An EPIC #DECAICDC Nashville Opening Session

The 2016 DECA International Career Development Conference kicked off in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, April 23, at the Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and the #DECAICDC Opening Session was just the beginning of an EPIC weekend.

Pre-session kicked off with a performance from Jet Black and the Cadillacs that got 17,500 DECA attendees pumped up! Pin trading made the concourse of Bridgestone crazy as people walked around trying to find their favorite state's pins!

The keynote speakers were from our good friends at Marriott International, Inc. and provided us with encouragement for what is to come in the next few days of competition, workshops and testing as well as the future ahead of us. They reminded us to “turn our visions into a reality.”

To end the EPIC night, Lauren Alaina got everyone on their feet to sing and dance with her, including two men from the crowd who danced to one of her newest songs Next Boyfriend.

Thank you Jet Black and the Cadillacs, FIDM, Marriott and Lauren Alaina for kicking off DECA ICDC 2016!

Be forever and always EPIC!

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