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.


ENGAGE is an exciting professional development experience. Through networking opportunities, career development seminars, and in-depth industry tours with DECA National Advisory Board (NAB) members, ENGAGE attendees will leave New York City feeling confident and ready to conquer their career goals, whatever they may be!


Many associations offer leadership development conferences. Contact your association advisor 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.

2020-2021 Conferences


November 2020 | Chicago

International Career Development Conference

April 17-20, 2021 | Austin