Sample Agenda

Below is a sample agenda for a JSA convention.  Actual agendas (times, subjects) will vary by convention location.

Registration and Sign-in: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
 
Opening Session: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker:  Local Congressional Representative
Convention Agenda Overview
JSA Summer Programs Recap
JSA Chapter Highlights
 
Block I : 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Debate: Illegal Immigration
Debate: Ending the War on Drugs
Thought Talk: Role of Political Parties
Activity: Guest Speakers on the Role of Media in Politics
Teacher/Advisor Meeting
 
Lunch: 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
 
Block II 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Debate: Gay Rights
Debate: Repeal “ObamaCare”
Thought Talk: Isolationist Foreign Policy
Activity: Mock Trial
 
Block III: 2:40 p.m.  – 3:40  p.m.
Debate: Crisis in Syria
Debate: National Primary System
Thought Talk: War on Terror
Activity: How to Debate Workshop
 
Block IV: 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Debate: Eliminating the Department of Education
Debate: Increasing Foreign Aid
Thought Talk: Who Votes and Why?
Seminar: Civic Activism – Connecting with local elected officials
 
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Chapter Caucus: 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
 
Evening Activities (Optional): 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Talent Show, Quiz Bowl
 
Social Activities (Optional): 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Dance – “80′s Forever” Theme
Game Show  “Chapter Feud” (Based on TV’s “Family Feud”)
Board Games
 
Curfew: 12:15 a.m.
 
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-out – All students must checkout of their rooms at this time.
 
Block V: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Debate: Universal Health Care
Debate: Raising U.S. Debt Ceiling
Thought Talk: Religion in Politics
Activity: Mock City Council Meeting on Wal-Mart
 
Block VI: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Debate: Banning Assault Weapons
Debate: High Stakes Testing in Schools
Thought Talk: 2014 Presidential Candidates
Activity: Problem-Solving Forum on Poverty in America
 
Block VII: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Debate: Voter ID Laws
Debate: Climate Change
Thought Talk: Role of Money in Politics
Activity: Best President in American History
 
Lunch: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
 
Closing Session: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:  State or Local Elected Politican
Awards: Best Speaker
Announcements: Upcoming JSA Events

 

 
Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA


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