INTERNATIONAL
CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
CONFERENCE

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

WHEN

April 29 – May 2, 2020.

WHERE

Nashville, TN

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 2018-2019.

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

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FUTURE DATES OF DECA ICDC

  • April 24-27, 2021 | Anaheim, California
  • April 23-26, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 22-25, 2023 | Orlando, Florida

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