ACE – Academy of Chapter Excellence

This one-day program is designed for chapter leaders to gain the leadership and officer skills to effectively lead their CTSO programs at the local chapter level. Chapter leaders and advisors from all CTSO’s will gather to network, share best practices, discuss ideas, and grow their leadership.


Joint Leadership Development Conference

The largest leadership conference joining all Alabama CTSO organizations in one conference. This year, options are available to meet the needs of each chapter. Attend the NORTH conference in Huntsville, the SOUTH conference in Mobile – both of these are limited to the first 2,500 registered – or the VIRTUAL option.


NOVEMBER 17-19, 2023 Austin, Texas

Celebrate DECA Month by attending DECA POWER Experience! Embark on a quest that will awaken your thirst for knowledge in this powerful city. Located at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.


January 31 – 4, 2024 Orlando, Florida

When it comes to learning from the professionals in these popular industries, DECA’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference cannot be rivaled. Known as one of the world’s premier locations for family entertainment and home to world-class professional and college sports, Orlando provides the perfect backdrop for this dynamic conference experience. Students will have an insider’s perspective as the theme parks become the living classroom to complement the lessons from conference

State Career Development Conference


Alabama DECA’s State Career Development Conference (SCDC) is one of the largest, most exciting, and most rewarding experiences in all of DECA.
Back to in-person competition and leadership opportunities in Birmingham.

International Career Development Conference

April 22-25, 2023 Orlando, Florida

More than 10,000 DECA members demonstrate their college and career knowledge and skills by participating in DECA’s Competitive Events Program. From competition to leadership and SO MUCH MORE!