INNOVATIONS AND
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CONFERENCE

This is the springboard for DECA members
to unleash their innovative and creative ideas!

WHEN

November 15-17, 2019

WHERE

Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Lean Startup

Get an introduction to the transformative power of entrepreneurship, the accessibility of startups, and lean startup principles.

Rapid Prototyping

Members will engage in a hands-on exercise focused on rapid prototyping, a core concept within lean methodology.

Ideation and Lean Canvas

Brainstorm early stage business concepts and investigate these ideas through the lean canvas.

Pitch Perfect

Informed by the preceding Lean Canvas exercise, teams will develop their business concepts and build a brief pitch to be delivered within their cohorts.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

This conference will reinforce entrepreneurial concepts taught in marketing and business classes. Participation in this conference will help students understand the concepts, processes and skills associated with identifying new ideas, opportunities, and methods and with creating or starting a new project or venture through:

  • employing entrepreneurial discovery strategies to generate feasible ideas for business ventures
  • developing concepts for new business venture to evaluate its success potential
  • determining needed resources for a new business venture to contribute to its start-up viability

Entrepreneurship standards from the National Curriculum Standards for Business Administration, 2015.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Feel the energy when DECA members come together for energetic, educational general sessions filled with dazzling lights, upbeat music and a powerful message.

Eddie Slowikowski

OPENING KEYNOTE

Dr. Laymon Hicks

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Gary Conroy

THE STARTUP STUDIO

ADVISOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

The Professional Learning Series powered by DECA 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 2019 include:

  • Using Project Management in the Classroom
  • Using Integrated Marketing Campaign Events in the Classroom
  • Rock the DECA Exam
  • Get them to the Stage
  • Using E-tools to Manage School-based Enterprise

GET TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, D.C. is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

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CONTACT US

Claudia Velasco

Online Registration

claudia@deca.org

Sammie Boehm

Hotel Reservations

sammie.boehm@renaissancehotels.com

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

cindy@deca.org

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