Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

DECA's career pathway conferences feature highly specialized content that aligns with specific career pathways and courses, connecting classroom instruction to the conferences.

There are three exciting conferences this fall that will show your members how their classroom learning can be applied to real-world careers. Enhance members’ desires to grow as business professionals and open their eyes to the world beyond your DECA classroom.

Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference
Chicago, Ill. | November 8-10

Home to numerous visionary leaders of past and present, Chicago is the perfect setting for DECA's Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference. A blend of workshops and competition, the conference is the springboard for DECA members to unleash their ideas.

Attendees can look forward to:

  • Meeting with real entrepreneurs and learn the challenges and triumphs of currents start-ups.
  • Taking an idea and forming it into a concept throughout the conference in a pitch competition.
  • Gaining creative inspiration from other attendees to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013.

Find out more information or register here.

New York Experience
New York City, N.Y. | November 20-24 & December 4-8

It's the concrete jungle where dreams are made, and the city becomes the living classroom for DECA members as they explore finance, fashion, hospitality, marketing, and so much more!

Attendees can look forward to:

  • Getting a sense of big city expression and fashion merchandising during a guided tour of SOHO and Young Designer’s fashion boutiques.
  • Taking a bus tour through the heart of the financial district in one of the United States’ most bustling cities.
  • Seeing what it's like to put on a production by watching the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular in iconic Radio City Hall!

Find out more information or register here.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference
Orlando, Fla. | February 5-9

In one of the world's premier locations for family entertainment and world-class professional and college sports, members will gain an insider's perspective as the theme parks become the living classroom to complement the lessons from conference speakers.

Attendees can look forward to:

  • Discovering the magic behind entertainment marketing with vibrant speakers from Universal Studios.
  • Executives in Florida's sports arena sharing dynamic presentations to show you how to succeed in this competitive industry.
  • Watching an unforgettable performance by The Blue Man Group.

Find out more information or register here.

There’s no better way to make this year count than by taking advantage of all the opportunities DECA has to offer you and your members. Prepare your chapter for the careers they want to succeed in and register to attend one of DECA’s career pathway conferences today!

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