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https://webportal.registermychapter.com/pickconf/DECA/MS - 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 of $25 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 27 - 29, 2016               ACTE Summer Conference                                          Jackson Convention Center  
August 18-20, 2016              
Chartered Association Management Conference                                          Anaheim, CA  
August 27-29, 2016
            SAT/ DECA Executive Council Meeting                                          C.M. Brewer Center – Raymond, MS  
September 6, 2016               
Stock Market Game Begins – FREE for all DECA
September 14-15, 2016       
Collegiate DECA Advisors Academy                                          HCC Rankin, Pearl, MS  
September 22, 2016            High School DECA Advisor Academy – CM Brewer
                                         Center (FFA Center) Raymond, MS – All high school
                                         advisors and those who would like to know more
                                         about DECA may attend  
October 7-10, 2016
             MBAResearch Conclave                                                      Mobile, Al  
October TBD, 2016
              DEADLINE – High School and Collegiate DECA State
                                         Fall Leadership Registration – Collegiate Submitted
                                         roster due. Must be received by 4:00 pm at State
                                         DECA Office (Hotel reservations MUST be in by
                                         this date or rooms may not be available at special
October TBD, 2016               
Innovate MS Start-up Event & Collegiate DECA Fall                                    Leadership Conference                                       
                                        C.M. Brewer Center (FFA Center) – Raymond  
Oct. 24 – Nov. 18, 2016
      Virtual Business Challenge (retail, sports, restaurant,
                                        hotel and personal finance) – Free for all DECA
November 1-30, 2016         
INTERNATIONAL DECA MONTH – Own Your Future   November TBD, 2016         High School Fall Leadership Conference – Gulfport, MS                                        DEADLINE – Honorary Life Membership Applications  
November 3-5, 2016           Collegiate Leadership Academy – New York, NY   November 15, 2016             Initial DECA/Collegiate DECA Roster Due  
November 10-17, 2016      
DECA Idea Challenge – Online – FREE for all DECA 
November 18-20, 2016      
Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference/Innovations & 
                                       Entrepreneurship Conference                                        Washington DC  
November 30-Dec. 3, 2016   
ACTE CareerTech Vision                                           Las Vegas, Nevada                                          
                                          New York Experience 1 (complete District
                                                     registration prior to going
December 1, 2016         NATIONAL DEADLINE - Community Service Campaign                                    NATIONAL DEADLINE - Promotional Campaign Due
DEADLINE - Global Entrepreneurship Week 
                                   Campaign Due                                                
DEADLINE - Membership Campaign Due  
DEADLINE - Honorary Life Membership Award
                                   and Outstanding Service Award Application Packet  
December 2, 2016
         DEADLINE – High School State Officer Candidate
                                   Applications DEADLINE – HS Initial roster deadline to
                                   International DECA in order to participate in District
                                   Conferences DEADLINE – High School District Conference
                                   Registrations – 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 5-7, 2016      District Testing
December 8-9, 2016       Make up days with legitimate pre-approved reasons
December 7-10, 2016     New York Experience 2 (Test before you leave)     December TBD, 2016     Collegiate DECA Winter Executive Council                                    C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS  

Cost - $15 registration, Advisors and Chaperones FREE
January 13, 2017       District I Competition, Hinds CC – Rankin Campus, Pearl, MS January 18, 2017       District IV Competition, JCJC, Ellisville, MS
January 20, 2017       District V Competition, MGCCC – Jeff Davis Campus, Gulfport,

January TBD, 2017  District II Competition, Olive Branch High, Olive Branch, MS
January TBD, 2017
  District III Competition, Itawamba CC, Belden Campus, Belden, MS  
January 9-Feb. 3, 2017
    Virtual Business Challenge (accounting, retail, sports, 
                             restaurant, hotel, Fashion and personal finance) – Free for all
                             DECA members – Online  
January 13, 2017    Student Scholarships due online for International         
January TBD, 2017           DECA Alumni Division Meeting                                       Tupelo, MS (11:00 a.m.)  
January 25-29, 2017
        Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference –
                                      Orlando, FL  
January 30, 2017
             Emerging Leader Honor Award Applications Postmark
January 27, 2017
             DEADLINE – HS Scholarship Applications. Must be received by 4:00 pm HS AND COLLEGIATE DEADLINE – State Career Development Conference Registration & DECA Advertisements for the State Program/Sponsorships - MUST be received by 4:00 pm at State DECA Office

February 1-28. 2017          Career and Technical Education Month
February 3, 2017                 HS and Collegiate DEADLINE
– Reservations for the
                                      Marriott Hotel for State CDC – Jackson for HS and
                                      Natchez Grand for Collegiate
February 3, 2017
             DEADLINE – Collegiate DECA
                                      Student of the year, State Officer Application, 
                                      Scholarship Application
If state officer application is not in by this date, the student may NOT run for the office of President 

February 15, 2017            NATIONAL DEADLINE - Collegiate DECA
                                       Roster/Dues for second semester  
February 15-18, 2017
       DECA State Career Development Conference – PAID 
                                                MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Cost
                                                $60 registration, Working Advisors and Chaperones
                                                $30, Additional banquet tickets - $30;
                                       Marriott Hotel, Downtown Jackson, MS 
TBD, 2017                             
Collegiate DECA State CDC / Collegiate DECA Culinary
                                       Arts Academy – PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
                                               REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Cost - $75 registration;
                                               $10 per additional event; Advisors and Chaperones
                                               $50; Additional Banquet tickets - $30
                                                Natchez, MS
March 1, 2017                 NATIONAL DEADLINE - DECA Additions Roster                                      Last Eligibility Date for ICDC Competitors  
March 6, 2017
                NATIONAL DEADLINE - Advisor scholarship applications
March 17, 2017
              ICDC Registration and Rooming List DUE to MS DECA March TBD, 2017            2017-2018 High School State Officer Meeting                                     C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS                       
April 6-8, 2017               ACTE Region IV Conference                                             
                                             Beau Rivage Hotel, Biloxi, MS

April 19-22, 2017             
Collegiate DECA International Career Development
                                       These dates do NOT include travel dates!!!
Anaheim, CA   April 26-29, 2017           DECA International Career Development
                                       These dates do NOT include travel dates!!!
Anaheim, CA  

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.