What to Pack for the COLOR+FULL! FBLA-Middle Level Academy

This year’s National Leadership Conference in Atlanta is only a few months away and will be  filled with opportunities to CONNECT at every turn! Visit the exhibits for information about fundraising opportunities, colleges and universities, technology vendors, and to network with other future business leaders. This one-of-a-kind experience includes inspirational keynote speakers and cutting-edge workshops to help you CONNECT!


Of course, an event like this comes with a dress code, and it may take some time to figure out what to pack to make the most out of the experience. So, we have created a what-to-pack list so you will be ready to CONNECT at the COLOR+FULL! FBLA-Middle Level Academy!


  • Appropriate attire is required for all attendees at all general sessions, competitive events, regional meetings, workshops, and other activities unless otherwise stated in the conference program. Conference name badges are part of this dress code and must be worn for all conference functions. Professional attire acceptable for official FBLA-PBL activities includes:

    • Males - Business suit with collar dress shirt and necktie; sport coat, dress slacks, collar shirt, and necktie; banded collar shirt may be worn only if sport coat or business suit is worn; dress shoes and socks

    • Females - Business suit or pantsuit with blouse; skirt or dress slacks with blouse or sweater; a business dress; capris or gauchos with coordinating jacket/suit, worn below the knee; dress shoes

  • Casual attire (including shoes) for sightseeing, dining in casual restaurants, etc.

  • Pajamas

  • Medications - make sure you take any medication(s) you may need throughout the trip, whether it is over the counter medication(s) or prescription medication(s). Check your school’s/chapter’s policy on medication regulation (some schools may require a parent note stating that you are allowed to regulate the medication, Some may require the medication(s) to be administered by your adviser/chaperone, etc.)

  • Toiletries - things like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion will most likely be provided at the hotel, but it is always good to have the ones you prefer and extras on hand (especially since FBLA-PBL will be taking over the hotels in Atlanta!)

  • Band aids - you will most likely be doing a lot of walking around while you CONNECT with everyone at the COLOR+FULL! FBLA-Middle Level Academy, and dress shoes are known for causing blisters, so make sure you pack easily accessible band aids

  • Sunglasses - Atlanta is a sunny place, and it will be summer!

  • Padholder/notepad/notebook - anything you can write on will definitely come in handy; you will get many new CONNECTions, learn so much new information, and learn about so many new opportunities, and writing it all down will help you keep track of everything!

  • Pen - you will need something to write with

  • Business cards - this isn’t necessary, but it will definitely help the ones you CONNECT with CONNECT with you after the COLOR+FULL! FBLA-Middle Level Academy

  • Portable chargers - it is very easy for your electronic devices to run out of batteries during your busy day at the COLOR+FULL! FBLA-Middle Level Academy

  • Chargers - make sure to take chargers for your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.

  • Money - you may want to buy souvenirs or something from a vending machine

  • Anything you may need for competitive event

  • Extras of everything! - you may get stains on your clothes, run out of band aids, or have your pen run out of ink, so make sure you’re  prepared!

  • Yourself - ready to learn, CONNECT, and have the best time of your life!

We may have not covered something that you may need, so make sure you account for everything before you leave home to CONNECT!