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SAFECON 2019 Host Bids

SAFECON 2019 Host Bids were submitted by The Ohio State University, Indiana State University, and the University of Wisconsin. Representatives from all three bidders will be afforded the opportunity to make their respective pitch presentations at the Annual NIFA Business Meeting at SAFECON 2018 at approximately 10:00 am on Sat., May 05, 2018 in the Indiana State University Hangar at KHUF, to be voted upon by the membership at that time.

Calling all Judges!

Regionals is right around the corner and we need your help judging!  If you are interested in volunteering at a regional competition this fall, please visit and let us know what your availability is.  Please note, you will have to fill out the form once for each competition.  Thank you!

SAFECON 2019 Bidding Open (Now Closed)

Bids to host SAFECON 2019 are now being accepted.

A bid can be submitted to the NIFA Executive Director electronically in the form of an email to or by written means in the form of a letter.

Bidding to host SAFECON 2019 will close at the end of the business day on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

For more information, see the National SAFECON Host Planning Checklist and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NIFA Executive Director.

SAFECON 2017 Registration and New Comm Site

Invitations have been sent out and registration is now open for SAFECON 2017 which is to be held May 9-14, 2017 in Columbus, OH.

Check out the SAFECON 2017 menu item at the top right of the site.

  • The SAFECON 2017 event page has all the details concerning where and when.
  • Chief Judge Communications is now its own site at!
  • SAFECON 2017 Registration is now just one page. (Remember to use vouchers if you’re buying others’ registrations.)
  • The Host School Info pages have the how.
  • When logged in, you can see your Team Membership Status and your teammates, if you’ve registered for SAFECON.
  • And, if you need direction or answers to some of the more common questions, check out the SAFECON FAQ.

NIFA Council Member-At-Large Positions 2017-19

There are three NIFA Council Member-At-Large positions whose terms expire on June 30, 2017. As such, this notice is to advise you that an “Open Nomination Period” is effective January 03, 2017.

  1. You can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Eligibility Requirements” in NIFA Bylaw 2 #13.1.
  2. You can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Responsibilities” in NIFA Bylaw 2 #12.1.
  3. And, you can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Election” Procedures in NIFA Bylaw 2 #11.1.

The NIFA Bylaws can be found at: BYLAWS-Revised-2016.pdf. The NIFA Council Member Application Form should be completed online. (Note that you’ll need a account.)

The terms will begin on July 01, 2017 and continue until June 30, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact the NIFA Executive Director at or at (614) 247-5444.

Bidding To Host SAFECON 2018 Closed

Bidding to host SAFECON 2018 officially closed on Tuesday, November 15, 2017.

There were three bidders – The Ohio State University, Indiana State University, and Laramie County Community College. All three will be afforded the opportunity to make presentations at NIFA’s Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Hangar 7 at KOSU in Columbus, OH at approximately 10:oo AM EDT.

Bidding to host SAFECON 2019 will open shortly after the completion of SAFECON 2017.

SAFECON 2016 Registration Open

Registration for SAFECON 2016 is now open. The registration fee for competitors, coaches, and advisors includes admission to the week’s events and the Awards Banquet. Extra banquet tickets may be purchased for those attending only that event. Note that each person must register themselves but advisors or coaches may purchase the SAFECON Voucher for their students’ and/or other coaches’ registrations. The head coach or advisor will be asked about team accommodations upon registering.

For more information, see the SAFECON 2016 Event page and the SAFECON Host School page.

2015 NIFA Regional Competition Season Complete

All 10 regions have now reported results from their regional competitions.  Congratulations to all the teams for your efforts.

The top three teams from each region will advance to SAFECON 2016, the exceptions being Region 5 which will advance the top two teams and Region 3 that advances four which includes the host school, per Bylaw 12.5.  More details about SAFECON 2016 will be coming.  Be sure to watch the event page for more details.  Thank you to everyone for a safe and successful competition season.