2020 Convention Announcement2020-06-28T08:05:33-04:00

Convention Announcement

The National FFA Organization will host the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo as a virtual experience this fall on multiple outlets. This decision, recommended by National FFA staff and affirmed by the National FFA Board of Directors, is due to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national convention will be hosted by the 2019-20 National FFA Officer Team and continue the tradition of celebrating and inspiring the hundreds of thousands of FFA members who are becoming what the world needs next. The event will allow FFA members, advisors, alumni, supporters, sponsors and exhibitors to connect more than ever before through virtual events, activities and competitions.

The national convention will occur virtually during the week of Oct. 28, as previously planned. Be sure to mark your calendar for Aug. 12 when we release specific details regarding the schedule, registration details, special guests and other pieces that deliver high-value and impact for FFA members. Delegates from across the country will also join virtually to accomplish the official business of the student-led organization as spelled out in the National FFA Constitution.

We plan to return to Indianapolis and the State of Indiana in 2021 for an energetic in-person event that celebrates achievements and forms valuable connections for FFA members looking to make a strong next step. FFA is grateful to our hosting partners and stands committed to making a difference in Indianapolis this fall through contributions and service activities that support the people, places and organizations that have always offered their well-known brand of Hoosier Hospitality to our guests

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo?
The 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo will be hosted virtually this fall.

When will the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo take place?
The 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo will occur virtually during the week of Oct. 28. This is the same week as the previously planned in-person event.

Is there a registration process for the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo?
All details regarding the event – including registration details – will be announced Aug. 12.

Why is the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo now a virtual event?
Many pandemic-related challenges made hosting an in-person event impossible in 2020. National FFA staff recommended and the National FFA Board of Directors affirmed the decision to host a virtual experience in 2020.

Why was the decision made now?
National FFA shared in May that a decision regarding the status of the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo would be made by July 15. However, based on research and information collected by National FFA staff, the decision to hold the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo as a virtual event was made on June 26. This decision allows attendees, exhibitors and stakeholders time to adjust and National FFA staff time to plan an impactful virtual experience.

Will official delegate business or national officer elections still occur?
Yes, delegates will meet virtually to handle the official business of the organization, including electing a new National FFA Officer Team.

What happens if I previously qualified to attend the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo through an award or recognition program?
Announcements regarding individual award and recognition programs will be made this summer as available. We encourage FFA members to continue to safely pursue their goals with the knowledge that they will be recognized for outstanding achievement.

I applied for National FFA Band, Chorus or Talent. Will I get a refund of my application fee?
Thank you for applying! Yes, you will be contacted by the FFA staff coordinator for band, chorus and talent to receive your refund.

Will National FFA help pay any cancellation fees or penalties for travel arrangements I have already made?
The timing of the decision to host the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo virtually this fall reduces the likelihood of attendees incurring travel costs for the event. However, National FFA is unable to provide financial assistance for travel fees or penalties.

Will there be an in-person National FFA Convention & Expo in 2021?
Yes, we plan to return to Indianapolis for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo with an energetic, in-person experience Oct. 27 – 30, 2021.

I am an exhibitor that previously reserved exhibitor space. What happens now? Will I receive a refund?
Our National FFA Expo team will be in contact over the next several weeks to discuss options regarding the virtual experience and involvement in 2021 when we return to Indianapolis.

I have additional questions. Who do I ask?
For general inquiries, please contact National FFA Customer Support or call 1-888-332-2668.

The National FFA Organization will host the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo as a virtual experience this fall on multiple outlets. This decision, recommended by National FFA staff and affirmed by the National FFA Board of Directors, is due to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national convention will be hosted by the 2019-20 National FFA Officer Team and continue the tradition of celebrating and inspiring the hundreds of thousands of FFA members who are becoming what the world needs next. The event will allow FFA members, advisors, alumni, supporters, sponsors and exhibitors to connect more than ever before through virtual events, activities and competitions.

The national convention will occur virtually during the week of Oct. 28, as previously planned. Be sure to mark your calendar for Aug. 12 when we release specific details regarding the schedule, registration details, special guests and other pieces that deliver high-value and impact for FFA members. Delegates from across the country will also join virtually to accomplish the official business of the student-led organization as spelled out in the National FFA Constitution.

We plan to return to Indianapolis and the State of Indiana in 2021 for an energetic in-person event that celebrates achievements and forms valuable connections for FFA members looking to make a strong next step. FFA is grateful to our hosting partners and stands committed to making a difference in Indianapolis this fall through contributions and service activities that support the people, places and organizations that have always offered their well-known brand of Hoosier Hospitality to our guests

What is the status of the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo?
The 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo will be hosted virtually this fall.

When will the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo take place?
The 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo will occur virtually during the week of Oct. 28. This is the same week as the previously planned in-person event.

Is there a registration process for the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo?
All details regarding the event – including registration details – will be announced Aug. 12.

Why is the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo now a virtual event?
Many pandemic-related challenges made hosting an in-person event impossible in 2020. National FFA staff recommended and the National FFA Board of Directors affirmed the decision to host a virtual experience in 2020.

Why was the decision made now?
National FFA shared in May that a decision regarding the status of the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo would be made by July 15. However, based on research and information collected by National FFA staff, the decision to hold the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo as a virtual event was made on June 26. This decision allows attendees, exhibitors and stakeholders time to adjust and National FFA staff time to plan an impactful virtual experience.

Will official delegate business or national officer elections still occur?
Yes, delegates will meet virtually to handle the official business of the organization, including electing a new National FFA Officer Team.

What happens if I previously qualified to attend the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo through an award or recognition program?
Announcements regarding individual award and recognition programs will be made this summer as available. We encourage FFA members to continue to safely pursue their goals with the knowledge that they will be recognized for outstanding achievement.

I applied for National FFA Band, Chorus or Talent. Will I get a refund of my application fee?
Thank you for applying! Yes, you will be contacted by the FFA staff coordinator for band, chorus and talent to receive your refund.

Will National FFA help pay any cancellation fees or penalties for travel arrangements I have already made?
The timing of the decision to host the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo virtually this fall reduces the likelihood of attendees incurring travel costs for the event. However, National FFA is unable to provide financial assistance for travel fees or penalties.

Will there be an in-person National FFA Convention & Expo in 2021?
Yes, we plan to return to Indianapolis for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo with an energetic, in-person experience Oct. 27 – 30, 2021.

I am an exhibitor that previously reserved exhibitor space. What happens now? Will I receive a refund?
Our National FFA Expo team will be in contact over the next several weeks to discuss options regarding the virtual experience and involvement in 2021 when we return to Indianapolis.

I have additional questions. Who do I ask?
For general inquiries, please contact National FFA Customer Support.

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