State Leadership Conference

State Leadership Conference

April 8-10, 2018

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE



The State Officer Team is proud to release the details for the 2018 State Leadership Conference events.  The At a Glance provides a big picture overview of the conference. You can see more detailed information about the conference and voting delegate information in the 2018 Conference Release. 


During the State Leadership Conference, the 8 members who will become the 2018-2019 State Officer Team will be elected.  Each chapter is asked to contribute to this process by attending the Voting Delegate Session.  Candidates will give their 3 minute speeches and answer a fact and answer question.  In addition, ballots will be passed out during this session.  

Knowledge Bowl

Are you smarter than a State Officer? Test your Chapter’s knowledge of FCCLA and earn bragging rights! The Knowledge Bowl is back again this year!  This competition includes a written test for all and live competition for the top 4 scoring teams.  This competition features content on all things FCCLA both at the State and National levels. 

FCCLA Serves

These service experiences are open to all conference attendees, not participating in an FCCLA STAR Event project or running for a State Peer Officer position.  In the past, these experiences have included work at People’s City Mission, Center for People in Need, Community Action Partnerships, Fresh Start, and many more.  Lunch and transportation for those that participate are provided and all groups of attendees are chaperoned by an adult. More information will be provided as final details are set.  Be sure to check back throughout the winter for more details.


These unique opportunities expose students to career opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences as well as the unique sights of Lincoln Nebraska.  Transportation for these events are provided and all groups of attendees are chaperoned by an adult.  More information will be provided as final details are set.  Be sure to check back throughout the winter for more details.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a great number of dedicated individuals to help make the State Leadership Conference a success.  This includes our session ushers, FCCLA Serves chaperones, and ballot counters.  If you are an adult attendee or adviser, we would appreciate your assistance at these kinds of events.  Please complete the information below to submit your name as a possible volunteer.  You will contacted in mid-March with a confirmation of your assignment and responsibilities.

Hotel Arrangements

Nebraska FCCLA is excited to announce that State Leadership Conference 2018 has returned to the $8 million dollar, newly renovated Graduate Hotel and Conference Center! The majority of sessions (with the exceptions of STAR Events and General Sessions) are held at the Graduate Hotel.

Chapter Advisers have the opportunity to book rooms for their State Leadership Conference delegates at the following downtown Lincoln hotels:

Graduate Hotel (Official Conference Hotel – former Holiday Inn)

Courtyard by Marriott

Hyatt Place Lincoln

Hilton Garden Inn 

  • 801 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • 402-475-9000
  • Direct Booking Link: (Link will be added when available)


Registration will close at 6:00 PM CST on March 1.  Changes may be made to any existing registration up until the March 1 deadline. All payments for State Leadership Conference are due by March 17 and information about submission of payments will be located on the chapter’s invoice.  Applications are due March 1 to the State Adviser. Click here to register! 

Registration rates for the 2018 Nebraska FCCLA State Leadership Conference will remain the same as in previous years.

In addition, FCCLA Serves, Tours, t-shirt sales, and other special event offerings will be available. To help advisers in entering information, the State Association has developed a customizable form to gather information from students.  This form is not the registration but gives a snapshot of all of the opportunities available at the conference. Use this Delegate Information Form for Advisers to assist in the registration process.

Members of the Board of Directors, District Advisory Committee, District STAR Event Coordinators, and SPOT Adviser Team are given one registration for another adult to attend at no cost.

One highlight of picking up the registration packet is distributing all of the ribbons the chapter has earned throughout the year. These colorful nametag markers highlight the accomplishments of individuals and chapters for the 2017-2018 year.  For a complete list of all the ribbons and how you can earn them, check out our Line it Up! guide.

