Michigan DECA is excited to partner with the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University to coordinate many of the conference sessions and workshops.
The first day of the leadership conference will provide a unique opportunity for members to interact with business professionals. The Thursday night banquet at the East Lansing Marriott will begin with a presentation by an industry executive. During the dinner, members from each chapter will be divided into groups of two or three people to have dinner with other members and a businessperson recruited by the Broad College of Business. Each table will have unique conservations based on the businessperson’s experience, like the way the discussions take place during DECA’s ASPIRE Academy at the International Conference. After the dinner, a fun, fast-paced networking session will be led by the State Officer team.
Friday’s activities will take place at the Broad College of Business. The morning will start with a second keynote session by a business executive, followed by two rounds of breakout sessions presented by the business community and representatives of MSU. After lunch we will have two rounds of DECA breakout sessions presented by the State Officers and Chapter Advisors.
Thursday, November 2, 2023 at East Lansing Marriott
Noon-5:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tours, must be pre-registered for these during registration
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration (by Chapter Officers)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote, dinner, and roundtable discussions with business professionals
8:30-10:00 p.m. Team building and networking
11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Curfew
Friday, November 3, 2023 at Broad College of Business, MSU
8:15 a.m. Registration (for chapters arriving on Friday)
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Vendor and Career Expo
9:00 a.m. Opening Session and speaker
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions presented by Business Partners
10:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions presented by Business Partners
11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion on transitioning from High School to College (Group A)
11:40 a.m. Lunch (Group B)
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on transitioning from High School to College (Group B)
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Group A)
1:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions on DECA Topics
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions on DECA Topics
2:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment
The two-day registration fee includes dinner Thursday at the East Lansing Marriott, lunch on Friday at MSU, participation in all sessions and workshops, and conference registration materials.
The one-day registration fee includes lunch on Friday at MSU, participation in all sessions and workshops, and conference registration materials.
Refunds are not available after the final conference registration deadline, which is October 20, 2023.
Supervision: At least one (1) adult must attend and pay the registration fee for the limit of eight (8) student delegates attending.
All conference participants registering for both days of the conference will be required to stay at the East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 517-337-4440
Parking: Chapters are responsible for their parking charges.
Room reservations must be made through the online Conference Registration Portal. Payment is due to the hotel by October 28, 2022.
In the event a delegate cancels and you are unable to re-assign your delegates or arrange for a delegate(s) from another chapter to room with your students, you are responsible for full payment of that portion of the assigned room. In the event a delegate does not show up for a reserved room, the same condition applies.
There will be no state tax charged on the room, if a copy of your school’s Tax-Exempt Certificate is included with your housing registration and if the payment is in the form of a school issued check or school credit card. The 9% local tax has been included in the room rate.
Incidental Charges: The hotel will place a restriction on all DECA guest rooms for outside phone use (local and long distance) and pay-per-view movie services. However, if you would prefer any one or all your guest rooms to have either or both services, a credit card must be presented at the front desk to make these services available.
Each delegate attending the conference must sign the Michigan DECA Delegate Code of Conduct Form. This form is to be hand-carried to the conference by the advisor and not sent in with the registration.
During conference sessions and activities: