About ICDC

Congratulations to all the Ontario delegates that participated in the 2017 DECA International Conference in Anaheim, California!

DECA Ontario By the Numbers:
595 Competitors
66 Comprehensive Exam Medals
85 Role Play/Oral Presentation Medals
215 Overall Finalists
158 in the Top 10

260 of our 595 competitors won some kind of award… 44%!!!


36 Trophy Winners
6 Third Place Winners
15 Second Place Winners
15 First Place Winners

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!

April 20 – 26, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

CAD $1 400

Registration for ICDC is due March 1st, 2018


Student Rate (based on type of occupancy):

For students who will be accompanied by a DECA Advisor: $1,400 (air) or $1,000 (bus)

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 OntarioAdvisor 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 in finding Chaperones.

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

DECA Chapter Advisor rate (based on type of occupancy):

Single (King Room):  $2,800 (air) or $2,400 (bus)
Double (King Room):  $1,900 (air) or $1,500 (bus)


ICDC Resources

DECA Programme at Internationals   PDF      via Issu

DECA Inc ICDC page

Assigned Seating for Opening Ceremonies 7:00 pm

ICDC Agenda (DECA Ontario only)

ICDC Conference Programme

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

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

Amalgamated Schools

Advisors  attending ICDC (Photos)     Day by Day Agenda for Advisors

Housing       Marriott Reservations Numbers     Marriott Marquis CGL

ICDC Meeting Package

pre-ICDC powerpoint

Advisors powerpoint

2017 ICDC Exam Cluster Specifications

DECA INC Ontario Registration


DECA Tours (for purchase only through Chapter Advisor)

DECA Inc Login (requires unique user and password)


Registration Materials

2018 ICDC Registration Package     ICDC Forms (Forms 1 – 5)

LEADS 2.0 (one nomination per school)

Government of Canada
Consent Letter – Interactive form

Consent Letter (PDF)     Consent Letter  (Word)

Travel Tips for DECA Trips:  Advisors | Students

Hotel Certificate of Insurance

Chubb Insurance Coverage

Emergency Guide (Georgia World Congress Centre)

TICO coverage of travel agent

Total Transport Solutions shuttles at ICDC  CGL

Insurance  Air Charter Services    Flight Centre

Why attend the Leadership Academies at ICDC



511 A      511 B      511 C      511 E      511 G

Letter to Parent




Future ICDC dates

April 25 – May 2, 2019  |  Orlando, Florida
April 27 – May  4, 2020  |  Nashville, Tennessee
April 22 – April 29, 2021 |  Anaheim, California
April 21 – April 29, 2022 |  Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 – April 27, 2023 |  Orlando, Florida
April – April , 2024 |
April  – April , 2025 |  Anaheim, California
April  – April, 2026|  Atlanta, Georgia


ICDC Ontario results

2017  | Anaheim, California       2016  | Nashville, Tennessee       2015  |  Orlando, Florida       2014  |  Atlanta, Georgia