The International Career Development Conference concluded on April 25, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. It is quite surreal to think that it has been this long since we have been in the vicinity of 22,000+ DECA Members. Members in attendance were able to compete, develop leadership skills, spend time with friends and peers, pin trade, visit Downtown Orlando and meet DECA members from around the globe. To highlight DECA ICDC, let's hear from DECA Members that Experienced the Difference in April!
"This year, I had the opportunity to compete by myself, which was terrifying, but it allowed me to push myself past my own expectations and meet so many new people." Karis Moore, Hoover DECA, AL
Emerging Leader Series
"As an association officer, I participated in the Empower Leadership Academy where I was able to work with groups of other state officers in a fun, yet incubating setting." Eshaan Chanda, 2023-2024 TN DECA Association President
"DECA Night at Universal Orlando was such an incredible experience that I will never forget. From riding the Velocicoaster to water rides all with DECA members was so cool." Swara Agarwal, 2022-2023 NJ DECA Association President
Meeting new people
"It was so fun competing and meeting new people! Especially in line for rides, we met random people and even took pictures with them!" Lily Wakefield, Arrowhead DECA, WI
"Seeing members trading pins, exploring and conquering rides at Disney and rushing to the podium to grab their DECA glass made me realize how amazing DECA truly is. I cannot wait for the next year and the many memories it will come with." Nish Palepu, 2023-2024 MI DECA Association President
"For any member, from the freshman who’s looking for new experiences, to the senior hoping to close their DECA adventure strong, ICDC is the zenith of what our organization provides." Daniel Dolan, 2022-2023 CA DECA Association President
DECA Members, we will see you next year in Anaheim, California for the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference! We are excited to see how you all Experience the Difference for the 2023- 2024 year.