Spring State

JSA’s final convention for the year, this is where students step out as leaders and elect new leaders.

America Moving Forward: Democracy in the 21st Century

Every era brings change—cultural, environmental, and political. Over the decades, democracy in the United States has adapted to new conditions. In the 21st century, radical developments in science and technology has led to great political and cultural upheaval. With rising threats to American influence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, some argue that democracy faces serious challenge with the rise of authoritarianism and demagoguery.

At Spring State, JSA delegates from across the nation will propose a myriad of options and solutions to the global, national, and local issues arising for democracy in the 21st century. Listen to the debates, propose a Thought Talk, and engage in civil dialogue to improve the understanding—and change—the democracy we live in.

Armed with new knowledge, delegates will be empowered to activate change in their communities. In addition to discussing the future of global democracy, JSA delegates will also campaign, vote, and elect new JSA leaders.

Mid-AtlanticApril 6-7, 2019Parsippany, NJHilton Parsippany
Ohio River ValleyApril 6-7, 2019Cincinnati, OHHoliday Inn & Suites Cincinnati - Eastgate
SoutheastApril 6-7,2019Kissimmee, FLThe Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
TexasApril 6-7, 2019Houston, TXJW Marriott Houston
ArizonaApril 12-14, 2019Phoenix, AZHilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel
MidwestApril 13-14, 2019Schaumburg, ILHyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago
Pacific NorthwestApril 13-14, 2019Seattle, WADoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter
Southern CaliforniaApril 13-14, 2019Los Angeles, CASheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Northern CaliforniaApril 27-28, 2019San Jose, CADoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
NortheastApril 27-28, 2019Stamford, CTSheraton Stamford Hotel


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