Advisor Conference and Key Dates for 2020-2021

Advisor Conference and Key Dates for 2020-2021

Please find attached the key California DECA Conference dates for the 2020-2021 school year as well as the registration packet for the Advisor Conference which will be held in the Fall.

Please note a few key items:

Our annual Advisor Conference will be in Northern California this year. The conference will be Friday/Saturday, September 18-19, 2020. Please make plans to attend. All advisors should attend if at all possible. The conference will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA. Travel costs will be covered for those who need to travel in (complete details in the attached registration guide).

Our State Conference in March of 2021 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Northern California (in 2022 we will rotate back to SoCal for the State Conference). Please pay careful attention to the dates. The 2021 State Career Development Conference will be Friday to Monday. The Conference will begin with registration and testing on Friday, March 5th and our Grand Awards Session, which concludes the conference, will be held the morning of Monday, March 8th. Also, note that all official conference functions will be held at the Convention Center (all meetings, competitive events, sessions, workshops, etc.). We will have more details available as we get closer to the conference, but please be sure to mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

Don’t forget: November is DECA Month and chapters are encouraged to choose their own week during that month to hold their DECA Week activities. I know we’re still several months out, but as you’re having your chapter meetings and begin making plans for next year we encourage you to include DECA Month in your plans and preparations.


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