Honorary Conference Assistants

Seniors who are not competing in the State STAR Event competition may apply to serve as a member of the Honorary Conference Assistant team.  Honorary Conference Assistants play a vital role in the operation and success of our annual State Leadership Conference. Conference Assistants assist with introducing breakout session speakers, ensure correct AV and room set-up, assist with STAR Events as needed, assist in general session operations, and helping all conference attendees find rooms. Conference Assistants will receive their specific assignments at their Orientation Session.  In exchange for their time, their conference registration will be reduced by 50%, they will receive a free state t-shirt, and will be provided with lunch on Monday. Applications are due to the State Adviser by Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM and those who are chosen will be notified by Thursday, February 15, 2018. 

  • Honorary Conference Assistant Application  WORD  PDF

State STAR Event Competition

One of the biggest events at the State Leadership Conference is the State STAR Event Competition.  This event involves almost half of all attendees and requires many volunteers, both adults and advisers, to make it successful.  If you’re available to help during the day of Monday, April 9, please consider assisting in different capacities to make this event successful.

Lead Consultant Volunteers (advisers only)

Lead Consultants are responsible for a single event and are vital to the smooth operation of the event.  They serve as a resource for the evaluators to answer questions, assist students in understanding their presentation requirements and set-up, and ensure results are reported to the STAR Events Coordinator.  They also assist in lining up students for recognition at the STAR Events Awards Session on Tuesday, April 10.

Each District is required to provide 2-3 Lead Consultants to meet the needs of events. All Lead Consultants are provided lunch on Monday, April 9.  Through this service, Lead Consultants also become experts in their event and have the opportunity to see a variety of examples of that specific event.  Click Here for the 2018 Lead Consultant Volunteer Form.

STAR Event Evaluators

The close to 100 volunteers that serve as evaluators for the Nebraska FCCLA STAR Event competition are vital to the success of the competition, but more importantly, vital to the success of the members that compete.  Their feedback provides opportunities for growth as well as guiding toward improvements to projects and/or continued competition.  Chapters that have competitors at the State Leadership Conference are required to provide evaluators, but we still need additional volunteers.

  • Chapters with 2-6 events, must supply one evaluator;
  • 7-11 events, must supply two evaluators;
  • anything over 12 events must supply three evaluators.  

If you are interested in assisting in this capacity, please complete the form below.  Evaluators are needed from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM on Monday, April 9.  If evaluators would like to attend the entire State Leadership Conference, they must register through their local FCCLA chapter.  Evaluators receive a discounted registration as well as lunch on Monday.  Click Here for the STAR Events Evaluator Sign Up Sheet.

Future FACS Teacher Recognition Dinner

The 4th Annual Future FACS Teacher Recognition Dinner will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  The event will begin at 5:00 PM and conclude at 6:30 PM. This unique event is designed to welcome students into the FACS teaching professional and allow them the chance to build relationships with their future colleagues.  The program is put together by the three teacher preparation institutions in Nebraska:  Chadron State College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Wayne State College.

This event is open to all Juniors and Seniors who have committed to becoming a FACS teacher.  Students do not have to be FCCLA members to attend and up to two students from each school building will be allowed to attend.  There is no cost to attend this event, however, if you are interested in assisting with the cost, please contact Sheree Moser at  Click here to register.

We look forward to celebrating the next generation of FACS teachers in Nebraska with you!

Say Yes to FCS Signing Event 

The 1st Annual Say Yes to FCS Signing event will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 during the Business and Recognition General Session. The Say Yes to FCS Campaign is a national outreach designed to bring attention to Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Education as a valuable and viable career path. Say Yes to FCS Signing Event will recognize all students that interested in a future career relating to Family and Consumer Sciences. 

This event is open to all Seniors who have committed to becoming a FACS teacher or plan to study in a related field (early childhood education, nutrition, interior design, textiles design, family science, social work, counseling, etc.)  Students must be affiliated FCCLA members and registered to attend State Leadership Conference.  Click Here to register! Registration is due by March 1st. 

We look forward to recognizing the next generation of FACS professionals in Nebraska!