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https://webportal.registermychapter.com/pickconf/DECA/MS/120 - UPDATED Online registration site for all state conferences. THIS SITE MUST BE USED TO REGISTER FOR ANY MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE. This site is also used for ICDC for registration and hotel reservations. We will no longer be using a travel agent. There is an up-charge per student/advisor on registration for ICDC. Immediate family members who are only participating as guests and are not requiring additional items, may register for no charge.

You may go to: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/career-and-technical-education/career-and-technical-student-organizations/high-school-deca/deca-documents for the Mississippi DECA Guide and other documents for Mississippi DECA.


As you review your membership, please consider the following.

1. All attendees at the district conferences must be submitted members of DECA prior to participating in the conference.

3. All attendees of Mississippi CDC must be Paid members by February 1.

2. All attendees of the International CDC must be paid members by March 1.

4. All attendees of regional conferences, New York Experience and the Sports and Entertainment Conference must be paid members. Go to DECA.org for details of these conferences 

5. Check your participants in the new Principles events as only first-year DECA members can compete in these events.

6. All scholarship applicants for National DECA must be paid members by March 1.

7. All scholarship applicants for Mississippi DECA must be paid members by January 31


July 26 - 28, 2017 - ACTE Summer Conference - Jackson Convention Center 

August 16-18, 2017 -
Chartered Association Management Conference - Atlanta, GA

August 25, 2017
-
MAME, DECA Alumni and Foundation Meeting - C.M.Brewer Center – Raymond, MS

August 26-28, 2017
- SAT/ DECA Executive Council Meeting  - C.M.Brewer Center – Raymond, MS 

September 5, 2017 -
Stock Market Game Begins – FREE for all DECA members 

September 14-15, 2017 - Collegiate DECA Advisors Academy - Gulfport, MS

September 29, 2017 - DEADLINE
– High School and Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Registration. Must be received by 4:00 pm at State DECA Office (Hotel reservations MUST be sent to the hotel by this date or rooms may not be available at special rates)

October 6-9, 2017 -
MBAResearch Conclave - Vancouver, Washington

October 22-24, 2017 - Collegiate Fall Leadership Conference – Raymond, MS; DEADLINE – Collegiate DECA Honorary Life Membership Applications due. 

November 4-6, 2017 -
High School Fall Leadership Conference - Whispering Woods Conference Center, Olive Branch, MS. DEADLINE - Honorary Life Membership Applications

Oct. 23 – Nov. 3, 2017
- Virtual Business Challenge (accounting, retail, sports, restaurant, hotel, fashion and personal finance) – Free for all DECA members 

November 1-30, 2017 -
INTERNATIONAL DECA MONTH – Limitless 

November 9-11, 2017 -
Collegiate Leadership Academy – New York, NY 

November 15, 2017 -
Initial DECA/Collegiate DECA Roster Due

November 10-12, 2017 - Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference/Innovations & Entrepreneurship Conference – Washington DC

November 13-20, 2017 - DECA Idea Challenge – Online – FREE for all DECA Members

November 29-Dec. 2, 2017 -
New York Experience 1 (MUST complete District registration prior to going

December 1, 2017 - NATIONAL DEADLINE - Community Service Campaign; NATIONAL DEADLINE - Promotional Campaign; NATIONAL DEADLINE -Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign; NATIONAL DEADLINE - Membership Campaign;  NATIONAL DEADLINE – INTERNATIONAL Honorary Life Membership Award; International Outstanding Service Award Application Packet

December 1, 2017
- DEADLINE – High School State Officer Candidate Applications; DEADLINE – HS Initial roster submission to International DECA in order to participate in District Conferences; DEADLINE – High School District Conference Registration DUE - Only submitted DECA members may participate. All members must be paid prior to the respective district conference.
            
All of the above must be received by 4:00 pm at State DECA Office 

December 4-9, 2017 -
District Testing (subject to changed based on SATP testing).
 
Dec. 6-9, 2017 - ACTE CareerTech VisionNashville, TN

December 6-9, 2017 -
New York Experience 2 (Test before you leave)

December TBD, 2017
- DECA Winter Executive Council (if needed)- C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS 





2018 DISTRICT COMPETITIONS - PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED
Cost - $15 registration, Advisors and Chaperones FREE

January 4-9, 2018
DECA District testing if your students were unable to take the testing during December due to the SATP2 testing.

January 10, 2018  District III Competition, Itawamba CC, Belden Campus, Belden, MS

January 11, 2018
 
District II Competition, Olive Branch High, Olive Branch, MS

January 12, 2018 - District I Competition, Hinds CC – Rankin Campus, Pearl, MS

January 17, 2018
- District IV Competition, JCJC, Ellisville, MS

January 19, 2018
- District V Competition, MGCCC – Jeff Davis Campus, Gulfport, MS

January 9-19, 2018
   Virtual Business Challenge (accounting, retail, sports, restaurant, hotel, Fashion and personal finance) – Free for all DECA members – Online  

January 19, 2018
- Student Scholarships due online for International Scholarships.

January 20, 2018
- DECA Alumni Division Meeting Bonanza - Tupelo, MS (11:00 a.m.)  

January 26, 2018 - DEADLINE Registration for the High School Career Development Conference and HS Scholarship Applications. Must be received by 4:00 pm HS – State Career Development Conference Registration & DECA Advertisements for the State Program/Sponsorships - MUST be received by 4:00 pm at State DECA Office

January 29-31, 2018 - DECA TESTING FOR HS and Collegiate STATE CONFERENCE

January 30, 2018 -
Emerging Leader Honor Award Applications Postmark Deadline

January 31-February 1, 2018 -
Collegiate DECA Culinary Arts Academy / Collegiate DECA State CDC - Culinary Arts Academy - HCC - Jackson; State CDC - HCC - Rankin
PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Cost - $55 registration; $10 per additional event; Advisors and Chaperones $15.

January 31-February 4, 2018 - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference – Orlando, FL  

February 1, 2018 - DEADLINE – Collegiate DECA State Officer Application - If state officer application is not in by this date, the student may NOT run for the office of President 

February 1-2, 2018 - Make up testing for DECA State Conference with pre-approval from the DECA State Director

February 1-28. 2018 - Career and Technical Education Month


February 2, 2018 - HS DEADLINE
– Reservations for the Marriott Hotel for State CDC – Jackson

February 14-16, 2018 - DECA State Career Development Conference – PAID  MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Cost $40 registration, Working Advisors and Chaperones $20; Marriott Hotel, Downtown Jackson, MS 

February 15, 2018 - NATIONAL DEADLINE
- Collegiate DECA Roster/Dues for second semester  

March 1, 2018 - NATIONAL DEADLINE - DECA Additions Roster Last Eligibility Date for ICDC Competitors  

March 5, 2018
- NATIONAL DEADLINE - Advisor scholarship applications postmark

March 14, 2018 -
ICDC Registration and Rooming List DUE to MS DECA

March/April TBD, 2018
- 2018-2019 State Officer Meeting C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS                       

April TBD, 2018
- ACTE Region IV Conference Albuquerque, NM

April 11-14, 2018 -
Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference
 These dates do NOT include travel dates!!!
Washington DC  

April 21-24, 2018
- High School DECA International Career Development Conference These dates do NOT include travel dates!!! Atlanta, GA

Please make arrangements for missed state CPAS test if at all possible. We cannot control the date of the International Career Development Conference, but with proper planning, you should be able to work this out with your district.

All advisors and students MUST stay in conference hotel(s) for ALL DECA conferences if more than 60 miles away. The only exception is if a school states that “NO student or advisor can stay overnight for a conference”. This must be on school letterhead, signed by the director or principal of the school and verified by MDE. All outstanding balances MUST be paid prior to attending any DECA activities. All Dues must be paid prior to registering for any DECA competitive event.
All registration and hotel fees for ICDC MUST take place through MDE – MS DECA to register for the International Career Development Conference and hotel rooms. All students are to remain in their assigned rooms and may not change rooming situations once registration has been submitted. Please review the dress code with each student and each male is aware that he MUST have a blazer, full front buttoned collared shirt and tie in order to appear in front of a judge. Each female is to wear modest pants suit or professional dress with professional shoes. Each participant is aware that they MUST be dressed in professional attire or they will be disqualified at any level of competition. See MS DECA Guide.

NO LEGGINGS OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED EVEN IF UNDER A DRESS.   The dress code can be found in the MS DECA Guide. A DECA Blazer is not required at the district or state levels; however, a professional blazer and tie is required for all males to compete.  Please note your students will not be registered for ANY conference without the inclusion of a check, money order, purchase order, or letter from your Career and Technical Director or Principal stating that the money will be forthcoming. When you register your students, we prepare for that number and our expense does not decrease if your students do not attend.   Payment is required for all who are registered but not in attendance. The amount of registration will not change for any students or advisors not participating in all activities. No payments will be accepted the day of the conference, please send all money in early. All payments should be made payable to MS DECA.

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