This Year's Conference
Date: April 21-24, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Every year the International Career Development Conference, or ICDC, is the capstone event of the DECA experience. Those who excelled at the state level CDC were able to move on to the ultimate challenge and experience at the expansive ICDC, held in Atlanta, GA. The exact dates were April 21-24, 2018. DECA members competed in their state level event, only this time they were up against the best of the other 49 states and Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, and more. The conference itself was fantastic, with over 19,300 in attendance and 150+ from New Hampshire DECA!
Winners from the State Career Development Conference February took on hundreds of competitors in their specific categories. They competed in business presentations, tests, and case scenarios designed to showcase their marketing, management, and entrepreneurial skills. Areas of competition included accounting, retailing, management, marketing, travel and tourism, sports and entertainment, and over 20 more marketing and management areas. Thirteen New Hampshire High School DECA programs were represented at this conference. Students also attended workshops, exhibits, and visited local attractions throughout the Atlanta area. We had 11 students make it to the finals, with six in the top ten and four in the top twenty in their categories.