Fall State

What is Fall State?

Each year, JSA’s first convention of the year is guided by a theme selected by our student Council of Governors. The theme reflects perspective, ideas, and issues that are paramount and relevant to young people in the nation.

At Fall State, debate resolutions will investigate factions of society — from political parties to rural constituencies to activist movements — and aim to inspire empathy and understanding. By bringing together large groups of students with diverse opinions and perspectives, JSA young people learn how to approach problems with open-mindedness and practical solutions.

2018 Fall State

Building Bridges: The Road to Compromise

One of the most pressing issues of modern American politics is the increasing political divisions which have intensified over the last 50 years. While our elected leaders demonstrate an unwillingness to compromise, JSA delegates come together, across ideological differences, to discuss a variety of issues facing our nation and the world.

At Fall State, debate resolutions will investigate factions of society — from political parties to rural constituencies to activist movements — and aim to inspire empathy and understanding. By bringing together large groups of students with diverse opinions and perspectives, JSA young people learn how to approach problems with open-mindedness and practical solutions.

JSA STATEDATELOCATIONHOTEL
Southeast Oct. 27-28, 2018Fort Lauderdale, FLFort Lauderdale Marriott North
ArizonaNov. 3-4, 2018Tucson, AZTucson Marriott University Park Hotel
Pacific NorthwestNov. 3-4, 2018Seattle, WADoubleTree Seattle Airport
Ohio River ValleyNov. 10-11, 2018Columbus, OHSheraton Columbus
Southern California - Los AngelesNov. 10-11, 2018Woodland Hills, CAWarner Center Marriott
Mid-AtlanticNov. 17-18, 2018Woodbridge, NJRenaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Northern CaliforniaNov. 17-18, 2018San Jose, CADoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
Southern California - Orange CountyNov. 17-18, 2018Newport Beach, CANewport Beach Marriott
TexasNov. 17-18, 2018Austin, TXSheraton Austin Hotel
MidwestDec. 1-2, 2018Madison, WIMadison Concourse Hotel
NortheastDec. 1-2, 2018Providence, RIOmni Providence Hotel

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