High School

Ultimate DECA Power Trip

Embark on a quest that will awaken your thirst for knowledge in this powerful city.

November 17-19, 2023
Austin, TX


Learning Labs

Learning labs will focus on one powerful component each hour. From college to career to chapter to compete to connect, these learning labs will engage DECA members.

Competitive Excellence

Be the ultimate competitor in a DECA role-play. Members must pre-register for this activity. Top performers will be recognized during Sunday’s Closing Session.

College + Career Exhibits

Searching for the perfect institution to start your post-secondary studies? Want to discuss career opportunities? Looking to expand the product line for your school-based enterprise?


No power trip would be complete without the opportunity to meet new people! Join us Saturday evening for a “DECA After Dark” event.

Classroom Connection

Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

  • Understand the role of the economy in society
  • Use entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
  • Create new and worthwhile ideas
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
  • Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind


Advisor Professional Learning

The Advisor Professional Learning Series will engage educators in professional development focusing on curriculum and instructional content that support preparing students for college and careers and connects the conference content to the classroom. Topics for 2022 included:

  • Earning Industry Certifications Provides a Competitive Advantage
  • Going Cashless at Cedar Fair Parks
  • MBA Research’s Top 10 Classroom Resources
  • National Business Administration Standards
  • New DECA Role-play Prep Resource
  • SBE Share Shoppe
  • Using Project Management in the Classroom


Key Information

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


JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

Registration Deadline

October 19, 2023

Registration will open Fall 2023.

Registration is a two-step process:

  1. DECA members must first be in our online membership system.
  2. Once they have been 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 DECA members, advisors and chaperones, and includes the following:

  • Conference workshops
  • Conference materials
  • Conference t-shirt
  • Conference insurance
  • Saturday evening activity

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:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • T-shirt size
  • Competitive event participation (yes or no)

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

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

$199.00 per room, per night plus tax - currently 17.61%

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.


Visit Austin

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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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