Spring State

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

The Dawn of a Decade: Discussing America’s Past, Present, and Future

It is imperative that we take control of our future by understanding the past and maximizing the present. The world is changing at a more rapid rate than ever before. Globalization, technological innovations, increased civil rights by governments, a diversified workforce, and more. The 20th century marked a revolutionary period in global history and the past of America. How the world has developed so quickly in the 21st century is a question we cannot answer without understanding our past. For our society to advance in the future in the best way possible we must come together to discuss how this can be done to avoid our past mistakes and present issues.

In the last decade of America’s history we faced events like no other. From astronomical advancements in technology to controversial discussions that split our nation, this country has seen it all. Looking back to 2010 and looking forward to the years ahead, what can we do to create a bright future for this nation? In order to analyze this, it is vital to acknowledge the past, how it has affected where we are now, and what it will do for the future. Whether it be discussing gun reform, abortion laws, climate change, or anything of importance, it all ties in to the existence and culture of the United States. It is our turn to take control of the next decade, but we need the knowledge and understanding of the past to prepare for the future.

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.

Ohio River ValleyApril 4th-5thFlorence, KYHilton Cincinnati Airport
ArizonaApril 18th-19thTempe, AZEmbassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe
Southern CaliforniaApril 18th-19thIrvine, CAIrvine Marriott
SoutheastApril 18th-19thKissimmee, FLThe Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
TexasApril 18th-19thHouston, TXJW Marriott Houston
Pacific NorthwestApril 25-26thSeattle, WADoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter
Northern CaliforniaApril 25-26thSan Jose, CAHoliday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley
MidwestApril 25-26thChicago, ILCourtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
NortheastApril 25-26thStamford, CTSheraton Stamford Hotel
Mid-AtlanticApril 25-26thWoodbridge, NJDelta by Marriott Woodbridge


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