Conferences & Events
DECA has a number of conferences, each with a different focus, that are offered to students every year. Some take place within New Hampshire, and some are out of state in cities such as Orlando, Washington D.C., New York, Anaheim, and Nashville.
Primary DECA Conferences for 2018-2019
Fall Leadership Conference
This one-day conference is offered in October every year, and it kicks off New Hampshire DECA’s year of activities. It concentrates on providing orientation to DECA, team building and leadership exercises, and business social skill development. FLC is for all DECA students, whether in their first or even fourth year. This school year the conference was October 23, 2018 at SNHU in Manchester.Learn More
DECA Power Trip
This two and a half day conference is offered in November every year, and it is focused on all the chapters of the North East and South East sections of the United States. It provides business key note speakers, career-track workshops and activities, and practice marketing tests and case study sessions. It is presented every other year in Washington D.C., and alternates between such cities as Boston, Philadelphia, and even Austin, Texas, in non-D.C. years. The 2018-19 school year Power Trip was in Baltimore, on November 16-18, 2018.Learn More
State Career Development Conference
Held every February, this three day conference is one of the high points of the DECA year. This year over 475 students competed in over 35 different marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship oriented categories. They utilized skills they had learned and developed in their DECA programs and business classes, doing business presentations, tests, and case study analysis with judges who are business professionals or college staff in the local community. Students who win in these events are eligible to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference in April. The conference was held February 13-15, 2019 this year in Manchester, New Hampshire.
State Middle School Conference
Held on March 14, 2019, in Henniker at New England College, this event is from 9 AM to 1:30 PM and includes a variety of business and marketing activities for 8th grade students involved in DECA.
International Career Development Conference
This is the capstone DECA event of the year, with students from all 50 states and Canada, Mexico, China, and Germany participating. Students participate in the same types of competitive events that were held in their state level competition, but with higher levels of difficulty. Also, students who did not win on the state level are eligible by merit to attend special Leadership Academies that DECA offers. In 2019, the ICDC will be held in Orlando, Florida, from the 27th through the 30th of April.Learn More
Fall Teacher Meeting: Wednesday, September 21, 2018 at the Puritan Restaurant Pappas Room in Manchester.
Fall Leadership Conference: Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 9 AM to 1 PM, at SNHU in Manchester
Registration DUE: State Conf. Registration due January 18th. Written Events due on that date also.
NH DECA State Career Development Conference: February 13-15, 2019, at Doubletree Hotel in Manchester
NH DECA Middle School Conference: March 14, 2019, at New England College in Henniker, NH
DECA International Career Development Conference: April 27-30, 2019, in Orlando, Florida