http://www.decaregistration.com/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. Family members who are only participating as guests and are not requiring additional items, may register for no charge.
September 12, 2014 - Collegiate Fall Leadership Registration Must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. Room reservations must be submitted by this date to the FFA Center via Malcolm Luker at "email@example.com" or "601-857-9069". Cabin one is reserved for advisors sharing rooms (must be two to a room minimum). All other rooms are open for registration. Each cabin (other than Cabin one) can hold up to eight people per room. Each student/advisor must bring bed linens and towels/washcloths, but there is no fee for the facility.
September 25, 2014 - High School Advisor Academy. New and seasoned advisors as well as anyone who may be interested in beginning a DECA Chapter, come together to learn how DECA applies to the Business Curriculum and how to ensure better performance and learning from your students. Bring your Fall Leadership list of student names so that we can go step-by-step in registration. No Charge for this event!!! Room reservations must be submitted by this date to the FFA Center
via Malcolm Luker at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "601-857-9069". Cabin
one is reserved for advisors sharing rooms (must be two to a room
minimum). All other rooms are open for registration. Each cabin (other
than Cabin one) can hold up to eight people per room. Each advisor must bring bed linens and towels/washcloths, but there
is no fee for the facility.
September 26-28, 2014 DECA Executive Council Meeting (High School) C.M. Brewer Center - Raymond
September 27-28, 2014 Collegiate DECA Executive Council Meeting C.M. Brewer (FFA) Center, Raymond, MS
September 29-30, 2014 Collegiate Fall Leadership Conference combined with Start-up Entrepreneurship challenge. (more details on this event to follow) C. M. Brewer conference Center - Raymond
October 3, 2014 - DEADLINE - HS 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.
October 31, 2014 DEADLINE - Honorary Life Membership Application - either fax or mailed to the state department by noon.
NOVEMBER 2014 International DECA Month - I AM DECA
November 8-10, 2014 DECA Fall Leadership Conference; Gulfport - Get ready to kick off with a beach celebration on the evening of November 8th by our newest DECA Chapter - Gulfport Marketing and Management
November 13-15, 2014 Collegiate CLA - New York, New York
November 21-23, 2014 Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference (HS) Washington DC
November 15, 2014 - Initial Roster / Dues Deadline Idea Challenge 2013 Begins (HS) - November 13 Virtual Business Challenge I ends (HS)
November 19-22, 2014 Career/Tech Vision Summit (ACTE-Teachers) Nashville, TN
December 1, 2014 - HS DECA National Deadline - Community Service Campaign National Deadline - Honorary Life and Outstanding Service Award National Deadline - Promotional Campaign National Deadline - Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign National Deadline - Membership Campaign
December 3-7, 2014 New York Experience (Week 1) (HS)
December 10-14, 2014 New York Experience (week 2) (HS)
December 12, 2014 - High School DECA 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
January 15, 2015 - District II Competition, Olive Branch High School, Olive Branch, MS
January 16, 2015 - District III Competition, Itawamba Community College, Belden Campus
January 17, 2015 DECA Alumni Division Meeting Bonanza Restaurant, Tupelo, MS (11:00 a.m.)
January 23, 2015 - District I Competition, Hinds Community College, RANKIN Campus, Pearl, MS
January 29, 2015 District IV & V Competition, JCJC, Ellisville, MS
January 30, 2015- 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. for all districts with the exception of those schools in Districts IV and V Reservations for the Marriott Hotel for HS and Collegiate DECA State CDC - District IV & V advisors, please estimate the number of rooms - try not to over/under estimate ALL DECA Advertisements and Sponsorships for the State DECA Program ALL Collegiate DECA Officer Candidates MUST have submitted the Candidate Application by this deadline to run for President.
All of the above MUST BE RECEIVED/COMPLETED BY 4:00 P.M.
January/February TBD, 2015 Collegiate DECA Culinary Arts Academy Place, date and time TBD
FEBRUARY, 2015 - NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH
February 4-8, 2015 Sports and Entertainment Conference Orlando, Florida
Feb. 19-21, 2015 DECA State Career Development Conference – PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND COMPETE - NO EXCEPTIONS!!! - Marriott Hotel, Downtown Jackson, MS
February 25-27, 2015 Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference - PAID MEMBERSHIP ROSTER REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND COMPETE - Natchez Grand Hotel - Natchez, MS
March 01, 2015 - DEADLINE - DECA Additions Roster - Last Eligibility Date for ICDC Competitors and Attendees
March TBD, 2015 2015-2016 High School DECA Officer Meeting C.M. Brewer Center, Raymond, MS
April 18 - 21, 2015 - DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL DATES Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference; Orlando, Florida
April 25-28, 2015 - DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL DATES DECA International Career Development Conference; Orlando, Florida Please make arrangements for CPAS prior to leaving. 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. We will not interfere with any other state testing dates this year!!!! 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 MS DECA for the International Career Development Conference. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!