As you review your membership, please consider the following.
1. All attendees at your district and state conferences must be members of DECA prior to participating in the conference.
2. All attendees of the International CDC must be paid members by March 1.
3. All attendees of Mississippi CDC must be paid members by February 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 February 1
August 29, 2014 Collegiate DECA Advisor Academy - Marriott Inn & Suites, Gulfport
September 13, 2013 - DEADLINE - DECA and Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Registration Must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. Room reservations must be submitted by this date or rooms will not be available at conference rate. Collegiate DECA rooms at the FFA Center must be reserved by this date.
September 29-30, 2013 DECA Fall Leadership Conference; Tupelo
October 01, 2013 Collegiate Fall Leadership Conference C. M. Brewer conference Center - Raymond
October 21, 2013 Virtual Business Challenge (retail, sports, restaurant and personal finance) begins - FREE for all High School DECA Members
NOVEMBER 2013 International DECA Month - MAKE IT COUNT
November 1-3, 2013 Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference (HS) Boston, MA
November 8, 2013 DEADLINE - Honorary Life Membership Application - either fax or mailed to the state department by noon.
November 9-11, 2013 DECA Winter Executive Council Meeting (HS) C.M. Brewer Center - Raymond
November 14-16, 2013 Collegiate CLA - New York, New York
November 15, 2013 - Initial Roster / Dues Deadline Idea Challenge 2013 Begins (HS) Virtual Business Challenge I ends (HS)
November 20-24, 2013 New York Experience (Week 1) (HS)
Nov. 29, 2013 - HS DECA National Deadline - Community Service Campaign National Deadline - Promotional Campaign National Deadline - Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign National Deadline - Membership Campaign
December 4-7, 2013 Career/Tech Vision 2014 (ACTE-Teachers) Las Vegas, NV
December 4-8, 2013 New York Experience (Week 2) (HS)
December 6, 2013 - DEADLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING: State Officer Candidate Applications Initial roster and final dues deadline to International DECA District Conference Registration - ONLY submitted DECA members may register for the conference. All members MUST be paid members PRIOR to their respective district conference or will be pulled from competition without reimbursement of registration fees. All of the above, except roster and final dues, must be received by 4:00 p.m. at the State DECA Office
December 12-14, 2013 Collegiate DECA Winter Executive Council Meeting C.M. Brewer (FFA) Center, Raymond, MS
January 10, 2014 District III Competition, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, MS
January 15, 2014 -District II Competition, Olive Branch High School, Olive Branch, MS
January 22, 2014 District IV & V Competition, JCJC, Ellisville, MS
January 24, 2014 - District I Competition, Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS
January 18, 2014 DECA Alumni Division Meeting Bonanza Restaurant, Tupelo, MS (11:00 a.m.)
January 27, 2014- DEADLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ALL DECA/COLLEGIATE DECA SCHOLARSHIPS State Career Development Conference Registration for both High School and Collegiate DECA. Must be registered by 4:00 p.m. Reservations for the Marriott Hotel for HS and Collegiate DECA State CDC - District I advisors, please estimate the number of rooms - try not to over/under estimate ALL DECA Advertisements and Sponsorships for the State DECA Program All of the above MUST BE RECEIVED/COMPLETED BY 4:00 P.M.
January 29, 2014 Collegiate DECA Culinary Arts Academy Unified Brands, Byram, MS
FEBRUARY, 2014 - NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH
February 5-9, 2014 Sports and Entertainment Conference Orlando, Florida
Feb. 23-26, 2014 DECA State Career Development Conference – PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Marriott Hotel, Downtown Jackson, MS
February 27-29, 2014 Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference - PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Marriott Inn and Suites - Gulfport, MS
March 01, 2014 - DEADLINE - DECA Additions Roster - Last Eligibility Date for ICDC Competitors
March 7-9, 2014 2014-2015 High School DECA Officer Meeting C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS
April 23 - 26, 2014 - DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL DATES Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference; Washington DC
May 3-6, 2014 - DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL DATES DECA International Career Development Conference; Atlanta, GA Please make arrangements for state test make up for May 10 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.
May 5-6, 2014 English II May 7, 2014 US History May 8, 2014 Algebra I May 9, 2014 Biology May 12, 2014 State Testing Make-up day 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 registration and hotel fees MUST take place through the person designated to register MS DECA for the International Career Development Conference. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!