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New in 2016

JA Conference Open House – drop by any time Thursday, between 3:30 - 5:00 pm to learn more about the JA Conference! Look for signs at each respective conference.

Conference Slides

Slides from the JA Conferences will be available online by end of August. Check back for access to these great resources.

Parent Buddy Program

The JA Conference Parent Buddy Program – designed to match new conference attendees with returning conference attendees for support and information. Click the links below for more information & to sign up!

Conference Theme Day/Nights

  • Opening Night Dinner is State Night, show conference attendees where you’re traveling from by wearing something representing the state you live in.
  • Friday is JA Conference t-shirt day!
  • Sunday is the Arthritis Foundation events expo and breakfast – show off your team spirit and wear your favorite team or event shirt from an Arthritis Foundation event.

Kids and Teens Program

Save time at the conference by filling out consent forms in advance for your child or children! Download and bring them with you to the conference!

New High School Program

The JA Conference is very excited to introduce a new expanded high school program for grades (9th-12th). All activities and sessions are designed to help teens overcome obstacles, recognize and accept differences in themselves and others, and to build and maintain rewarding friendships that can last a lifetime. This program will be engaging and interactive and also offer teens options to choose programming that interests them.

Stay Safe Outdoors

Print or download a brief guide to keep your family safe when outdoors at the JA Conference - whether due to extreme heat or for mosquito bite prevention!