3 Reasons to Attend DECA ELS

Jun 1, 2024

As ICDC winds down and school ends, you may be wondering how you can stay DECA-cated this summer. This summer, join us for the upcoming Emerging Leader Summit (ELS), available in both virtual and in-person formats. Whichever route you choose, ELS promises to be an enriching experience filled with learning, networking and personal growth.

So why should you go?

Here are three reasons to consider attending each conference:

Virtual ELS: 3 Reasons to Attend

  1. Accessibility: Virtual ELS allows you to engage with fellow members from the comfort of your home.
  2. Expand your Network: Engage with members across the globe in meaningful conversations through various breakout rooms.
  3. Hear from Speakers: Learn and connect with our multiple presenters as they discuss ways to strengthen your leadership skills.

Virtual ELS will be on June 26 and 27 for Chartered Association Officers. Ask your chartered association advisor(s) today to register you and your team.

In-Person ELS: 3 Reasons to Attend

  1. Workshops: Members will engage in workshops covering a variety of topics that are not only fun but relevant for members holding various leadership roles. From Chapter Officers to Chartered Association Officers, ELS has a workshop for everyone.
  2. Explore Nashville: Discover all that Nashville has to offer while traveling for ELS. Experience local culture, iconic landmarks and delicious southern meals you won’t find anywhere else.
  3. Create Memories: Nashville offers the perfect backdrop for a weekend of networking, learning and growing. From workshops to the Night at the Grand Ole Opry, ELS will surely be one of the most memorable trips in your DECA experience.

The in-person ELS runs from July 12 to 14 in Nashville, Tennessee. The registration deadline is June 4th. Talk to your chapter advisor or chartered association advisor today to attend this summer.

Both Virtual and In-person ELS offer incredible opportunities for students to continue engaging with DECA this summer. We hope to see you there!


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