Frequently Asked Questions


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The URL is linked in the Registration Guide.
• Direct Link:
• Email: [email protected]

You should have received your invoices when you submitted your registration. Did you check your junk mail? You can log in to the registration system, check the agreement box, and click on View Invoice and Submit to DECA. There is an option to “click here to print your invoice.”

There must be one registered advisor per chapter to serve as a contact person for students and conference administrators.

T-shirt size can’t be changed once the order has been placed on October 13.  Competition/event should stay the same, too

T-shirts can’t be ordered, but we can add students up to 2 weeks prior to the event.

When you submit your registration, you will receive an invoice that includes a link to pay with a credit card.

November 5, 2020

For this conference only, students do not have to be registered paid members to attend.

You will need to log into membership and ensure your chapter information is updated for the lead advisor. All conference attendees must be entered manually in the Western Region registration system. Students do not have to be members to attend, but you will need to enter an email address for each student so they can receive a conference login.


In the Registration System, click on Items and Events next to student’s name and select the event the student will compete in:
• A student can compete in one presentation event, plus the DECA Exam Competition

Entrepreneurship Individual Series: Appropriate for more experienced competitors. Awards for top 6 will be announced during Closing Session. Students must be able to use Zoom on 11/12.

Marketing Communications Individual Series: Appropriate for less experienced competitors. Awards for top 6 will be announced during Closing Session. Students must be able to use Flipgrid and be recorded. Detailed directions will be sent after registration closes.

Principles of Hospitality Event Mock Competition: Appropriate for individual students with no competitive event experience. Students will receive written feedback from judges. No awards. Students must be able to use Flipgrid and be recorded. Detailed directions will be sent after registration closes.

Innovation Pitch Competition: Appropriate for teams of 1-3 students. Students will complete a lean canvas and submit a video presentation using Google Forms. Video URL link must be submitted for judging by 8:00 am PST on Monday, November 9. Awards for the top 6 submissions will be given at Closing Session. Detailed directions will be sent after registration closes.

DECA Exam Competition: Each student may compete in one presentation event from the above list along with the DECA Exam Competition. The 100-question online test can be taken anytime from 11/2-11/6. Student will need access to Detailed directions will be sent after registration closes.

Student instructions will be sent to advisors and directly to students who are registered in the events by October 23.


There are daily LIVE keynote speakers except for Wednesday, all times are PST. Keynote schedule: Monday 9:00 am, Tuesday 2:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, and Friday 2:00 pm. Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday. Conference participants will be completing a Community Awareness Challenge throughout the day.

All of the keynote sessions will be live, but also recorded and available on demand after the live broadcast. Keynote sessions are great to use for chapter activities using Zoom watch parties or other in-person meetings whether it is viewed live or on demand.


Workshop tracks include; Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Personal Development, Personal Finance, Digital Marketing and Tech, and Competition Prep. Each workshop is scheduled for 25-35 minutes and includes a follow-up activity or assignment.

Workshops are available on demand for 30 days beginning November 9. The only activities which require student participation at a scheduled time is the Innovation Leadership Academy and the Entrepreneurship Individual Series Role Play (times will be assigned).

There are two ways advisors can track student accountability. 1) The conference platform will track time students are engaged in workshops and other online activities; results can be sent to each advisor upon request after November 15. 2) The badging program and Innovation Quest requires students to upload evidence of their learning (in the form of participation codes, short responses, etc.) to earn a digital badge or Innovation Quest points. Both reports can be sent to advisor upon request.

Students are not required to attend the live workshop for the Sneaker Design Competition. They can watch the workshop on demand to hear about the contest and strategies for sneaker design. Students will work individually on their sneaker design and marketing plan. Entries for the contest, following the required guidelines, must be uploaded to a Google portal by Thursday 11/12 at 10:00 am PST. Details of the contest will be sent to all registered attendees and posted on the Innovate 2020 website after registration closes.


For Washington State teachers there are 20 clock hours available if you attend all the workshops and keynotes. For all advisors, the number of credits available is still TBD.

Workshop presenters will cover competition prep tools, fundraising, teacher mental health, chapter success strategies, curriculum tools and specific information that aligns with the conference tracks.

Registered advisors will have access to all student programming and teacher workshops on the conference platform for 30 days. In addition, various resources; webinars, lesson plans, competition support tools and miscellaneous are loaded onto a separate webpage registered advisor can access until the end of the school year.


Students can earn digital badges by attending all workshops in their selected track, attend/view all keynote sessions, participate in one competitive event, complete missions related to the Innovation Fair, and more. Students can earn as many badges as they wish within the 30 days the conference platform is open. Digital badges can be downloaded and used by students on resumes, social media sites, and email signatures. Digital badges do not expire as long as their free account remains active. Information on how to get started will be sent to registered attendees and posted on the Innovate 2020 website.

A leadership academy for DECA officers. This is the perfect opportunity for DECA officers to network with other DECA leaders, develop leadership skills, and gain valuable resources to take back to their DECA chapter leadership team and chapter members. This event is a live virtual experience and $10 per participant. Sign-up during registration. Space is limited!

Three students from each chapter can attend the Innovation Leadership Academy, you can change attendees at any time prior to the academy but participants must be available on Tuesday 11/12 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. No substitutions are allowed during the live academy.


DECAFit will be available for four days throughout the conference and will allow students to participate in yoga and fitness. These videos will be recorded and available on demand.

The Innovation Fair vendors are participating in a Facebook live event on Tuesday, November 10 from 9:00 am – noon PST. Conference participants can also view the video messages and handouts located in the Innovation Fair link on the conference platform. Most vendors will be hosting workshops for advisors, others particularly colleges, will be doing a College Speed Roundtable for students on Thursday 11/12 at 4:00 pm PST.

Various tours of Seattle businesses and landmarks are available, on demand using the “Tour Bus” option on the conference platform.

Innovation Quest is a virtual mission-based activity which will run throughout the conference. The objective of the missions is to increase student engagement in workshops, the community awareness project, innovation fair, and other conference activities. Participants in the Innovation Quest receive points for each mission they complete. Documentation includes uploading evidence such as photos, social media posts, website links, etc. Prizes will be awarded at Closing Session for the top 3 participants in the Innovation Quest. Winners based on points achieved.

Conference orientation is scheduled as follows: Advisors Monday 11/2 at 4:00 pm PST and for Students 11/2 at 5:00 pm PST. The recording will be available on demand following the live session and can be accessed prior to and during the conference on the Innovate 2020 website.

Each attendee is required to sign a Code of Conduct. This form will be sent after registration closes.

Washington state Advisors: Need to turn in the Form B that is sent in your weekly advisor emails.

Out of state Advisors: Advisor Agreements will be sent after registration closes.

All states: A Student Agreement Form is required for ALL participants. Available after registration closes.


This is entirely up to the discretion of the advisor/chapter, as for many factors may contribute to the total number of hours students should participate, how rigorous you want their participation to be, how much they are paying on their own/what the chapter is paying, etc.

Here is an example of student participation criterion for those attending through compensated registration of their chapter.

A student’s WRLC participation must include the following:
Complete 2 workshop tracks and earn a digital badge for each.
Participate in the Community Awareness Project.
Watch 1 keynote session and complete the DECA Competition Exam, or watch 2 keynote sessions.
Participate in one judged competition.

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