Reminder: Tuesday April 30th

DECA International Career Development Conference

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

DECA International Career Development Conference

Judge Frequently Asked Questions & Key Information

Tuesday, April 30, 2019: arrive by 9:00 a.m.

Where is the conference located?

All judging will take place at the Orange County Convention Center West Building 9800 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Where should I park?

Upon arriving at the Orange County Convention Center West ask that you please park behind the West Building in the West Lot. Please do not park at the Rosen Centre or Rosen Plaza Hotels. You will need to print out a parking pass that can be found HERE or see the image below. You must bring the physical pass to park. If you happen to forget your pass, you will have to pay $17 and then we will have to reimburse you. I suggest printing it out now and storing it in your car, so you don’t forget. A map is provided below for easy reference.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Once you arrive, you will need to report to judge check-in. Judge Check-please check in at West Hall B4. You should see signs from the parking garage and main entrances that will direct you where proceed. Please arrive at judge check-in by 9 am

What is the outline for the day?

Judging is simple and enjoyable process. After you check in, you will be directed to your event category area and also to a judge orientation briefing. After the judge’s orientation, you will be directed to the area where you will be judging. Competitive locations will be dispersed throughout the venue. You will be assigned a competitive event area upon arrival and will be directed to your location for the day accordingly.

What is the time commitment for judging?

All judges are expected to stay for the duration of their shift. Some event categories may finish a bit early. Please do not depart without first checking with your event administrator to ensure that judging for your event has completed.

What type of attire is appropriate as a Judge?

Our students will be in Business Professional attire and we encourage you to do the same. Please no jeans.

Will food be provided?

Yes, breakfast and lunch will both be provided.

You can contact your onsite host Randi Bibiano at (254) 681-7340 or via email at

Learn more about your role as judge on our website:

Your time, service, and dedication makes a real impact and difference for the students of DECA. You are welcome to bring a friend or colleague to join you.

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