Fall State

Begin your journey of civic engagement by participating in debates, thought talks, and activism fairs with JSAers outside of your local chapter.

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  • Date

    November - December 2022
  • Duration

    2 Days
  • Location

  • Cost

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At Fall State, JSA chapters from across your state come together to collaborate, debate, engage in civic activities, socialize, and fundraise. You’ll meet students from across the political spectrum, with diverse life experiences and opinions outside of your own. By meeting with peers outside your local area, you’ll come to understand different perspectives—learning how to collaborate with open-mindedness, debate with respect and fairness, and arrive at practical solutions together.

Fall State is guided by a theme selected by our national student Council of Governors. The 2022 theme is, Youth at the Forefront: Pivoting Toward Progress. Activism has taken on a new meaning, with social media equipping young voices with a platform to stand firmly by movements that they believe in. Student-led initiatives like JSA hold the core imperative of maximizing the tools we have at our fingertips to make unprecedented impacts on our various communities. We are invigorated by fresh and passionate perspectives, and as a generation, we truly have the power to make the changes we want to see, encourage growth, and pivot towards progress.

Who can register for and attend Fall State?
  • Any dues paid member of a JSA chapter, attending with their chapter, can attend Fall State in person.

  • Chapters must be verified before they can register for Fall State. Contact your state’s Director of CIA for information about how to verify your chapter.

  • Chapters must attend with their Teacher Advisor or a school approved adult chaperone.

Are there scholarships available?

Scholarships are available for participants in need. Read the FAQs for more information.

Have more questions?

Read our FAQs.

Key Takeaways
  • Meet members from your JSA state
  • Hone speech and debate skills
  • Engage with a national theme
  • Discover ways to become involved in your community
  • Make lifelong friends

2022 Fall State Conventions

DateHotel LocationRegistration Deadline
ArizonaNov. 19 - 20Hilton Garden Inn Yuma Pivot Point
310 N. Madison Ave.

Yuma, AZ 85364

Oct. 19
Mid-AtlanticDec. 3 - 4Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Nov. 2
MidwestNov. 19 - 20The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Oct. 19
NortheastNov. 5 - 6Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
49 W 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001
Oct. 5
NorCalNov. 5 - 6Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Oct. 5
Ohio River ValleyNov. 12 - 13Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westersville, OH 43082
Oct. 12
Pacific NorthwestNov. 5 - 6

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

Oct. 5
SoutheastNov. 12 - 13

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center
11775 Heron Bay Blvd
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Oct. 12
SoCalNov. 12 - 13Sheraton Getaway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Oct. 12
TexasNov. 19 - 20Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
Oct. 19

Sample Agenda

Fall State is a two-day, overnight convention that takes place during a weekend in November. Here’s a sample agenda of the weekend’s events.

10:00–10:30Opening Session
10:30–11:20Block One (Debates)
11:30–12:30Block Two (Activism)
Lunch (1 Hour)
2:40 - 4:00Block Three (Debate, SCOTUS and Presidential)
Break (10 minutes)
4:10 - 4:30Fashion Show
Break (10 minutes)
4:40 - 5:30Block Four (Debate)
5:30 - 6:00State Closing Session

Welcome to Fall State

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