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DECA conferences provide an avenue for students to showcase their individual ability and earn individual achievement. The conference agendas focuses on marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA conferences also provide students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and network with fellow students and industry leaders from across the state, region, and nation.


Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference

October 18-19, 2015 | Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri (More information coming soon)

2015-2016 State Officer Candidate Application Packet 
Missouri DECA Information Resource Manual

DECA 2015 Fall Leadership Conference Information 
DECA 2015 Fall Leadership Conference Registration Instructions 


October 16-17, 2016 | Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
October 15-16, 2017 | Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO

Central Region Leadership Conference

November 20-22, 2015 | Kansas City, MO

2015 Central Region Chapter Registration 


State Career Development Conference

March 13-15, 2016 | Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri
March 12-14, 2017 | Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri


International Career Development Conference

April 23-26, 2016 | Nashville, Tennessee (more information available January 2016)


April 26-29, 2017 | Anaheim, California
April 21-24, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia
April 27-30, 2019 | Orlando, Florida
April 29-May 2, 2020 | Nashville, Tennessee

Note: The requirement for our adult-student ratio attending the International Career Development Conference is one to five.