Registration for DECA’s Career Pathway Conferences Opens August 15

Get ready to #OwnYourFuture at one of DECA’s Career Pathway Conferences this year!

These educational conferences each feature highly specialized content that aligns with specific career pathways and courses, providing an excellent opportunity to connect classroom instruction to the conferences.

Registration packets for each conference are now available, and online registration will open August 15.

Please note that all student attendees must be on a submitted DECA roster prior to registering. Conference registration will be offered on a first-come, first-registered basis, and registration for these conferences could potentially close due to capped registration capacities.

Choose a conference that best matches your classroom curriculum and content.

Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference

November 18-20, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

DECA’s Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference (#DECAIEC) is the springboard for DECA members to unleash their ideas. Designed for those DECA members with an entrepreneurial spirit, this conference will empower members to consider life as an entrepreneur through a blend of modules and a pitch competition.

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New York Experience

Week 1: November 30-December 3, 2016 
Week 2: December 7-10, 2016

New York City, New York

It’s the concrete jungle where dreams are made, and the city becomes the living classroom for DECA members as they explore marketing, finance, fashion, hospitality and so much more! Experience the hustle and bustle of New York City while learning from those who are making the city one of the most popular destinations. The #DECANYC agenda now divides attendees into three groups with all programs being scheduled across all three days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The conference program also now includes an NBC Studio Tour and Shop Gotham experience, replacing the Madame Tussaud’s presentation and the boat cruise. The hotel rate decreased by $26 per room per night.

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Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference

January 25-29, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

When it comes to learning from the professionals in these popular industries, DECA’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference (#DECASEM) cannot be rivaled. Members will have an insider’s perspective as the theme parks become the living classroom to complement the lessons from conference speakers. The hotel rate has decreased by $35 per room per night.

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