5 Reasons to Attend the Ultimate DECA Power Trip in 2019

During my two terms as a New Hampshire DECA Chartered Association Officer, I had the opportunity to attend and present a workshop at The Ultimate DECA Power Trip. I have found these experiences to be some of my most instructive and helpful in developing my skills as an emerging leader. #DECAPowerTrip is my absolute favorite DECA conference, so I’m sharing a few reasons why you should attend this year’s event.

1. The location in Washington, D.C.

This year’s Ultimate DECA Power Trip will be held in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. This is the perfect backdrop to make new friendships and connections with new DECA members and leaders from the North Atlantic, Southern and Western regions. Between touring the national monuments, exploring countless public museums and participating in all of the conference programming, you will never run out of new ways to explore this amazing city.

2. The association-led workshops

Each year, Chartered Association officer teams from across the country present some of the best and most creative workshops. These workshops will allow you to develop new skills in team building, communications and leadership while being taught by your peers. After presenting two of these workshops with the New Hampshire team, I can say with complete confidence that you will come out of them with new perspectives and skills that you can put to work in your school and chapter.

3. Three regions, one conference.

This year’s conference will be bigger and better with the addition of the Western Region. This will allow for even more opportunities for growth and improvement. The best parts of any DECA event are the new friendships that you can create. With three different regions represented, the possibilities to create new connections are endless.

4. The programming

Each year, new keynote opening and closing speakers come to Power Trip to share their experiences and perspectives. One of the best keynotes I’ve ever seen was at Power Trip in Philadelphia two years ago. Beyond the top-notch speaking, there are also panels with leaders in the business community, college admissions experts, and custom workshops to hone your DECA skills. When you add DECA After Dark entertainment, and the competitive event experience, it makes one incredible conference.

5. The people and networking.

As I’ve said earlier, the best parts of any DECA event are the friendships that you can create. With so many dedicated members, the opportunities to network couldn’t be better! Above all else, go to The Ultimate DECA Power Trip because no matter where you’re from or what your background is, you will be able to make many new friends in D.C.

This year’s Ultimate DECA Power Trip will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 15-17, 2019. Register by October 14, 2019.

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