DECA Amped + MBA Research Conclave

The premier gathering for business, marketing, finance, management and entrepreneurship educators in collaboration with MBA Research Conclave: A Curriculum & Teaching Conference

October 13-16, 2023
Denver, CO


Learning Labs

This will be the single best place to learn about a myriad of DECA topics, including competitive events, chapter development, project-based learning, school-based enterprises and more!

Innovative Formats

From express learning to interactive master labs, best practices exchanges and keynote presentations, there are plenty of avenues towards enhancing your role as a teacher and DECA advisor.

Presenters with Prowess

Presenters include senior-level Fortune 1000 managers (typically VP and above), entrepreneurs with a unique story, and leading educators, including successful classroom instructors.


Connect with some of DECA’s most innovative DECA advisors beyond your association and create an informal cadre to collaborate with throughout the year!

Classroom Connection

Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom


Advisor Professional Learning

DECA partners with MBA Research to host DECA Amped during MBA Research Conclave, allowing attendees to get the benefits of attending both conferences. Attendees will be able to participate in MBA Research Conclave and select workshops designed for DECA advisors during the concurrent education sessions, allowing attendees plenty of options to put together a professional development plan that meets their specific needs. This year's sessions include:

  • Experience the Difference with DECA’s Top 10 Resources for Advisors
  • Using DECA in the Classroom
  • Recruit, Engage + Recognize: Implementing DECA at Your School
  • Developing Chapter Strategy
  • Implementing a School-based Enterprise: Best Practices
  • Using Business Operations Research Events in the Classroom
  • Preparing Students for DECA Role-plays + Exams
  • DECA+
  • DECA Competitive Event Topics 2023−2024


Key Information

Get ready to immerse yourself in this educational experience! The information below will guide you through the registration process.


Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Registration Deadline

September 19, 2023

Attendees should register for the conference through MBA Research and mark “DECA” when answering the question about membership in an association.

Attendees should make their hotel reservations directly with the hotel using the information provided by MBA Research.

Grand Hyatt Denver

1750 Welton Street

Denver, Colorado 80202

Reservations for the room block close on September 19, 2023.


Get to Denver

Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in Denver. In the Mile High City, 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground.


Get Involved

Each of DECA’s educational conferences has unique opportunities to engage our volunteers and partners. Learn how you can connect and engage with DECA members and advisors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Key Contacts

If you need more information, please reach out to our key conference contacts.

Christy Rutherford
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