National FFA convention returns to Indianapolis | FFA / 4-H
The National FFA Organization will be holding its annual in-person convention this fall in Indianapolis.
The event, which traditionally attracts more than 65,000 participants, will take place from October 27 to 30.
In-person events expected during the convention include the American FFA Diploma Ceremony, Career Achievement Tours, Competitive Events, Delegate Business Sessions, Entertainment, National FFA Expo and Mall, Sessions general meetings, student and teacher workshops and National Days of Service.
In addition to the in-person event, the organization will offer a virtual program, including workshops for students and teachers, the FFA virtual blue room, National Days of Service and the streaming of general sessions.
“We are delighted to return to the great city of Indianapolis which has been such a gracious host to us for the past several years,” Mandy Hazlett, associate director of conventions and events at the National FFA Organization, said in a press release. .
“We know the convention will be a little different this year, but we are delighted to offer this opportunity to our student members again,” she said.
In 2020, the organization canceled the in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and offered a virtual experience instead.
“While the convention looked a little different in 2020 than we were used to, our members have shown their ability to adapt and create meaningful experiences while celebrating FFA and agricultural education,” said James Woodard, FFA National Councilor.
“We are thrilled to bring an in-person event back to our members and to the city of Indianapolis,” he said.
The convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, which has invested $ 7 million in further health and safety improvements.
“Throughout the year, FFA members across the country have shown their resilience and ability to adapt to new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Doster Harper, National President of the FFA.
“Our team was inspired by these members as they continued to find new, creative ways to live to serve. It is because of their persistence that we are thrilled to offer an in-person event to our members as we celebrate this future generation of leaders, ”he said.