Educational Conferences

Calendar of events

DECA’s competitive evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. Opportunities to travel and network with other students and leaders provide remarkable DECA experiences.

A group of students at the WI DECA District Career Development Conference

District Career Development Conference

Each January Wisconsin DECA District Conferences are held throughout the state. DECA members/students have the opportunity to apply their marketing knowledge in a competitive situation. They compete in either individual or team events consisting of two role-plays.
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Students winning awards at State Career development Conference

State Career Development Conference (SCDC)

Those students achieving outstanding results at Districts have earned the opportunity to compete at the state level in business situation roleplays, written projects and testing component. The March conference includes professional learning and networking activities, celebration of chapter accomplishments and the DECA academic year.
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International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

Wisconsin SCDC champions compete at the international level, developing skills and knowledge for college and careers. Students also have the opportunity to attend leadership acadamies, meet with education institutions and explore career opportunities. This April conference boasts over twenty thousand students, advisors, business persons and alumni in attendance.
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Leadership Conferences

Empowering DECA members by providing effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation. This happens in the class-room and through Wisconsin DECA led conferences through out the school year.

Chapter Opportunity Workshop (COW)

This summer Madison conference gives the opportunity for chapters to do their strategic planning for the year. Members engage in team building & leadership events along with getting a head start on competitive event strategies by practicing business situation role plays and taking a marketing exam. One hard working chapter earns the COW trophy!
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Emerging Leadership Conference (ELC)

New and seasoned DECA members engage with professional leadership experts during this fall, Wisconsin Dells, action packed leadership experience. Conference activities include interactive breakout sessions, team building activities, and statewide chapter networking opportunites helping to create ideas and build skills providing opportunities for our members to grow as leaders.
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Central Region Leadership Conference (CRLC)

More than fifteen hundred student leaders and their advisors attend this engaging DECA conference. Hear outstanding speakers, attend dynamic and educational breakout sessions, and feel the excitement of the daily general sessions. Industry tours and a business & college fair round out this great DECA experience!

Sports and Entertainment Marketing (SEM)

Marketing executives share their expertise on target marketing, advertising media, identifying out-of-the-box sales promotion ideas and career opportunities during this energizing conference. Members become engaged through tours, conference speakers and attending a sporting event.  
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community service events

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