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2016 Conference Date:
April 8 - 10 in Virginia Beach

Conference Registration for Non-Affiliated Attendees:  We welcome “friends of FCCLA” who are not guests of an affiliated chapter to participate in the conference. These may include Alumni & Associates members, the Ruby Circle (retired advisers), college/university groups, or foundation donors. A registration form is available and can be sent via e-mail, fax or postal service.  Guests who are being registered by advisers as part of their chapter group do not need to register separately on this form. Request this form by contacting:
Connie Rhoton at crhoton@mecc.edu; phone: 276-386-2703 or
Terry Garrett and Kathy Pierson, Conference Registrars, at

Contact for questions about the state conference:
Connie Rhoton


Contact for questions about competitive events:
Debbie Will



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Conference Registration Process & Forms for Affiliated FCCLA Chapters

Important - For the 2016 Conference:
State conference and Virginia STAR Events registration will be a combined process, completed online for all affiliated chapters. In order for chapters to appear in the online registration site, affiliation with the national FCCLA organization must be completed by February 10.

Step 1: Download the General Information file and review carefully prior to downloading the conference forms. The general information explains important policies and procedures as well as an overview of new activities at the conference. Various forms related to activities and opportunities during the conference are found in the "Additional Forms" list provided after Step 4. A helpful checklist of conference registration steps is provided here.

SLRC General Information

Adviser's Checklist

Step 2:

Hotel Reservations - Required Forms

Use the forms, provided as a download below, to make reservations at one of the hotels honoring a Virginia FCCLA housing block. It is important for attendees to use one of these designated hotels in order to maintain adequate rooms and rates for future years.
Fax or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the selected hotel by February 15, to assure listed rates. Make reservations earlier if you have a strong preference for a specific hotel since many fill up quickly. This form is sent to the selected hotel, not to VA FCCLA.

Reservation Forms for All Conference Hotels
Click the red text to download the housing forms.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Comfort Suites Beachfront Hotel (2321 Atlantic Ave.) has filled the FCCLA block of rooms as of Dec. 28, 2015, and will not accept additional reservations. Please select another housing option instead.

Step 3:

Affiliated FCCLA Chapters
Complete affiliation with national FCCLA using their online process in order to appear in the Virginia FCCLA conference/STAR Events registration site.

Click here to download instructions on navigating the online registrations site:
2016 Conference and STAR Events Registration Instructions

For the best rates, complete the combined online registration for the state conference (for advisers, members, guests, chaperones, etc.) and STAR Events using this link ~ by Feb. 15:


Rates for 2016 are listed in the rates box on the right side of this page.

Important forms for participation in special conference activities are provided in Step 4.

Student Medical Release & Conduct Form
(required for each student attendee)


STAR Events Registration

Registration of FCCLA members in a STAR Event competition is now done in conjunction with registration for the state conference. Students entering a STAR Event must also be registered for the state conference. Click on the STAR Events Manual button for detailed information on STAR Events categories and related entry forms.
VA STAR Manual

Step 4:

Additional Forms:
Additional forms are provided below to involve attendees in special conference activities and opportunities. All forms are in an MSWord format.

Hosts for General Sessions - Volunteer Form

2016 Conference Outreach Projects Donor Form

Refund of Registration Fees Request Form

2015 SLRC Team
The 2015 state conference leadership team hopes you enjoyed the conference and are ready to Soar with FCCLA!


Photos from the 2015
State Conference

SLRC Photos

Click the icons to view photos from previous conference.
2014 SLRC Icon

2013 Conference Pics

2012 Conference Pics

Photos of Appropriate Banquet Attire

Banquet Attire Pics
Click the icon to view a PDF file of photos demonstrating appropriate banquet/gala attire for female attendees.

BE SURE TO PUBLICIZE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE!Follow-up on your conference participation by publicizing it in your local papers. Use the sample press release, provided here as a download, to create an article about your educational experiences and STAR Events involvement. The 2016 conference press release will be available as a download in April.



A certificate of participation in the state conference will be available in April. Names can be added to this MS Word document to personalize the certificate.

Connie Rhoton, State Adviser
Phone: (276) 386-2703
Fax: (276) 386-7454


Rates for 2016 Conference Registration will be announced in November 2015.
(Does not include STAR Events entry fees.)

Early Registration ~ by February 15:

Regular Registration ~ Feb. 16 to March 30

On-Site Registration ~ after March 30
Must request form from Connie Rhoton.

Banquet/Gala Ticket: $38