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          2018 NLC Exhibitor Showcase 

          DAY 1
          Date:                  Wednesday, May 9
          Time:                  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
          Location:            Gaylord Texan Convention Center: Grapevine Ballroom

          DAY 2
          Date:                  Thursday, May 10
          Time:                  9:00 am-5:00 pm
          Location:            Gaylord Texan Convention Center - Center Pre-function 

          Make plans to stop by the 2018 Exhibitor Showcase to meet with a variety of BPA partners and vendors that will be in attendance showcasing their products and services. Learn about new opportunities for your chapter, practice your networking skills, brainstorm fundraising ideas and meet with the many partners that support Business Professionals of America and our National Leadership Conference.

          The Exhibitor Showcase is also where you’ll find the BPA | Barefoot booth and be able to be to pick up your conference t-shirt, commemorative conference pin and other BPA-related gear. Stop by and register with the BPA Alumni Division too while you’re there too. Not only is it a great way to ‘stay in the know’ about all things BPA, but they’ll also be sponsoring a Texas Virtual Scavenger Hunt that you won’t want to miss out on!

          There’s bound to be something for everyone in this year’s Exhibitor Showcase, so don’t miss out!

                                                       National Leadership Conference Exhibitors






          2018 Virtual College Experience    

          Date: Thursday, May 10
          Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
          Location: Gaylord Texan Convention Center - Grapevine Ballroom Pre-function

          Look up and see a vibrant blue sky. Look down and you’ll feel like you’re walking on a campus sidewalk headed to class. Spin around and get a 360-degree view of the student courtyard! The College Tour experience just got better – thanks to VR technology!

          Back by popular demand, the second annual BPA Virtual College Experience will provide NLC participants with the chance to take a campus tour of any college or university across the country right from the Gaylor Texan Resort & Convention Center. With the assistance of our friends at YouVisit and Google, you’ll be able to transport yourself to one of the many schools on your list and experience the campus in advance of an in-person visit. BPA Alumni will be on hand to help answer any questions you may have, and help guide you in your virtual experience. In addition to virtual tours, there will be a series of mini sessions taking place on topics such as creating your college checklist, college planning and the application process, scholarship search tips and much more. Come join us and experience it for yourself!

          Plan to attend one of our four micro-sessions being held during the Virtual College Experience and gain insider knowledge and hints on a series of topics that can help set your path for success in becoming Tomorrow's Business Professionals. Each student who attends a micro-session will also receive a free virtual headset. Watch this space for more information about session topics and presenting partners still to come.



          Session Topic Presenting Partner Time
          Surviving the Upside Down: College Edition University of Indianapolis  3:15 p.m.
          Quest to Qualified: Preparing for College From Planning to Applying Byrd Career Consulting 3:45 p.m.
           Real Business Starting on Day One  Northwood University 4:15 p.m.




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