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State Fall Leadership Conference


October 20-21, 2024

Marriott Downtown, Des Moines

The State Fall Leadership Conference is an opportunity for Middle School and High School members to develop both personally and professionally by participating in motivational general sessions, professional development workshops, and networking with like-minded students from around the state.

Know Before You Go

As you prepare for SFLC, here are some important reminders:

Dress Code

Make sure your students are prepared and know the conference dress code. If you purchased an FBLA polo, you’ll receive these at registration. Conference attendees are required to adhere to and follow one of the two dress codes outlined below.


Business Casual Attire
Clothing should be appropriate for a professional conference.
Approved FBLA branded polo
Dress pants, skirt, (or) khakis/chino-style pants
Dress shoes (or) dress boots

Business Professional Attire

Attendees should follow the National FBLA Dress Code. The dress code can be found at
Business Suit Section
Blazer Section
Dress Section
Other Professional Section

Conference Meals

During the conference, attendees are provided two meals (Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast) as part of conference registration. All dietary restrictions have been accommodated and the attendee should see a server when entering the meal area.


Adviser Assurance and Consent Forms

Advisers should upload to Blue Panda one form, the Adviser Assurance form (Appendix A). This form states that you’ve collected all student consent forms (Appendix B) and will personally maintain a copy during the event. To locate the forms, click ‘Download Conference Guide’ below, and print pages 11-15. To upload, log in to Blue Panda, and click on “Additional Items Due” in orange on the conference screen.


Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. When arriving, the easiest way is to arrive at the drop-off zone at 7th and Locust prior to parking in the garage. See the attached map for more information.




Arrival & Registration

Registration opens at 1 PM on Sunday in the Windows on 7th room located on the first floor of the hotel.



Overnight Self-Parking is available in Des Moines Parking Ramps. More information can be found on City of Des Moines or Park Downtown Des Moines’ website. The closest parking garage via Skywalk is located at 9th and Grand. City garage parking charges Mon-Sat $1.00/hr, $10 daily max.


Conference Schedule

Now live at from any browser or download the Sched app and search for ‘State Fall Leadership Conference’. All attendees received an email last week directly from Sched to view the conference schedule.


Hotel Check-In & Storage

Check-in starts at 4 pm and every attempt has been made to room chapters on the same floor. Please note, all rooms have been pre-assigned and modifying room types or locations may not be available. Make sure you have a credit card ready when checking in to the hotel. It will need to be provided for incidentals for the rooms. Bag and luggage storage will be available in the Windows on 7th room for chapters needing space prior to check-in.


Optional Add-on Items

Chapters that purchased the Dave & Busters tickets, conference t-shirts, and/or FBLA polos will receive these items at registration. If your chapter is interested in attending Dave & Busters, we have a few extra game passes available. No additional t-shirts or polos are available.

Food at the Marriott

The Market Menu - 24 Hour Grab-n-Go


Registration Costs

Member with hotel stay: $75; without hotel stay: $100
Adviser with hotel stay: $75; without hotel stay: $100
Adult/guest with hotel stay: $75; without hotel stay: $100

Conference Hotel

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines

Hotel Costs

1 occupant: $140.00 (per occupant, per night)
2 occupants: $70.00 (per occupant, per night)
3 occupants: $46.67 (per occupant, per night)
4 occupants: $35.00 (per occupant, per night)


September 1, 2023 - Registration opens
October 4, 2023 - Registration closes at 5:00PM
tober 4-20, 2023 - Registration modification window
October 29, 2023 - Payment deadline

2023 New Features and Activities

Member Workshop Tracks
Members will rotate through a series of six workshops during the conference. All members will experience all workshops at least once during the conference.

Adviser Professional Development Track
A dedicated series of workshops meant solely for advisers has been added. These workshops will happen concurrently with the member workshops focusing on adviser driven topics.
Sunday Optional Activities
Iowa FBLA has curated a list of optional activities that chapters can register for or choose to participate in.

Business Casual Attire for Conference
Iowa FBLA has updated the conference dress code to include an approved casual attire. Attendees can purchase an optional FBLA polo or wear professional dress.

Future SFLC Dates

October 20-21, 2024 | Marriott Des Moines Downtown

October 26-27, 2025 | Marriott Des Moines Downtown

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