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District Leadership Conference

January 28, 2023

Locations: Waukon, Ankeny, Linn-Mar

The Iowa FBLA District Leadership Conference (DLC) is a one-day conference held each winter. The conference consists of general sessions, competitive events, workshops, awards, and other planned leadership and educational activities.

Conference Registration Fees

Member Fee: $25

Volunteer Adult Fee: $10

Non-volunteer Adult Fee: $25


District 1 - Waukon High School, Waukon

District 2 - Ankeny High School, Ankeny

District 3 - Linn-Mar High School, Marion

Important Dates

November 15 - Registration opens

January 13 - Registration deadline

January 20 - Prejudged materials due

January 28 - Payment due


9:30 AM - Recommended arrival

10:00 AM - Opening session

3:00 PM - Closing/Awards session

3:30 PM - Departure

Important Conference Information

Qualifying Presentations Events

Top four (4) entries in each qualifying event from each district will advance to the State Leadership Conference. Members will follow the National FBLA Guidelines and Preliminary Rating Sheets. The member’s pre-judged materials will be reviewed prior to and/or during their performance event. Events that start with ‘Introduction to...’ are open only to 9th and 10th grade student members.

The District Leadership Conference qualifying presentation events:

  • Broadcast Journalism

  • Digital Video Production

  • Graphic Design

  • Impromptu Speaking

  • Introduction to Business Presentation

  • Introduction to Social Media Strategy

  • Job Interview

  • Public Service Announcement

  • Sales Presentation

  • Social Media Strategies

Prejudged Materials

Prejudged materials are submitted through the Asset Collection process in Blue Panda. To see what files are required to be uploaded, please log into Blue Panda and click on the ‘Action Items’ box.

Prejudged Materials Deadline: January 20

  • Digital Video Production - Project (URL)

  • Job Interview - Cover Letter, Resume (PDF)

Online Objective Tests

Online objective tests will be taken prior to the District Leadership Conference at each local high school. This allows student members who are interested in competing at the district level to enter into a competitive event but not be required to attend the actual event on the day-of if their schedule does not allow. Students competing in only objective tests are still able to attend the conference (though not required) and take advantage of the networking opportunities, educational content, and participate in workshops during the in-person conference.

Online Testing Window & Time

  • January 16-20, 2023

  • 7:00AM - 7:00PM CT during testing window

All objective tests are non-qualifying events or ‘straight-to-state’ events. Any member competing in a non-qualifying objective test event, will be eligible to advance to the State Leadership Conference, if desired. Members in the top four (4) will be recognized during the District Leadership Conference’s Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

Prepare for Competitive Events

District Leadership Conference 1 Awards

District Leadership Conference 3 Awards

Which District Are You In?

District 1

Belmond-Klemme Jr/Sr HS

Cascade HS

Center Point-Urbana HS

Clarksville HS

Clayton Ridge HS

Clear Lake HS

Decorah HS

Denver HS

Dike-New Hartford HS

Dunkerton HS

Eagle Grove HS

East Buchanan HS

Edgewood-Colesburg HS

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura HS

Gladbrook-Reinbeck HS

Grundy Center HS

Hampton-Dumont HS

Hartley-Melvin-Sandborn HS

Hinton HS

Hudson HS

Independence HS

Jesup HS

Lake Mills HS

Lawton-Bronson HS

LeMars Community HS

Maquoketa Valley HS

Mason City HS


Nashua Plainfield HS

New Hampton HS

North Butler HS

North Fayette Valley HS

North Iowa Community HS

North Linn HS

Pocahontas Area HS

Postville Community HS

Rock Valley HS

Rockford Public School

Saint Ansgar Community HS

Sheldon HS

Sioux Center HS

Sioux City Career Academy

Union HS

Waukon HS

Webster City HS

West Central Community HS

West Delaware HS

West Fork MS/HS

West Hancock HS

Western Dubuque HS

Woodbury Central HS

District 2

Ankeny HS

Ankeny Centennial HS

Cardinal MS/HS

Centerville HS

Central Decatur HS

Central Lee HS

Chariton HS

Colo-Nesco Senior HS

Creston HS

Danville HS

Davis County HS

Denison HS

Earlham HS

East Mills HS

East Union Jr/Sr HS

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont HS

Essex Community HS

Fairfield HS

Greene County HS

IGNITE Pathways

Johnston HS

Lamoni HS

Martensdale Jr/Sr HS

Mount Ayr HS

Missouri Valley HS

Melcher HS

Murray Community HS

Nodaway Valley HS

North Mahaska Jr/Sr HS

Norwalk HS


Oskaloosa Senior HS

Pekin Community HS

Pella HS

Red Oak HS

Riverside Community HS

Southeast Valley HS

Southwest Valley HS

South Page HS

Treynor HS

Tri-Center HS

Van Buren HS

Waco Community HS

Waukee HS

Waukee Northwest HS

Wayne HS

West Central Valley HS

West Marshall HS

West Monona HS

Winterset HS

District 3

Alburnett HS

Belle Plaine HS

Bellevue HS

Bettendorf HS

Brooklyn Guernsey Malcolm Jr/Sr HS

Cedar Rapids Washington HS

Central DeWitt HS

Clear Creek Amana HS

Clinton HS

Easton Valley HS

English Valeys HS

Green Mountain-Garwin HS

Highland HS

Iowa Valley HS

Keota HS

Linn-Mar HS

Louisa-Muscatine HS

Marion HS

Marshalltown HS

Meskwaki HS

Mid-Prairie Senior HS

Midland HS

Muscatine HS

North Cedar HS

North Scott HS

North Tama County Community HS

Northeast HS

Pleasant Valley HS

Sigourney HS

Solon HS

Tipton HS

West Liberty HS

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