2010 National Leadership Conference
Chicago, Illinois | July 4 – 8, 2010
The UlTImaTe leadershIp experIenCe Includes: Family, Career and Community
n dynamic Keynote speakers Leaders of America
1910 Association Drive • Reston, VA 20191
n professional development for students & advisers
703.476.4900 • Fax 703.860.2713
n Ultimate state Officer academy www.fcclainc.org
n adviser academy
…while focusing on Family and Consumer sciences education!
65 Years of Leadership!
We are Innovative. We are Revolutionary. We are FCCLA.
Are you ready to celebrate FCCLA’s birthday and our country’s independence all in one unforgettable confer-
ence? 65 Years of Leadership is being celebrated at this National Leadership Conference in the windy city where
it all began: Chicago, Illinois! Whether you’re rocking bell bottoms or leggings, be sure to write your chapter into
the amazing success story that has become FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.
A marvelous National Leadership Conference has been planned, but now it’s up to you to take advantage of
every opportunity presented. Attend some stellar workshops, participate in career explorations that are the cat’s
meow, take part in officer trainings, and get motivated by the best speakers and general sessions on the planet!
We are the ultimate leadership experience! We are FCCLA! We are 65 Years of Leadership!
—The 2009-2010 National Executive Council
The Chicago Convention & Visitors Bureau
invites FCCLA to Illinois.
Chicago is a bustling, energetic city that never stops no matter the season. It’s a destination
with world-class cultural attractions, diverse neighborhoods and architectural wonders. Chica-
go is known for critically acclaimed restaurants, world-famous museums, first-class shopping,
adventurous nightlife, action-packed sporting events and a thriving theater scene. For more
information about restaurants and shopping, visit the Chicago Convention & Visitors Bureau’s
website at www.choosechicago.com/meeetinchicago.
sunday, July 4 Monday, July 5 Tuesday, July 6 Wednesday, July 7 Thursday, July 8
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
State Photos 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Exhibits 2010-2011 NEC STAR Events
Adviser Professional Workshop Recognition Session—
7:30 a.m.–10:15 p.m. Development Sessions 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. North Atlantic and
Tours National Association 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Southern Regions
8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. of Parliamentarians Exhibits
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Regional Candidate Membership Exam 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Voting Delegates Speeches 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. STAR Events
Orientation 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. STAR Events Recognition Session—
(including NOC) 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 2010-2011 NEC Central and Pacific
STAR Events Workshop 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Adviser Recognition
STAR Events Lead/Asst 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Session
Lead Consultants Volunteer Usher STAR Events
Orientation 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.;
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.; and
8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Regional Candidate At-Large Candidate Adviser Professional Youth Workshops
Interviews (NEC, Regional Speeches Development Sessions
8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Candidates & Voting 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.;
Delegates Only) 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Competitive Events
Exhibits 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.; and Demonstrations
11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
At-Large National Officer 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Youth Sessions 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Candidate Interviews Adviser Academy: (Rotates with Exhibits) Career Explorations
Tracks 1 & 4 (TBD)
(By Appointment Only— 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Newcomers Seminar Bring your lunch) Career Explorations 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
(TBD) Newcomers Seminar
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Spotlight on Projects 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
(By Appointment Only— Business & Recognition National Team Trainings
Bring your lunch) 3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Session (By Appointment Only—
Alumni & Associates Bring your Lunch)
Reception 4:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
STAR Events Room Evening Tours 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Consultants and 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Youth Activity/
STAR Events Display 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshops (TBD)
Evaluators Meeting FACS Knowledge Bowl
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
STAR Events 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Adviser Activity
Participant Registration Opening General Session
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
& Orientation 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. and National Officer
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Candidate Debrief
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. State Meetings
Adviser Networking 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Closing General Session-
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
NEC Elections Installation
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. FCCLA Gala
7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
July 4th Event
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family
and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family
member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life
through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal
communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
has placed the FCCLA 2010 National Leadership Conference on
the National Advisory List of Contests & Activities for 2009-2010.
National Leadership Conference Events
FCCLA is proud to continue the suc-
cessful Adviser Academy—a five
track program for FCCLA national
recognition. The Adviser Academy is
comprised of four professional develop- Competitive Events
ment tracks held during national FCCLA meetings and Family and Consumer Sciences
one track completed with state advisers. Advisers select- Knowledge Bowl: Level 4
ed to the academy are encouraged to commit to atten-
Teams advancing from Level 3 at the 2009 National
dance at each track. Advisers will receive a certificate of
Cluster Meetings will compete for the grand prize in this
completion for the Adviser Academy. Two tracks will
new FCCLA Competitive Event.
be available at the National Leadership Conference.
