Top Five DECA Moments of 2020

The past year was full of new experiences within DECA. We learned how to be emerging leaders from our homes during a global pandemic, adjusted to virtual competition and rocked online conferences. With 2020 behind us, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back on all of the fun DECA memories we made.

CRLC Recap: Lessons from Kyle Willkom

At the start of December, Minnesota DECA had the pleasure of hosting the 2019 Central Region Leadership Conference, where one dynamic speaker woke up all 1,700 of us on a Saturday morning.

CRLC Recap: Lessons from Ricky Kalmon

On December 8, 2019 Ricky Kalmon attended DECA's Central Region Leadership Conference (CRLC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At this conference, he served as the closing keynote speaker for a crowd of over 1,700 students and advisors. His hypnosis act, mixed with…

Because I Said I Would

The Central Region Leadership Conference’s first speaker, Alex Sheen, is a four-time TEDxTalk speaker, author and podcast host. The audience was able to take away three life lessons.

An Experience To Remember

Through a generous contribution from AT&T, 27 DECA members from four schools were able to attend The Ultimate DECA Power Trip conference in November. The following is a reflection from one of the attendees. I was shocked to be selected…

Look Back on Collegiate DECA ENGAGE in Chicago

Nearly 300 Collegiate DECA members from 17 associations attended the 2019 ENGAGE Conference in Chicago, IL on November 21-23, 2019. The weekend included three days of non-stop networking, powerful speakers, career exploration, competition and captivating EduTours. One highlight of the…

A Look Back at MBA Conclave

To kick off the fall season of DECA travels, I had the privilege of being invited to MBA Research & Curriculum Center’s Conclave Curriculum & Teaching Conference in Louisville, KY. This conference was one of the most eye-opening events I have been able to attend.

MBA Research Conclave 2019 Highlights

DECA was honored to participate in the MBA Research & Curriculum Center Conclave this weekend in Louisville with Kevin Reisenauer, North Dakota DECA Association Advisor and MBAResearch Board Chair; Frank Peterson, Acting Executive Director; Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and…

What Went Down at #DECAELS

If you are a chapter or chartered association officer who attended the Emerging Leader Summit in San Diego, then you know it was an incredible time for everyone involved. Between endless networking, instructive EMPOWER and ELEVATE sessions, and an amazing night at Belmont Park it was truly an amazing experience.  If you happened to miss out, here’s what happened:

The ABCs of WRLC

From A-Z, California DECA pulled out all the stops to make this the best conference in the west.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

The journey began with the 536-mile car ride from Akron, Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland. There were seven of us chosen for this amazing opportunity and we were headed to one of the biggest events that one could go to— The Ultimate DECA Power Trip.

In Their Own Words: The WRLC Experience

Western Region Vice President, Jonathan Wilson, interviewed Samantha Murray and Sydnee Johnson from Kelso High School in Washington about their experiences in Southern California at the Western Region Leadership Conference.

Memories and Mementos: A Tradition of Trading at DECA ICDC

Every year when #DECAICDC comes around, anticipation fills the crowd at the opening session with over 20,000 students and advisors. DECA members from all over mix and mingle through the crowd with their flashing hats and glasses, hoping to find the rare and largest pins from other states and provinces.

DECA ICDC 2018 Winners

Congratulations to the finalists and winners from all 2018 ICDC competitive events. Read lists of winners by event, watch the full Grand Awards video and see this year's DECA Inc. scholarship recipients.

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