get ready for the international career development conference

Below will be information that should help you succeed at ICDC. For the most current information, please make sure to reference the national DECA website. 

Tentative schedule

 

April 6-8th

Online Testing

Preliminary Presentations

Prepared Entry Submissions

friday, April 16

Individual Case Study Finals

Sales Challenge Finals

Tuesday, April 13

Grand Opening Session (8:00 pm ET)

Announcement of Finalists

Sales Challenge Kick-Off

Entrepreneurship Challenge Kick-Off

Executive Officer Candidate Campaigning

Wednesday, April 14

Workshops & Networking

Sales Challenge Information Session

Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition

thursday, April 15

Workshops & Networking

Sales Challenge Competition

Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition

Executive Officer Voting Ends

Saturday, April 17

Team Case Study Finals

Prepared Business Presentation Finals

Thursday, April 22

Grand Awards Session (8:00pm ET)

INDIVIDUAL TESTING

 

If you are participating in an Individual Case Study, then you will be required to take an exam. The exam will take place from Tuesday, April 6th starting at 7am until Thursday, April 8th at 11:59pm. The test will consist of 100 questions that you will have 75 minutes to complete. You are allowed to use your resources, however, you may not use other people. It is recommended that you use either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to complete the exam. 

Follow these steps to log into your test. 

1. Log in to DECA Connect

2. Go to the DECA ICDC Community

3. Click on Events

4. Click on Online Testing

5. Log in with the credentials provided to you by Frank. 

6. Verify your name and info

7. Take the test

8. Press submit

9. Print the confirmation or save as a PDF

WHICH EXAM DO I TAKE?

INDIVIDUAL EVENT

Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurship Operations

Fashion Merchandising & Marketing

Financial Accounting

Hotel & Lodging

Human Resource Management

Managerial Accounting

Marketing Management

Restaurant & Food Service Management

Retail Management

Sales Management Meeting

Travel & Tourism

REQUIRED EXAM

Finance Exam

Entrepreneurship Exam

Marketing Exam

Finance Exam

Hospitality & Tourism Exam

Business Management & Administration Exam

Finance Exam

Marketing Exam

Hospitality & Tourism Exam

Business Management & Administration Exam

Marketing Exam

Hospitality & Tourism Exam

information for individual case study

 

TEST: All individuals who are competing in an individual case study will be required to take an exam. Information regarding the time available, amount of questions, and which exam you will be taking can be found above. 

PRELIMINARIES: You can compete in the preliminary competition anytime between April 6th at 7am and April 8th at 11:59pm. You will have 30 minutes to look over the case study and will be given 15 minutes to present. Once you log into DECA Connect and begin by reviewing your case study, you will be directed a new page where a 2 hour timer will start. You will need to complete your video and submit it during that time. Please note that they do not want you to be editing your videos (fancy transitions, background music, etc.)

Follow these steps to compete in your individual case study competition. 

1. Log in to DECA Connect

2. Go to DECA ICDC Community

3. Click on Events

4. Click on Preliminary Presentations

5. Log in and verify your info

6. Click on Scenario

7. Click on Start Scenario

8. Review the Case for 30 minutes

9. After 30 minutes, a 2 hour timer will begin

10. Record your 15 minute video on any device you prefer

11. Upload video to YouTube 

12. Add the link

13. Finish Uploading Files

14. Print Confirmation or Save as PDF

FINALS: When you make it to finals, you will compete on April 16th by appointment. Frank will be sending you a Zoom link with an appointment time. At your appointment time, you will enter a main room where you will be sent to a breakout room for 30 minutes. During this time, the case will be presented on the screen and this is your time to review. After, you will be moved into a Judge's room where you will present for the designated 15 minute time. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 6-8th: Testing 

April 6-8th: Preliminary Competition 

April 13th at 7PM: Announcement of Finalists at Grand Opening Session

April 16th: Final Competition 

April 22nd at 7PM: Grand Awards Session

competition guidelines

information for team case study

 

TEST: You will NOT be testing. 

PRELIMINARIES: You can compete in the preliminary competition anytime between April 6th at 7am and April 8th at 11:59pm. You will have 60 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to present. Please note, do not edit your videos. Each team will have a designated Team Captain. This person is the only one who needs to log in and turn in the video. 

Follow these steps to compete in your team case study competition. 

1. Log in to DECA Connect

2. Go to DECA ICDC Community

3. Click on Events

4. Click on Preliminary Presentations

5. Log in and verify your info

6. Click on Scenario

7. Click on Start Scenario

8. Review the Case for 60 minutes

9. After 60 minutes, a 2 hour timer will begin

10. Record your 15 minute video on any device you prefer

11. Upload video to YouTube 

12. Add the link

13. Finish Uploading Files

14. Print Confirmation or Save as PDF

FINALS: When you make it to finals, you will compete on April 17th by appointment. Frank will be sending you a Zoom link with an appointment time. At your appointment time, you will enter a main room where you will be sent to a breakout room for 60 minutes. During this time, the case will be presented on the screen and this is your time to review. After, you will be moved into a Judge's room where you will present for the designated 15 minute time. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 6-8th: Preliminary Competition 

April 13th at 7PM: Announcement of Finalists at Grand Opening Session

April 17th: Final Competition 

April 22nd at 7PM: Grand Awards Session

competition guidelines

information for prepared business presentation

 

TEST: You will NOT be testing. 

WRITTEN ENTRY: Your written entry is also a part of the preliminary competition. You will need to submit your written entry and statement of assurances during April 6th at 7am and April 8th at 11:59pm. You must submit these files as PDFs. 

How to Submit

1. Log into DECA Connect

2. Click on Collegiate DECA ICDC Community

3. Click on Events

4. Click on Prepared Business Presentations

5. Log in and verify your info

6. Submit 2 PDF Files

**You must submit your files with the following names.  

Written Entry:  ADC_WI_LastName_WE

Statement of Assurances: ADC_WI_LastName_SA

ADC = Event Acronym (Advertising Campaign)

WI = Abbreviation of Association (Wisconsin Collegiate DECA)

LastName = All Last names of competitors in Alphabetical Order

SA/WE = Statement of Assurances or Written Entry

PRELIMINARIES: You can compete in the preliminary competition anytime between April 6th at 7am and April 8th at 11:59pm. You will have 60 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to present. Please note, do not edit your videos. Each team will have a designated Team Captain. This person is the only one who needs to log in and turn in the video. 

Follow these steps to compete in your prepared business presentation. 

1. Log in to DECA Connect

2. Go to DECA ICDC Community

3. Click on Events

4. Click on Prepared Business Presentations

5. Log in and verify your info

6. Click Record

7. Review the Prompt and Write it down. 

          *You will have to say this prompt at the beginning of your presentation

8. You will be directed to a new page and a 2 hour timer will begin

9. Record your 15 minute video on any device/platform

10. Upload to YouTube

11. Add the link

12. Finish Uploading Files

13. Print Confirmation or Save as PDF

FINALS: When you make it to finals, you will compete on April 17th by appointment. Frank will be sending you a Zoom Link with your appointment time. At your appointment time, you will enter the main Zoom room where the proctor will send you to the Judge's breakout room for you to present for the designated 15 minute time. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 6-8th: Preliminary Competition (Upload Video and 2 PDFS)

April 13th at 7PM: Announcement of Finalists at Grand Opening Session

April 17th: Final Competition 

April 22nd at 7PM: Grand Awards Session

competition guidelines