2019 SBLC Information

The State Business Leadership Conference (SBLC) is the premier event for California PBL and the first level of the national business competition program. Participants have exciting opportunities to:

  • Compete in over 60 business and career preparation competitions!

  • Run for a state officer position!

  • Be recognized with scholarships for demonstrating a passion for "Service, Education, and Progress!"

  • Show your spirit in the entertaining Ms. Phi Beta Lambda competition and raise funds for our partner the March of Dimes!

  • Network with FBLA-PBL members from across the state, as well as with national leaders!


Location: Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, CA - 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, California 93455

Date: March 29th-31st, 2019

Conference Description:

Hosting over 50+ competitions, networking opportunities, workshops, and the annual Ms. PBL competition we are excited to be hosting it in Santa Maria at the Radisson Hotel this year!

Registration will occur online through your local chapter via Blue Panda. If you're a virtual member please contact stateteam@capbl.org.

Registration Information:

Regular (Due March 1st):

Quad Occupancy: $265
Double Occupancy: $325
Single Occupancy: $471
Advisor: $400

Late Registration (Due March 9th):

Quad Occupancy: $285
Double Occupancy: $345
Single Occupancy: $491
Advisor: $400

Conference Program:

For all information regarding conference and a brief overview of everything including the agenda you can check that out here:

Conference program

California Awards Program:

We are hosting 50+ competitions this here. You can check them out here:


State Officer and President Elections:

Once again we will be selecting a new batch of State Officers! If you're interested in leadership and meeting chapters from across California this is the opportunity for you. You can check out all the details here:

state officer/president elections

Ms. PBL:

Interested in competing against the other chapters? Partnering with March of Dimes (our national philanthropic partner) you will engage in raising money and compete to fundraise for an amazing cause! Get the chance to represent your chapter at our Ms. PBL! Check the information out here:

Ms. pbl application


Friday, March 29th, 2019

All Day Arrival

2:30-5:00 pm State Officer Candidate Formal Interviews

5:30-6:00 pm Chapter Orientation (MANDATORY: Adviser +1 Member)

6:00-6:30 pm Ms. PBL Rehearsal

7:30-9:00 pm Opening Session

9:00-9:45 pm Networking Session

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

8:30 Morning Competitive Event Presentations Begin

9:30-10:30 am Workshops Round 1

10:30-11:30 am Workshops Round 2

12:30 Afternoon Competitive Event Presentations Begin

1:00-2:00 pm Workshops Round 3

2:00-3:00 pm Workshops Round 4

4:30-5:30 pm State Officer Candidate Q & A / Voting Session

7:00-10:00 pm Ms. PBL Social

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

9:00-11:30 am Awards Ceremony / Closing Session

Past Dates and Locations:

2019: Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, at Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria
Friday-Sunday, April 6-8, at Hilton Mission Valley, San Diego
2017: Friday-Sunday, March 31 - April 2, at Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove
2016: Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, at Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley North, Union City
2015: Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, at Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario
2014: Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport, LAX
2013: Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, at Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario
2012: Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, at Radisson Hotel, LAX
2011: Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at Hotel Maya, Long Beach
2010: Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, at Sheraton Hotel, Pasadena
2009: Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, at The Westin Hotel, Long Beach
2008: Friday-Saturday, March 28-29 at California State University, Fullerton
2007: Friday-Saturday, March 30-31 at UCLA
2006: Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1 at UC San Diego
2005 (State Leadership Conference (SLC)): Friday-Saturday, April 1-2 at UCLA
2004 (State Leadership Conference (SLC)): Friday-Saturday, March 12-13 at Cal State Fullerton
2003 (State Leadership Conference (SLC)): Saturday, April 19 at Cal State Fullerton
2002 (State Leadership Conference (SLC)): UC Riverside