About ICDC

Congratulations to all the Ontario delegates that participated in the 2019 DECA International Conference in Orlando, Florida!

The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is designed to bring together persevering DECA members from around the world to take part in one final competition in their chosen event category. Every year at the end of April, DECA Ontario, with all its intensity, heads south to the USA for one week to prepare, perform, and parade our spirit! Each year, we represent Canada and we represent to the fullest (please see Recognition for our success story and statistics). Students not competing have the opportunity to attend ICDC to participate in one of many leadership programmes to build on chapter management skills and bring a wealth of ideas back to help improve your local Chapter.  All students have the opportunity to network with members from international chapters at the Opening and Grand Awards Ceremonies and participate in our famous kitsch swap where students trade pins, ties, shirts, hats, and other local paraphernalia. In between events, students enjoy the Career Development Fair in which sponsors provide information on the variety of careers available under the umbrella of business and host activities, draws, and free giveaways. To wrap up the week, DECA Ontario tours the city and all its major attractions, squeezes out your last bit of energy at the DECA prom, and leaves you ready to sleep through your trip back home. ICDC is an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss!


724 Competitors
87 Comprehensive Exam Medals
129 Role Play/Oral Presentation Medals; 24 more than last year
257 Overall Finalists
208 in the Top 10; 67 more than last year

328 of our 724 competitors won some kind of award… that’s 45%!!!

DECA ICDC 2019 Competitive Events Winner Listing

16 Third Place Winners; one more than last year
15 Second Place Winners; five more than last year
17 First Place Winners; two more than last year

TWO sweeps in BFS and EFB!!

Registration for ICDC is due March 1st, 2019



April 27 – May 4, 2020

Nashville, Tennessee

$1,XXX Student fee


For students who will be accompanied by a DECA Advisor: $X,XXX

Advisors who agree to supervise students within the SAME school board, can ask to be partially reimbursed for ICDC Registration coverage.  A precedent has been set at $250 per student by all school boards in Ontario.  This cheque should be made payable to the school and not to DECA Ontario.  ADVISOR TO STUDENT RATIO SHOULD NOT EXCEED 1:8 OR THE SCHOOL BOARD’S RATIO; WHICHEVER IS STRICTER.

For students who require supervision OUTSIDE their own Board, the supervisor fee of $250 will be added to the invoice. DECA will be responsible for finding Chaperones.

NOTE: Students will only be housed in Quadruple Occupancy Rooms.


Single (King Room):  $X,XXX
Double (King Room): $X,XXX

ICDC Files

Programme    PDF     via Issu  

DECA Inc ICDC page

Official DECA Inc ICDC Delegate roster

Assigned Seating for Opening and Closing Ceremonies

ICDC Student Scheduler (DECA Ontario only)

Training       Ontario Agenda

Duty Roster Memo (Ontario Duty, ICDC Duty and Curfew Duty)

Transportation Summary (Schools scheduled on specific flights; departure and return times)

Flight Manifests   Air Canada     Sunwing

Flight Summary and Bus transfers in Orlando

Amalgamation of Schools (by Board)

Housing (roommates)

ICDC Meeting Presentation (Students)   

ICDC Meeting Presentation (Advisors)


2019 2020 Exam Blueprint

Registration Materials

ICDC Registration Package

ICDC Student (Forms 1 – 5)

LEADS 2.0 (one nomination per school)

Why attend the Leadership Academies at ICDC?



DECA Inc Tours (for purchase only through Chapter Advisor; CANNOT book DECA Night)
* Universal Studios tickets already purchased for all delegates

DECA Inc Login (requires unique user and password)



DECA Ontario is registered as non-profit in Canada:  820570679

DECA Ontario’s CGL and Director’s Liability Insurance.

School Board Requirements


Parent Consent Letter  (PDF or Word)

Travel Tips for DECA Trips:  Advisors |  Students

Chubb Insurance Coverage If you believe that the insurance coverage is deficient and you wish to purchase additional insurance, please do so.

Certificate of Insurance (Summary of Coverage)

Emergency Guide (Nashville Convention Centre)

Hotel Insurance      XXXXXX

Total Transport Solutions shuttles at ICDC   CGL

Bus Insurance  Coach Canada

TICO Travel Sensations


511A     511B     511C     511E     511G

Letter to Parent     Supervision (male:female ratio)



YRDSB Overview      Expectations

NO swimming   YRDSB Parent Meeting

Informed Consent Agreement

DECA Inc Comprehensive Exam Results

2020  |  Nashville, Tennessee 

2019  |  Orlando, Florida

2018  |  Atlanta, Georgia

2017  |  Anaheim, California    

2016  | Nashville, Tennessee       

2015  |  Orlando, Florida       

2014  |  Atlanta, Georgia

DECA Inc Comprehensive Exam Results by Event

2020  |  Nashville, Tennessee  

2019  |  Orlando, Florida

2018  |  Atlanta, Georgia

2017  |  Anaheim, California    

2016  | Nashville, Tennessee       

2015  |  Orlando, Florida       

2014  |  Atlanta, Georgia

Future ICDC dates

April 22 – April 29, 2021 |  Anaheim, California
April 21 – April 29, 2022 |  Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 – April 27, 2023 |  Orlando, Florida
April – April , 2024 |  Anaheim, California
April  – April , 2025 |  Orlando, Florida
April  – April, 2026|  Atlanta, Georgia
April – April , 2027 |  Anaheim, California
April  – April , 2028 |  Orlando, Florida

Our method for normalizing is this:

  1. For the scores of each judge, compute the mean and the standard deviation (call them jMean and JStdev)
  2. For the conference overall, compute the mean and standard deviation (call them cMean and cStdev)
  3. Normalize each student score by computing

Normalized = [ (score – jMean) / jStdev ] * cStdev + cMean

using the judge that scores them. This is essentially adjusting the means and standard deviations to match that of the conference overall.