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Career Connections Conference

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October 26-28, 2023

Des Moines, Iowa

FBLA Collegiate Career Connections Conference (CCC) is a fast paced, high-impact program focused on connecting talented individuals with leading employers. This is not just a meet and greet conference, it’s about getting what it takes to succeed in a challenging job market—interviewing techniques, building a personal brand, and navigating your early career.

National FBLA is committed to a CCC in the Midwest every year!

Registration Costs

$100 per attendee

Conference Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost per Night: $159 (+taxes & fees)

Includes parking, airport shuttle, and breakfast

Tentative Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 | Location: Embassy Suites
  • 2:00-2:30 PM: Kick-Off
  • 2:30-5:30 PM: Resume Reviews; Career Fair
  • 7:00-9:00 PM: Trivia Night (Optional, additional cost to participate)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 | Location: Principal Financial Group
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM: Workshops & Panels; Lunch provided at PFG
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Networking Reception

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 | Location: Embassy Suites
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Case Competition; Workshops & Panels; Headshots
  • 12:00-12:30 PM: Closing Session


Registration Opens: August 30, 2023
Registration Closes: October 18, 2023

Getting Ready for CCC

Iowa FBLA provides countless resources, files, and connections to make your CCC experience one you will never forget.

Justification Letter for School or Employer

Value of Attendance/Financial Assistance Request Presentation

Maps (food, walking, attractions) of Downtown Des Moines

Save the Date Flyer

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