Conferences

Compete to win.

DECA offers several conferences, ranging from advisor training, leadership development conferences, and competitive event conferences. Please see below for more information on the various conferences that California DECA and DECA, Inc. have to offer.

Advisor Conference
September 22-23, 2017 - Santa Clara, CA

A conference focused on bringing California DECA advisors together for 2 days of motivation and empowerment. All California DECA teachers are invited to attend this annual event.

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DECA Inc. Conferences
Various Dates & Locations

DECA conferences are targeted, highly-focused learning experiences for students and advisors that support National Curriculum Standards and the development of 21st Century Skills. DECA conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. Each of DECA’s conferences connects with corporate professionals to engage students in learning industry-related trends and content.

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Emerging Leader Summit (ELS)
July 9-11, 2017 - Tysons Corner, VA

DECA leaders will engage in an array of educational programs to empower them to lead in the upcoming year. There are plenty of opportunities to collaborate, network, achieve, excel and grow.

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Leadership Development Conference (LDC)
October 14, 2017 - LDC in NorCal
October 28, 2017 - LDC in SoCal

Attendees will participate in a full-day program designed to set them up for success in the coming year. Examples of topics include CHAMP CAMP (Competition Prep), DECA GARAGE (Entrepreneurship Accelerator), and ELEVATE (Chapter Officer Academy).

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Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC)
November 16-19, 2017 - Phoenix, AZ

Join members from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming on a quest that will awaken your thirst for knowledge (and world-renowned coffee) in this amazing city.

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District Career Development Conferences
January 5-7, 2018 - Silicon Valley
January 12-14, 2018 - NorCal
January 12-14, 2018 - SoCal

These conferences provide a venue for DECA’s Competitive Events Program as well as additional career and leadership development programs.

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State Career Development Conference
March 2-5, 2018 - Anaheim, CA

The State Career Development Conference (SCDC) is the biggest and most exciting California DECA event of the year. Members from across California gather each year for competitions, workshops, state officer campaigns, networking and countless other opportunities. The best competitors at SCDC qualify to attend ICDC.

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International Career Development Conference
April 21-24, 2018 - Atlanta, GA

At the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), over 16,000 high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA's competitive events vying to be the best in the world. In addition to competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies.

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