The State Career Development Conference will be held February 2-4, 2024, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The cost is $350 for each person based on housing with two in a room.
Advisors' cost is $350 for a king room, all family and guests must be registered on housing.
The fee for guest meals is $40.
Registration is now open. Click button below.
Read the conference policies below.
Friday, February 2, 2024 (Casual attire)
4:00 pm Room Check-In & Registration begins
4:00 - 7:00 pm On-site Testing
7:00 pm Seating begins for opening
7:00 pm All Prepared events due
7:30 pm Open Session begins
9:30 pm Community Service Event
11:00 - Midnight Testing Session
Saturday, February 3, 2024 (Professional Dress)
8:00 am Event Prep begins for Team Events
8:30 am Event Prep begins for Individual Events
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Event -
Sunday, February 4, 2024 (Professional or cocktail dress)
8:30 am Advisor's meeting
10:00 am Voting begins, awards session seating opens, and breakfast buffet opens
11:00 am Award session
Noon Check-out and departure
Please review event guidelines as several changes have been made! Click to review the Collegiate DECA 2023-2024 Guide
The deadline to register is March 28, 2023, at 11:59 pm*
Cost TBD Conference Registration Fee (for students and advisors)*
The registration fee will include housing due to the way housing will be handled this year.
Location: Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE NATIONAL OFFICE - SUBMISSION OF YOUR ROOM LIST MUST BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 13th to the state office for processing!
Saturday, April 20*
8:30 pm State Meeting and Registration - Location to be determined
Sunday, April 21*
8:30 am - Grand Opening Session
10:15 am - Noon Professional Development Series (required for competition)
Noon - 12:30 pm - Competitive Event Briefing (Bring folios for prepared events)
12:30 pm - Lunch on your own
3:00 pm - Voting Delegate Session
Monday, April 22*
8:00 am - Competitive Event Preliminary Competition
3:00 pm - Meet the Candidate Session
Tuesday, April 23*
8:00 am - Preliminary Awards Session
9:00 am - Competitive Event Final Competition
10:30 am - Election/Business Session
8:00 pm - Grand Award Session
Files coming soon.
If you need to make a payment for registration, sponsoring or a general donation please use the link below. Thank you for your support!
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