October 15, 2021
Mall of America
The Innovation Summit unites students, academics and business leaders from across the state who are passionate about developing innovative solutions to today's problems. Attendees will hear from a keynote speaker, learn from industry experts during InnovationFest and then collaborate in teams to create innovative solutions to real world problems during the Innovation Challenge.
November 11-13, 2021
Get engaged with industry professionals and Collegiate DECA members from across the globe through networking, corporate visits, and case study competition.
State Career Development Conference
February 16-18, 2022
Mayo Clinic Health Services Event Center | Mankato, MN
The State Career Development Conference provides students with the opportunity to experience real life business scenarios through competition and connect to potential employers through networking events and feedback. Experienced industry professionals interact with students in a judged format and students are rewarded for their work at our awards ceremonies.
International Career Development Conference
April 9-12, 2022 (does not include travel dates)
The International Career Development Conference is the next step for our students who competed at our state conference. Students earn the opportunity to compete with fellow emerging leaders from across the United States and Canada. The International Conference also provides Professional Development Academies and International recognition.
Future Conference Dates
April 15-18, 2023 Orlando, FL |Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Area
Emerging Leaders Academy
November 19, 2021
The Emerging Leaders Academy is offered to our participating chapters as an opportunity to encourage emerging leaders to discover their potential. The content of these workshops focuses on preparing the next generation of leaders within each chapter to step forward and lead. This program has been exclusively designed for Minnesota Collegiate DECA. It is an invitation only event provided to our members.