International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA year. Twenty thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA’s competitive events. The top competitors in each event are recognized for their outstanding achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies.


Documents will be updated for 2025 soon

  • ICDC 2024 Registration Guide
  • Conference Policies & Procedures 
  • Instructions for Intent to Compete Form A
  • ICDC 2024 Intent to Compete – Form A
  • Instructions Leadership Application Form B
  • ICDC 2024 Leadership Application – Form B
  • Conference Registration – Online Membership Site
  • Instructions Final Forms
  • ICDC 2024 Final Forms
  • Hotel Template – Must be submitted with Final Forms
  • Form C – OR Student Release/Medical Form (same as used for SCDC)
  • DECA-ICDC-Attendance Form (Required))
  • ICDC 2024 Substitute Advisor – Form 1 (optional)

Future Dates & Locations

  • April 25-28, 2026 | Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 17-20, 2027 | Anaheim, California
  • April 22-25, 2028 | Orlando, Florida