ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

Embark on a quest that will awaken your thirst
for knowledge, and put yourself in control
as you customize your own itinerary of
vibrant learning!

WHEN

November 21-23, 2014

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WHERE

Washington, D.C.

Renaissance Downtown DC

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
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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Feel the energy when 1,200 DECA members come together for energetic, educational general sessions filled with dazzling lights, upbeat music and a powerful message.

JOSH SUNDQUIST

Opening Session Speaker

GEORGETOWN PHANTOMS

Saturday Morning Energizer

LAYMON HICKS

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:

  • DECA’s Strategic Vision
  • “I am DECA” Advocacy Tips
  • DECA Is Your Best Friend
  • Tech Tools for an Effective DECA Chapter
  • Financial Literacy and DECA Make $ense
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REGISTRATION

Registration is a three step process. DECA members must first be in our online membership system. Once they have been submitted, you can register them for the conference through our online registration system. After you’ve completed online registration, you can then make your housing reservations using the hotel’s DECA reservation website. For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration packet.

DEADLINE: October 23, 2014

Conference Venue:
Renaissance Downtown
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

GET TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Just get here! This itinerary is full of powerful activities to help prepare for college and a career. Plus, Washington, D.C., is the ideal destination known for its hospitality, history and culture. Who says learning has to stop once the sessions are over?

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CONTACT US

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Christopher Young

Conference Program

(703) 860-5000 ext. 227

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Linda Clemons

Online Registration

(703) 860-5000 ext. 242

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Ann Foley

Hotel Reservations

Renaissance Downtown

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Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

(703) 860-5000 ext. 230

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