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Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis , Indiana 46225
Tel: (317) 262-3400
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2017 National FFA Annual Convention - Future Farmers Of America

60,000 450

Overview

Event Overview:

The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow and are making a difference by sharing their stories of agricultural education and FFA. Together, FFA members will continue the tradition of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

Exhibitor Information:

WHY EXHIBIT 

Showcase Your Brand at the Country's Largest Annual Student Gathering!
The 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo will be held on Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis. As an exhibitor your organization will be able to build awareness of your brand and interact with attendees with a vested interest in your operations. FFA members represent an audience vital to your company's future; by engaging with the thousands of students and advisors in attendance, you will have invaluable opportunities to significantly increase your brand awareness for the next generation of employees, customers, and advocates.

Engage thousands of future consumers and employees

FFA members represent an audience vital to your company’s future.

At the Expo, your representatives will have thousands of opportunities throughout the three-day event to meet future consumers, employees and leaders within a growing youth market.

About Future Farmers of America:

FFA is an intercurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education.

Agenda

Oct 25   

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)

Noon – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J) – NEW HOURS!

2 p.m. National FFA Grand March (ICC, Capitol Avenue Plaza)

3:30 p.m. Opening Session 1A (BLF)

6:45 p.m. Opening Session 1B (BLF)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF) – NEW ADDITIONAL TIME!

8:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts FFA Concert presented by Culvers (LOS – doors open 7:30 p.m.)

Other Activities (Times provided soon)

Delegate Activities (ICC)

Agriscience Fair Set up (ICC, Hall A)

National Chapter (ICC)

Alumni Central (ICC)

Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC)

Student Leadership Workshops (ICC)

Teacher Workshops (ICC)

Proficiency National Finalist Reception (Westin Hotel)

Career Success Tours (TBD)

Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)

Oct 26   

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)

8 a.m. Opening Session 1C (BLF)

2 p.m. Second General Session (BLF)

7:30 p.m. Third General Session (BLF)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)

6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom)

Other Activities (Times provided soon)

Delegate Sessions I & II (BLF)

Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A)

National Chapter (ICC)

Alumni Central (ICC)

Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC)

Student Leadership Workshops (ICC)

Teacher Workshops (ICC)

Proficiency National Finalist Photo Session (Westin Hotel)

Agriscience Fair Awards Luncheon (JW Hotel)

Proficiency National Finalists Award Luncheon (Marriott Hotel)

Stars over America Luncheon (Hilton Hotel)

Proficiency Judging (ICC, Marriott Hotel, and Westin Hotel)

Star Awards Judging (Hilton Hotel)

Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel)

National Days of Service (Various Locations)

Career Success Tours (Various Locations)

Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)

Oct 27   

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E) – NEW HOURS!

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J) - NEW HOURS!

8 a.m. Fourth General Session (BLF)

Noon Fifth General Session (BLF)

3 p.m. Sixth General Session (BLF)

5:30 p.m. National FFA Band and Chorus Concert (BLF)

6:15 p.m. National FFA Talent Competition, Round 3 (BLF)

7 p.m. Seventh General Session (BLF)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)

6 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom)

Other Activities (Times provided soon)

Delegate Session III – if needed (BLF)

Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A)

Alumni Central (ICC)

Alumni General Session (ICC)

Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC)

Student Leadership Workshops (ICC)

Teacher Workshops (ICC)

Distinguished Service Citation/VIP/Honorary American Degree Reception (Omni Hotel)

FFA Collegiate Alumni Luncheon (ICC)

Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel)

Washington Leadership Conference Reunion (ICC)

Alumni/American Degree Reception (TBD)

Past National Officer Reception (Omni Hotel)

National Days of Service (Various Locations)

Career Success Tours (Various Locations)

Oct 28   

6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)

8 a.m. – Noon FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E) – NEW HOURS!

8 a.m. Eighth General Session, Amercian Degree Ceremony (LOS)

1:30 p.m. Ninth General Session (BLF)

Election and Installation of 2017-18 National FFA Officers

Keynote Speakers

Laila Ali

Wellness & Fitness Expert, Undefeated Boxing Champion, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, Author, Speaker, MomM

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were “knockouts”) and zero losses. Laila Is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

In January of 2017, millions of viewers watched Laila showcase how much of a savvy business “knockout” she is in the boardroom on the all-new “Celebrity Apprentice.” Laila is also a regular panelist and contributor for the CBS Sports Network’s new all-female sports commentary program, “We Need to Talk,” the first of its kind in the history of sports broadcasting.

A cooking enthusiast, Laila previously appeared twice on Food Network’s celebrity edition of “Chopped” and emerged victorious as the champion. Continuing her passion in the cooking space, Laila was the host of “Late Night Chef Fight,” an exciting food truck cooking competition show that has aired for multiple seasons on the FYI Network. She has also appeared in various cooking segments on Rachael Ray and The Chew, along with having cooked her famous “oven baked fried chicken” on Steve Harvey’s hit daytime talk show. Laila is most excited about her forthcoming cookbook slated to be released in the fall of 2017.

For multiple seasons she hosted “Everyday Health” airing in national syndication on ABC, in addition to being the previous co-host of “American Gladiators” and former host of “All-In With Laila Ali,” which aired in weekend syndication on CBS.

In 2012 when women’s boxing was included in the Olympics for the first time in history. Laila was the first women in history to provide expert commentary for NBC Sports. For two consecutive years since its conception in 2015, she was selected as host of the first ever televised ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards.

Laila is a past President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that is supported by some of the biggest athletes in the world. Through WST Laila promotes equality for women in the world of professional sports, and she pushes programs that encourage young women to be confident, healthy and strong through sports. She was also a major voice for the 40th anniversary of Title IX which protects women’s rights to be included and treated equally in collegiate sports.

Always eager to encourage others to live an active lifestyle, Laila Ali was the 2012 “Mombassador” for the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon, a competition she actually participated in and completed impressively in a little more than 3 hours. She’s appeared as a guest-star on popular fitness show, “Biggest Loser.” Also because of her passion for an active lifestyle and wanting to share this with all her followers, she started her own lifestyle blog “Laila Ali Lifestyle,” where she regularly posts workouts tips, recipes, DYI ideas, marriage and family tips, and so much more!

Laila tickled America’s funny bone with multiple hilarious roles as Kevin Hart’s boxing nemesis on the hit comedic series, “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” In 2014 she made her feature film acting debut as the co-star of the action movie, “Falcon Rising,” opposite martial arts star, Michael Jai White.

Never one to turn down a good challenge, she captured the hearts of millions and made it to the final round of the fourth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2007.

A recognizable and trusted figure whose name and likeness packs a powerful punch, Laila has been an endorser for major brands such Subway and Kohl’s. Carefully building a successful branding and licensing empire, (a former owner and operator of a successful nail salon in southern California) Laila recently rolled out a signature line of hair styling tools with Hot Tools, a brand subsidiary of hair care powerhouse, Helen of Troy, She is also a major supporter of charitable organizations such as Feeding America and Peace 4 Kids. She is also quite proud of the work she has done on behalf of the American Dental Association to create oral health awareness for children.

Laila Ali is a sought after inspirational speaker and author of her life’s story in a dynamic book for young women entitled “Reach!” Laila studied business management at Santa Monica College. She and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, live in Los Angeles, with their two children, son Curtis Jr., and daughter Sydney.

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