Collegiate DECA’s educational conferences are an important part of the year, integrating knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA provides our members opportunities for both personal and professional growth through leadership development, community involvement and competitive events. Our conferences help provide members unique access to internships, scholarships and professional networking.


Collegiate DECA members looking to enhance their leadership skills are invited to attend the Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA) in New York City.


Many states and provincial associations offer leadership development experiences in the fall. Contact your executive officer to learn about the leadership opportunities for your chapter.


These conferences provide a venue for DECA’s Competitive Events Program as well as additional career and leadership development programs. Many chartered associations host their own CDCs to determine which members earn the right to represent them at the International Career Development Conference.

2016-2017 Conferences

Collegiate Leadership Academy

November 3-5, 2016 | New York City

International Career Development Conference

April 19-22, 2017 | Anaheim, CA