Track 1: New Adviser—
Developing a Chapter Vision The 2010 FCCLA National
STAR Events will take place
Advisers selected for this program will be introduced to
during the National Leadership
the National Consultant Team, learn about FCCLA cur-
riculum, tools and integrating FCCLA into the classroom. Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Please check the
Applications for the program can be found on the Adviser FCCLA website for information about event registra-
Academy page on the FCCLA website. tions, orientations, competition times, and locations.
Given the limitation of space at the Chicago site, there
Track 4: Remaining Relevant as a Chapter may be significant differences in the STAR Events
In the 4th track, those advisers who have completed schedule from previous years. It is important that all par-
Tracks 1-3 will be encouraged to add to their program of ticipants and their advisers read all information mailed,
work they built by continuing to integrate national pro- emailed, and posted online carefully in preparation for
grams and STAR events into their classrooms. This track competition. Please remember to submit names of
will focus building and maintaining a healthy chapter by volunteers to your state adviser for evaluators and room
working with local media and making connections with consultants. It is impossible to make STAR Events hap-
business and industry leaders in their communities. pen without the support of volunteers.
Adviser to Adviser Be sure to check out the latest STAR Events:
State advisers appoint two chapter advisers from their
Environmental Ambassador, Fashion Design, and Food
state to complete this training by National Consultant
Team members. The train-the-trainer session will give
chapter advisers the tools and information needed to Contests
present FCCLA workshops at the state level. National Leadership Conference attendees will vote for
Adviser Professional Development the winners of the 2010 Capture the Cover and FCCLA
Leaders to Watch contests. For more information on
contest rules and how to enter, check out the Contests
Chapter Advisers seeking professional development can
section of the FCCLA website in January 2010.
find FCCLA specific sessions at the National Leadership
Conference. Sessions will include a range of topics pre- Competitive Events Demonstrations
sented by the National Consultant Team, National Execu- FCCLA will officially announce and demonstrate new
tive Council Advisers and exhibitors. Competitive Events for the 2010-2011 school year at the
Newcomers Seminar National Leadership Conference. Don’t miss this oppor-
This seminar is designed for new and potential FCCLA tunity to hear the information first and get ahead of the
advisers. The seminar will focus on getting started, game for next year.
FCCLA chapter management, national programs, roles
and responsibilities of being an adviser, answer frequently
asked questions, and provide resources available to you
to chapter project and activities into your FACS classroom.
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National Leadership Conference Events
Exhibits careers, nutrition and healthy lifestyles, global perspec-
Exhibitors provide members and advisers with informa- tives, and much more. To submit a workshop proposal,
tion about career options, educational resources, fund- visit the FCCLA national website.
raisers, and training opportunities available to them. Get
Continuing Education Credit
FCCLA publications, emblematic gear, and supplies.
Adults participating in the entire National Leadership
Visit the FCCLA Website for the most up to date list of Conference may receive up to 1.5 Continuing Education
2010 National Leadership Conference exhibitors. Units (CEU). To receive this credit, you must indicate
on the registration form and include the $20 fee. The
Spotlight on Projects CEU fee is nonrefundable. Verification of attendance is
Spotlight on Projects showcases the National Program required. Check with your certification office or degree-
Award winning projects. Chapters are invited to share granting institution before registering to determine if the
their projects during this event. To participate, visit the CEU will apply toward your professional development
FCCLA website and complete a participation form. program.
Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis. Professional Development Units
Certificates of Professional Development Units (PDU)
Youth Workshops for individuals seeking continued certification through
Chapter members can explore opportunities for person- the American Association of Family and Consumer Sci-
al development, gain ideas for shaping future careers, ences (AAFCS) will be available on-site. All participating
and discover great ways to use FCCLA national pro- individuals certified in Family and Consumer Sciences
grams in their own chapter. Workshops are presented are responsible for complying with AAFCS requirements
by FCCLA chapters, partners, and exhibitors, and may regarding annual reporting. Certificates of completion
include topics such as Family and Consumer Sciences will be available at the Adviser Recognition Session.
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FCCLA offers a variety of tour options prior to the National
Leadership Conference. When planning your travel, please 6:15pm–11:00pm $90
leave plenty of time between your anticipated arrival and Tommy Gun’s Dinner Show
start of tours in which you plan to participate. FCCLA is Tommy Gun’s Garage is an audience interactive “speak-
NOT responsible for tour refunds due to delayed travel. easy” which offers a musical comedy review wit da gang-
Please remember to register for FCCLA sightseeing tours sters, da flappers and YOU!!!!! (uh, dat’s audience partici-
at times that do not interfere with planned attendance of pation).
any National Leadership Conference sessions you may be
involved in. Tour tickets must be picked up no later than Not long after the turn of the century, in a decade known as
one (1) hour prior to departure. the Roaring Twenties, the manufacture and sale
of alcoholic beverages was outlawed and strictly
Tour Registration Information will be prohibited. Nevertheless, men like Alphonse Ca-
posted online by March 1, 2010. pone and his mafia family refused to adhere to
the law, opening illegal speakeasies across the
city of Chicago, offering alcohol, gambling and
Friday, July 2 hotbox entertainment.
