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I AM DECA
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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  • Sep 9, 2014Jan 16, 2015 | 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 +
  • 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 | DECA 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 +
  • Feb 6, 2015 | DECA / FIDM Challenge
    Participants in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Challenge will translate a seasonal fashion trend into a “look” depicting the researched fashion forecast. Read More +
  • Mar 6, 2015 | Executive Officer Candidates Application Deadline
    Becoming a DECA national officer is one of the most rewarding achievements any DECA member could experience. It takes hard work and dedication to the organization, but giving back to DECA and being able to leave a legacy is an accomplishment both inspiring for the members and life-changing for the officer. Executive Officer Candidate applications are due March 6, 2015. Read More +
  • Mar 17, 2015 | Collegiate DECA 2015 ICDC Housing | Orlando, FL
    Hotel registrations are due by March 17 (or earlier, depending on your association procedures). 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 17, 2015 | Collegiate DECA 2015 ICDC Registration | Orlando, FL
    2015 ICDC Registration Information is now available! Forms are due to DECA Inc. by March 17. 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 18, 2015Apr 21, 2015 | Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference | Orlando, FL
    The International Career Development Conference is the culminating experience for many Collegiate DECA members. ICDC provides you the opportunity to participate in leadership development, receive recognition for your competitive achievements, and network with nearly 2,000 students, advisors, and industry leaders. Read More +
  • Apr 20, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | Judging at the International Career Development Conferences | Orlando, FL
    More than 1,000 business professionals are needed to judge and evaluate DECA members at the 2015 International Career Development Conferences (ICDCs). 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 +

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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