2023 State Leadership Conference


Tuesday-Thursday, March 21-23, 2023

Amway Grand Plaza

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503



~Please note the new days of the week for this conference~


This year’s conference promises to be one of the most exciting, competitive and FUN Michigan FCCLA events of the year. You will have the opportunity to meet and compete with other Michigan FCCLA members from throughout the state! Members will also elect the new Michigan FCCLA State Executive Council who will lead us into another exciting FCCLA year!

After participating in competitive events and workshops during the day, you will have free time to meet and socialize with other Michigan FCCLA members. The SLC is a time for you to develop your occupational and leadership skills as well as meet other fun and energetic Michigan FCCLA members.

The Michigan FCCLA State Leadership Conference gives you the opportunity to compete for a chance to represent Michigan FCCLA at the National Leadership Conference, held July 2-6, 2023 in Denver, Colorado!  



State Conference Schedule



The Culinary Arts event competition will not be offered at the 2023 State Conference.

Cupcake Battle and Serving Up Success will be offered.



Chapter Challenge

The chapter with the most points by March 1st will win reserved seating at the State Leadership Conference and an activity with the State Executive Council.


The State Officers are challenging all chapters to:

  • Help find sponsors for Michigan FCCLA
  • Sign the Safe Driving Pledge Form
  • Increase their membership
  • Submit applications for Member of the Month and Chapter of the Month awards
  • Increase their number of Power of One participants
  • Increase their number of attendees at Fall Leadership Conference
  • Increase their number of attendees at State Leadership Conference

How you earn points:

  • Twenty points for finding an event sponsor
  • Ten points to each brand-new chapter
  • Five points for every member that attends the Fall Leadership Conference
  • Five points for being selected as a Member of the Month -or- Chapter of the Month
  • Two points for each percentage of membership increase
  • One point for each application for the Member of the Month -or- the Chapter of the Month
  • One point for every signed Safe Driving Pledge Form (Submit the student’s names that turn in the form to you on the Safe Driving Pledge Reporting Form by March 1st)
  • One point for every Power of One participant (Submit student’s names through the Affiliation System by March 1st)
  • One point for each member that attends the State Leadership Conference



Registration Deadline is February 24, 2023


Registration Fee

The fee will cover registration materials, and conference administration expenses.


Late Fee

A late fee of $10.00 per person will be applied if payment is not received before the payment deadline.


Conference Dress Code

Business attire is required for all scheduled sessions and activities. Michigan FCCLA will follow the dress code. Shirts must have sleeves and no bare midriff. Skirts must be at least fingertip length. No jeans (denim material), T-shirts, sweatshirts, or athletic shoes of any form will be allowed during the competition or at sessions! Delegates wearing any of these items will be sent to change before being allowed to compete, and will not be allowed on stage to receive awards if dressed inappropriately for sessions.

Code of Conduct Form

Each delegate must sign a Code of Conduct form. These forms must be hand-carried to the meeting and retained by the adviser. Do not send them to the Michigan FCCLA office.

Delegates must NOT be in possession of any tobacco, drugs or alcoholic beverages at the meeting. This is a school function. Delegates may NOT enter the lounges at the hotel.


All Conference attendees must complete the COVID Waiver and turn it in when you arrive at the conference.

COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver


Masks are optional.



At least one (1) adult must attend and pay the registration fee for every ten (10) student delegates attending, and assist with the conference.

Competitive Event Information

  • All students attending the conference must have their membership received by National FCCLA by March 1.
  • Each student may enter only one competitive event, excluding the FCCLA Scrapbook event and the Power of One activity.
  • There are no limits as to the number of competitors a chapter can place in an event. Remember that if all of the members of a chapter are only in one or two events, then they will essentially be competing against fellow chapter members, thus reducing the amount of recognition for the chapter, and limiting the number of competitors your chapter may take to the National Leadership Conference.
  • Refer to specific event guidelines for the number of members allowed per team.
  • In addition to the event, most events need to designate the category:
    • Note: FCCLA has eliminated the categories of Junior, Senior, Occupational as of the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Level 1 - for members up to grade 8
    • Level 2 - for members in grades 9-10
    • Level 3 - for members in grades 11-12


Culinary Arts - will not be offered in 2023

  • An individual event
  • The Culinary Arts event will not be offered if less than five students are registered by the deadline.
  • The Culinary Arts event will be limited to the first 10 (ten) individuals that pay their balance in full for the State Leadership Conference.
  • Because we use the hotel’s kitchen, the competition time for this event may vary, and may take place at any time during the Conference. Schools will be notified of the competition day and time after all registrations are in and the hotel has confirmed the logistics for the event based on the number of competitors and availability of the kitchen.


Conference Refunds:

Refunds will be given only if Michigan FCCLA is notified of the cancellation by using the Cancellation and Refund Request Form. Cancellations MUST be submitted on the form to receive your chapter's refund. If your chapter has an outstanding balance, refunds will be applied towards unpaid invoices first. Refunds can be added to your chapter's account to be applied towards future Michigan invoices, or a refund check can be requested. All refund checks will be issued after the conference. The following dates reflect when notification is received by MIchigan FCCLA:



If Notified in Writing By: Amount of Refund

February 24, 2023

February 28, 2023

After February 28, 2023

100% refund

50% refund

No refund