After a delicious sit-down dinner, join “Vito”,
6:00pm – 10:00pm $65 “Gloves”, and da “gangsters” and da “flap-
Mug Shots of Chicago pers” for non-stop comedy and dangerous
fun. You will be transported back to da
Tonight we begin with a pizza
1920’s complete wit da boss’s 1928 Model
dinner—Chicago Style! Chica-
“A” Ford, Roaring Twenties music and
go-style pizza has a buttery
memorabilia from da Twenties.
crust up to three inches tall at
(Content is age appropriate)
the edge, slightly higher than
the large amounts of cheese Includes: transportation and dinner show.
and chunky tomato sauce,
acting as a large bowl.
Chicago has always been Saturday, July 3
a haven for gangsters,
mobsters, and all types of 8:00am – 11:00am $50
hoodlums. Experience Chi-
cago as it was during the 1920s and
Lakefront Bike Tour
30s with historical accounts of the Chicago’s lakefront is a biking paradise.
exploits of Al Capone, John Dillinger, This tour will take you off the tourist’s
and the rest of the gang. Sit back and beaten path and onto the quiet neighbor-
journey into the past as we cruise hood streets, city parks, and beaches
the city in search of the old hoodlum of Chicago, giving you a glimpse as to
haunts, brothels, gambling dens, and how Chicagoans enjoy their beautiful
sites of gangland shootouts! Some city. Highlights include the Lakefront trail,
famous Chicago gangster sites in- Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park
clude the Biograph Theater, where FBI Zoo and Conservatory, Notebaert Nature
agents gunned down gangster John Dillinger in 1934, Dion Museum and North Avenue Beach.
O’Bannion’s flower shop, and Holy Name Cathedral, the The tour starts with a brisk 4 block walk to the bike site.
site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Each guest will be provided with a bottle of water and pro-
Includes: transportation, dinner, and guided tour. tein bar to add “boost” to our morning. The tour is an easy
bike ride and the guides add entertainment and enthusi-
asm to the relaxed pace tour.
The perfect combination of information, group interaction
Includes: bike tour, bike/helmet rental, guided tour,
bottled water, and protein bar.
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Enjoy a City Tour escorted by a
9:00am – 2:30pm $84 Student professional guide and discover
$86 Adult the highlights of this great city. See
Shedd Aquarium & famous outdoor sculptures by such
renowned artists as Calder and
The Field Museum
Picasso; view splendid new modern
When you visit the Shedd Aquarium you
architecture; explore LaSalle Street,
will see the world’s largest collection of
the financial center, State Street,
fresh and salt water aquatic life—over
“that great street”; Millennium Park,
8,000 specimens from the oceans, seas,
and discover two of the tallest
lakes and streams from all points of the
buildings in North and South
globe. The galleries are home to crea-
Americas, right in Chicago. The
tures from the Waters of the World—rivers
tour will continue with a drive
and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones,
down Michigan Avenue’s Magnifi-
and the global ocean. So take a tour of
cent Mile, rich with shops, parks
the water planet: immerse yourself in
and gardens. Continue along Lake
the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising’s
Michigan’s beautiful Lake Shore
flooded forest, the Oceanarium’s Pacific
Drive, considered one of the ten
Northwest and go totally polar in Polar
most beautiful drives in the country.
Play Zone. Lunch will be provided
at the Shedd Aquarium. Includes: transportation, boat tour,
and city tour.
Field Museum was founded to Lunch is on your own at Navy Pier.
house the biological and anthro-
pological collections assembled for
the World’s Columbian Exposition of
1893. These objects form the core of Six Flags Great America
the Museum’s collections which have & Hurricane Harbor
grown through world-wide expedi- Now Six Flags is fun under the sun
tions, exchange, purchase, and gifts with TWO great parks: Six Flags
to more than twenty million specimens. Great America and Six Flags Hur-
We will also take in the special exhibit ricane Harbor! A world-class family
Mammoths and Mastodons: entertainment complex, it is fun for
Titans of the Ice Age. everyone with 13 heart-pounding
Includes: transportation, roller coasters, a 15-acre water park,
admissions, and lunch. spectacular shows and parades, and
8:45am – 2:15pm $70 Six Flags Great America
Architectural Boat Cruise Six Flags Great America offers fun
& Chicago Highlights for the entire family with 13 heart-
pounding roller coasters including
The narrated Chicago River Architectural
Raging Bull, spectacular shows, and
Boat Tour is educational, fun and interest-
ing. Learn when and why the flow of the
Chicago River was reversed by one of the Hurricane Harbor
world’s greatest engineering feats, how A huge tropical-themed water park,
Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper Hurricane Harbor features Skull
construction, why the beautiful Chicago Island, an enormous interactive water
lakefront is almost all parkland and about play structure. It offers dozens of
an $80 million dollar skyscraper construction mistake! water gizmos to get yourself and everyone around you
See and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the soaked. Every few minutes, three tipping buckets unload a
Chicago River including the Willis Tower and the Tribune torrent of water.
