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          Registration Deadlines and Fees

          Full Registration
           (Registered Advisors, Students, & Alumni)
          The NLC registration fee includes General Sessions, Guest Speakers/Entertainment, BPA University, Contest Participation, Awards Ceremonies, NLC Souvenir Pin, Conference Souvenir/Gift, and Conference Materials.

          Students and Advisors are required to stay at the official conference property. Conference reservations are made online in conjunction with conference registrations.

          Full Registration: Advance Online Registration: $115
          Dates: February 28, 2018-April 1, 2018
          During this period, participants can register online at the early fee discount, for conference registration, competitive event registration, housing, general conference activities (tours, workshops). 

          Full Registration: Final Online Registration: $145
          Dates: April 2, 2018-April 6, 2018

          During this period, participants can register for general conference activities, workshops (based on availability) and tours (based on availability). Competitive event registration is no longer available online. Housing at an official NLC property is still required after this deadline, but may be located off-site.
          (Contest registration cannot be made online after Sunday, April 1. Please contact Dustin Devers, Director of Education, ddevers@bpa.org to discuss contest registration options after this date.)

          Guest Registration Fees
          Advisors may register their chapter’s guests (family, friends, etc.) for the NLC at the special guest registration rates. This registration includes participation in all conference activities but excludes conference gifts.

          Guest Registration: Advance Online Registration: $80
          Dates: February 28, 2018-April 1, 2018

          Guest Registration: Final Online Registration: $115
          Dates: April 2, 2018-April 6, 2018

          Guest Details
          All guests must be registered and wearing their name badges and wrist bands to be admitted to NLC activities. Business Professionals of America registered members (Students, Advisors, Alumni) may NOT register as guests. Children five years of age or younger will not be charged for NLC registration. DO NOT REGISTER CHILDREN UNDER FIVE ONLINE. If you wish to purchase tour tickets for children under five, please purchase multiple tickets under the chaperone’s name.

          An “Awards Session only” wristband is $10. Advisors must purchase the wristband for their guests at the Finance Desk on Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.


          Alumni Division Registration
          Registered Alumni Division members are invited to attend the 2018 National Leadership Conference. Members may participate in conference activities, serve as conference volunteers and much more!

          Alumni Division Registration and Housing Form


          Conference Registration Payment
          All payments must be received prior to attending the National Leadership Conference. Conference registration payments should be mailed in time to be received at the National Center by Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

          Hotel payments must be submitted directly to the hotel. The amount to be submitted indicated on the Online Registration Invoice may be paid by check or credit card.

          Check Payment for National Conference Registration Invoices

          Mail check along with copy of the registration invoice to the following address:

          Business Professionals of America, Inc.
          National Center
          P.O. Box 729
          Westerville, OH 43086

          Credit Card Payment for National Conference Registration Invoices
          Credit card payment may be made by MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover/Novus by completing the credit card section of the invoice. Mail the invoice with completed credit card information to the following address or download the Credit Card Authorization Form and fax:

          Business Professionals of America, Inc.
          National Center
          P.O. Box 729
          Westerville, OH 43086

          Fax to 614-895-1165

          OR pay by phone, 614-895-7277x301

          OR e-mail to mgordon@bpa.org

          Purchase Order Payment for Conference Registration
          School purchase orders may be sent along with the invoice and received by mail by the National Center 30 days prior to NLC.

          Payment must still be made prior to receiving conference materials. Anyone not fulfilling their purchase order obligation will not receive purchase order privileges at future NLCs.

          Mail invoices with purchase orders attached to the following address:

          Business Professionals of America, Inc.
          National Center
          P.O. Box 729
          Westerville, OH 43086

          OR Fax to 614-895-1165

          Purchase orders will not be accepted by Conference Hotels for room deposits/payment.


          NLC Refund Policy

          • All eligible refunds will be paid after the conclusion of NLC to advisors requesting them by the required deadline.
          • Refund requests must be submitted online at http://www.bpa.org/application/refundrequest.aspx.
          • All eligible refund requests postmarked on or before Thursday, April 26, 2018 will receive a 75% refund. No requests for refunds shall be honored after that date. Refunds are not available for pre-purchased merchandise.
          • Refunds will not be given for an optional or last minute change on the part of the delegate or advisor or for delayed travel.
          • Tour refunds will be made in full for those tours which are cancelled by BPA. Refunds cannot be made due to inclement weather.

          Important Deadlines

          February 15, 2018:  To be eligible to compete at the NLC, national membership dues must be postmarked/submitted by this date.

          April 1, 2018: BPA Cares submissions are due (Professional Award Submissions due March 15).

          April 1, 2018: Ambassador Torch Award résumés must be completed by students online and approved/submitted online by a local advisor/reviewer by this date to be eligible.

          April 1, 2018: Online contest registration closes. After this date, all contest registration must be completed onsite at the conference.

          April 1, 2018: NLC online housing reservations must be submitted.  All hotel registrations after this date will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

          April 2-6, 2018: Final online registration rate period.

          April 6, 2018:  Last day for online conference pre-registration. Conference registration after this date must be onsite at your time of arrival.

          April 19, 2018: All NLC payments due to the National Center.

          April 26, 2018: Deadline for all Refund Requests. All requests must be submitted using the online form.

          May 6, 2018: National Staff will be on site in Dallas, TX. The National Center will be closed May 7-18.

          Contest Related Deadlines: Please read the WSAP Competitive Event Guidelines and note the important deadlines in your calendar where applicable.


          Helpful Hints

          • Hotel reservations must be completed along with your Conference Registration.
          • Print out your invoice before hitting the submit button, BUT DON’T FORGET TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON.
          • Keep a copy of all forms submitted for your records. Bring your copies with you.
          • Note: For those members staying at the Great Wolf Lodge, there will be continuous shuttle transportation to and from the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center running throughout the conference.






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