Blog Post: Top 5 Reasons to Get Pumped for ICDC!

By Victoria Cana, Vice President of Publicity

April 20, 2011

In just a few short days, over 150 members of Nevada DECA will descend on Orlando, Florida for the biggest event of the DECA year - the International Career Development Conference! Here are a couple of reasons for you to get excited!

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5. Exciting Location

Only once every four years is DECA’s International Career Development Conference held in one of the top tourist destinations in the United States: Orlando, Florida. Orlando is known for its abundance of world-class resorts and theme parks including Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Disney World. In 2010, the city topped Forbes’ “America’s Most-Visited Cities” list with 48 million visitors in 2009.  Soon you will be one of those visitors, as well!

4.  Intense Competition

One of the main reasons DECA members from across the globe attend ICDC is to prove to the world that they are the best… in their competitive event, of course! Whether you’re competing in the Quiz Bowl, the International Marketing Plan, or Principles of Finance, bring your A-game so you can represent Nevada DECA well on the biggest stage DECA has to offer.

3.  Abundant Scholarships

At ICDC, all competing DECA members will have the opportunity to win scholarships in their competitive events. In fact, over $300,000 in scholarships will be given out during the conference this year! If you get excited by the thought of standing on stage with a giant check in your hands, make sure to study and train extra hard so you can live that dream at the Grand Awards Session on the final day of the conference. (OK, there aren’t actually any big checks, but the $300,000 is very real!)

2. Amazing Networking Opportunities

DECA’s International Career Development Conference brings thousands of DECA members from all fifty states, the District of Columbia., and countries around the world together for four full days of networking and fun.  Like our tagline states, DECA members are emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. ICDC provides members the chance to expand their network, so be sure to bring your business cards and a good handshake because you will definitely make friends, and might even meet a new business partner.

1. An Extraordinary Experience!

Above all, the complete experience of ICDC is what makes this trip unforgettable. You get to travel out of state to a new place on the other side of the country, meet tons of new people, grow as a student, a professional, and a person, and enjoy the beautiful weather and thrilling theme parks that make Orlando one of the best vacation destinations in the world!  The International Career Development Conference is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so get excited and get ready to win!