Connect - I Am Conference

In 2023, the Ohio FFA Association will offer two distinctly different leadership conferences for its members. Both conferences will be held concurrently.

Connect Conference (replaces Mission conference) – This conference is designed for seventh through 10th-grade students. Students will:

  • Be introduced to the conference theme and evaluate their role in connecting
  • Analyze the importance of connecting.
  • Discover tools and processes to cultivate healthy connections.
  • Categorize the connections in their life.
  • Examine the relationship between trust and influence.
  • Review the content and leave motivated to create change.

I Am Conference (replaces Impact conference)This conference is designed for 11th and 12th-grade students. Students will:

  • Be introduced to the conference theme and summarize their self-concept.
  • Use identity-based goal setting principles to determine who they want to become.
  • Use the habit loop to provide actionable steps to accomplishing their goals.
  • Use their identity-based goals to prioritize their time.
  • Evaluate how balanced their lives are.
  • Provide feedback and reflect on their experience at the conference.

January 14-15, 2023 – Embassy Suites, Columbus-Dublin –  the cost for the two-day conference is $70 per student, $45 per advisor (covers registration fee and meals only). You will be charged the full amount per individual for no shows or cancellations after December 16, 2022.  Registration

Registration for the conferences will open on November 1st and will remain open until December 2nd or until the conferences are full. Make PO’s and checks payable to Ohio FFA Association. Conference registration is limited to 190 students for the Connect Conference and 190 students for the I Am Conference. To reserve hotel rooms, click here to book online or call 1-800-220-9219, and request the FFA group rate (FF2) prior to December 23, 2022 . Act quickly as there are a limited number of double/double rooms and make sure you secure the FFA rate of $119.00 (excluding tax). All double rooms are double suites, including two double beds and one pull-out sleeper sofa. Schools are tax-exempt from certain taxes and should be able to secure a lower percentage of tax being assessed. Click on the following link for more information on the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin.

As a reminder, all Connect-I Am participants must bring a completed Personal Conduct Agreement.


Ohio’s Connect-I Am Conferences are conducted by the Ohio FFA Association through the Ohio Department of Education. The Ohio FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control or supervise local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the state FFA constitution, bylaws or policies.

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