Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference

Join 1,200 Collegiate DECA members engaged in competitive events, professional development academies, networking and more.

April 5-8, 2025
San Francisco, CA


Professional Development Series

Engage with business executives through a full day of professional development workshops, panels and sessions.

Competitive Events

1,000 Collegiate DECA members demonstrate their career knowledge and skills by participating in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program in hopes of being named an international champion.

Career Exhibits + Networking

Network with representatives from corporate supporters and educational partners participating in the College and Career Exhibits.

And Much More!

Don’t miss out on special Collegiate ICDC programs: Sales Challenge, LinkedIn Photo Booth, the election of the new executive officer team and more.

Classroom Connection

Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

As part of the Competitive Events Program, Collegiate DECA members participate in the Professional Development Series. The sessions and workshops provide attendees a unique opportunity to gain real-world expertise and insight from industry professionals. They take place on Sunday and are required for all competitors. Topics include:

  • Business Management + Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance + Accounting
  • Hospitality + Tourism
  • Marketing + Communications


Advisor Professional Learning


Key Information

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


San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Registration Deadline

March 7, 2025

Registration procedures for this conference vary depending on your association (state/province).

Chapters belonging to a chartered association should contact your chartered association advisor for more information. Chartered associations above may assess an additional chartered association fee.

To contact your chartered association advisor, visit:

Chapters not belonging to a chartered association should follow all instructions included in the conference registration guide.

Housing information will be available in the 2024-2025 school year.


Get to San Francisco

San Francisco is where it all starts. Innovative, inspiring, and more welcoming than ever – there’s never been a better time to meet in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Cable Cars the Painted Ladies, Fisherman’s Warf and Lombard Street are just a few SF icons.


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
Educational Programs
Kylie Knudsen
Registration Information
Kylie Knudsen
Hotel Reservation Information
Cindy Allen
Sponsorships and Exhibits
Whitney Milbourne
Volunteer Opportunities
Michael Mount
Online Testing Questions

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