Last February, the 2019 New Hampshire DECA State Career Development Conference took place on February 14-16, 2019, at the Downtown Manchester Hotel. Students were able to compete in over 35 event areas, including advertising, marketing, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, and accounting.
The conference began on Wednesday night, with the Opening Session, state officer candidate speeches, and two motivational speakers! Competitive events took place Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and included the 4th year of Quiz Bowl team competition! There were special workshops and the Medal Awards dinner, as well as entertainment on Thursday night. Friday morning we announced the new state officer team, and had the Awards Breakfast. This year over 430 students attended, and it was one of our biggest state conferences ever. Winners at the State Conference were eligible to move on to competition in Orlando against other national and international winners in April!
This year, the format will be similar, and the conference will be held, February 12-14, 2020, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester. Winners will be eligible to attend the International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in April.