conferences

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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.

Emerging Leader Summit (ELS)
July 15-17, 2019 | San Diego, CA

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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Advisor Conference
September 20-21, 2019 | Irvine, 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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Fall Leadership Development Conference (LDC)
November 8-10, 2019 | Anaheim, CA

The Leadership Development Conference focuses on leadership development and college and career preparation through a variety of engaging workshops and speakers. It directly supports the development of 21st Century Skills.

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Power Trip
November 15-17, 2019 | Washington DC

The best stories are the ones that excite us, peak our curiosity, and keep us in suspense. We’re drawn to stories about life, love, and adventure…but why not write our own epic story to tell? This…is your chance to join members from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming looking to do just that.

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District Career Development Conferences
January 10-12, 2020 | Silicon Valley
January 10-12, 2020 | SoCal
January 17-19, 2020 | NorCal

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 (SCDC)
February 28 – March 2, 2020 | Santa Clara, 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 (ICDC)
April 29 – May 2, 2020 | Nashville, TN

At the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), over 21,000 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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