ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

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

WHEN

November 19-21, 2021

 

WHERE

Boston, MA

Westin Boston Seaport District

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 during 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

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 included:

  • 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

Registration is now open REGISTER TODAY

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 by selecting “Conferences.”
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 10 hotel rooms, please e-mail conferences@deca.org for special instructions.

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

There is no higher priority than the health, safety and well-being of everyone involved in DECA’s Ultimate Power Trip. 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.

Conference Venue:
Westin Boston Seaport District
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

GET TO BOSTON

Famous for its hospitality and friendly spirit, Greater Boston is one of the premier meeting destinations in the United States. Known as the “Athens of America,” Boston’s renowned medical and educational institutions have helped to make it an international center of learning and intellectualism. Boston has a thriving economy, history and charm which make it ideal for both business and pleasure.

VISIT BOSTON

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 or mobile app.

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 workshop presenter.

Judge   Present

CONTACT US

DECA Conferences

Conference + Registration Questions

conferences@deca.org

Jen Liu

Westin Boston Seaport District

jiayin.liu@westinbostonseaport.com

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

cindy@deca.org

FUTURE DATES OF THE ULTIMATE DECA POWER TRIP

  • November 11-13, 2022 | Arlington, VA (D.C. Area) | Crystal Gateway Marriott
  • November 17-19, 2023 | Austin, TX | JW Marriott Austin
  • November 15-17, 2024 | Charlotte, NC | Westin Charlotte

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