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, Ontario delegates with all its intensity, heads south to the USA for one week to prepare, perform, and parade our spirit! With COVID, our plans will likely be a virtual experience but it will be a sight to be see, nonetheless!

About ICDC

Congratulations to all the Ontario delegates that participated in the 2021 DECA International Conference in VIRTUALLY!

Each year, we represent Canada and we represent to the fullest (click Recognition for our success story and statistics).  Students not competing have the opportunity to attend ICDC to participate in one of the many leadership programmes to build on chapter management skills and bring a wealth of ideas back to help improve their local Chapter.  

April 12 – May 6, 2021

various dates of competitions by event

75 CDN

Click to view ICDC Registrations Package

Registration for ICDC IS March 12



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

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 $300 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 $300 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):  $#,###
Double (King Room): $#,###

Registration Materials

ICDC Registration Package

ICDC Forms to be completed
(Student Forms 1 –  3, Advisor Forms 4 – 5)
Once completed, scan and email them to icdc@deca.ca

Why attend the Leadership Academies at ICDC?



DECA Inc Attractions (for purchase only through Chapter Advisor; CANNOT book DECA Night)

DECA Inc Login (requires unique user and password)

LEADS 2.0 (one nomination per school)

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)

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.  Please keep in mind that the section referring to covering cancellation for a teacher strike is not valid until the matter clears and the risk is unforeseen again.

Certificate of Insurance (Summary of Coverage)

Emergency Guide (Anaheim Convention Centre)

Hotel Insurance      Anaheim Hotel

Airline Insurance  Airlines

Total Transport Solutions shuttles at ICDC  CGL



511A     511B     511C     511E     511G    Letter to Parent     Supervision (male:female ratio)

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.


Future ICDC dates

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

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, 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 that you won’t want to miss!