Tennessee DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC)
March 8-10, 2018 :: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Conference Registration Website
All payments must be received by Feb. 23, 2018.
Make checks payable to Tennessee DECA
and include #5000 in the check's memo line.
Mail all checks to:
(Attn: Steven J. Mitchell)
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
SCDC Registration Instructions
Conference registration will be available online using the same registration system as the district conferences. Students whose membership dues have not been paid will not be able to be registered for the conference. On-site registration and/or registration changes will not be allowed. Changes will not be allowed after Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST.
It is the Tennessee DECA policy that all schools adhere to a 1:10 ratio of adults to students. Please make arrangements to have adequate supervision of your chapter members at the state conference.
Regular registration window: February 5-16, 2018
Regular Registration: $95.00 per attendee
Registration Fee without Hotel Reservations in a Conference Hotel
Regular Registration: $145.00 per attendee
(Conference attendees who choose to stay in a non-conference hotel are assessed an additional $50.00 per attendee.)
Banquet Guest Fees
Regular Registration: $35.00
*Banquet tickets are included in each conference registration fee.
Online registration will open on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
Registration will be available here.
Please note special needs (physical and dietary) for attendees in the registration system.
Conference Payment Information
All payments are due in full in the Tennessee DECA office by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Checks should be made payable to Tennessee DECA.
Once registration is closed, changes will not be allowed. There will be no on-site changes allowed.
Conference hotel reservations will be open from 8 a.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
To assist in accurate reservations, please only reserve rooms at the hotel where you can commit to staying. All hotel rooms in the DECA room blocks will be available on Feb. 19, 2018. Additional rooms will not be added after this date.
Tennessee DECA has an agreement with the Marriott and the Chattanoogan (behind the convention center) to book 80 percent of the contracted rooms; otherwise, our organization will face additional costs. Please consider staying at these two hotels.
Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please only reserve the number of hotel rooms necessary for your chapter. The hotel rates are as follows:
(NOTE: The total taxes are 17.25%. Of that percentage, 9.25% can be waived by the hotel if the appropriate tax exempt form for your school is provided upon check-in. The remaining 8% is an occupancy tax that cannot be waived.)
Competitive Opportunities at SCDC
Dues-paying members who qualify at each of the District Conferences in Principles of Business Administration, Individual Series, Team Decision Making, and Professional Selling events.
1 entry per chapter for each Business Operations Research Event
1 entry per chapter for each Chapter Team Event
1 entry per chapter for each Marketing Representative Event
1 entry per chapter for each Entrepreneurship Event
*All participants must be current, paid members of DECA.
SCDC Online Testing
All SCDC competitive event testing must be conducted online at your local school prior to the state conference using the same testing procedures as the district conferences. Paper testing will not take place at the state conference.
The SCDC online testing window for all Tennessee DECA chapters is Feb. 26-March 2, 2018.
Important Things to Remember:
Non-Competitive Opportunities at SCDC