Tower. To finish your architectural tour there will be a thrill-
Includes: transportation and admissions.
ing speedboat ride along the lake featuring Buckingham
All food and beverage is on your own.
Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s
Museum Campus and much, much more!
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Saturday, July 3 (continued) 10:00am – 3:00pm $65 Student
3:00pm - 6:30pm $99 Presidential Reflections
Blue Man Group & Museum of Science
Blue Man Group is best known for and Industry
its award-winning theatrical produc- We begin our tour today learning more
tions which critics have described about our 44th President, Barack Hus-
as “ground-breaking,” “hilarious,” “visually sein Obama. Born in Hawaii and educat-
stunning” and “musically powerful.” These ed at Harvard before moving to Chicago,
performances feature three enigmatic bald President Obama began his political
and blue characters who take the audience career as the Junior Senator from Illinois.
through a multi-sensory experience that com-
bines theatre, percussive music, art, science And then it’s onto the Museum of Sci-
and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that ence and Industry. The museum is
is like nothing else. housed in the only remaining building
from the 1893 World’s Columbian Ex-
Includes: transportation and admission.
position. A world of discovery awaits
at the Museum of Science and
Industry, home to more than 35,000
5:15pm – 10:15pm $80 Student
artifacts and nearly 14 acres of
hands-on exhibits designed to spark
Medieval Times curiosity, ingenuity, and creativity.
The thunder of hooves and the shatter-
ing of lances fill the vast arena as Included is the Omnimax® Theatre,
combat is engaged. Swords clash, Chicago’s only five-story, domed,
axes ring, as one Knight seeks the wrap-around theater.
title of Champion in a spectacle not Includes: transportation, guided tour,
witnessed for centuries. The splendor, and admission.
the pageantry and the romance of a Lunch is on your own at the
time long remembered come to life at Museum of Science and Industry.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
During the live performance, guests of
the castle enjoy an authentic medieval Tuesday, July 6
feast while the majesty and grandeur of
a time long past comes to life.
Includes: transportation and
Chicago White Sox
Get ready for some summer baseball
with the Chicago White Sox and the
Sunday, July 4 visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks,
8:00am – 11:00am $50 but don’t forget to stop by the Hall of
Fame Gift Shop, it houses a fascinating
Lakefront Bike Tour display of White Sox history, as well as a
See description from Saturday. wide array of White Sox memorabilia.
Includes: transportation and admission.
8:45am – 2:15pm $70
Architectural Boat Cruise 6:00pm – 10:00pm $65
& Chicago Highlights Mug Shots of Chicago
See description from Saturday.
See description from Friday.
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FCCLA offers the following special events. Please note:
these events require a fee for participation and require registration.
July 4th Event:
Star Spangled Celebration
SuNDAY, JuLY 4 $75
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate the nation’s
birthday in style! From our
PRIVATE pier party at Chi-
cago’s landmark Navy Pier,
we will enjoy a night amongst
FCCLA friends and family
filled with fun, food and front FCCLA’s 65th Birthday Gala
row viewing as the Fourth of July
Fireworks light up the sky over Lake Michigan! WEDNESDAY, JuLY 7 $85
The city lights shine brightly in the evening, but tonight the 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Lake will illuminate like never before—the Super Fireworks
Spectacular will have pyrotechnics launching from barges Bring the National Leadership Conference to a
located just off of Navy Pier. With this amazing, colorful and close by dancing the night away! Come join the
rousing fireworks display our FCCLA guests have a premier newly elected 2010-2011 National Executive
opportunity for an up close and personal experience “on the Council and all your new friends as we celebrate
water viewing” of the city’s best fireworks from their PRIVATE
pier party. FCCLA’s 65th Birthday in style. In an atmo-
sphere that encompasses high-energy enthusi-
A magical setting for our special FCCLA Fourth of July get- asm with good-natured spirit, FCCLA’s Chicago
together and the perfect encore to a great summer night with
our FCCLA family and friends, we will remember our Star Blues Gala will celebrate all that is BLUE in a
Spangled Sunset Spectacular for years to come! Join us in progressive and cosmopolitan experience—an
this amazing opportunity to enjoy the spectacular fireworks evening of dance, mingling and togetherness for
show as it resonates in song to a heartfelt patriotic sound- an exciting and meaningful final FCCLA celebra-
track. This is a show you don’t want to miss—and you’ll have
the best seats in town from our PRIVATE event venue! tion. Enjoy a taste of the food & traditions of
the different cultures that fill Chicago with our
Career Explorations complete themed buffet meal.
