer Game & Simulation Programming E-business Website Design

State-only Chapter Competitive Events:  maximum of 15 finalists announced no later than March 1, 2023.
1.  Chapters may select 1-3 students to present at the State Leadership Conference. The students may be in addition to those qualified to attend the State Leadership Conference OR they come from those already registered for the conference in other events.
2.  Chapter must complete registration and lodging for any new students by March 1, 2023, 11:59 pm and must be prepared to act quickly OR plan to have students transported to Hershey the day of their presentation.
3.  The deadline for submission of these events will be February 15, 2023, by 11:59 pm.
4.  Each item must be uploaded to Blue Panda as an asset (a single PDF file).
5.  Students may participate in one (1) individual/team competitive event AND one chapter event only.
6.  The events in this category are:

American Enterprise Project Local Chapter Annual Business Report Partnership with Business Project
Community Service Project

Individual/Team Online Objective Tests/Events with Role Play Finalists: administered the week of March 20-24, 2023.
1.  Passcodes will be emailed to advisers no later than March 15, 2023.
2.  The top 15 finalists will be announced on Monday, March 27, 2023.
3.  There will be no opportunity to schedule lodging at this late date so the provisions should be made for the students to already be lodged OR make provisions to travel to Hershey to be available to be sequestered (if the events require events to be sequestered).
4.  The events in this category are: (*requires the student to be sequestered)

Banking & Financial Systems* Hospitality & Event Management* Marketing*
Business Management* International Business* Network Design*
Entrepreneurship* Introduction to Event Planning* Parliamentary Procedure*
Help Desk* Management Information Systems* Sports & Entertainment Management*

Individual Online Objective Tests:  administered the week of April 10-14, 2023.
1.  There will no notification of winners in these events UNTIL the Awards Program on Tuesday night, April 18.
2.  Passcodes will be emailed to advisers no later than April 04, 2023.
3.  The events in this category are:

Accounting I Economics Intro. to Parliamentary Procedure
Accounting II Future Business Leader Journalism
Advertising Health Care Administration Networking Infrastructure
Agribusiness Human Resource Management Organizational Leadership
Business Calculations Insurance & Risk Management Personal Finance
Business Communication Intro. to Business Communication Political Science
Business Ethics Intro. to Business Concepts Securities & Investments
Business Law Intro. to Business Procedures Spreadsheet Applications
Computer Applications Intro. to FBLA Supply Chain Management
Computer Problem Solving Intro. to Financial Math UX Design
Cyber Security Intro. to Information Technology Word Processing
Database Design & Application Intro. to Marketing Concepts

Production Tests:  administered the week of March 6-10, 2023.
1.  The tests will be distributed to chapter advisers no later than March 1, 2023.

2.  All tests must be uploaded to Blue Panda as an asset (a single PDF file) no later than March 15, 2023, by 11:59 pm.
3.  There will no notification of winners in these events UNTIL the Awards Program on Tuesday night, April 18.
4.  The events in this category are:

Computer Applications Spreadsheet Applications Word Processing
Database Design & Application

Open Competitive Events:  administered the week of March 27-31, 2023.
1.  Pre-registration will be required through Blue Panda. Details will be announced. The event titles are subject to change.
2.  There will be a schedule of days when specific tests must be taken.
3.  Passcodes will be emailed to advisers no later than March 22, 2023.
4.  The events in this category are: (open event titles are subject to change)

Cloud Computing & Services Job Readiness Public Relations
Current Events Macroeconomics Python Programming
Data Security Microeconomics Retail Management
FBLA Creed/Pledge/Code of Conduct/Mission Non-Profit Management Statistical Analysis
Financial Literacy PA FBLA Policies & Procedures Stock Market & Investments

SLC Onsite Performance Schedules
(Tentative/Subject to Change Depending on the Number of Competitors)


Monday, April 17, 2023
These schedules are subject to change based on final SLC registration numbers; numbers of competitors; and meeting room availability.  These are only projected schedules.

8:00 am – 10:15 am:  Public Speaking (preliminaries)
8:00 am – 11:30 am:  Partnership with Business Project (finals)

8:00 am – 12:00 noon:  Job Interview (preliminaries)
8:00 am – 12:30 pm:  American Enterprise Project (finals)

8:00 am – 2:00 pm:  (1) Business Plan (finals); (2) Data Analysis (finals);  (3) E-Business (finals); (4) Electronic Career Portfolio (finals); (5) Local Chapter Annual Business Report (finals); (6) Website Design (finals)
^^^practice sessions available, 6:30 am – 7:30 am for:  —E-business  —Electronic Career Portfolio  —Website Design

8:00 am – 2:00 pm:  (1) Community Service Project (finals); (2) Computer Game & Simulation Programming (finals); (3) Help Desk (finals) – sequestering required; (4) Network Design (finals) – sequestering required; (5) Sports & Entertainment Management (finals) – sequestering required

8:30 am – 11:30 am:  Business Ethics (preliminaries)
8:30 am – 12:00 pm:  Sales Presentation (preliminaries)

8:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Graphic Design (preliminaries)
8:30 am – 2:30 pm:  Introduction to Event Planning (finals) – sequestering required

11:00 am – 2:00 pm:  Introduction to Public Speaking (preliminaries)
11:30 am – 6:30 pm:  Public Service Announcement (finals)

12:30 pm – 4:15 pm:  Impromptu Speaking (preliminaries) – sequestering required
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  (1) Broadcast Journalism (preliminaries); (2) Publication Design (preliminaries)

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Management Information Systems (finals) – sequestering required
1:00 pm – 7:30 pm:  Business Financial Plan (finals)

1:45 pm – 5:45 pm:  Client Service (preliminaries) – sequestering required
1:45 pm – 6:30 pm:  Future Business Leader (preliminaries)

1:45 pm – 7:15 pm:  (1) Introduction to Business Presentation (preliminaries); (2) Introduction to Social Media Strategy (preliminaries); (3) Social Media Strategies (preliminaries)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
These schedules are subject to change based on final SLC registration numbers; numbers of competitors; and meeting room availability.  These are only projected schedules.

8:00 am – 10:15 am:  Introduction to Public Speaking (finals)
8:00 am – 11:00 am:  Impromptu Speaking (finals) – sequestering required

8:00 am – 11:30 am:  Public Speaking (finals)
8:00 am – 11:45 am:  Digital Animation (finals)

8:00 am – 12:00 noon:  Client Service (finals) – sequestering required
8:00 am – 12:15 pm:  Business Ethics (finals)

8:00 am – 12:30 pm:  (1) Banking & Financial Systems (finals) – sequestering required;  (2) Future Business Leader (finals); (3) Job Interview (finals); (4) Marketing (finals) – sequestering required; (5) Sales Presentation (finals); (6) Social Media Strategies (finals)
8:00 am – 1:00 pm:  Graphic Design (finals)

8:00 am – 2:00 pm:  (1) Broadcast Journalism (finals); (2) Coding & Programming (finals); (3) Digital Video Production (finals); (4) Entrepreneurship (finals) – sequestering required; (5) Hospitality Management (finals) – sequestering required; (6) International Business (finals) – sequestering required; (7) Introduction to Business Presentation (finals); (8) Introduction to Social Media Strategy (finals); (9) Mobile Application Development (finals); (10) Parliamentary Procedure (finals) – sequestering required; (11) Publication Design (finals)

 

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