What We’re Looking Forward to at ICDC 2023

February 3, 2023

We are less than 100 days to ICDC in Orlando, Florida! In the City Beautiful, there are a variety of things to do! From entertainment to unique dining, there is something for everyone in Orlando! Here are five things that we are looking forward to at the 2023 International Career Development Conference!

1. Theme Parks

There are over 15 theme parks in Orlando, including some of the most famous parks. Universal Studios and Walt Disney World both call Orlando home and we are excited to experience the magic with all of you! For attraction tickets, click here.

2. Networking and Building Connections

At the International Career Development Conference, you have the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate with members from across the United States and around the world! From pin trading to experiencing that first ICDC feel, the opportunities to network are endless!

3. Prepare for Years to Come

At ICDC, you may have the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Leader Series, School Based Enterprise Academy or one of the various leadership academy sessions throughout the conference. There, you will meet like-minded leaders, learn more about yourself and prepare for another year of Getting the Edge!

4. Connect with Colleges and Business Professionals

Getting ready for life after high school is crucial, and DECA can help you prepare! With College + Career Exhibits, you can meet with representatives from a variety of colleges, discuss career opportunities with business professionals and build your professional network! There are over 100 exhibitors who will be ready to answer all your college and career questions.  

5. Win DECA Glass

On top of networking, you will have the opportunity to compete to win DECA Glass! First, second and third place winners in each event will receive a glass trophy and will be recognized at the Grand Awards Session on Tuesday, April 25.

This International Career and Development Conference is going to be like no other, and we cannot wait to Get the Edge with all of you in Orlando, Florida this April!


Ross Motter
Central Region Vice President

Ross Motter is a two-year DECA member from Jamestown, North Dakota, and a high school senior serving as DECA’s Central Region Vice President. DECA has allowed Ross to find new ways of communicating and connecting on both personal and professional levels. He is determined to expand the Central Region’s communication and creativity through collaborative projects between associations. Previously, Ross served as a North Dakota DECA Vice President and has held various leadership positions outside of DECA, including President of the Jamestown Inclusion and Diversity Council and President of the National Honor Society. He is also an Eagle Scout. Ross is an avid coffee enthusiast and loves spicing up his coffee flavors with every order! In his free time, he performs in speech, theatre, and music, and enjoys sushi and traveling.

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