Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference

Join 1,000 Collegiate DECA members engaged in competitive events, professional development academies, networking and more.

April 15-18, 2023
Orlando, FL


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.


Hilton Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Registration Deadline

March 11, 2023

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.

The conference registration fee is $135* per attendee and applies to Collegiate DECA members, advisors, chaperones and alumni, and includes the following:

  • Powerful general sessions
  • Conference workshops
  • Conference materials
  • Conference activities
  • Conference t-shirt
  • Conference insurance
  • Competitive event transcript (competitors only)

Deadline: March 11, 2023

*An additional $10 will be charged for any registration after March 11 and registrations not paid in full by April 8. Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for registrations received by March 11.

All conference attendees must stay at the official conference hotel and must be part of the official Collegiate DECA room block.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista-Disney Springs
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

$224 per room night (single, double, triple, quad) plus tax – currently 12.5%

Deadline: March 11, 2023

Rooms are subject to availability within our block. Once the room block is full, which may occur before the deadline, room rates may increase and/or housing may no longer be available.

Due to hotel limitations, no more than four people are allowed in one room.

Reserve rooms at

Follow the online instructions to make your reservations. Please put your school’s name in the “company” field.


Get to Orlando

With over 100+ attractions across the city and seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is unlike any other destination full of unforgettable experiences waiting for you to explore. After your DECA activities have wrapped for the day, escape to a world of imagination and fantasy that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.


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
Jasmine Roberts
Registration Information
Lindsay Binet
Hotel Reservation Information
Cindy Allen
Sponsorships and Exhibits
Whitney Milbourne
Volunteer Opportunities
Michael Mount
Online Testing Questions

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