State Leadership Conference

Exemplify It
 March 16-19, 2017

Business Professionals of America members are provided an opportunity for the development of leadership skills, personal and professional growth, and career-related competencies. Involvement in Business Professionals of America will enhance social awareness, civic responsibility, and understanding of the business community. The state leadership conference (SLC) is the highlight of the Michigan Association year, and helps more than 2,000 members accomplish these objectives.

The 45th Annual State Leadership Conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 16-19, 2017. The parade of presidents, workshops, state officer elections, Workplace Skills Assessment Program events and a semi-formal dinner are highlights of the conference. Delegates had the opportunity to meet people and make many new friends. More than 100 schools located throughout the state were represented at the conference.

Click here for more information about the 2017 Secondary State Leadership Conference.

Future state conference dates:
March 15-18, 2018 - Grand Rapids

Information about the Postsecondary State Leadership Conference is available by clicking here.

SLC Thursday Night Event: Minute to Win It

Your State Executive Council is so excited for this year’s Thursday Night Activity at the State Leadership Conference! As you are probably aware, we have selected Minute to Win It for this exciting activity to get you excited to conquer this conference. Your team will compete head-to-head with other BPA members in deceptively simple games. If your team can make it through the tough levels of competition, you will be declared winners! We have very exciting prizes this year and can’t wait to award them to you! If your chapter is interested in signing up to participate in this activity, be sure to complete the form which can be found by clicking here. Be sure to read through the form instructions located at so you can guarantee your spot in the contest. Submissions can be submitted through January 31st. Get your chapter excited for SLC and sign up for Minute to Win It! We can’t wait to see you at the State Leadership Conference in March!

2016 SLC Winners