The Ultimate #DECACRLC Packing List

Sai Chelluri, Minnesota DECA Vice President of Communications

With the Central Region Leadership Conference approaching rapidly, here are some essential items beyond your usual list that you’ll need to brave the cold and champion the conference!

1. Winter Gear

With daily high temperatures looking to be around 25 degrees Fahrenheit during the conference, a warm winter jacket, hat, gloves and shoes will be essential when attending tours or exploring the area. Make sure to bring multiple pairs of shoes to keep your formal footwear from snow/water damage!

2. Tour Tickets

During #DECACRLC, you’ll have the chance to explore iconic Twin Cities locales like the US Bank Stadium and Mall of America. Don’t forget to pack your tickets, physical or digital, with you to view these notable sites!

3. Note-taking Skills

Although much of CRLC will be spent exploring, there will be opportunities for professional development during workshops and digital badging sessions! Bring your best note-taking skills to earn digital badges for your resume.

4. Climbing Shoes and Loose Athletic Clothing

One of the featured tours available on Friday is to Vertical Endeavors, an indoor climbing experience! Pack appropriate shoes and clothes to enjoy this unique experience. Note: An additional waiver is required to participate on this tour.

5. A Charged Social Battery

Despite all the incredible attractions outside of the conference premises, one of its most memorable events will be the Bold North Gala! Come prepared with your best networking skills and a charged social battery to make the most of this special occasion.

6. A Shopping Budget

With over 520 stores, 60 restaurants, a movie theater, and Nickelodeon Universe all located within Mall of America, there is something to entertain everyone! Registration for this tour includes a coupon book to supplement your experiences at the mall, so make sure to bring along a budget for this memorable site.

7. Lots of Phone Storage/Google Photos

With all these incredible experiences available in such a short span, expect your camera roll to fill quickly with captures of candid moments and post-worthy poses at all the local photo ops! Make sure to tag @mndeca on Twitter and Instagram and use #DECACRLC in all your posts for a chance to be featured!

With only a few days left, the Minnesota State Chartered Association Officer Team could not be more excited to host the Central Region at such an incredible conference and we can’t wait to join you in turning All Eyes North!

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