State CDC

February 1-3, 2018

This year’s State Career Development Conference will be held February 1-3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for students to shine as they compete among the best in the state in our competitive events program and executive officer elections. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops and trainings. All State CDC Housing will be handled by Georgia DECA. Online testing will take place prior to State Competition. Students must score 60% or higher on exams in order to compete at State CDC.



Registration Information:

Important State Career Development Conference Facts & Deadlines:

Who: All Affiliated DECA Advisors & Student Members

When: February 1-3, 2018

Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta ($185 per room/per night)

            265 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost:    Early Bird Registration (students & advisors)                                                $70

            Regular Registration (students & advisors)                                                  $80

            Late or Onsite Registration (students & advisors)                                         $140

            Chaperone Registration                                                                              $40

            Duplicate Competitors (students in 2 competitive events)                             $90


Housing & Initial State CDC Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017

Registration Deadline: January 10, 2018

Payment Deadline: January 24, 2018(due in the state office). Payment received after January 24th will receive a $25 penalty fee. All credit card payments will incur a 5% processing fee.


Registration includes: admission to all sessions, conference t-shirt& conference materials.


Written Event Manuals Deadline: January 12, 2018

Written Manual Submission Site:

Competitions: Principles of Business & Administration Events, Individual Series Events, Team Decision Making Events, Business Operations Research Events, Chapter Team Events, Marketing Representative Events, Professional Selling Events, Personal Financial Literacy Event, Entrepreneurship Events, Georgia Role Play Only Events, Emerging Leader Academy & Competition, SBE Academy & Competition!

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