NEW JERSEY DECA CALENDAR 2017-2018

*DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

AUGUST 2017

AUGUST
  1 Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program Launches
  2-4 State Officer Training – Kean University
  15-18 DECA Chartered Association Management Conference – Atlanta, GA
  21 Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens Fall Survey Begins

SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER
5 Stock Market Game Begins
14 State Officer Meeting, Kean University - 2:30pm
19 Central Advisor’s Meeting at Kean University
20 North Advisor’s Meeting at Berkeley College Woodland Park Campus
21 Southern Advisor’s Meeting at Cherry Hill West HS
26 Education Advisory Sub-Committee Meeting – Kean University - 3pm
29 Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens Fall Survey Ends
29 COLT registration due

OCTOBER 2017

OCTOBER
6 New Advisor Training Boot Camp – 9:30am – Kean University
12 State Officer Meeting, Kean University - 2:30pm
Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy Early Bird Registration Deadline
Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy Registration and Housing Due to National DECA
Tentative 18 COLT Conference, Kean University
17 Central Advisor’s Meeting at TBD
19 South Advisor’s Meeting at Cherry Hill West High School at 2pm
24 Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 Begins
Tentative 25 North Advisor’s Meeting at TBD
30 Education Advisory Sub-Committee Meeting – Kean University - 3pm

NOVEMBER 2017

NOVEMBER
  1-30 November is DECA Month!
1 Deadline for Honorary Life and Outstanding Service Awards to DECA, Inc.
3 Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 Ends
9-11 Collegiate DECA Engage Conference – Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, New York City
10-12 Ultimate DECA Power Trip and DECA Entrepreneurship and Innovations Conference – Philadelphia, PA
11 State Officer Meeting at Power Trip
13 DECA Idea Challenge Begins
13-19 Global Entrepreneurship Week Begins
15 Regional Registration materials are due to NJ DECA Office at Kean University.

Checks or Purchase Orders for all Regional Conferences are due to DECA office at Kean University.

15 Deadline for National and State DECA Dues and Membership Roster to DECA Inc.  (Registration online at www.deca.org) Send purchase order/check to DECA, Inc. Reston, VA.
15 On-line membership rosters are due
15 National Officer Candidate State Packet due to the NJ DECA State Advisor
15 North Advisor’s Meeting at TBD
16 South Advisor’s Meeting at Cherry Hill West High School – 2pm
17 Pin Designs due to NJ DECA State Office
20 DECA Idea Challenge Entries Due
21 Central Advisor’s Meeting at TBD
27-29 Practice Online Testing Days
28 Full Advisory Committee meeting at Kean University at 3pm

DECEMBER 2017

DECEMBER
1 All DECA Month Campaigns (Community Service, Promotional, Global Entrepreneurship Week & Membership) due to DECA, Inc.

All participants must be active members of DECA to be eligible to compete at any of the Regional Conferences

2 Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference, Kean University
4-8 Online Testing Week for Regional Competitions
8 All Day Officer Meeting at Kean University beginning at 9am
15 2017-2018 State Officer Candidate applications due to the State Advisor at the NJ DECA State Office. These must be RECEIVED and NOT postmarked by this date.
15 Stock Market Game ends
TBD NJ DECA Night at the NJ Devils
19 Central Advisor’s Meeting-MANDATORY at Freehold HS at 12 Noon
20 North Advisor’s Regional Conference Planning at Ramapo College at 12:30-MANDATORY
21 South Advisor’s Holiday Lunch and Meeting at TBD

