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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 27 - 29, 2016 - ACTE Summer Conference - Jackson Convention Center 

August 18-20, 2016 -
Chartered Association Management Conference - Anaheim, CA 

August 26, 2016
MAME, DECA Alumni and Foundation Meeting - C.M.Brewer Center – Raymond, MS

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 members 

September 8, 2016 - 
High School DECA Advisor Academy– CM Brewer Center Raymond, MS – All advisors and those who would like to know more about DECA may attend 

September 14-15, 2016 -
Collegiate DECA Advisors Academy  TBD

September 23, 2016 - DEADLINE
– High School and Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Registration – Collegiate Submitted roster due. 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 7-10, 2016 -
MBAResearch Conclave - Mobile, Al 

October 15-17, 2016 -
High School Fall Leadership Conference – Gulfport, MS; DEADLINE – Honorary Life Membership Applications 

TBD, 2016 -
Innovate MS Start-up Event & Collegiate DECA - Fall Leadership Conference - C.M. Brewer Center – Raymond

Oct. 24 – Nov. 18, 2016
- Virtual Business Challenge (accounting, retail, sports, restaurant, hotel, fashion and personal finance) – Free for all DECA members 

November 1-30, 2016 -

November 1, 2016 - 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 

November 3-5, 2016 -
Collegiate Leadership Academy – New York, NY 

November 15, 2016 -
Initial DECA/Collegiate DECA Roster Due

November 15-17, 2016 - Collegiate DECA state Conference -Natchez Grand Hotel -students -$75 registration ($85 for 2 events);  working advisors and extra banquet tickets $35 registration

November 10-17, 2016 -
DECA Idea Challenge – Online – FREE for all DECA Members

November 18-20, 2016 -
Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference/Innovations & Entrepreneurship Conference – Washington DC

November 30-Dec. 3, 2016 -
ACTE CareerTech Vision – Las Vegas, NevadaNew AND York Experience 1 (MUST complete District  registration prior to going 

December 1, 2016
- 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, 2016
- 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 5-6, 2016 -
District Testing (subject to changed based on SATP testing). IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TEST DUE TO SATP2 MAKE UP TESTING, PLEASE CHOOSE THE MAKE UP DATES OF JANUARY 5 AND/OR 6, 2017
December 7-10, 2016 - New York Experience 2 (Test before you leave)

December TBD, 2016
- DECA Winter Executive Council - C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS 

Cost - $15 registration, Advisors and Chaperones FREE

January 4-5, 2017
DECA District testing if your students were unable to take the testing during December due to the SATP2 testing.

January 6, 2017 Make up District testing with pre-approval from the DECA State Coordinator

January 10, 2017  District II Competition, Olive Branch High, Olive Branch, MS

January 11, 2017
District III Competition, Itawamba CC, Belden Campus, Belden, MS

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, 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 Scholarships.

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 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

January 30, 2017 -
Emerging Leader Honor Award Applications Postmark Deadline


February 1-3, 2017 - Make up testing for DECA State Conference with pre-approval from the DECA State Director

February 1-28. 2017 - Career and Technical Education Month

February 3, 2017 - HS DEADLINE
– Reservations for the Marriott Hotel for State CDC – Jackson; DEADLINE – Collegiate DECA, Student of the year, Scholarship Application

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 $40 registration, Working Advisors and Chaperones $20; Marriott Hotel, Downtown Jackson, MS 

TBD, 2017 -
Collegiate DECA State Collegiate DECA Culinary Arts Academy and second chance to qualify for ICDC for second semester students – PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO COMPETE - Cost - $75 registration; $10 per additional event; Advisors and Chaperones $35. If these were paid in November at the CDC, please disregard.

March 1, 2017 -
NATIONAL DEADLINE - DECA Additions Roster Last Eligibility Date for ICDC Competitors  

March 6, 2017
- NATIONAL DEADLINE - Advisor scholarship applications postmark

March 17, 2017 -
ICDC Registration and Rooming List DUE to MS DECA

March TBD, 2017
- 2017-2018 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 Conference
 These dates do NOT include travel dates!!!
Anaheim, CA  

April 26-29, 2017
- High School DECA International Career Development Conference 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. 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 pages 28-29 of MS DECA Guide.             NO LEGGINGS OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED EVEN IF UNDER A DRESS.   The dress code can be found on page 28-29 of 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.