Who doesn't love a good story?

It's time to tell yours...

The best stories are the ones that excite us, peak our curiosity, and keep us in suspense. We’re drawn to stories about life, love, and adventure...but why not write our own epic story to tell? 

This...is your chance.

Western Region Leadership Conference 2018 is the chance to tell your story! Join us in Anaheim, California for the most creative, immersive, and interactive WRLC ever! 

Your story unfolds this November at #DECAWRLC.

Speakers, Trainers, and Special Guests

Jeff Kaylor

Jeff Kaylor

Magical Moments Mindset
Orlando, Florida

Matt Bird

Matt Bird

Relationology: The True Currency of Business
United Kingdom

Byron V. Garrett

Byron Garrett

The ABCs Of Life
Clinton, Maryland


Jenna Bayne

Unstoppable Mindset
Ontario, Canada


Byron Trimble

WRLC Emcee
Tulsa, Oklahoma


Chase Padgett

6 Guitars
Portland, Oregon

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Brian Nhira

The Voice
Nashville, Tennessee

Curtis WRLC

Curtis Haley

DECA Competition Training 
Portland, Oregon

Jason Lucash_sm

Jason Lucash

Bay Area, California

Bryant Collier_sm

Bryant Collier

Motivational Speaker and Trainer
Atlanta, Georgia

Claire Coker_sm

Claire Coker

Leadership Speaker and Trainer
Seattle, Washington


Storm Troopers

Galactic Empire
A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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See What's Coming To WRLC

Thursday, November 15th

Registration + Leadership Concierge Open

Pick up your name badge and swag bag. Learn all things WRLC so you don't miss a thing!

Pre-Session Programming

Kickstart your conference journey with a few DECA-specific workshops and interactive activities.

Room Key Pick Up

Grab your keys and get settled into your humble weekend abode.

Welcome Night - New Advisor & VIP Reception

This is the first of three opportunities to join us for mingling, light refreshments, and an informational session to learn what DECA is all about.

Competition Testing (optional)

We know why you're here. Test, compete, win.

Advisor Meeting

This is a mandatory meeting for advisors to get the scoop on all conference details and logistics.

DECA Garage - Part 1

Think startup incubator meets Kickstarters meets Shark Tank...DECA style + $1,000 grand prize. DECA Garage is your chance to test your entrepreneurship skills, business prowess, and level of hustle. Pitch your idea in front of a panel of entrepreneurs, business professionals, and a successful entrepreneur who got a deal on ABC's Shark Tank. 

Kickoff - New Advisor and VIP Reception

This is the second of three opportunities to join us for mingling, light refreshments, and an informational session to learn what DECA is all about.

Red Carpet Experience

If DECA members have one thing it's style. Arrive to WRLC like a celeb as you walk the red carpet into Opening Session!

Opening Session

Let's set the stage...dim the lights...and kick off WRLC right. This is going to be one wild ride.

Post-Session Programming

This is the time for chapter meetings, final competition testing, and DECA Garage - Part II. We also might have a few surprises up our sleeve...


Rest up! You'll want to bring your A-game for Day 2.

Friday, November 16th

Morning Dance Party!

We know you like your business suits, but you know what's also fun? Throwing on some workout clothes and dancing your face off at sunrise! Khakis not welcome.

Doors Open

Grab a latte and a good seat for General Session!

General Session I & Mindset Yoga

Stir your curiosity and stretch your mind with this inspiring morning session!


Choose your own adventure with a selection of top notch academies!

Lunch Time

Chow down at a local eatery or food truck!

General Session II

More speakers, more entertainment, and more suprises in store!


Choose your own adventure with a selection of top notch academies!

Disneyland Twilight (optional)

Now, we're not bringing you all the way out to Anaheim California without giving you ample time to check out Disneyland! On Friday, after you've been inspired by our general session speakers, workshopped your way through the Academies, and checked out our YouTube studio, grab your chapter and some new friends and head to Disneyland...you know, just the happiest place on earth. 


Get some shut eye for a big day tomorrow! 

Saturday, November 17th

DECA Hub - Advisors

Advisors get an exclusive sneak peak at the DECA Hub before the masses!


Choose your own adventure with a new set of exciting academies!

DECA Competitive Events

You came to win. Let's see what you got!

Coffee Time - New Advisor & VIP Reception

This is the third and final opportunity to pour yourself a cup of joe and enjoy an informational session to learn what DECA is all about.

DECA Hub - Students & Advisors

End your FOMO by coming to the DECA Hub!

DECA Garage Pitches

DECA Garage competitors have poured their hearts, minds, and energies into their pitches. Get your DECA Dollars ready!  Listen to all the pitches and using your DECA dollars, practice your venture capitalist skills to invest in THE business idea you want to see on stage for the final DECA Garage Competition!

Lunch Time

Grab some local grub and make your way back for afternoon workshops!

Workshops - Round I

The story continues to unfold through workshops of all kinds. Choose wisely.

Workshops - Round II

Squeeze every last drop of workshop goodness before closing session!

California Time!

Why don't you take the afternoon and go explore California? Hit the beach, go shopping, or play at a theme park...you do you. We'll see you back for Closing Session and Grand Awards.

Closing Session & Grand Awards

This is like the season finale of a show...you can't wait to watch, but you don't want it to end.

WRLC Welcome

CADECA state officers

Hello Western Region DECA!

As you’re getting #READY to take off on your DECA year, here’s some great news — pack your blazers and get ready, because you’re invited to the Western Region Leadership Conference!

Everyone has an epic story to share, and it’s time for you to tell yours. Come join us in sunny Anaheim from November 15th through the 17th to make lifelong friends from across the BESTERN Region and #TellYourStory — all in the backdrop of beautiful Southern California.

Are you a hustler? Participate in DECA Garage — think Shark Tank, but DECA style, with a $1000 grand prize. Do you love a good adventure? Kick back in beautiful SoCal beaches, hit the malls, then have the time of your life at Disneyland with a Twilight pass.

We invite you — yes, YOU! — to write the next chapter of your future, your dreams, and your story with us at WRLC 2018. Can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,Emily Zhang, State President
Ananya Veeraragavan, Vice President of Northern California
Enya Lu, Vice President of Silicon Valley
Duke O’Callahan, Vice President of Southern California
Eliza Zhang, Vice President of Communications
Won Bin Lee, Vice President of Public Relations

California DECA State Officer Team 68

Jonathan Wilson, Western Region Vice President, hopes to see every state represented at WRLC!

Your story unfolds in...

Anaheim, California

See you at the Marriott Anaheim!

WRLC 2018 is taking place in the iconic Anaheim, California. Enjoy a weekend full of stories, sun, surf, and Disneyland! This isn't just a conference...this is a story in the making. 



700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802





Site Seeing

Disneyland. Downtown Disney. Surf City U.S.A. Need we say more? Yes we will...


All registrations include a 3-night stay at the Anaheim Marriott!


Anaheim is jam-packed with mom and pop shops, 5-star restaurants, and In-N-Out Burger.

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