Meet Your #DECAPowerTrip 2017 Keynote Speakers

DECA is pleased to announce that Alex Sheen and EJ Carrion will be this year’s opening and closing session keynote speakers at the Ultimate DECA Power Trip in Philadelphia, Penn., this November.

Learn more about Alex and EJ below, and don’t forget to register for #DECAPowerTrip 2017 by Thursday, October 12!


Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.

Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 6.64M promise cards to over 150 countries.

Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises have been shared virally throughout social media and international news.

Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News and many other programs. Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013.” Alex’s posts have made the #1 spot on the front page of over 10 times.

Connect with Alex now on Twitter @bcisaidiwould.


EJ Carrion is a best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and preeminent thought-leader on student success.

EJ grew up in a low-income community and a single-parent household. He overcame his circumstances to graduate from both high school and college with honors. Plus he received the prestigious Bill Gates Scholarship.

EJ is the co-founder of Student Success Agency, a premier academic training organization that pairs teens with near-peer advisors to help improve their high school-to-college transitional skills and help them succeed in the real world. The Student Success Agency serves students across the US, and was awarded the Impact Award.

Connect with EJ on Twitter now @EJCarrion.

DECA is so excited to welcome these two dynamic speakers to the #DECAPowerTrip experience and is looking forward to seeing Alex, EJ and all of YOU in Philly this November!

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