The 2021 Conference of America takes place this year as an online only event from 3-6 June. This is only the fifth time in the last 50 years that JCI Panama has organized such a prestigious international meeting for this international organization. This conference will bring together enterprising young leaders from all over the world, uniting us under a common desire for connection and personal growth, right along with the conference theme of “Connecting Lives.” Attendees will develop further as leaders in business, civil society and government through a robust list of programs, networking opportunities and activities.
This isn’t even all there is! The full 2021 JCI Conference of America schedule will be available very soon – but if that long list of activities isn’t enough reason for why you should be attending the event, here are a few more points that should excite JCI members!
Connecting Lives – The 2021 Conference Theme
This year’s conference will be based around the central theme Connecting Lives, which will bring together attendees throughout the globe to learn and connect with one another about our influential JCI RISE initiative to address the economic and psychological consequences of the pandemic. With many JCI members worldwide still isolated due to the pandemic, JCI Panama recognizes the importance of purposefully finding ways to connect with each other across borders, no matter the method. By converting to this online format, members will still be able participate across the world and support their JCI family at this conference. The conference sessions and workshops will focus on a wide array of skills reminding us that by being connected in our skills, goals, and vision that then we can truly obtain One Future.
The Reinvented Creative Young Entrepreneur Program
There’s exciting news on the way regarding Creative Young Entrepreneur – check back soon for a huge announcement that will interest any young business owner or entrepreneur.
This international competition has been created from the ground up to encourage, honor and celebrate exceptional young entrepreneurs and the role of innovation in their entrepreneurial climb to global success.
Participants will have the invaluable opportunity to pitch their business ideas to delegated experts and receive insightful and professional feedback after a high quality training day.
The online application for CYE may be accessed after paying a $50 USD submission fee, which can be done on the JCI Store. Once the fee is paid, access to the application will be granted. For more information on the program, view the CYE toolkit on the JCI library or our Trello board.
Special Keynote Address by Dr. Jeffrey Magee
After learning more about the JCI RISE initiative, talent development expert and best-selling author Dr. Jeffrey Magee has offered his time for a special address to the conference attendees! This special session will show how personal development and JCI RISE can go hand in hand!
Multiple Connection Events
A very important facet of Area Conference for many members is the opportunity to network with other JCI leaders from across the globe. Even though we can’t meet in person for this event, we can guarantee that there will be several engaging and structured Connection Corners for members to participate in. Each will be guided by a different mindful topic, and participants will be able to make meaningful and productive connections with others and gather in small groups that will methodically rotate. This way, members can still have the authentic experience of socializing in person, pursuing the natural ebb and flow of movement between different parties.
Get Motivated by the Public Speaking Championship
As an essential JCI Area Conference event, this is one you don’t want to miss out on. This Championship offers JCI members the unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate their public speaking abilities as well as share ideas on issues of particular importance to our fellow members. By attending the Conference of the Americas, you’ll get to see the judges decide a winner, who will then have the great opportunity to represent the region of The Americas at the final JCI World Public Speaking Championship during the 2021 JCI World Congress this November.
A Plethora of Inspired Conference Organizing Committee (COC) programs
At the 2021 Conference, our organizing team members have lined up a wide assortment of unique programs for members to attend. These topics range from Personal Finance to how to develop yourself as an entrepreneur and how to adapt to our online world. Led by established and esteemed JCI members, these fresh and insightful programs will be a helpful guide on how to better traverse this modern world as developing young professionals. Here’s a sneak peak of some of theses exciting programs:
Digital Transformation with Yaravi Cadoze
Finance with Franquez with Agnes Franqueza
Panama of the Americas with Felipe Chong
Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
Green Heroes with Elizabeth Toth
Global Changemaker with Fay Lawrence
Keep on the lookout for more expansive COC program descriptions coming soon!
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact [email protected]