The State Career Development Conference
provides a venue for DECA’s Competitive
Events Program as well as additional career
and leadership development programs. The
Michigan Association hosts this conference
to determine which members earn the right
to represent Michigan at the ICDC.
The SCDC will be located at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI.
Guest speaker - Brad Killmeyer
Brad Killmeyer is a Professional Speaker, Author of Write to Dream and Owner of Formulate Your Future. His Mission is to Help Students Create the Life They Want!
He appeals to a full range of student backgrounds, academic levels, and interests. Brad has been a keynote speaker at high schools and colleges across the country. Students connect with his humor, positive attitude and relatability.
State Community Service Project - Aaron's Gifts from Home
The mission of Aaron's Gifts From Home is to provide food, snacks, personal hygiene items and entertainment, for example books, toys, Dvd's, Cd's as well as other items, which include batteries,socks,scarfs,hats,blankets, pillows, and hand warmers to any and all currently deployed military personnel on a year round basis. Simply, to improve the morale of American Troops serving abroad by sending care packages to deployed troops. We send to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Korea, Japan, Cuba, Africa and ships at sea, or wherever they are on deployment.
For more details check out their website.
Please run a chapter or campus drive for items
listed above or cash donations to cover the cost
of postage. Don't forget school with the most
points get priority seating for the awards
banquet for their chapter.
Social Event - Mocktails and Networking
Join us Saturday afternoon to network with
other members, alumni, judges and our guest speaker. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Experience Grand Rapids.
Friday, Feb. 2
Opening session - 9:00 p.m. (seating is open at 8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 3
Event Competition - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminars with Brad Killmeyer - TBD
Mocktail Reception - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - on your own
Sunday, Feb. 4
Voting - 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Brunch - 10:00 a.m.
Awards - 10:45 a.m. - Noon