HOUSING

To book housing in the National FFA housing block log into ffa.org and click on the housing information under What’s New in the Toolbox. Housing will close on September 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

REGISTRATION

Please log in to your ffa.org account, go to your toolbox page,click on the yellow "Convention Registration" button at the top or the link under "What’s New".

NEW for 2017, online registration will not close!

Early Bird Registration

Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EDT – Monday, October 2, 2017

  • $55 — rooms reserved within the National FFA Housing Block or your school is within a 100-mile radius of the Indiana Convention Center and drive back and forth each day
  • $70 — if you are not staying within the National FFA Housing Block
  • $32 — Daily registration

Standard Registration

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Convention

  • $80 — All full registrations
  • $40 — Daily registration

Registration fee includes one opening session entrance per attendee and access to the expo, shopping mall, student and teacher workshops, alumni events and general sessions. Entrance into all entertainment, tours and award banquets are not included in your registration fee and can be purchased through online registration starting Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Registration shipping policy: Only concert, rodeo, parking and shuttle tickets will be shipped prior to convention. If these items are purchased between Sept. 5 – Oct. 2 standard shipping rates apply. If items purchased between Oct. 3 – Oct. 19 you may choose 2nd Day Air, Next Day Air or Will Call. Shipping rates will be applied for all 2nd Day and Next Day Air selections. Instructions for Will Call will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Convention Activity Pricing

  • Single Session - $13 (Access to a single session only. NO access to any other convention activity or event.)
  • Hypnotist Shows - $15 – Early Bird/$20 – Standard (General Admission) or $18 Early Bird/$22 Standard (Premium Seats)
  • Concert - $50 (Green Level), $45 (Red Level) or $40 (Yellow Level)
  • Rodeo - $29 (Green Level) or $25 (Blue Level)
  • Career Success Tours - $18
  • Hotel Shuttles - $30
  • Vehicle Parking - $35 - $105 (parking rate depends on 4 or 5 day pass and location)
  • Bus Parking - $75 - $155 (parking rate depends on 4 or 5 day pass and location)


National FFA Band, Chorus & Talent

National FFA Band and Chorus members have claimed some of the best seats at the National FFA Convention & Expo for more than 60 years – right on stage! The National FFA Band and Chorus feature musically talented FFA members from across the nation and is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.

National FFA Talent members show off their skills and compete to be named best of the best. Play the fiddle? Throw a mean yo-yo? Sing along with your guitar? National FFA Talent is the next performance for you! National FFA Talent is sponsored by Mahindra USA, Tractor Supply Company, and Wrangler. For any additional questions, contact bct@ffa.org.

The 2017 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent groups have been selected! Download the schedule for a listing of their performances during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo.

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent groups – complete this form and National FFA will contact you once the applications are available.

NATIONAL DAYS OF SERVICE

The National FFA Organization embraces the idea of giving back to our communities. The last line of the FFA motto “Living to Serve”, signifies the vital role service plays in our organization. Each year, proud FFA members from across the nation volunteer as part of National Days of Service at the National FFA Convention & Expo. CSX is the proud sponsor of National Days of Service.

In Indianapolis, FFA members will make a difference at 15 sites around the city. This volunteer experience always fills up fast, so be sure to get on the list right away when convention registration opens in August.

National Days of Service proudly sponsored by

COURTESY CORPS

Hosting a convention and expo for 64,000+ people is not a walk-in-the-park event to plan and execute! The National FFA Convention & Expo Courtesy Corps is a great way for FFA members to get involved and help ensure our annual convention and expo is a success. Members will assist convention and expo and program staff in fulfilling responsibilities in many areas including career development events, proficiency awards, the rodeo and more.

For questions about Courtesy Corp in 2017 please email convention@ffa.org.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

Get an up-close look at your future career! Career Success Tours at the National FFA Convention & Expo provide FFA members with a detailed look at agricultural careers in eight areas:

  • Agribusiness systems
  • Animal systems
  • Biotechnology system
  • Environmental service systems
  • Food products and processing systems
  • Natural resource systems
  • Plant systems
  • Power, structural & technical systems.

TRAVEL PLANNING

Plan your trip to Indianapolis with these helpful resources. More information will be added as convention gets closer.

STUDENT & TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Your convention and expo experience isn’t complete until you’ve attended at least one leadership and personal growth workshop! These workshops are dedicated to helping members develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success, as well as helping teachers integrate new ideas and activities into their classrooms.

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

The 90th National FFA Convention & Expo is a valuable, worthwhile and enriching experience for our more than 60,000 FFA attendees! While in Indianapolis, FFA members and other supporters from around the country will learn about careers in agriculture, compete for scholarships and awards, meet with industry leaders, volunteer in the Indianapolis community and learn skills they can take back to their home FFA chapter.

We’re looking for people who can monitor events, assist with directions, work information booths and more!

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

FFA members from across the country will be recognized in Indianapolis for their marvelous talents and accomplishments as individuals, teams and chapters. This recognition allows us to celebrate the vast talents and interests of our membership.

Important Dates

  • Sept. 5, 2017 Early Bird Registration Opens (1:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Sept. 20, 2017 Housing Closes (5:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Oct. 2, 2017 Early Bird Registration Closes (11:59 p.m. EDT)
  • Oct. 3, 2017 Standard Registration Opens (Midnight)