TuESDAY, JuLY 6 AND WEDNESDAY, JuLY 7
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour Chicago businesses for a
more in depth and realistic look
at an industry in which you are
passionate. Learn tips from pro-
fessionals on how to get a head
start on a successful career; and
ask them questions you’ve always
wanted to about the job you are
interested in. Whether you are still
considering future educational or
career options, or you know exactly
what you want to do with your life, these opportunities can
help you navigate and succeed on any path you take. Career
Exploration options will be available in business and indus-
tries such as culinary, fashion, interior design, the stock mar-
ket, and more! For more information and to register, check
out the FCCLA national website this spring!
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elegates are expected to attend and participate Appropriate attire for general sessions, workshops,
in all sessions, workshops, and activities so they and the STAR Events recognition sessions includes:
gain as much as possible from the conference. The FCCLA official blazer is always appropriate and
Students who disregard the rules will be subject to STRONGLY encouraged.
disciplinary action and may be sent home at their own
expense. Parents/guardians will be notified. All confer-
ence attendees should be informed of the following: n The FCCLA official blazer is always appropriate and
n Behavior at all times should be such that it reflects a
positive, professional image of you, your school, your n Business suit
state, and the organization. n Dress slacks or khaki pants
n Any accidents, injuries, or illnesses should be n Collared shirts or red polo shirts
reported to the adult chaperone or state adviser n Dress shoes and socks
immediately. National staff should be informed of
n Business suits or dresses
n All students will observe the 12:00 midnight curfew.
n Skirts or dress slacks
n If a student is found responsible for stealing or van-
n Blouses or sweaters
dalism, the student and his/her parents/guardians will
be expected to pay all damages. n Dress shoes or sandals
n Students may not purchase, possess, consume, or Inappropriate attire, for both males and females,
be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at includes:
any time. n Denim, flannel, or chambray fabric clothing of any
n Smoking is prohibited. kind, overalls, shorts, skirts, skorts, exercise, or bike
Elevator Etiquette n Backless, see-through, tight-fitting, spaghetti straps,
n Delegates should be courteous to others in hotel strapless, extremely short, or low-cut blouses/tops/
n Keep voices at low levels. n T-shirts, spandex, midriff tops, tank tops, and bathing
n Let people exit elevators before entering. suits
n Do not push buttons for unnecessary floors. n Athletic shoes, industrial work shoes, hiking boots,
n Do not over fill the elevators beyond posted flip flops, or bare feet
capacities. n Semi-formal dress is suggested for the FCCLA Gala
Dress Policy n Night wear (pajamas) should not be worn outside of
The National Leadership Conference is an excellent op- your hotel room
portunity for members to convey to others the positive n Shoes should be worn at all times
and professional image of FCCLA. Members’ behavior
in the hotels and throughout the National Leadership
Parents and guests attending only the STAR Events
Conference is the only image others in the hotel and
Recognition Sessions are also required to adhere to
host city may ever have of our organization. Student
the FCCLA Dress Policy.
conduct and dress should contribute to the positive and
professional image of FCCLA. Today’s school attire is
not always appropriate for the National Leadership Con-
ference and the hotel setting. Advisers are responsible
for enforcing the dress policy. Delegates not adhering to
the dress policy will not be admitted into any session.
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Adviser/Chaperone Responsibilities food, entertainment, and souvenirs. Meals are not
Advisers and chaperones are responsible for the included in the conference registration fee, but are
behavior and discipline of their students throughout the included in some tour options and special events.
conference. Students causing disturbance or displaying n Review the dress policy and discuss appropriate
inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave the confer- clothing to pack.
ence and the hotel. n Determine any allergies, physical disabilities, or
n An adult must accompany and supervise all students limitations that any of your students may have.
at a ratio of one adult for every four students. Male Notify FCCLA national headquarters at (703) 476-
chaperones should supervise male students. FCCLA 4900 of any disabilities that may require special
national headquarters will not provide supervision for services at least 60 days prior to the conference.
students traveling alone. n Be sure that all release forms are signed.
n There is a 12:00 midnight in-room curfew each night.
n Review travel plans with attendees. Where appro-
This curfew should be enforced by the advisers/
priate, provide parents and/or guardians with an
chaperones and will be strictly enforced by the hotel
itinerary and important telephone numbers.
