Housing for 2018 will open in spring. The link to book housing within the National FFA housing block will be made available along with a housing FAQ. To access, log into ffa.org and click on the housing information under "What’s New" in the Toolbox.


Online registration for 2018 will open in September. Please check back for further information later this spring.

Early Bird Registration

Opens in September 2018

  • $60 — 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
  • $85 — if you are not staying within the National FFA Housing Block
  • $35 — Daily registration

Standard Registration

  • $90 — All full registrations
  • $43 — 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 in September 2018.

Registration shipping policy: Registration shipping policy: Only concert, rodeo, parking and shuttle tickets will be shipped prior to convention. Please check back for updated shipping rates for 2018.

Convention Activity Pricing

  • Single Session - $13 (Access to a single session only. NO access to any other convention activity or event.)
  • Hypnotist Shows - $20 (Premium Seat) or $18(General Admission)
  • 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.

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.


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.

Information on sites for 2018 will be made available this summer.

National Days of Service proudly sponsored by


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 2018 please email convention@ffa.org.


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.

Information on tours and attractions will be available this summer.


Information to plan your travel to Indianapolis for 2018 will be available this summer.


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.


The 91st National FFA Convention & Expo is a valuable, worthwhile and enriching experience for our more than 65,000 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! For questions on volunteering in 2018 contact emma@maribethsmith.com


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

Information on dates for 2018 will be available this spring.