Partnership Opportunities with New York DECA


Sponsors enable students members to attend conferences where they might not have been able to otherwise. Sponsors also open opportunities for low socioeconomic students to be members in DECA and benefit from the invaluable leadership training and career education.


As a judge, you will evaluate students in a competitive role-play where students will get to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom and create solutions to real business world situations. Be the difference and make a difference by volunteering as a judge for DECA competitions.


Exhibiting is one of the best ways to connect with DECA students and advisors (a.k.a. decision makers) face-to-face. New York DECA’s State Career Conference is the perfect venue to promote your brand, share your story, and recruit New York’s emerging entrepreneurs.


We believe every student deserves the opportunity to prepare themselves for college and career. New York DECA partners with industry organizations to make this happen! Whether you’re looking for an exhibitor booth, registration packet inserts, to fund a scholarship, or on-stage recognition, New York DECA will work with you to create a package that’s just right.


Want to help students become college and career-ready? Judge a DECA competition!

We’re looking for judges at our annual DECA competitive events program on March 6 and/or 7, 2024, at the Rochester Convention Center.  

To compete, students participate in both a written component, such as an exam or report, and an interactive component, such as a role-play, with an industry professional serving as a judge. That’s where you come in! 

DECA’s competitive events are categorized into the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. 

Competitors get to work as individuals and in teams in the hopes of receiving regional, state and international recognition. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student becoming college and career-ready when they graduate! 

Complimentary overnight accommodations and meals are provided for judges!  If you’re not able to stay overnight, you can judge just for one day. 

Please contact Cheryl Chamberlin @ [email protected], or Kris Casto at [email protected]. Thank you for your consideration!  


Share your organization with over 2,600 of New York’s best and brightest high school students, teachers, and administrators. New York DECA’s State Career Conference is the perfect venue to promote your brand, share your story, and recruit New York’s emerging entrepreneurs. Meet our members face-to-face in our conference exhibit hall and build the foundation for a lifelong relationship with the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

This year’s event takes place March 8-9, 2023 in Rochester, New York. 

10′ x 10′ Booth Member Organization – $100.00
Non-Member Organization End/Corner Booth – $250.00

Exhibit fee includes a 6-foot table, draped; 3-foot side rails; an 8-foot backdrop; two chairs, wastebasket and identification signage.

New York DECA will also provide necessary security during the hours that the exhibit hall is closed. Fee does not include labor, shipping charges, special lighting, or electrical connections. Exhibits cannot be sublet or shared.

SET-UP: Wednesday March 6, 2024 12 Noon-4PM
EXHIBITS OPEN: Wednesday March 6, 2024
MOVE-OUT: Thursday March 7, 2024 4 PM
Contact Sue Utz at [email protected]

Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibitor Contract