2021 JCI Area Conferences Update

Excitement grows as the first of our Area Conferences draw closer! With registrations about to open in the next several months, we want to update our attentive JCI members about a few changes that are taking place.  

This Tuesday, March 23, a successful 2021 Executive Committee meeting was held to update details about the fast-approaching Area Conferences, in particular the Conference of America and the Africa and the Middle East Conference. This meeting resulted in several important updates to note:

  • The 2021 JCI Conference of America will be moved from May 5-8, 2021 in Panama City, to an online only event from June 3 to 6, 2021. 
    • Registrations for the online Conference of America will open on April 19, 2021. 
    • The program will feature new and returning JCI programs, like Creative Young Entrepreneur, Debating, Public Speaking and Awards, as well as additional workshops, Skills Development opportunities and robust Conference Organizing Committee content!
  • The 2021 JCI Africa and the Middle East Conference, previously scheduled for May 19-22, 2021 in Amman, Jordan, will now take place as an online only event from June 30 to July 3, 2021. 
    • Registrations will open on May 19, 2021. 
    • The program will feature main JCI programs, like Creative Young Entrepreneur, Debating, Public Speaking and Awards, as well as additional workshops and Skills Development opportunities. 
  • The dates for the 2021 JCI European Conference (June 10-13) and of the 2021 JCI Asia and the Pacific Conference, which were moved back to August 19-22 in January, will remain the same. 

These changes will ensure that members can experience these well-rounded programs from the comfort of their home! Now that select area conferences will be held online, this diverse content will be available to anyone who wishes to register worldwide, and the registration fees will reflect the cost, quality and scope of the great virtual content being offered. 

Here at JCI, we are known for our superior quality. As internationally recognized world leaders, JCI has led countless first-rate initiatives and these conferences will reflect just that. Plus, in the spirit of new innovation, these conferences will now be holding the Creative Young Entrepreneur program. This is a brand new program that young entrepreneurs do not want to miss out on!

With this new format, JCI and the Conference Organizing Committees are taking the experience gained from the 2020 World Congress to ensure that the Conference of America and the Africa and the Middle East Conference provide unique, beneficial experiences, as befits the JCI membership base. 

With many JCI members worldwide still isolated due to the pandemic, it’s important that we still purposefully find ways to connect with each other across borders, no matter the method. With the coming Area Conferences this year, members will still be able participate across the world, attain rich developmental experiences and feel the warmth that comes with being in the JCI family. . 

With these new plans, JCI can lead the way into a year of dynamic and engaging events that put innovation and member improvement first and foremost. Remember, registration for programs, including Twinning, Debating, Public Speaking and Awards, will be available on jci.cc. Keep on the lookout for more information about the Conferences as we draw closer and we look forward to welcoming you all to our 2021 content-packed area conferences for a new year of new opportunities!