7 Changes to the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo

By |2019-08-19T09:41:27-04:00August 13th, 2019|FFA New Horizons, The Feed|

Heading to the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in October? Make sure you’re aware of the following changes to this year’s events and make the most of your time in Indy.

Remember, early bird registration opens Sept. 10.

  1. Arena sessions will move to Lucas Oil Stadium.

One of the major changes for 2019 is that all sessions, including opening sessions, general sessions and the American FFA Degree Ceremony will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium. This move creates even more seating for convention attendees. Two opening sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoon (session 1A) and Thursday morning (session 1B). Find a complete session schedule at convention.ffa.org and on the mobile app.

  1. Concerts will move to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In 2019, the National FFA Convention & Expo will include two concerts, which will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. You must have your Ticketmaster ticket and your convention name badge to enter the concerts.

  1. Concert and rodeo tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.

You’ll be able to purchase tickets to concerts and rodeos on a private FFA Ticketmaster page. You must be a registered convention attendee to gain access to the private purchasing site. Purchasing information will be included in your registration confirmation. Again, you must bring both your Ticketmaster ticket and convention name badge to enter concerts and rodeos.

  1. On-site registration will move from Hall K to Hall B at the Indiana Convention Center.

On-site registration in Hall B will now be located right next to the FFA Shopping Mall in Halls C, D and E. The best part? You can now access the shopping mall during open hours without your convention name badge.

  1. Prepaid passes will make parking a breeze.

This year, you can purchase prepaid four-day or five-day parking passes for all vehicles, buses and motorcoaches directly through FFA parking partners. Links to purchase parking based on your vehicle or bus type will be provided when registration opens Sept. 10. No parking passes will be sold on-site during convention registration.

  1. Use Convention.FFA.org to plan meals, attraction visits and more.

Need help planning a dinner location, finding an educational tour or visiting an attraction? Visit the “Activities & Events” or “Travel Planning” sections of the convention site to discover options to create your desired experience in Indianapolis!

  1. First-time advisors can utilize the Advisor Planning and Budget Guide.

Are you an advisor who is attending convention for the first time, or do you just need some assistance planning your trip? We’ve got you covered. Download the Advisor Planning and Budget Guide to help prepare for your chapter’s trip to Indianapolis this fall.

Still have questions? Contact the convention team at convention@ffa.org.