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On November 3-5, 2017, Carleton DECA is hosting its 3rd Annual Invitational Conference

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Carleton University welcomes students from across Ontario to compete in our annual Invitational case competition. The theme of this year’s event, Purpose, is personal development. It will set delegates on a path to discover the direction they wish to pursue in their career and inspire them to set passionate goals to help reach their desired future. This is done through a weekend full of case competitions, personal development workshops, inspirational speakers and exciting social events.

* Tickets for this event are split into two categories: Local and External. For local delegates who choose to opt out of the hotel option, tickets are $125 and for our external delegates visiting from other cities and those local delegates who wish to stay in the hotel, tickets are $185

After submitting the sign-up form, make sure to proceed to payment**


Click on the photo above to access the Purpose Delegate Package.

Case Categories


*Due to popular demand we've added an extra category!


Event planning


Human resources management

international BUSINESS*

Sports/Entertainment Marketing*

marketing management*


Team events are marked with an asterisk (*)



Believe & Achieve

For our first workshop of the Purpose conference we wanted to focus on the theme of goal-setting and overcoming personal challenges. We at Carleton DECA feel that this is a very important skill for any young professional to possess in order to make advances in their studies, career and personal life. In this interactive workshop a professional will teach students how to develop proper goals, set checkpoints and how to measure these goals in a quantifiable way to see progress. Our guest speaker will also give some of their tips on how to stay motivated, refrain from quitting, and how to find satisfaction from your work and everyday life.

Shaking Hands, Making Connections 

Our second workshop will provide students with the tools needed to successfully network at any occasion. Be it building rapport with your next door neighbor, a professor over email, someone of a different professional background, or simply someone you pass by on the street, you never know where the connection will come from, or where it will end up, but without networking you will lose so many crucial opportunities. This workshop will give students great conversation starters and tricks to keeping those meaningful conversations going. How to ask the proper questions that will make the most of the connection, how to follow-up with this connection later and how to make it a long-lasting relationship that doesn’t fade because you only exchanged a couple emails last summer.

Whether the interaction ends with an employment offer, a connection into each others network, a lesson learned, or simply an enjoyable conversation, this workshop will provide students with the know-how to make this happen.


Keynote Speakers

To be announced shortly!


Richcraft Building

Richcraft Building

Canal Building

Canal Building

Carleton University

This year's conference will be hosted along the banks of the Rideau Canal between Carleton University's Canal Building and Richcraft Building. 


Radisson - Parliament Hill

We are excited to announce our continued partnership with the Radisson - Parliament Hill, which will serve as the official hotel for this year's conference. 

The hotel is only a few blocks away from Parliament Hill, restaurants, the Rideau Centre mall, and Ottawa's bustling nightlife in the Byward Market.

Delegates traveling from schools outside of Ottawa will call the Radisson - Parliament Hill home during the conference weekend.

If you are a local delegate and wish to stay in the Radisson, please purchase the ticket with the hotel included.

Night One



The first evening will kick off with opening ceremonies held at Lago Bar, located on Ottawa’s gorgeous Dow’s Lake. This reception will feature a keynote speaker, an introduction from Carleton DECA’s executives, and a networking cocktail hour where professionals and students can discuss their goals and the steps needed to make them happen.


Kickstart the weekend with a step over the bridge to explore Gatineau, through the exciting Casino Lac-Leamy! As this venue is located in Gatineau,  legal age is 18+.


Night Two

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The evening event, held at 3 Brewers, will feature an insightful keynote, followed by the awards ceremony. This gives attendees the chance to leave with key pointers on next steps towards making those goals come to life.

PUB 101

This year our social event will be held at the popular bar and club, Pub 101, situated in the heart of downtown Ottawa!