INTERNATIONAL
CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
CONFERENCE

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

2020 International Career Development Conference Canceled LEARN MORE

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

DECA’s International Career Development Conference supports education initiatives such as:

  • Career Clusters
  • National Curriculum Standards
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Project-based Learning
  • Personal Financial Literacy

 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2019-2020.

REGISTRATION

The 2020 International Career Development Conference has been canceled.

GET TO NASHVILLE

After your DECA activities have wrapped for the day, explore and find your Nashville inspiration. Experience the creative energy. Discover the neighborhoods.Seek out the hidden gems. Uncover the history and the history in the making. And of course, enjoy the music.

 

VISIT MUSIC CITY

GET INVOLVED

Exhibit

Make one-on-one connections with more than 20,000 DECA members and advisors in one location.

Exhibit Decorator Kit

Advertise

Put your message in the hands of all the conference attendees by advertising in the conference program.

Advertise

Sponsor

There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor meal functions, participant materials, general sessions and more.

Sponsor

Volunteer

Spend time inspiring emerging leaders and entrepreneurs by serving as a competitive events judge or mentor.

Volunteer

FUTURE DATES OF DECA ICDC

  • April 24-27, 2021 | Anaheim, California
  • April 23-26, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 22-25, 2023 | Orlando, Florida
  • April 27-30, 2024 | Anaheim, California
  • April 26-29, 2025 | Orlando, Florida
  • April 25-28, 2026 | Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 17-20, 2027 | Anaheim, California
  • April 22-25, 2028 | Orlando, Florida

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