About the Conference

November 3-5, 2019

The Fall Leadership Conference is the anticipated leadership event of the year for DECA members from across Washington State. Take your DECA leadership, network, knowledge, and success to the next level in Bellevue.

Hit Me With Your Best Pitch! Social Enterprise Business Pitch Competition

Do you have an idea to address a social or environmental problem in your community? Here is an opportunity to build a proposal for a social enterprise, pitch it to a panel of professionals, and win scholarship money to pay for your DECA activities!


Focus on Financial Literacy

Sponsored by DFI

At FLC, you can focus on Financial Literacy with over 15 hours of financial based workshops, presentations, and activities! Get a jump start on setting up smart financial goals, being penny wise, and more than anything, getting real work information that will set you up strong for the rest of your life.

BECU Mock Competition

Get ready for competition by experiencing it firsthand! Mock competition is an opportunity for you to participate in a role play with judges, so it’s like an actual competition, but in a low-stress environment. Over 200 volunteer judges join us in Bellevue to evaluate your performance and provide feedback to help you hone your skills in competition, gain a better understanding of how to present yourself in competition, and get an edge over the rest at area and state level competitions.

Marketing Fair

Build your network and your net worth at the Marketing Fair! Our exhibitors want to meet you and help you with your future success. At the Marketing Fair, you can learn more about diversifying your student store inventory, executing successful fundraising for your chapter, exploring opportunities beyond high school, and more! The Marketing Fair is an annual favorite feature of the conference you will not want to miss!

Distracted Driving Summit
The TINO Campaign – Tune In, Not Out

In partnership with KEXP, State Farm Insurance, AAA of Washington, Why for Good, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, Washington State Patrol, City of Bellevue

Join Team Legacy, your Washington DECA State Officers, as they host an evening of insight, excitement, and impact! The DECA Distracted Driving Summit is Washington DECA’s official distracted driving campaign. Get a chance to listen to influential speakers, participate in art and rap contests, network with fellow DECA members, and construct your own distracted driving campaigns. The evening will end with a live concert by artist ParisAlexa, which you will not want to miss!


Academies & Breakouts

With more than 50 breakout sessions, your day will be jam-packed with informative, interesting, and engaging workshops and academies! Hear from business leaders in a wide range of industries and from all around Washington State. If you’re a chpater officer or aspiring chapter leader, join us at the Chapter Leadership Academy led by your Washington DECA State Officers.

Main Stage: DECA Talks & How I Built This

Our conference main stage is the highlight of the entire conference! DECA Talks feature talks by successful entrepreneurs with inspiring personal stories that will motivate you to take action. The How I Built This session takes a page out of the well-known podcast where innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists talk about the stories behind the movements they built from the ground up.

Conference Fees

General Registration

$140per attendee
  • 1:10 Adult:Student Ratio
  • Conference T-Shirt Included

New Advisor Registration

$FREEper advisor
  • First-Time Advisors
  • Conference T-Shirt Included

New Chapter Student Registration

$70per student
  • First-Time Chapters
  • Conference T-Shirt Included

Add Ons

Chapter Leadership Academy (CLA) Option | $10 per student (Up to 4 students)

Chapters can register up to four (4) students for this academy.  Registration includes a Chapter Leadership Kit to take back home to your chapter. The recommended attendees for CLA are current chapter officers and/or members interested in serving as chapter officers in the future.

Advisor WAME Dues Option | $25 per advisor
For 2019–2020 school year


This year we have over $80,000 in scholarships available! Washington DECA’s goal is to create opportunities for students. Take advantage of scholarships available to attend this conference!

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Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way | Bellevue, WA 98004

Room Rate | $241.38 including 14.4% tax per room per night
Check-In | November 3 @ 4 pm
Check-Out | November 5 @ 10 am

Credit Card Authorization Form (Deadline | October 10)

For more information about making lodging reservations, download the Conference Registration Guide or contact Nancy Hanlon at nancy@wadeca.org.

Chapters located within 20 miles of the hotel may opt to commute each day.

Explore Bellevue

The Washington DECA Fall Leadership Conferences takes place in the vibrant, modern and growing city of Bellevue, gateway to the entire Puget Sound region. Explore what the city has to offer!

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