Conferences and Competitions

 DECA Conferences


Only paid members of Collegiate DECA may attend conferences and must sign up in advance by e-mailing Kymberly Polser at   There will also be conference information on the state website


DECA members have the opportunity to participate in competitions to combine real-life experience with their education.  These events are broken down into career clusters:

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Marketing

Competitions are judged by industry experts, and provide many networking, and professional development opportunities.  Through practice competitions, students bring together classroom knowledge, professional development skills, and experience.   The practice competitions prepare students for not only national competition, but also for their professional career.


Calling all DECA leaders and Potential Future Leaders!!

We are excited to announce that the 2021 LAUNCH hosted by your Arizona Collegiate State Officer Team is being held August 21st at South Mountain Community College.

Fall Leadership Conference – Friday – Saturday November 5-6, 2021.

This year’s conference will be held at South Mountain Community College.  The Fall Leadership Conference includes an induction ceremony, professional development workshops, and practice competitions.

Arizona State Career Development Conference – February 2022 (dates TBD)

The statewide Arizona Collegiate DECA conference is held once per semester, and is a great place to meet other Arizona Collegiate DECA students.    The State Conference in the spring includes a guest speaker, more professional development workshops, a judges panel discussion, and state competitions.

International Career Development Conference (ICDC) – April 2022 – Atlanta, Georgia

Students that place in the top four, and score at least 70% at State Conference are eligible to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), where they will attend professional development workshops related to their chosen field and compete against students from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.  SCC has paid students’ expenses to attend each year since this organization began at SCC.  The event is held in April and the location varies.