State Conference Information

When: February 8th-9th

Where: Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University, Dr., Austin, Texas 78726

Conference Itinerary:

Friday, February 8th:

7:15-7:30 am Meet at Visitor Center

8:00-12:45 pm Bus ride to Concordia University (Depart from Visitor’s Center)

1:30-2:00 pm        Conference Check-in, Lobby, Building A

2:00-2:30 pm    Opening Session

2:30-3:30 pm Learning Labs 1

2:30-8:00 pm       Entrepreneur Challenge

3:45-4:45 pm Learning Labs 2

4:00-5:00 pm Advisors meeting

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner (provided)

6:00-7:30 pm Learning Labs 3

7:30-8:00 pm End of Day Remarks, competition appointment card distribution

8:00-8:30pm Drive to Staybridge Suites Austin NW

Saturday, February 9th:

6:15-6:45am Breakfast at hotel

6:45-7:00am Travel to Concordia University, Building C

7:30 am-2:00 pm International Event Competition (individual times/locations will vary)

9:00 am-noon Community Service activity

11:00 am-2:00 pm       Meet the Judges feedback (depends on end time for each event)

12:00 -1:30 pm Lunch (provided)

2:00-2:45 pm           Election Session (Voting Delegates attend)

2:45-3:15 pm Executive Officer Workshop

3:15 – 4:00 pm Awards Ceremony

4:15-9:00pm Drive back to UTD Visitor Center

ICDC Information

When: April 13th-April 16th

Where: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL

Conference Highlights 

Professional Development Academies

Engage with professionals through Professional Development Academies: Business Management and Administration, Communications and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Accounting, Hospitality and Tourism and Marketing. 

Competitive Events

Nearly 1,400 Collegiate DECA members demonstrate their career knowledge and skills by participating in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program in hopes of being named an international champion.

Career Exhibits + Networking

Network with representatives from corporate supporters and educational partners participating in the College and Career Exhibits. Students work in teams and engage partners through the Engage Mini-Case Competition.