ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

Join the North Atlantic, Southern and Western
Regions on a quest that will awaken your
thirst for knowledge in this amazing city.

WHEN

November 20-22, 2015

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WHERE

Austin, Texas

JW Marriott Austin

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


Learning Labs

Learning labs will focus on one powerful component each hour. From college to career to chapter to compete to connect, these learning labs will engage DECA members.


Competitive Excellence

Be the ultimate competitor in a DECA role-play. Members must pre-register for this activity. Top performers will be recognized at Sunday’s closing session.


College + Career Exhibits

Searching for the perfect institution to start your post-secondary studies? Want to discuss career opportunities? Looking to expand the product line for your school-based enterprise?


Networking

No power trip would be complete without the opportunity to meet new people! Join us Saturday evening for a “DECA After Dark” event.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:

FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC, BUSINESS + ENTREPRENEURIAL LITERACY

  • Make appropriate personal economic choices
  • Understand the role of the economy in society
  • Use entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

CREATIVITY + INNOVATIONS

  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
  • Create new and worthwhile ideas

CRITICAL THINKING + PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

COMMUNICATON + COLLABORATION

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

LEADERSHIP + RESPONSIBILITY

  • Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Feel the energy when 1,500 DECA members come together for energetic, educational general sessions filled with dazzling lights, upbeat music and a powerful message.

JOSH SHIPP

Opening Session Speaker

JOHNNY EARLE

Closing Session Speaker

ADVISOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

The Professional Learning Series powered by DECA will engage educators in professional development focusing on curriculum and instructional content that support preparing students for college and careers and connects the conference content to the classroom. Topics Include:

  • Let’s Talk About DECA
  • Competitive Events Super Preparation System
  • DECA Chapter Strategy
  • DECA Goes Lean In Entrepreneurship
  • Diamond Fundraising Model
  • Tips and Tricks for Competitive Events Success
LEARN MORE

REGISTRATION

Registration is a three step process.

1. DECA members must first be in our online membership system.
2. Once they have been submitted, you can register them for the conference through our online registration system.
3. After you’ve completed online registration, you can then make your housing reservations using the hotel’s DECA reservation website. If you will be booking more than five hotel rooms, please e-mail Christopher Young for special instructions.

For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration packet.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2015

Conference Venue:
JW Marriott Austin
110 E. Second Street
Austin, Texas 78701

GET TO AUSTIN

What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. Austin is home to more than 250 music venues, South by Southwest festivals and Austin City Limits. So take a look around, and put Live Music Capital of the World® on your playlist. Who says learning has to stop once the sessions are over?
VISIT AUSTIN

#DECAPOWERTRIP

 

 

GET INVOLVED


Exhibit

Make one-on-one connections with more than 1,200 DECA members and advisors in one location.

Exhibit


Advertise

Put your message in the hands of all the conference attendees by advertising in the conference program.

Advertise
 


Sponsor

There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor meal functions, participant materials, general sessions and more.

Sponsor


Volunteer

Spend time inspiring emerging leaders and entrepreneurs by serving as a competitive events judge or being a featured workshop presenter.

Judge Present
 

CONTACT US

Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Conference Program

(703) 860-5000 ext. 227

 Linda Clemons

Linda Clemons

Online Registration

(703) 860-5000 ext. 242

Kate Kricensky

Kate Kricensky

Hotel Reservations

JW Marriott Austin

 Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

(703) 860-5000 ext. 230

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