EMERGING
LEADER SUMMIT

DECA leaders will engage in an array of
educational programs to empower
them to lead in the upcoming year. There
are plenty of opportunities to collaborate,
network, achieve, excel and grow.

WHEN

July 7-9, 2018

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WHERE

Chicago, Illinois

Swissotel Chicago

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Elevate Track

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.

Empower Track

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.

Leadership Development

Prepare for your role as a leader through activities that teach professionalism, public speaking, collaboration, etiquette and so much more!

Networking

Build your network for the upcoming year by connecting with members from all across DECA’s membership, including your Executive Officer Team.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:

CREATIVITY + INNOVATIONS

  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
  • Create new and worthwhile ideas

CRITICAL THINKING + PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

COMMUNICATON + COLLABORATION

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

LEADERSHIP + RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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

REGISTRATION

Registration is a two step process. You first register participants for the conference through our online registration system. After you’ve completed online registration, you can then make your housing reservations using the hotel’s DECA rooming list form. For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration packet.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

Conference Venue:
Swissotel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago

GET TO CHICAGO

Welcome to Chicago, the city that feels like home. Here we have a little something for everyone. You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of our many Michelin-star restaurants or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters. No matter what you love to do, you’ll feel right at home doing it here.

VISIT CHICAGO

#DECAELS

CONTACT US

Christopher Young, CAE

Christopher Young, CAE

Conference Program

(703) 860-5000 ext. 227

Claudia Velasco

Claudia Velasco

Online Registration

(703) 860-5000 ext. 248

Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Chicago

Hotel Reservations

Kate Human

 Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship

(703) 860-5000 ext. 230

FUTURE DATES OF DECA EMERGING LEADER SERIES

Coming soon

army

Sponsored by the U.S. Army.

Don’t miss out on this great conference! REGISTER TODAY