Are you ‘Wild’ About DECA? Central Region Vice President Micah Melling’s interview with Nicole Coffey, CRLC Conference Coordinator. Why should students attend this years CRLC? This year’s Central Region Leadership Conference is going to be WILD! Nebraska is excited to host the conference and share with our fellow members how great a city Omaha is! Weve put together a great conference loaded with activity: outstanding keynote speakers, the best business professionals from national and globalcompanies headquartered in Omaha, a WILD dance party, a live music and entertainment night sponsored by FinishLine, AND our signature event -- the Leadership Safari at the Zoo! The nations #2 ranked zoo will be the home of Amazing Race meets Survivor meets DECA! Members wont want to miss it! How will conference activities positively affect students?This conference is traditionally one of the best conferences a DECA member can attend all year, and this year is no exception. The networking opportunities are incredible, not only to meet other members but to meet and learn from business professionals in career areas in which members have interest. The leadership training will reallyencourage members to step outside their comfort zones as leaders, work on a team, and develop those personal and communication skills that will give them the confidence and tools needed to be successful in the future. What are some fun activities that will take place?The Leadership Safari is definitely the highlight. Members will form "tribes" and start on an adventure of clue-based challenges all around the zoo. From brain teasers to physical tasks, the teams will race to the finish line to declare victory! Saturday night weve planned an amazing entertainment night sponsored by Finish Line that includes livemusic, rock climbing wall, sumo-bubble-suit wrestling tournaments, video games, photo booths, food, and more! Weve also got some smaller activities and competitions built into the conference - members will have to come to Omaha to find out more about them! What makes this conference different than other DECA conferences?This conference is different in its delivery - were on a mission to make sure that DECA members become inspired by what they experience and are ready to Aspire Higher, to become leaders in their communities and passionateabout their chosen career paths. By attending CRLC in Omaha, we know members will leave the conference better equipped for their future than when they arrived. For more information, visit http://www.crlcomaha2011.org/.