security. This curfew is for the safety of the students
and in respect for other guests staying at the hotel(s). n Emphasize the importance of participating in the
conference activities to the fullest extent. Sched-
Adviser Checklist ule a meeting onsite after you have picked up
Here are some suggestions that will help in your prepa- registration materials to review the conference
rations for the conference. program in detail.
q Read this brochure carefully and thoroughly so you n Plan to participate in as many workshops as pos-
can maximize the overall conference experience for sible and attend all general sessions.
you and your students.
q Check with your school’s accounting office to ensure
q Make sure your chapter has paid state and national that all checks have been mailed for conference
dues for all members. registrations and hotel reservations.
q Check with your state adviser to determine if any q Before you depart for the conference, if you have not
travel arrangements are made by your state, and if received a hotel confirmation, call the hotel to con-
so, what is included. If not, you must make arrange- firm your reservation has been received. Document
ments for transportation, accommodations, and the name of whom you spoke with and the date and
conference registration. time of your conversation.
q Schedule a meeting with all conference attendees— q Bring copies of your original conference registration
n Discuss expenses and help students determine and housing forms as well as your confirmations for
how much spending money they will need for each to the conference.
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Registration Information and Policies
egistration is required to participate in all sessions, special Registration Policy
events, tours, and workshops at the National Leadership n Registrations will not be processed
Conference. Name badges and wristbands/tickets will be until completed registration forms and
checked. Registration opens March 1, 2010 and closes June 11, payments and/or purchase orders are
2010. The following fees and deadlines apply: received.
n To receive the regular registration rate,
both the completed registration form
REGISTRATION FEES AND payment must be postmarked by
Registration Package: May 1, 2010.
Includes: Weekly Registration, July 4th Event, and FCCLA Gala n Each person attending the conference or
REGuLAR LATE ONSITE any part of the conference must com-
(March 1–May 1) (May 2–June 1) (June 2–Onsite) plete a registration form.
Registration Package $285 $300 $305
n Official registration badges must be worn
to all conference functions. Badges will
Weekly Registration $150 $165 $170 be checked at the entrance of conference
Daily Registration $65 x ____ days $65 x ____ days $65 x ____ days activities.
q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday n Wristbands are required for the July 4th
q Thursday Recognition Session $15 $15 $15 Event and FCCLA Gala. Wristbands will
be issued with registration materials.
July 4th Event $75 $75 $75
n Children under nine years of age are
FCCLA Gala $80 $80 $80 discouraged from attending sessions and
CEU Credits (Adults Only) $20 $20 $20 meal functions. Children and family mem-
State Adviser Recognition $50 $50 $50 bers who attend sessions and special
Reception events must register for the conference
and pay all event fees.
Some states offer a package price that may include but not be
limited to the following: registration, transportation, housing,
FCCLA and metroConnections are not
tours, meals, t-shirts, pins, etc. Please contact your state adviser
responsible for lost or damaged articles;
about registration packages and pricing your state may offer. accidents; disasters; government regula-
For housing, STAR Events registration, and officer election tion or advisory; high altitude sickness;
information contact your state adviser. Be advised, STAR Events death; injury; illness; fire; disruption; delays,
activities will take place Sunday through Thursday of the confer- modifications or cancellations caused by
ence. Ask your state adviser for specific event schedules. weather conditions; any mechanical or
electrical difficulties; strikes; lockouts; acts
SEND COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS or threats of terrorism; civil disorder; acts of
WITH PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO: God; and other events beyond the control of
National Leadership Conference Registration FCCLA and metroConnections. FCCLA and
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America metroConnections will make every effort to
Lock Box Operations conduct the program as described; however,
Dept. M we reserve the right to make adjustments to
P.O. Box 718 programs without affecting their overall qual-
Baltimore, MD 21203-0718 ity. Should situations beyond the control of
FCCLA and metroConnections make chang-
Checks payable to FCCLA, Inc.
es necessary, we will work with each state
Cancellation & Refund Policies on any such changes whenever possible;
n Refunds are not honored for Continuing Education Credits and STAR however, we are unable to issue refunds if
Events. inclement weather renders tour performance
impossible or unsafe. FCCLA and metro-
n A 50 percent refund will be given for registration fees, July 4th event,
Connections will not be responsible for tour
and FCCLA Gala ONLY if notification of cancellation is sent to national
refunds due to delayed travel.
headquarters in writing by June 1, 2010.
n Cancellations, refund requests and name changes (substitutions) must FCCLA reserves the right to cancel any tour
be submitted via email to email@example.com by June 1, 2010. if the minimum number of participants re-
Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. quired to operate the tour is not met. In case
of cancellation, participants will be notified
n Requests for refunds will not be honored after June 1, 2010.
in advance and a full refund will be made.
