JETAA National Conference 2013 in Minneapolis!

September 26~29, 2013
Crowne Plaza Northstar – Minneapolis, MN

Every year, one of the JETAA USA chapters, along with their designated Japanese consulate, hosts delegates from the other chapters around the country for the JETAA USA National Conference. This year, that brave chapter is US-18: Minnesota!

We’ve scheduled the conference for Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th. Delegates and other attendees will arrive Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, then spend the next two and a half days plotting the course of the JETAA organization and our interactions with both our local communities, and our friends back in Japan. With more than 60 people in attendance, this is a fairly heavy commitment, and we need volunteers to help us put on a great show, and showcase the Twin Cities to the rest of the JETAA community. If you’d like to help us with the event, please contact Liz.

Though our full schedule and session topics are still in flux, some of the things we hope to cover during the event are:

  • Membership Management (logistics and technical aspects)
  • How to Network With Your City and Promote Your Brand Image
  • How to Better Integrate City and Rural JETAA Members
  • Update on Efforts to Become a National Non-Profit Organization
  • Using Your JET Experience to Find Success Back Home

We’re still putting together the agenda, and would love to hear any ideas for presentations anyone in the JETAA community would like to hear. If you’ve got a great idea, please let us know!

All of us on the JETAA MN Board of Directors are excited to bring the rest of the JETAA USA community to the Twin Cities, and can’t wait to spend a few days doing our part to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the United States and Japan.