Twenty thousand high school students, advisors,
businesspersons and alumni gather virtually to
develop knowledge and skills for college and careers.


April 23-26, 2022


Atlanta, GA


Competitive Events

More than 10,000 DECA members demonstrate their college and career knowledge and skills by participating in DECA’s Competitive Events Program. They are finalists from their chartered associations hoping to be named an international champion.

Emerging Leader Series

Thousands of members participate in DECA’s Emerging Leader Series to attain 21st Century Skills in the areas of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

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? More than 100 exhibits will be waiting!

And much more!

From the School-based Enterprise Academy to Executive Officer Campaigns to Advisor Professional Learning, DECA’s ICDC brings together the best of the best to culminate a successful DECA academic year.


There is no higher priority than the health, safety and well-being of everyone involved in DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Given the uncertain length of the current pandemic, DECA Inc. will monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and make any updates regarding the conference on this page. DECA Inc. advises attendees to check the policies of travel and transportation providers to determine their cancelation policies prior to making any arrangements.

Local chapter advisors register for the conference and make hotel arrangements through the chartered association (state/provincial) advisor.

Conference Venue:
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313


After your DECA activities have wrapped for the day, explore all that Atlanta has to offer. The city is simply alive, always evolving and raising the bar on one-of-a-kind experiences you’ll be talking about for years to come. You can tour the Coca-Cola factory at World of Coca-Cola and find out how one of America’s most iconic beverages is made. Interactive and behind-the-scenes animal encounters at Georgia Aquarium put you right in the action. And that’s only the beginning!



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