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FCCLA Housing Policy n Although you only need to send a deposit, paying the
full amount in advance speeds check-in time.
It is important that all conference delegates use the
official conference hotels. The Board of Directors has Confirmation
implemented the following policy: n The hotels will confirm reservations. If you have not
1. Delegates who live more than 30 miles from the conven- received a hotel confirmation prior to leaving for the
tion site and do not stay in one of the official convention conference, call the hotel to verify your reservation and
hotels will be assessed a conference room fee of $25 document your conversation.
per registration in order to register for the conference.
2. Delegates from state associations attending the national n Hyatt Regency Chicago
conference and not staying at one of the official conven-
Indoor Valet with in/out Privileges (6ft 8in clearance)
tion hotels may not participate in National STAR Events
or be eligible to be elected for a national office.
n Sheraton Chicago
The Hyatt Regency Chicago will serve as the headquarters Valet with in/out Privileges Overnight—$49.00
hotel for the meeting; the Sheraton Chicago will serve as Self Parking Overnight—$ 35.00
overflow housing and provide additional meeting space. n Additional parking lots available within a 5 block radius,
State Advisers will participate in a housing lottery at the
visit www.chicagoparkingmap.com for more information.
State Advisers Management Meeting in January 2010.
State hotel assignments and Housing Forms will be posted Cancellations
on the FCCLA website by March 1, 2010. Some states n Guaranteed hotel reservations must be cancelled 72
will send in their reservations as a state, others will have hours prior to arrival date or the hotel will bill you for the
individual chapters send their forms directly to the hotel. first night’s stay. To avoid a charge, please notify the
Contact your state adviser to see how your state has opted hotel at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date.
to handle housing.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
n Make your travel plans with check-in times in mind. Ho-
151 East Wacker Drive
tel check-in is at 3:00 p.m. Check with the hotel about
Chicago, IL 60601
special arrangements if you must arrive before check-in
time or after 6:00 p.m.
n Advisers should check the group into the hotel at one
Sheraton Chicago time and secure room assignments and keys. Have a
301 East North Water Street copy of the housing form, hotel confirmation, and valid
Chicago, IL 60611 picture identification with you. If you are registering as a
(312) 464-1000 state group, this is your state adviser’s responsibility.
n If you plan to pay your final hotel balance by check, the
The Single/Double/Triple/Quad Room Rate is $178.00 full anticipated balance must be received 10 business
plus tax, currently 15.4% per room per night. All registered days prior to arrival. Checks should be made payable to
conference attendees are eligible to take advantage of the the hotel.
FCCLA negotiated hotel room rate. Contact your state n Outside telephone service will be restricted in rooms
adviser to see how your state has opted to handle housing. not leaving a credit card deposit. Pay movies and room
n Housing forms must be postmarked by the May 1, 2010 service will be on a cash-only basis.
deadline to be included in the room block reserved for n Due to the high demand for double-bedded rooms, in
FCCLA. most cases, double-bedded rooms will be used only to
Deposit house three or four guests.
n The hotels require that all reservations be secured by a Hotel Checkout
check or major credit card, which will be used as a de- n Advisers must check out the entire group. Hotel check-
posit. One night’s room and tax authorization per room out is at 11:00 a.m. Failure to vacate the rooms by this
will be processed on your credit/debit card. Please be time may result in a full rate being charged for that day.
aware that an authorization on a debit card will remove Advisers must assume financial responsibility for the
funds from your bank account at that time. The hotels room bill.
will not accept purchase orders. n The hotel will provide one bill per room or one bill per
n Checks must be received 10 business days prior group. Participants should not charge incidental ex-
to arrival. penses (phone calls, movies, room service, meals, etc.)
n Checks sent for deposit and final payment should be to their room bills.
made payable to the assigned hotel.
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By Air By Train
Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) Chicago is served by Amtrak.
Located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown.
Chicago’s Union Station (CHI) is located less than 2 miles
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) from the official convention hotels.
Located 10 miles from downtown Chicago. By Car or Bus
An interactive map of all of downtown Chicago’s parking
American Airlines is the official airline of lots is available at www.chicagoparkingmap.com.
this year’s National Leadership Conference.
Conference Shuttle Service
Airline Discounted Fares The Hyatt Regency Chicago and Sheraton Chicago hotels
Participants wishing to take advantage of discounted ticket are located a short walking distance from each other.
price should contact American Airlines Meeting Services Shuttle service will be provided between the Hyatt
Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations Regency Chicago and McCormick Place, where the
and ticket purchase. The discount can also be booked on- General Sessions and other activities will take place.
line at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticket- imited shuttle service will be provided between the
ing charge. Attendees must use the following code when Hyatt Regency Chicago and the Sheraton Chicago.
purchasing tickets: A2970AG. Discounted fares are good
July 2, 2010 through July 10, 2010. Additional information Be a Part of the Conference Program
may be found on the FCCLA website. Show your support for FCCLA state and chapter officers,
members, and advisers in the printed conference program.
