Event Updates

The latest updates about attending the National FFA Convention & Expo.

OCTOBER 13, 2021

Find your way with convention maps

Maps and seating charts of all venues for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo are now available. Find your way around downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and more. All maps can be viewed on the guidebook app or the maps page. Need a printed copy? Download the PDF map packet.

» Maps and Seating Charts

OCTOBER 11, 2021

Get the guidebook app

Before you get to Indianapolis, download the official guidebook app for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo! Use the free app (available on iOS or Android) to create a personalized schedule, make your list of National FFA Expo exhibitors to visit, get breaking news via push notifications, see maps and view the A-to-Z Guide. This app is a must-download for anyone coming to the national convention, as there will be no printed guidebook on-site.

» Download the guidebook app

OCTOBER 8, 2021

Coming soon: The Virtual FFA Blue Room

The FFA Blue Room returns again this year as a free, virtual experience – no registration required! In the virtual experience, the future of agriculture comes alive in a 3-D environment with areas that focus on topics like autonomous technology, regenerative agriculture and more.

The FFA Blue Room also features Ted talk-style presentations on the big issues and ideas facing agriculture. Catch start-up founders, animal welfare officers and even a professional alpine speaker – all free, and all accessible via convention.FFA.org. See the speaker schedule now!

» The Virtual FFA Blue Room

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Say hello to Gainbridge Fieldhouse

The location of the 2021 FFA Concert featuring Brett Young has a new name: Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The new name replaces Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but the address remains the same (125 S. Pennslyvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204).

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Registration now open

It’s here! Registration for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo is now open. Grab your spot to join us in Indianapolis!

» Register for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

A to Z Guide now posted

Get all of your event questions answered – from A to Z – with the updated A to Z National FFA Convention & Expo Guide.

» A to Z National FFA Convention & Expo Guide


Detailed general session schedule now posted

A printable, detailed schedule of events for each general session at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo is now posted. Look for additional schedule items to be posted soon.

» Detailed General Session Schedule


Mask up at the National FFA Convention & Expo

We’re thrilled to return to an in-person National FFA Convention & Expo in 2021! As part of our plans to host a safe event, please learn and follow our updated event requirements – including face masks for everyone – to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

» Health and Safety at the National FFA Convention & Expo

AUGUST 24, 2021

Your questions. Our answers.

We know you have questions about the convention, so let’s chat! Join our staff for a series of virtual town halls for various attendee leaders Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 9.

Update: Watch the archived version of the Advisor Convention Town Hall.

AUGUST 20, 2021

Convention housing still available; cancel by Sept. 8

There is still room in the official housing block at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo! Housing remains open through Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. EDT. If your plans change, please cancel by Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. to avoid a cancellation penalty.

» 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo Housing

AUGUST 16, 2021

Need an FFA Jacket? Order by Sept. 24

If you’re looking for some fresh corduroy to wear in Indianapolis, be sure to order from Shop FFA by Sept. 24 for guaranteed delivery before the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. Official FFA jackets will not be available for in-person purchase at the convention.

» Order an Official FFA Jacket from Shop FFA

JULY 14, 2021

Chapter housing now open

Housing for FFA chapters and state associations for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo is now open. Make your reservations now to join us in Indianapolis! Housing options for exhibitors, media and other attendees will open at a later date. Instructions will be sent directly to those individuals when available.

» 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo Chapter Housing

JULY 14, 2021

General convention schedule now published

The preliminary major events schedule for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo is now available! View this schedule to see a general overview of events to expect in Indianapolis. A more detailed, interactive schedule will be published this fall.

» 2021 Preliminary Schedule

JULY 7, 2021

Top CDE/LDE awards coming to main convention stage

For the first time, the top results of all Career and Leadership Development Events will be announced during national convention general sessions this fall. We will recognize national winners, the top four teams and the top ten individuals (as appropriate) on the main stage. Please review the updated CDE/LDE Awards Recognition Schedule (PDF) to learn when each CDE and LDE will be recognized.

» 2021 CDE/LDE Awards Recognition Schedule (PDF)

JULY 6, 2021

Band, Chorus & Talent applications deadline approaching

The applications for this year’s National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent will close on July 15.

» National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent

MAY 20, 2021

Awards and recognition overview now available

Interested in our plans for awards and recognition that culminate at the National FFA Convention & Expo? Check out the updated page for 2021, including information about Agricultural Proficiency Awards, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree, American Star Awards, Career and Leadership Development Events, Honorary Awards and National Chapter Awards.

» Awards and Recognition

MAY 19, 2021

94th National FFA Convention & Expo to be hosted in person

The National FFA Organization announced that the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo will be hosted in person this fall in the city of Indianapolis. The event, which traditionally brings more than 65,000 attendees, will take place Oct. 27-30.

“We are excited to come back to the great city of Indianapolis that has been such a gracious host to us in years past,” said Mandy Hazlett, associate director of convention and events at the National FFA Organization. “We know convention will look a bit different this year, but we are excited to offer this opportunity to our student members once again.”

In 2020, the organization canceled the in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and instead offered a virtual experience.

» 94th National FFA Convention & Expo Will Be In-Person for 2021