DECA’s Conferences are Ready for You!

During the next school year, DECA will host nearly a dozen nationally affiliated conferences for you to attend, on top of the multiple conferences held at your local level.

This year is unlike any other and you can Make it Count by attending as many leadership and competitive conferences as possible to build your leadership skills, networking opportunities and professional experiences.

Local Conferences: Ask your chapter advisor what your association has planned for the fall such as a leadership conference or event. Each conference varies by association, but these are experiences you won’t want to miss! You’ll get a preview of your regional conference, as well as learn skills from local leaders and motivators!

Regional Conferences: With three major regional conferences this year, you’ll definitely want to get your chapter advisor and members to sign-up for your designated conference. You’ll discover your leadership potential as Jack Fenton and Lexy Parsons host the The Ultimate Power Trip, a combined regional conference for the Southern and North Atlantic Regions, in Boston, Mass.!  Join the REVOLUTION this year in Milwaukee, Wis., at what is expected to be the Central Region’s largest conference yet! Lastly, you can RISE to the challenge at this year’s Western Region Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

Competitive Conferences: Are you ready to take your conference experience to the next level? Use the skills you’ve gained from your fall and regional leadership conferences, as well as your classroom learning, and work your way to the top! Competition varies by association, so check with your advisor on how your association’s competitive event program will work this year. Get started early on preparing for your event and use the DECA resources available to help you conquer the competition.

International Career Development Conference: All your hard work, perseverance and preparation will take you to the big show, the International Career Development Conference. Next May, Atlanta, Ga., will be home to over 16,000 of DECA’s top competitors and leaders as they compete for international glory in DECA’s multiple competitive events. You don’t want to miss out on the 2014 ICDC! Keep your eyes on the ultimate opportunity all year long and you’ll be headed to Atlanta!

Over the next few weeks, your regional national officers will share more information on what you can expect at The Ultimate Power Trip, WRLC and CRLC. Work with your association officers and chapter advisors this fall to get yourself ready for DECA’s competitive conferences and you’ll make this year count like never before.

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