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#DECAICDC WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

Social Media Challenges

Share your DECA photos, videos and graphics to match each day’s unique social media theme and hashtag.

Online Interaction

Connect through online activities including a parade of associations, workshops, special video messages and more.

Recognition Opportunities

Celebrate the accomplishments of your chapter as we recognize top members and advisors.

Executive Officer Elections

Learn more about the candidates as they campaign with the hopes of serving 200,000 student leaders around the world.

 



#DECAICDC WEEK ACTIVITIES

Get involved through daily social media challenges. In addition to the daily theme, be sure to include #DECAICDC when you post your photos and be sure to tag @DECAInc. We’ll be sharing our favorite posts and stories throughout the week.

MONDAY | APRIL 27

Social Media Challenge

#WhyDECA
Why did you join DECA? Was it a teacher, older sibling, the chance to travel or maybe free food? Share your reasons for joining DECA and what has kept you involved as a member.

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of:

All Day

#DECABingo
Have you taken DECA’s Bingo Challenge yet? #DECAICDC Week is the perfect time to check off your squares! Use the digital bingo card to mark off the 24 deca-related tasks as you complete them, then tag @DECAInc in your Instagram story to share your progress.

TUESDAY | APRIL 28

Social Media Challenge

#DECAAdvice
It’s a DECA-style Tip Tuesday! What’s the number one leadership or life lesson you’ve learned through DECA? Share it with us!

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating the recipients of DECA Inc.’s Professional Division Awards:

8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT

Executive Officer Candidates Announced
DECA’s 2020-2021 Executive Officer elections kick-off as candidates begin their online campaigns. Use the Election Portal to learn more about the candidates.

Election Portal

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 29

Social Media Challenge

#DECAPride
Post a photo wearing your all-time favorite DECA apparel.

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating:

All Day

Digital Parade of Associations
Join us as we recognize all of our incredible chartered associations around the world.

8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT

Executive Officer Greeting
Join us for a special message from your Executive Officers.

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THURSDAY | APRIL 30

Social Media Challenge

#DECATBT
This has been an unforgettable year filled with new memories and experiences. Throwback to your favorite DECA moment of the year

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating incredible chapter achievements:

Recognize the generous contributions of DECA’s partners:

All Day

Digital College + Company Fair
DECA is excited to share the lineup of virtual exhibitors. Whether you’re searching for post-secondary opportunities, fundraising ideas, school-based enterprise resources, community service projects or professional connections, opportunities are waiting for you. 

Digital College + Company Fair

All Day

Executive Officer Voting Begins
Voting delegates will be emailed a secure link to cast their vote for the High School President and their Regional Vice President. Votes must be cast 4:30 p.m ET on Friday, May 1.

3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Executive Mentor Roundtable
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Learn what it takes to become a successful business professional from a roundtable of accomplished executives in each of these career areas. They will share their stories to success, key leadership traits, how to find a mentor and advice for DECA members as they prepare for college and careers.

  • Mike Brown | President/CEO, M&M Productions USA
  • Proscovia Mattas, CGMP, CEM | Director, National Accounts, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
  • Erinn Murphy | Managing Director | Sr. Research Analyst, Consumer, Piper Sandler & Co.
  • Dave Zasada | Vice President Education & Corporate Responsibility, Intuit
  • Moderated by Dalton Green, DECA Central Region Vice President

FRIDAY | MAY 1

Social Media Challenge

#DECACompete
DECA wouldn’t be the same without competition, so what’s your competitive edge? Showcase your greatest competition tips and tricks.

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating all #DECAICDC 2020 Qualifiers:

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

Leadership Lessons from Geekdom
It’s time to geek out! In this virtual session led by Matt Meuleners, you will learn about the quirky subcultures and communities born out of the fixation of various interests, uncover the powerful success behaviors geeks exhibit, and find practical guidance as an emerging leader and how to tap into strengths in your teams.

