Spring State

Spring State is the culmination of the Junior State of America school year and your opportunity to elect next year’s leaders.

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  • Date

  • Duration

    2 Days
  • Location

    In-Person & Virtual
  • Cost

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Spring State is the culminating event of the school-year experiences for chapters in each JSA state. Participate in debates, thought talks, and activism initiatives that provide a venue for students to explore important political topics and current events in a structured, respectful space.

Spring State is also the resolution of JSA’s election cycle, where students in each JSA state will announce the student leaders elected at every level for the coming year.

Who Should Attend?

All JSA members are encouraged to attend the Spring State event near them. In addition, any high school student interested in becoming more civically engaged can attend any of our virtual experiences. A Teacher Advisor (or school-approved adult chaperone) must accompany a JSA Chapter to the in-person portion of hybrid events.

*Scholarships are available for participants in need.

Key Takeaways
  • Meet newly elected JSA student leaders
  • Hone speech and debate skills
  • Engage with a national theme
  • Discover ways to become involved in your community
  • Make lifelong friends

2023 Spring State Conventions

DateHotel Location
Apr. 15 - 16
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
7677 N 16th St,
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Apr. 22 - 23
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
1000 Spring St,
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Apr. 1 - 2
Chicago Marriott SW @ Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy,
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Apr. 22 - 23
Sheraton Hartford @ Bradley Airport
1 Bradley International Airport,
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Apr. 15 - 16
Hilton Oakland Airport
One Hegenberger Rd,
Oakland, CA 94621
Ohio River Valley
Apr. 15 - 16
Sheraton Columbus Downtown at Capitol Square
75 E State St,
Columbus, OH 43215
Pacific Northwest
Apr. 1 - 2

Hilton Seattle Airport
17620 International Blvd,
Seattle, WA 98188

Apr. 22 - 23

Embassy Suites Ft. Lauderdale @ 17th Street
1100 SE 17th St,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Apr. 1 - 2
Warner Center Marriott
21850 W Oxnard St,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Apr. 15 - 16
Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 N Loop W,
Houston, TX 77092


Have questions?

What are Chapter Conventions?

How do I register for Spring State?

Which Spring State should I attend?

Do I need to be a member of JSA to attend Spring State?

Are scholarships available for School-Year Experiences?

Do I have to wear a mask at in-person conventions?

Are chaperones present at all JSA meetings and events?

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