Challenge yourself to understand your unique skills and interests and empower yourself to stand out among the competition.

November 2-4, 2023
Kansas City, MO


Career Building

Build the foundation for your career and sharpen your leadership skills through interactive sessions and workshops.

Competition Boot Camp

Learn what it takes to succeed in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program through hands-on, guided training.

Chapter Forum

Learn how to develop a high-performing Collegiate DECA chapter through simple strategies.


Create lifelong relationships with other Collegiate DECA members while finally getting the chance to connect face-to-face.

Classroom Connection

Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

  • Use networking techniques to identify employment opportunities
  • Identify skills needed to enhance career progression
  • Utilize resources that can contribute to professional development
  • Discuss opportunities for building professional relationships in finance
  • Explain employment opportunities in business
  • Explain career opportunities in entrepreneurship
  • Discuss employment opportunities in the finance industry
  • Explain employment opportunities in marketing


Advisor Professional Learning


Key Information

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


Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Registration Deadline

October 15, 2023

Registration is due by October 15, 2023.

Registration is a two-step process:

  1. Collegiate DECA members must first be in our online membership system.
  2. Once submitted, you can register them for the conference through our online registration system by selecting “Conferences.”

For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration guide once released.

The conference registration fee applies to Collegiate DECA members, advisors and chaperones, and includes the following:

  • General Sessions
  • Networking Reception
  • Industry Presentations
  • Conference Swag
  • Conference Insurance
  • Certificate of Attendance

All student attendees must be on a submitted Collegiate DECA membership roster to register. Collect the following information from each attendee to complete the registration process:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • T-shirt size
  • Insurance beneficiary information
  • Competitive event (yes or no)

Conference participants must stay at the conference hotel for a minimum of two (2) nights.

Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hotel policy allows a maximum of four guests in a room with two double beds. 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. Please confirm your rooming reservation before booking travel.

Plan Your Travel

Visit Kansas City

With a thriving creative arts scene, robust craft brewing culture and die-hard sports—plus so much more—it’s no wonder why the center of the country is quickly becoming the center of attention.


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
Hotel Reservation Information
Cindy Allen
Sponsorships and Exhibits
Whitney Milbourne
Volunteer Opportunities
Online Testing Questions

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