Airport Ground Transportation Affiliated members may reserve space for as little as $25.
Go Airport Express offers a motor coach to and from the This personal touch is something you can look back on
Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway airports. and treasure for years to come. Visit the FCCLA website for
Traveling From Chicago O’Hare Airport: the program support order form.
Shuttles depart from O’Hare airport every 10-15 minutes for Insurance for Conference Attendees
downtown service to Chicago hotels. The Airport Express
2010 National Leadership Conference attendees may
Ticket Counter and loading zones are at Door 1E, Door 2D,
purchase insurance through BB&T-Chaney Thomas.
and Door 3E across from baggage claim on the Baggage
Visit the FCCLA website for the insurance form.
Claim level. The last shuttle leaves O’Hare at 11:30 p.m.
seven nights a week. Reservations are not required to Photography Information
downtown Chicago. The official photographer of the 2010
Traveling From Chicago Midway Airport: National Leadership Conference is
Shuttles depart from Midway airport every 15 minutes for Edward Crim of Edward Crim Photog-
downtown service to Chicago hotels. The Airport Express raphy. State and chapter group photo-
Ticket Counter and loading zone is located at Door 3, lower graphs will be available by appoint-
level across from baggage claim. The last shuttle leaves ment on Sunday, July 4. Photographs
Midway at 10:30 p.m. seven nights a week. Reservations will be taken of all award winners.
are not required to downtown Chicago. STAR Events participants will also have the opportunity to
have their photographs taken with their medals. In addition,
Downtown Airport Transfer Fare Quotes Edward Crim Photography will be available in the Exhibit
(Prices subject to change without notice) Hall for small group photos. Pre-conference photo orders
O’Hare Airport Midway Airport will be available at discounted rates. All photographs will
Per Person Per Person also be available for purchase online following the confer-
Single one way $27.00* $22.00* ence. Visit the FCCLA website for more information.
Single round trip $49.00* $39.00* Edward Crim is a photographer and print maker in St.
Pair fare one way (2 together) $19.00* $15.00* Louis covering all areas of photography. He has been
Pair fare round trip $35.00* $27.00* photographing events around the country for more than
20 years. He particularly enjoys working with people, but
he also works on journalistic projects. Edward received a
Group one way (3 or more) $14.00* $12.00* degree in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth
Group round trip $27.00* $22.00* University in Richmond, Virginia. His career in photography
* Rates do not include $1 per passenger MPEA Departure Tax. is the answer to the question so many people asked him:
Children 5 and under ride free; Children 6–12 are $15.00 each. “What are you going to do with that degree?” You can see
samples of his work at his web sites: www.edwardcrim.
com and www.forestpark365.com.
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FCCLA is proud to continue the successful
Adviser Academy—a ﬁve track program
for FCCLA national recognition
Adviser Academy is open to any adviser with fewer than ﬁve years experience including
recent university graduates. The Academy program is broken into ﬁve tracks
to be completed in a one- or two- year cycle. Graduates from the Academy
are recognized at the Adviser Recognition Session at the National Leadership Conference
following completion of all ﬁve tracks.
Track 1: Developing a Chapter Vision
(Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference)
Advisers will be introduced to the National Consultant Team, network with other new
advisers, learn about FCCLA curriculum, tools, and integrating FCCLA into the classroom.
Following Track 1, advisers may complete the program Tracks in any order.
Track 2: Using Legislation to Change the Classroom
(Held in conjunction with the Capitol Leadership Training)
Academy advisers will receive training from a professional lobbyist on how to effectively
take the FCCLA message to policymakers.
Track 3: Leading at School
(Held in conjunction with the National Cluster Meetings)
Academy participants will be trained to be effective leaders and communicators in their
schools. Participants will learn to involve key stakeholders such as administrators and
parents and gain visibility for FCCLA by gaining professional development experience and
building an advisory group.
Track 4: Remaining Relevant as a Chapter
(Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference)
In the fourth track, the cohort will be encouraged to add to the program of work built in
Track 1. This track will focus on building and maintaining a healthy chapter. Participants
will become mentors to new advisers in Track 1.
Track 5: Participating at the State Level
(Adviser Academy participants will be required to volunteer with their state.)
Over the period of completing the Adviser Academy, participants will be required to build
a strong relationship with their state adviser and participate in at least one state meeting
(conduct a workshop, evaluate STAR Events, etc.).