NSCA announced that registration for the 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) is now open at www.nsca.org/blc. The conference will be held Feb. 27-March 1, 2019, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. NSCA’s BLC event brings executives together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders, and hear about new ways to embrace technology and motivate employees.


First-time BLC attendees may apply for a Randy Vaughan Founder’s Award to receive free registration. To qualify, applicants must be in a management or decision-making role. Applications are available at www.nsca.org/awards and due by Dec. 1, 2018.


BLC 2019 keynotes include:

  • Next-Level Leadership: Managing Breakthrough Performance in the New Economy by Ryan Estis
  • Delivering World-Class Customer Service by Dennis Snow
  • How to Create Disruptive Innovations (and How to Keep Them From Disrupting You!) by David Ricketts
  • Tragedy, Courage, Perseverance, and Advocacy by Michele Gay
  • High-Touch Leadership for a High-Tech World by Tim Sanders
  • The New Performance Culture by Colleen Francis
  • Economic Outlook 2019 by Chris Kuehl


“The speaker lineup this year is phenomenal,” said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “Every single person we’ve invited to speak will impact attendees in their own unique ways. We’re hitting on the major pain points we hear about from integrators, helping them turn team members into top performers and create new growth opportunities.”


Attendees are also encouraged to register for the annual NSCA Education Foundation Industry Charity Golf Outing at the Saddlebrook Resort Palmer Golf Course on Feb. 27, 2019. This event kicks off the Business & Leadership Conference every year and helps NSCA raise funds for programs such as Ignite and PASS K-12.


BLC 2019 sponsors include alliantgroup, Atlas/IED, AV Brands of Legrand, Avis/Budget, Biamp, Bose, BTX, Christie, Community, Corporate Sales Coaches, Dana Innovations, Defendify, D-Tools, Enterprise Performance Consulting, FSR, GreatAmerica, Harman, Insperity, Jeron, Kramer, Lenovo, Liberty AV Solutions, Navigate Management Consulting, Office Depot, QSC, Rauland, Shure, Solutions360, SurgeX, Synnex, TrueNorth, UPS, Visitec, and West Penn Wire.


Registration fees are tiered for 2019; platinum and gold members pay $899 and silver and bronze members pay $1,099. Non-members can attend for $1,499. To register, visit www.nsca.org/blc.