Student Leadership DECA Conferences


The Distributive Education Clubs of America!


DECA remains committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships.

     For 55 years DECA, the association of marketing students, has been leading talented young people toward real careers and lifetime skills. 

     In 1946, the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) organized around an ambitious goal: to improve educational and career opportunities in marketing, management and entrepreneurship for students. In the years since, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation, working with the business community to integrate academic achievement with career and technical skills.




     If you are part of DECA and looking for a great speaker for your conference, consider one that has experience with hundreds of thousands of schools and thousands of youth leadership associations... consider Michael Scott Karpovich!


     "It took me five years before I was able to successfully schedule "Karp" to do a program for over 2,400 students... I was so happy to have finally make the connection that I scheduled him for two programs in one year.  This was then guaranteed to have two quality programs."  Tom McNally 

     Over time, the needs of our membership have changed, and we have changed to meet them. Yet the fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: First, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams. Second, marketing education works best when it's part of an integrated education program linking classroom instruction with internship experience for career success.

    These days, DECA amplifies what is learned in the classroom and even includes the Virtual Business Challenge - a business management simulation.

     With 180,000 student members and faculty advisors, we function as the companion student organization to over 5,000 marketing education programs in secondary and postsecondary schools across the U.S., its territories and Canada. Our ideas have become models for effective educational alternatives. 

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Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 860-5000 Fax: (703) 860-4013