What is DECA?

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to live, learn and lead. DECA strives to provide its members with opportunities to develop those skills through its competitive events program that comes to life with you as a judge. Being a judge allows you to see the skills our students demonstrate in a competitive situation.

Why do we need you as a judge?

DECA students have the opportunity to apply their marketing knowledge in a variety of competitive events. They compete in either individual or team events consisting of two role-plays. Local business and community leaders are needed as volunteers to judge the role-plays. DECA has over 26 events ranging from Food Marketing to Business Finance, something for every professional to apply their expertise as a judge. Judge training is provided prior to the events.

see the list of competitive events

Where can I judge?

Each January, Wisconsin DECA District Conferences are held throughout the state of Wisconsin as the first level of competition. Those students excelling at the District level have the opportunity to compete at the state level. Consider judging one or both days of the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) held in Lake Geneva, WI. Students that become State Career Development Conference Champions will have the opportunity to compete at the international level (ICDC). Register to become a judge below!

2024 Districts

Our District Career Development Conference is the first level of competition for students. Register to be a judge in your area below:

District 1 | Western Wisconsin, January 6, 2024


Jarvis Hall Science Wing
410 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751

district 1 chapter list

Chapters: Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North, Elmwood, Glenwood City, Holmen, Hudson, La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Lincoln (Alma Center), Melrose-Mindoro, Menomonie, Northwestern, Plum City, St. Croix Falls, Sparta, Stanley-Boyd, Superior, Tomah, West Salem, Washburn.

District 2 | Central Wisconsin, January 5, 2024


Midstate Technical College
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

district 2 chapter list

Chapters: Adams Friendship, Antigo, Assumption High School, Auburndale, DC Everest, Iola-Scandinavia, Lakeland Union, Medford, Mercer, Merrill, Mosinee, Necedah, Northland Pines, Rhinelander, Wausau East, Wausau West, Westfield, Wisconsin Rapids.

District 3 | Madison Area, January 6, 2024


DeForest High School
815 Jefferson Street
DeForest, WI 53532

district 3 chapter list

Chapters: Beaver Dam, Belleville, Beloit Memorial, Cambridge, Cardinal Heights, Clinton, DeForest, Dodgeville, Edgerton, FJ Turner, Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Jefferson, Madison East, Madison LaFollette, Madison West, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Monona Grove, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Sauk Prairie, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Watertown, Waunakee.

District 4 | Northeast Wisconsin, January 6, 2024


Bay Port High School
2710 Lineville Road
Green Bay, WI 54313

district 4 chapter list

Chapters: Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Dickson-Iron Vocational School, Gibraltar, Green Bay East, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay Southwest, Green Bay West, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute, Neenah, New London, Oshkosh West, Pulaski, Sheyboygan North.

District 5 | Southeast Wisconsin, January 6, 2024


Kettle Moraine High School
349 N. Oak Crest Drive
Wales, WI 53183

district 5 chapter list

Chapters: Arrowhead, Germantown, Hartford Union, Homestead, Kettle Moraine, Mukwonago, New Berlin Eisenhower, New Berlin West, Oconomowoc, Palmyra-Eagle, Port Washington, Slinger, Wauwatosa East, Waukesha North, Waukesha South, Waukesha West, West Allis Central, Whitnall.

District 6 | Milwaukee Area, December 16, 2024


Racine Case High School
7345 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53406

district 6 chapter list

Chapters: Badger, Vay View, Brookfield Central, Brown Deer, Catholic Central, Cudahy, Elkhorn, Greendale, Greenfield, Hamilton Sussex, Indian Trail, Kenosha Bradford, Kenosha Tremper, Oak Creek, Palmyra-Eagle, Racine Case, Racine Park, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Union Grove, Westosha, Wilmot.

State Career Development Conference

*SCDC will be in-person for the 2024 year.

Our State Career Development Conference is the second level of competition for students. Register to be a judge at SCDC below:

February 26 - 28, 2024


The Grand Geneva Hotel
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

International Career Development Conference

The International Career Development Conference is the highest level of competition for students. Location changes every year, but rotates between Anaheim, CA, Orlando, FL, and Atlanta, GA.

April 27-30, 2024


Anaheim, California

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