​​​2017 Texas Career Development Conference              Austin, TX  February 17-18, 2017

Welcome!  The University of Texas-Austin is pleased to serve as host for the 2017 Texas Career Development Conference.  This page contains all the information you will need to register for the conference and book rooms at the hotel. All conference participants must be dues paying members of Collegiate DECA.  If you  have questions, please contact Kathy Walton, State advisor, at 512-223-7213 or kwalton@austincc.edu.


Friday, February 17                                                                                             Saturday, February 18

Noon--12:30 pm   Conference Check-in                                                           7:30 am-2 pm  Competition

12;30 Opening Session & Lunch                                                                       9:00 am -Noon  Career Fair 

2-6 pm Leadership & Competition Workshops                                                9:00-noon  Community Service   

6:00 pm   Banquet and 50th celebration                                                          11:00 am-2:00 pm  Meet the Judges

9:30 pm   Adjourn                                                                                                  Noon        Lunch                                                                 

                                                                                                                                  2:00 pm   Officer Elections

                                                                                                                                  2:30 pm   National Officer Workshop

                                                                                                                                  3:30 pm   Awards Ceremony

Registration:  $70 per person.  Includes banquet, two lunches, conference shirt, conference materials, due to Kathy Walton by January 27, 2017.  Additional guests for the opening banquet will cost $25/person.  Conference packets have been sent to chapter advisors, state officers, and individual members.  If you would like a packet, email Kathy Walton.  To register, select one Collegiate DECA event for your competition and email that information to Kathy Walton--be sure to provide your shirt size.  If you are a member of a chapter, work with your advisor and state officer to complete chapter registration processes. If you are in a team event, be sure to state team partners.  Click here to learn about the events. 

Hotel:  Each chapter is responsible for making their own housing arrangements.  There are several hotels near the UTA campus and we recommend staying in any of them.

Officer Elections:  The office of State President is open and will be filled through an election during the conference.  If you are interested in running for State President, contact Kathy Walton.  Each chapter is entitled to 1 vote, plus 1 vote for each 10 dues paying members.