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ARE YOU READY TO MAKE IT COUNT?
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE IT COUNT?
This is your year. This is the time to work harder, do better and be stronger. This is the time to erase your doubts and fears and go the distance. Accomplish your goals, set new ones, and conquer the impossible. Don’t wait till tomorrow or next week—do it today. Do it now. This is the year to MAKE IT COUNT.
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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  • Mar 24, 2014 | Collegiate DECA 2014 ICDC Housing
    All conference attendees must stay at the official conference hotel, and must be part of the Collegiate DECA Room Block. All reservations must be made using the official Collegiate DECA ICDC forms available on this page. Read More +
  • Mar 24, 2014 | Collegiate DECA 2014 ICDC Registration
    2014 ICDC Registration Information is now available! Forms are due to DECA Inc. by March 24. Chapters and Associations may have earlier registration deadlines; check with your advisor for details. Information and forms are available on this page. Read More +
  • Apr 23, 2014Apr 26, 2014 | Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference | Washington, DC Read More +
  • Apr 25, 2014May 6, 2014 | Judging at the International Career Development Conferences
    More than 1,000 business professionals are needed to judge and evaluate DECA members at the 2014 International Career Development Conferences (ICDCs). Read More +
  • May 3, 2014May 6, 2014 | DECA International Career Development Conference | Atlanta, GA
    More than 16,000 high school members, advisors and business partners will converge in Atlanta for the pinnacle event of the year. Read More +
  • May 3, 2014 | Finish Line/DECA Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk | Atlanta, GA
    Get ready for the 4th annual Finish Line/DECA Dash fun run/walk! Reinforcing DECA's guiding principles, this fundraising activity teaches members to be more community oriented. Proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and DECA's scholarship fund. Join us to run, walk, and have fun, all for a great cause! Read More +
  • Jun 24, 2014Jun 27, 2014 | Best Practices to Enhance Student Achievement Institute | Providence, RI
    Designed for teachers of business, marketing, finance, and hospitality courses, this institute will provide participants with strategies to enhance instruction in addition to expanding community and peer relations. A special emphasis will be given to using project-based learning within the classroom and DECA activities. Advising a DECA chapter is not a prerequisite. Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University. Register online. Read More +
  • Jun 30, 2014Jul 3, 2014 | Bring Your Classroom to Life with DECA Institute | Denver, CO
    Designed for new advisors with up to three years of experience and teachers of business, marketing, finance, and hospitality courses without DECA chapters, this institute will provide participants with ideas and strategies to develop strong DECA chapters and a network of colleagues. Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University. Register online.
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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 | Association Management Conference | Orlando, FL
    The State Association Management (SAM) Conference is a professional development experience for chartered association advisors and key leaders. Read More +
  • Nov 13, 2014Nov 15, 2014 | DECA Western Region Leadership Conference | Anaheim, CA 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 +
  • Dec 5, 2014Dec 7, 2014 | DECA Central Region Leadership Conference | Minneapolis, MN
    DECA's CRLC 2014 will go to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read More +

Conferences and
Competitive Events

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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