ND DECA members have the opportunity to attend state, regional, and international career development conferences. Check them out and plan to attend one or more!
Get into the larger DECA Community and grow yourself and your career skills at a Conference!
Conferences are available at the state, regional, and international level. Each conference provides a unique experience and without hesitation can be recommended to attend by members who have gone before.
ND DECA Conference Overview
Fall Leadership Conference
This is the kick-off to the year! First year members and chapter officer teams get the most out of this conference. Chapter Officer teams meet with their Adopt a Chapter State Officer to finish setting the Chapter goals and planning their year's activities. First year members get a taste of everything that DECA has to offer from career & college ready workshop sessions, to leadership development and competition. Not to mention getting some quality time with 500+ other ND DECA members over 2 days!
Collegiate Leadership Conference
This conference provides a nice break to the college grind. Collegiate members get first hand experience and advice from panels, speakers and presenters as well as the opportunity to take part in a community service activity with their peers.
The conference features a Keynote Speaker related to business and is most known for the successful Executive Leadership Luncheon where attendees get to network with 4 or more business people who are open books on career advice.
Take advantage of this two day conference and network with your State Officers, business executives and your peers.
Central Region Conference
You've never seen anything like CRLC! Held late in the year, this regional conference catapults you into the next year with all things DECA. Interactive workshops, chapter leadership trainings, business tours, exhibit booths who love talking to DECA members, sessions filled with entertainment and more!
This conference is set up to meet the needs of dedicated DECA members and is all business. While most chapters do not attend this conference, North Dakota is represented by the State Officer Team.
This conference is where college meets career. Held in a business hub, this collegiate conference features behind the scenes business information with executives and top businesses from the host city.
Conference session tracks are targeted to specific careers or industries to help attendees get the most out of their time at the conference.
The networking might be the major selling point of this conference because of all of the likeminded people in the room and the DECA Supporters, speakers and future employers that join them. No other college conference OR after-college conference can replicate the ENGAGE Experience quite like DECA can.
Collegiate State Career Development Conference
Practice up your skills and put them to the test! See where you rank against your peers in the competition of the year. Held every February this conference is a resume builder and a Champion maker. Looking for a leadership opportunity? Consider serving on the ND DECA Executive Team and be a part of the planning and direction for the year with a team of five Collegiate Members. Elections take place at the CDC and applications are generally due a few weeks before.
This conference is how you qualify to attend the Collegiate International Career Development Conference.
State Career Development Conference
This is the biggest event of the year and it's held every March. Only the best and brightest are there and it's jam packed from the Opening Session to the Grand Awards.
This is where you get dressed up and show off your hard work from the year and compete against other members for the top spots and the honor to represent ND DECA at ICDC. Get the scholarship applications, community service hours, and leadership awards submitted because this is where we recognize the Best of ND DECA on stage.
This is also the conference where members elect the next State Officer Team. There are only 7 positions available - will you be filling one of them? Ask your advisor about Becoming a State Officer Candidate today.
Collegiate International Career Development Conference
What do you get when you put 2,000 college DECA members in one area for 4 days?
It’s nothing short of amazing. The competitive spirit is high and career launching opportunities are abundant. This conference brings together members from every Chartered Association and leaders from the business world.
Not planning to attend this conference is a mistake. Start fundraising early so there are no last minute roadblocks after you earn the right to represent ND at the State Conference.
International Career Development Conference
Anyone up for a small stadium full of all things DECA? Big stages? All the lights and loud music you can handle?
Attending this conference is eyes-wide-open adrenaline for 4 days straight. This is when 15,000+ members take over a city and create a small one of their own. You'll be trading pins while you meet Members from states or oceans away, attending workshops and sessions not available anywhere else, and competing against the best of the best for the DECA Glass.
Your Executive Officers bring you the best of the best in entertainment, keynote speakers, community service activities, and everything DECA Diamond that will keep you talking about it long after you've taken the plane ride home.
Make it a goal to attend this conference!
Make it a goal to score high on your competitive events exam and knock your presentation out of the park to get the THRILL of 15,000 people cheering for your finalist, top ten, top three or Championship accomplishments! You'll want to pull out all the stops to fundraise and qualify for ICDC to represent North Dakota DECA.