Saturday, December 7th | 9:00am-3:00pm | Texas Station

One Day Conference. Intense Competition Training

UNLV Collegiate DECA  and Nevada DECA will be coordinating the 2019 Las Vegas Fall Leadership Conference to allow high school members and advisors an opportunity to be trained for competition, practice role play scenarios, and receive interactive judge feedback. This event will take place on Saturday, December 7th and will be hosted at Texas Station. If you have any additional questions please email us at


Final registration deadline is Wednesday, December 4th.
No cancellations (only substitutions) will be permitted after the final deadline.


Advisors: Please download the below documents and fill out with your member’s competition information. All completed documents must be attached to the registration form when submitted.

When arriving on the day of the competition, please head to the registration table outside the Dallas Ballrooms D, E, and H at the Texas Station to pick up your chapter welcome package. Students will not be given any event materials without prior approval.

The $45 per student registration fee includes:

  • Competition Registration
  • Workshop Materials
  • Lunch
  • Awards & Prizes

Advisors and Chaperones will be charged $25.

Advisors, you can register as many students as you want with the registration excel.

Attending the Competition Academy?

Here are a few tips to help you through the day.

  • Come dressed to impress! Blazers are highly suggested but not required
  • Bring all your competitive event materials with you.
  • Mobile Devices are highly encouraged in all sessions but must be on silence
  • If you are not competing you should be attending a session, NO EXCUSES!
  • All sessions will be in the Texas Station, DO NOT leave this area without advisor approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Principles of Business Administration Events (1 participant – 10 minute prep – 10 minute presentation)
PBM: Principles of Business Management and Administration
PFN: Principles of Finance
PHT: Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
PMK: Principles of Marketing


Individual Series Events (1 participant – 10 minute prep – 10 minute presenatation)

AAM: Aparel and Accessories Marketing
BFS: Business Finance
BSM: Business Services Marketing
ENT: Entreprenuership
HLM: Hotel & Lodging Management
HRM: Human Resources Management
MCS: Marketing Communications Services
QSRM: Quick Serve Restaurant Management
RMS: Retail Merchandising
SEM: Sports & Entertainment Marketing


Team Decision Making Events (2 participants – 30 minute prep – 15 minute presentation)
BLTDM: Business Law and Ethics
ETDM: Entrepreneurship
HTDM: Hospitality Services
MTDM: Marketing Communications
TTDM: Travel and Tourism


Prepared Events
All prepared events will be offered for a consultation or practice judging session. These sessions are 20 minutes long.

A student can only register for one role-play event (either individual or team) and a written event.

There are a few significant differences:

1) Limited competitive event categories
2) Live feedback from your judge at the end of the competition
3) Awards will be not be in a 1st, 2nd, 3rd designation

Students: Please consult your adviser for how to pay for the conference.

Advisors: Nevada DECA will send an invoice to your chapter.

The DECA blazer is always the best option for competition however we understand that some schools may not purchase their blazer’s for competition until the spring. All competitors must be dressed in business professional to compete.

Some of your best resources are on Nevada DECA website and in articles published on DECA Direct. Exams will not be administered for competition points however it couldn’t hurt to review your business and marketing terms prior to attending. Most of the exam terms often appear in the role play scenarios.

Not to fear. All sessions and competition room will be in the ballroom or in rooms close to the ballroom. There will be signs posted to guide you.

Absolutely NOT! This is intended as an opportunity for competition practice. The Las Vegas competition academy will provide you a real-live experience similar to the Nevada DECA State Career Development Conference and will help you see how prepared you are in your DECA competitive event. Nevada DECA competition qualifications will still be enforced at the State Career Development Conference.

We will not be having a 1st, 2nd, 3rd winner however we will be having an awards ceremony. All competitors who have scored a combine total of 70 or above for their competitive event category will receive a DECA medallion keychain on the award stage.