ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

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

WHEN

November 15-17, 2019

 

WHERE

Washington, D.C.

Renaissance Downtown Washington, D.C.

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 1,400 DECA members come together for energetic, educational general sessions filled with dazzling lights, upbeat music and a powerful message.

Eddie Slowikowski

OPENING KEYNOTE

Dr. Laymon Hicks

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Gary Conroy

THE STARTUP STUDIO

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 include:

  • 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 Manager School-based Enterprise

GET TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, D.C. is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

#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 workshop presenter.

Judge   Present

CONTACT US

Claudia Velasco

Online Registration

claudia@deca.org

Sammie Boehm

Hotel Reservations

sammie.boehm@renaissancehotels.com

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship and Exhibits

cindy@deca.org

FUTURE DATES OF THE ULTIMATE DECA POWER TRIP

  • November 13-15, 2020 | The Westin Charlotte

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