2014-2015 THEME
The truth is that without our members, DECA is nothing. And so, DECA is dedicating the next year to celebrating all 220,000 of you who make DECA possible. We want to hear you say, “I am DECA.”
DECA's calendar of events provides many opportunities for involvement and participation at both the high school and college levels of the organization.

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  • Jul 19, 2014Jul 21, 2014 | DECA Emerging Leader Summit | Phoenix, AZ
    Real DECA leaders don’t take the summer off. Part of the DECA Emerging Leader Series, the DECA Emerging Leader Summit brings together association officers, chapter officers and leaders, and officer hopefuls during a three-day intense leadership experience. Read More +
  • Aug 1, 2014 | DECA/Collegiate DECA Student Scholarships Deadline
    DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA Scholarship Program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. Read More +
  • Aug 14, 2014Aug 16, 2014 | Chartered Association Management Conference | Orlando, FL
    The Chartered Association Management Conference is a professional development experience for chartered association advisors and key leaders. Read More +
  • Nov 13, 2014Nov 15, 2014 | Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy | New York City
    Collegiate DECA members looking to enhance their leadership skills are invited to attend the Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA). Sponsored by Collegiate DECA, the CLA is held each fall in New York City. Read More +
  • Nov 13, 2014Nov 15, 2014 | DECA Western Region Leadership Conference | Anaheim, CA Read More +
  • Nov 13, 2014Nov 20, 2014 | Idea Challenge 2014
    The DECA Idea Challenge 2014 is a fast-paced competition that challenges elementary, secondary and college student teams around the globe to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item in just eight days. Student teams of 3-4 members are asked to pitch their invention in a creative 3-minute YouTube video presentation. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until announced by DECA Inc. on November 13, 2014. Teams have until November 20, 2014 to submit their entry. DECA membership is not a requirement to participate. Read More +
  • Nov 21, 2014Nov 23, 2014 | The Ultimate DECA Power Trip | Washington, DC
    This November, DECA members from the North Atlantic and Southern Regions will travel to Washington, D.C. Read More +
  • Nov 21, 2014Nov 23, 2014 | DECA Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference | Washington, DC
    A blend of workshops and competition, DECA’s Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference is a springboard for DECA members to unleash their ideas. The conference will culminate DECA’s global celebration of a hot topic in a visionary city as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read More +
  • Dec 3, 2014Dec 14, 2014 | DECA New York Experience | New York City
    For DECA high school members, the New York Experience Conference highlights the career fields of fashion, finance, and hospitality and tourism in the world's most exciting city. Read More +
  • Dec 5, 2014Dec 7, 2014 | DECA Central Region Leadership Conference | Minneapolis, MN
    DECA's CRLC 2014 will go to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read More +
  • Dec 12, 2014 | DECA / Finish Line Challenge
    In this innovative real-world activity, DECA members in teams of one to three will assist Finish Line in analyzing its omni-channel strategy (providing a consistent and premium customer experience through the many ways in which the customer shops). DECA members will then develop recommendations for improvements and turn their findings into a ten-minute YouTube video. Read More +
  • Feb 4, 2015Feb 8, 2015 | DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference | Orlando, FL
    The DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference educates participants on this exciting career field in a location that is home to world-class sports and entertainment venues. Read More +
  • Apr 25, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | DECA International Career Development Conference | Orlando, FL
    More than 16,000 high school members, advisors and business partners will converge in Orlando for the pinnacle event of the year. Read More +

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DECA's conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. DECA's competitive events program is offered to both high school and college members.

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