DECON 2023

Friday, March 24–Saturday, March 25, 2023 at The Hyatt Regency Princeton (102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540)

Find the latest DECON packets HERE! Advisors: please contact our District Administrator Cristina Bylsma ( with any questions.

District Educational Conference, or DECON, is an annual gathering of hundreds of Key Clubbers — from all over the state of New Jersey - to celebrate the end of a successful service year and the beginning of a new one. This March, the "Service is Sweet"-themed DECON will take place in-person at The Hyatt Regency Princeton, from Friday, March 24th to Saturday, March 25th.

Want to learn more about the K-Family, fundraising ideas, public speaking, or Key Club's partner service organizations from around the globe? At DECON, you'll attend workshops led by the New Jersey District Board, as well as influential guest speakers.

DECON is also a time for honoring Key Club members for their hard work, dedication, talents, and achievements over the course of the service year. Contests include the oratorical and essay contests, and the Talent Show, an audience favorite. Some awards given to clubs and members include the Distinguished Officer Awards, the 100% CMRF Award, the Single Service Award, and the NJ Key Club Scholarships.

Additionally, at DECON, all members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for four district executive offices for the 2023-2024 service year: District Governor, District Secretary, District Treasurer, and District Editor. Delegates will then represent each club at the House of Delegates to elect the next district executive board! If you are interested in running for a position or have questions about elections, contact District Governor Suarez Gonzalez (