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DECA International Career Development Conference

The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA year. Sixteen thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA's competitive events. The top competitors in each event are recognized for their outstanding achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies.

General Information

Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Orange County Convention Center
9990 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

Local chapter advisors register for the conference and make hotel arrangements through the chartered association (state/provincial) advisor.
  • Chapter Advisor Conference Information
  • Conference Agenda
  • Competitive Events Awards
  • DECA Blazer Information
  • Chartered Association Photos
  • Dress Code and Code of Conduct
  • Services for Special Needs
  • Finish Line/DECA Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • General Session Seating Chart
  • Conference Transportation Schedule
  • Hotel Assignments
  • Insurance Information
  • Leadership Academies
  • National Officer Candidate Packet
  • New Advisor Academy Professional Development
  • School-based Enterprise Academy
  • Voting Delegate Guidelines | Nominating Committee Application
  • Administrator Day | Save the Date Information
  • Administrator Day | Invite an Administrator
  • Post-Conference Press Release Template

Exhibitors and Judge Information

  • Exhibitor Kit and Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Exhibitor Floor Plan
  • Exhibitor FAQs
  • Judge Registration

Travel and Tours

  • About Orlando
  • Orlando Area Map
  • Official DECA Tours | Order Online
  • Car Rentals
  • Ground Transportation/Airport Transfers
  • Travel Tips for DECA Trips: Advisors | Students

Chartered Association (State/Provincial) Advisor Information

Future Dates of the DECA ICDC

  • April 23-26, 2016 | Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 26-29, 2017 | Anaheim, California
  • April 21-24, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 27-30, 2019 | Orlando, Florida
  • April 29-May 2, 2020 | Nashville, Tennessee


Event Details

  • date: Apr 25, 2015 – Apr 28, 2015
  • location: Orlando, FL
design & development: Fathom Creative, Inc. (fathomcreative.com), Maribel Costa, Anthony D. Paul (anthonydpaul), Brent Maxwell, Efrat Levush, Shelli Silverstein, Byron Hughey