ULTIMATE DECA
POWER TRIP

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

WHEN

November 17-19, 2023

 

WHERE

Austin, TX

JW Marriott Austin

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 2022 included:

  • Earning Industry Certifications Provides a Competitive Advantage
  • Going Cashless at Cedar Fair Parks
  • MBA Research’s Top 10 Classroom Resources
  • National Business Administration Standards
  • New DECA Role-play Prep Resource
  • SBE Share Shoppe
  • Using Project Management in the Classroom

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Registration will open in September 2023

Conference Venue:
JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

VISIT AUSTIN

What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment, art and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor experiences, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. So take a look around, and put the Live Music Capital of the World® on your playlist.

VISIT AUSTIN.

GET INVOLVED

Exhibit

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

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Advertise

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

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Sponsor

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

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Volunteer

Spend time inspiring emerging leaders by serving as a competitive events judge or workshop presenter.

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CONTACT US

Jasmine Roberts

Conference + Registration Questions

conferences@deca.org

Cindy Allen

Sponsorships and Exhibits

cindy@deca.org

Whitney Milbourne

Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer@deca.org

FUTURE DATES OF THE ULTIMATE DECA POWER TRIP

  • November 15-17, 2024 | Charlotte, NC | Westin Charlotte

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