3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Emerging Professional Conversations
Engage in a conversation with former DECA Inc. executive officers turned emerging professionals. Learn how they leveraged their DECA experience to earn success in college and their careers. They will share their experiences and stories with you, as well as advice for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • Ryan Alexander | High School Division President, 2009-2010
  • Victoria Caña | Western Region Vice President, 2012-2013
  • Paige Dorman | Central Region Vice President, 2010-2011
  • Morgan Thompson | High School Division President, 2012-2013
  • Moderated by D’Andre Vasquez, DECA High School Division President

5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Take DECA to College
Do you want to take your DECA experience to the next level? When you go to college, take DECA with you by joining Collegiate DECA! Learn from members of this year’s executive officer team about the opportunities available, as well as similarities and differences of DECA in high school and college.

  • Anthony Fakhoury | Collegiate DECA 2019-2020 President
  • Drew DuBoff | Collegiate DECA 2019-2020 Vice President
  • Lindsay Joyner | Collegiate DECA 2019-2020 Vice President
  • Michelle Le | Collegiate DECA 2019-2020 Vice President
  • Max May | Collegiate DECA 2019-2020 Vice President

7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT

#DECAConcert
We can’t celebrate our Music City-themed #DECAICDC Week without the sights and sounds of Nashville’s finest. Join DECA members around the world for an exclusive for DECA, live concert featuring Jerry Jacobs and his band.

Country artist and songwriter Jerry Jacobs landed onto Nashville’s music scene in early 2014, and has been making noise in Music City and across the nation ever since. Hailing from the coast of the Carolinas, the Charleston native draws influences from country legends and 90’s rock hitmakers alike. Jacobs and his band are nationally renowned for a high-energy live show that seamlessly drifts across genre lines and has captivated audiences from coast to coast. Be sure to tag @decainc as you share your #DECAConcert experience!

SATURDAY | MAY 2

Social Media Challenge

#DECAFlex
From holding leadership positions and earning scholarships to executing chapter projects and qualifying for ICDC, show off the DECA accomplishment that you are most proud of.

All Day

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating:

8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT

Executive Officer Farewells
Join us on Instagram as we say farewell to the 2019-2020 DECA Executive Officer Team.

SUNDAY | MAY 3

Social Media Challenge

#NextLevel
Here We Go… to the Next Level! To wrap up an amazing #DECAICDC Week, share what you’re most looking forward to about DECA in 2020-2021!

Next Level Artwork

All Day Recognition

#DECARecognition
Join us in celebrating:

  • Newly elected 2020-2021 Chapter Officers
  • Newly elected 2020-2021 Association Officers
  • DECA’s Executive Officer Voting Delegates

Parade of Associations

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER FAREWELLS

Over the past year, DECA’s 2019-2020 Executive Officer Team worked to inspire DECA’s members and increase communication with association leaders. Join us in thanking them for their service as their year in office comes to an end.

Executive Officer Farewells

Executive Officer Farewells

Thank you to the 2019-2020 DECA Executive Officer Team.

Digital Exhibits

Digital Exhibits

Explore the lineup of digital #DECAICDC exhibitors.

Annual Calendar

Annual Calendar

Plan for next year with the 2020-2021 DECA Calendar of Events.

Next Level Resources

Next Level Resources

Download 2020-2021 theme artwork to take your chapter to the #NextLevel.


VISIT MUSIC CITY FROM HOME

Virtual Nashville Experiences

Experience what Nashville has to offer from the comfort of your own home! Check out inside some of Nashville’s attractions, take a virtual cooking class, and more. Be sure to connect and share your favorites with @visitmusiccity.

Virtual Nashville Concerts

It’s a strange time when you can’t hear live music pumping out of all the clubs in Music City. But we adapt! From their homes to yours, Nashville artists are live streaming concerts so you can still feel the music – safely at home.

Thank you @visitmusiccity for providing the virtual Nashville experiences.

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DECA Executive Officer Runoff Election

Three executive officer candidates for the position of High School Division President will participate in a runoff election. Meet the candidates and learn more about the runoff election process.
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DECA Stock Market Game

DECA Stock Market Game

Get involved in the DECA Stock Market Game happening now.

Elevate Your Chapter

Elevate Your Chapter

Become the ultimate DECA chapter leader with Elevate.

DECA Virtual Backgrounds

DECA Virtual Backgrounds

Spread some DECA love with virtual video backgrounds.

Take DECA to College

Take DECA to College

Not ready to say goodbye to DECA? Join Collegiate DECA!

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