ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

Embark on a quest that will awaken your
thirst for knowledge in this powerful city.

WHEN

November 16-18, 2018

 

WHERE

Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Learning Labs

Learning labs will focus on one powerful component each hour. From college to career to chapter to compete to connect, these learning labs will engage DECA members.

Competitive Excellence

Be the ultimate competitor in a DECA role-play. Members must pre-register for this activity. Top performers will be recognized at Sunday’s closing session.

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?

Networking

No power trip would be complete without the opportunity to meet new people! Join us Saturday evening for a “DECA After Dark” event.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:

FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC, BUSINESS + ENTREPRENEURIAL LITERACY

  • Make appropriate personal economic choices
  • Understand the role of the economy in society
  • Use entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

CREATIVITY + INNOVATIONS

  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
  • Create new and worthwhile ideas

CRITICAL THINKING + PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

COMMUNICATON + COLLABORATION

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

LEADERSHIP + RESPONSIBILITY

  • Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Feel the energy when 1,000 DECA members come together for energetic, educational general sessions filled with dazzling lights, upbeat music and a powerful message.

JOHN BEEDE

OPENING KEYNOTE

A'RIC JACKSON

CLOSING KEYNOTE

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 include:

  • Making Role-Plays Fun In Class
  • Integrating Written Events As Class Projects
  • Creating Award-Winning Visuals
  • 17 Tips For Teaching Social 
  • Advocacy: It’s Not Just For February
  • Using Real-Word Apps With DECA Programs

REGISTRATION

Registration is a three step process.

1. DECA members must first be in our online membership system.
2. Once they have been submitted, you can register them for the conference through our online registration system.
3. After you’ve completed online registration, you can then make your housing reservations using the hotel’s DECA reservation website. If you will be booking more than six hotel rooms, please e-mail Claudia Velasco for special instructions.

For complete registration instructions, please refer to the conference registration packet.

GET TO BALTIMORE

There’s a buzz about Baltimore that makes people who visit fall in love with its vibe. With the world-famous Inner Harbor; renowned museums and attractions; award-winning restaurants; a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods, get ready to explore a truly authentic American city.

VISIT BALTIMORE

#DECAPOWERTRIP

 

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GET INVOLVED

Exhibit

Make one-on-one connections with more than 1,200 DECA members and advisors in one location.

Exhibit

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 by serving as a competitive events judge or being a featured workshop presenter.

Judge Present

CONTACT US

Claudia Velasco

Claudia Velasco

Online Registration

(703) 860-5000 ext. 248

Baltimore

Baltimore

Marriott Waterfront

Coming Soon

 Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

(703) 860-5000 ext. 230

FUTURE DATES OF THE ULTIMATE DECA POWER TRIP

  • November 15-17, 2019 | Renaissance Downtown Washington, D.C.

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