Designed for upcoming chapter leaders – whether they are a chapter president, committee member, project manager or someone who just wants to go above-and-beyond.
Designed for association leaders, the Empower program will challenge association teams to work together in a facilitated classroom environment with team assignments, discussions and presentations.
Prepare for your role as a leader through activities that teach professionalism, public speaking, collaboration, etiquette and so much more!
Build your network for the upcoming year by connecting with members from all across DECA’s membership, including your Executive Officer Team.
This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:
Get ready to immerse yourself in this educational experience! The information below will guide you through the registration process.
Registration will open in Spring 2024
Registration is a two-step process:
For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration guide.
The conference registration fee applies to DECA members, advisors and chaperones, and includes the following:
All student attendees must be on a submitted DECA membership roster to register. Collect the following information from each attendee to complete the registration process:
Conference participants must stay at the conference hotel. Make your hotel reservations in the online registration system with DECA Inc. Due to the limited number of rooms, students will be housed in triples and quads when possible.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Once the hotel block has been filled, registration will not be able to be submitted, and DECA will attempt to secure additional housing. After the registration deadline, DECA Inc. will submit the rooming list to the hotel. Once the hotel provides confirmation numbers, DECA Inc. will forward those to advisor.
This itinerary is full of powerful activities to help prepare for college and a career. Creativity is the heart and soul of Music City and there’s never a shortage of inspiring things to do. From music, culture and the arts to food, sports and shopping, there is an “only in Nashville” experience waiting for you.