April 18, 2013

International Career Development Conference 2013: Here We Come!


Whether this will be your first or final time attending the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) as a participant, here are some quick reminders! Outlined below are 10 tips to keep in mind as we prepare for ICDC in Anaheim:

  1. You must have photo ID to compete at ICDC; event managers will be checking photo ID before you present.
  2. DECA professional dress is mandatory. Last year, event managers checked to see if competitors were wearing dress socks. A few unlucky individuals were not and had to run around asking to borrow socks from someone else. Do not put yourself in this situation! Also, DECA blazers are required.
  3. DECA time is 15 minutes early. Make sure you are on DECA time so you are not left behind!
  4. There will be over 14,000 students at ICDC. Make sure you have your chapter advisor’s phone number saved in your phone.
  5. The official hashtags for this conference are #decaicdc and #caicdc.
  6. Don’t forget to call/text your parents during the conference. You will be away from them for almost a week and they need to know how you are doing.
  7. There will be a California DECA state picture Saturday, April 26 at 7:50 at the Convention Center. Make sure to arrive on DECA time and in your California DECA state uniform.
  8. Have you attended ICDC before? Don’t forget to bring your pins from previous years!
  9. For the first time, California DECA will hold competitive event training AT ICDC! The session will be held Wednesday, April 24, 9:00-4:00 at the Disneyland Hotel. Attendance is mandatory!
  10. Need to reach your state officers during the conference? Call the California DECA State Officer Hotline! Just dial 657-3DE-CALI to reach your state officers at any point over the course of the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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