As an extension of the classroom, conferences and events enrich the CTE experience for DECA students. By attending conferences and events, student members are able to connect with business and industry professionals to hear information on what industry is demanding of students and hear updates on the latest innovations in their field, including technology. Many DECA conferences also feature competitive events, allowing students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios in their given career path.
DISTRICT CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES
First round of competitive event conferences held across three locations in Iowa. District Conferences are held in November, December and January. Official dates and locations will be announced at a later date.
STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
February 18-19, 2024
Des Moines, IA
State level competitive event conference where students get to showcase the skills they’ve developed throughout the year with top students advancing to ICDC.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
April 27 -20, 2024
Annual gathering of 20,000 student leaders for skill development, competitive events, and college and career connection.