AREA 9 Conference
The preliminary round of competition is the Area 9 Conference. Students prepare roleplays and projects to compete in a variety of different events.
For a roleplay, a student roleplays as a marketing consultant and is confronted with a real-world business problem that they must find a solution for. In ten minutes, the competitor must come up with a creative solution while addressing performance indicators.
Short written projects are prepared ahead of time, and can be anything from a start-up business plan to a to professional selling project.
Long written projects are an opportunity for students to work with a local business, conduct market research, and write up a unique marketing plan in collaboration with this local business.
State career development conference
The State Career Development Conference is held in Bellevue, where students gather from all around Washington to compete for a hard-earned spot at ICDC. Students can compete in roleplays, short written projects, and written projects if they make it out of Area 9.
international career development conference
At ICDC, students from all over the world come together to compete for the ultimate prize! Our own chapter has had competitive success on the international stage, with three 1st place finishes and multiple teams making it to the finals. ICDC is held in one of four locations every year (Anaheim, Atlanta, Orlando, and Nashville) and is always an incredible bonding experience.