BPA National Leadership Conference

April 26-30, 2023 (Anaheim, California)


This has been an exciting year for BPA! Our official membership for 2022–2023 exceeded 46,000, which is the highest membership total we have seen in many recent years. We will continue the celebration by welcoming you to beautiful Anaheim, California, on April 26–30, for our 2023 National Leadership Conference.

We love celebrating your outstanding achievements in competitive events, service to BPA, chapter management, community service, and more. Take full advantage of every opportunity offered during the conference, including the workshops and community service activities, which will help you #DiscoverYourPurpose for many years to come. Don’t miss out on discounted passes to the certification labs and optional tours to explore some incredible Southern California attractions.

We urge you to network with our exhibitors, partners, and sponsors who help make NLC possible, and be sure to thank them for their contributions in helping us create so many magical moments throughout this membership year.

NLC is our pinnacle BPA event of the year, so take time to meet fellow members from around the country. You might even pick up new ideas for your chapter!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Anaheim!

Conference Preview Guide

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Exploring the 2023 NLC

NLC Advisor Orientation

Conference Press Release

Local news outlets such as newspapers, radio or television stations, and even your school district’s communications office like to receive information about noteworthy student achievements. Use the press release template linked below to announce your chapter’s participation in the National Leadership Conference.

To distribute the press release:

Replace the indicated sections with the information needed to localize the announcement about your conference participant(s). If your school does not have a communications office that distributes press releases to local media, you can gather a list of media email addresses from news organizations’ websites. The best contact may be an education reporter, the managing editor, or an assignment editor.

Email the completed press release (and participant photographs with captions if you have images available for release). If you have not heard back from a reporter within a few days, call to confirm the press release was received, and offer to answer any questions the reporter or editor may have.

Download the NLC Press Release Template