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!
DECA ONTARIO BY THE NUMBERS:
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%!!!
48 TROPHY WINNERS
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
$1,XXX Student fee
STUDENT RATE (BASED ON TYPE OF OCCUPANCY):
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.
DECA CHAPTER ADVISOR RATE (BASED ON TYPE OF OCCUPANCY):
Single (King Room): $X,XXX
Double (King Room): $X,XXX
ICDC Student Scheduler (DECA Ontario only)
Duty Roster Memo (Ontario Duty, ICDC Duty and Curfew Duty)
Transportation Summary (Schools scheduled on specific flights; departure and return times)
Amalgamation of Schools (by Board)
ICDC Meeting Presentation (Students)
ICDC Meeting Presentation (Advisors)
ICDC Student (Forms 1 – 5)
LEADS 2.0 (one nomination per school)
DECA Inc ICDC app
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
School Board Requirements
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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
TDSB PERMISSION FORMS
YRDSB PERMISSION FORMS
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:
- For the scores of each judge, compute the mean and the standard deviation (call them jMean and JStdev)
- For the conference overall, compute the mean and standard deviation (call them cMean and cStdev)
- 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.