JANUARY 2018

JANUARY
3 Northern Region Blue and Gold Conference, Ramapo College
4 Northern Region Blue and Gold Conference, Ramapo College (snow date)
  4 Central Region Blue Conference, Kean University
  5 Central Region Gold Conference, Kean University
  10 Central Region Gold Conference, Kean University (snow date)
  11 Central Region Blue Conference, Kean University (snow date)
8 Southern Region Gold Conference, Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill
9 Southern Region Blue Conference, Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill
  9 Virtual Business Challenge Round 2 Begins
12 NJ DECA State Officer Candidate Screening Interviews at Kean University 1:00pm
12 SBE Certification due to DECA, Inc
13 NJ DECA State Scholarship Applications must be RECEIVED and NOT postmarked at the NJ DECA state office at Kean University
16 Central Region Meeting at Freehold HS at Noon
17 North Region Meeting at TBD
17 List of regional qualifiers from regional conferences to the NJ DECA State Office AND Tabulation Coordinators
17 Last date for additions and changes to Chapter Membership Roster to be eligible to attend the State Career Development Conference.
17 Last date for move-ups from Regionals to SCDC.
18 South Region Meeting at Cherry Hill West HS
19 DECA, Inc. Student Scholarship Applications due Online
19 Virtual Business Challenge Round 2 Ends
25 DEADLINE for all 30-page manuals and CAP manuals received at the State DECA Office at Kean University by 3pm. (not postmarked) Manuals will not be accepted after this date and time at the New Jersey DECA office or at the State Conference. This is also the deadline for copies of the files to be uploaded to TurnItIn.  (11-page manuals will be registered at the state conference, as in the past.)  THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE MOVED DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES!
26 Education Advisory Sub-Committee Meeting-Kean University 12pm
29 State Conference Registration Deadline at 3pm.
31-Feb 4 DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference, Orlando, FL

FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY IS CTE MONTH!
  1 All participants must be active members of DECA with the current year’s dues on file with DECA, Inc.
  1 Collegiate DECA Intent to Run for Executive Office form Due
8 NJ DECA State Officer Meeting – Kean University 2:30pm
Collegiate DECA Academic Honor Awards Due
12-16 Online Testing Week for State Conference
14 North Advisor’s Meeting at the TBD at 1pm
15 South Advisor’s Meeting at Cherry Hill West High School at 2:00pm
20 Central Advisor’s Meeting at Jackson Memorial High School at Noon
23 Deadline for all 5 & 11 Page Papers to be uploaded to TurnItIn.
Final deadline for additions to the Collegiate Rosters to participate in ICDC
26 Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens Spring Survey Begins
27-Mar. 1 High School State Career Development Conference – Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.

MARCH 2018

MARCH
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 High School State Career Development Conference – Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
  1 DECA Advocacy Campaign Due
  1 Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Awards Due
  1 Last date for additions and changes to Chapter Membership Roster to be eligible to attend the International Conference (ICDC)
8 All ICDC drops must be reported via email to the State Office
13 International Career Development Conference Registration Packet Deadline (must be in the New Jersey State Office at Kean University-NOT postmarked)
20 Central Advisor’s Meeting at Freehold HS at Noon
14 North Advisor’s Meeting at the TBD at 1pm
22 South Advisor’s Meeting at Cherry Hill West High School at
15 NJ DECA State Officer Meeting Kean University, 2:30
Collegiate DECA ICDC Registration and Housing Due
27 NJ DECA Full Advisory Committee Meeting at Kean University at 3pm

APRIL 2018

APRIL
11-14 Collegiate Division International Career Development Conference, Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington VA
21-24 High School Division International Career Development Conference, Atlanta GA

State Officer Meeting during ICDC

TBD Advisory Committee Meeting if necessary at ICDC

MAY 2018

MAY
15 Central Advisor’s Meeting at Freehold HS at Noon
  16 North Advisor’s meeting at TBD
  17 South Advisor’s Meeting at TBD
22 NJ DECA State Officer Transition meeting at 2pm at Kean University
29 Full Advisory Committee Meeting at Kean at 3pm

JUNE 2018

JUNE
TBD State Officer Installation and Transition Dinner at Kean University
TBD DECA Train the Trainer, Reston, VA

JUNE 2018

JULY
16-19 State Officer Training, Kean University