2014 JA Conference
Where families learn and bond.
Información en español disponible en: Conferencia nacional para la artritis juvenil
The Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. Join us for this four-day educational event that focuses on health, wellness and fun for children affected by arthritis, lupus, myositis, ankylosing spondylitis and other rheumatic diseases. The whole family is invited! Specific educational tracks focus on issues relating to parents, teens and young adults, children affected by arthritis and their siblings.
This Juvenile Arthritis Conference offers a chance to meet other families going through similar challenges, share stories, learn new techniques for managing juvenile arthritis and have fun!
30th Anniversary Celebration
The JA Conference is so excited to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary, returning to the location of the first JA Conference in 1984 – Keystone, Colorado. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JA Conference and to honor all the kids, teens and young adults who live with arthritis!
Letter from the 2014 Conference Chair, Julie Butscher
Dear JA Families and Friends,
We in the Great West Region are very excited to host the upcoming Arthritis Foundation Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Keystone, Colorado, the site of our very first JA Conference in 1984. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in 30 years. Back then, we had 180 participants; last year, we sold out at 1,250 participants. We anticipate another very successful Conference in 2014!
Read entire letter here.
JA Conference family registration is currently full. Applications are being accepted for the waiting list. We are unable to accept late or walk-in registrations.
Please contact Katie Bitner for more information.
404-965-7538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird Registration – Must be received by May 28, 2014
Family Rate (up to 4 members): $225
Each Additional Family Member: $20
Individual Rate: $125
Registration - Received after May 28, 2014
Family Rate (up to 4 members): $275
Each additional family member: $25
Individual Rate: $175
Registration fees cover only a small portion of the total meeting costs, with the Arthritis Foundation subsidizing a large portion of this event. Your registration fee includes all programmed events and meal functions as outlined in the schedule of events. Anyone participating in any part of the JA Conference MUST register and pay the registration fee
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION DESK HOURS
Conference attendees may pick up their Conference materials during the following hours:
Thursday, July 3rd 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 4th 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 5th 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: The JA Conference does sell out. Registration will open in January 2014, so please register for the conference and make your hotel reservations by the early bird deadline of May 28. After that date, we cannot guarantee registration will be available.
Make a difference by volunteering at the 30th Annual National JA Conference in Keystone, CO, July 3-6!
The JA Conference is life-changing for families in need of support and information. It is the only opportunity for families, across the nation, affected by juvenile arthritis to come together for up-to-date medical and research information, to connect with other families who share similar experiences, and to, lastly, let families, siblings, and youth with arthritis know they are not alone.
There are many options available to aid in the success of this conference and impact children living with Juvenile Arthritis and their families. To learn more about opportunities click here.
A limited number of scholarships may be available in your area. To locate the JA contact staff member at your local Arthritis Foundation office for information, Click here.
CONNECT ON FACEBOOK
We’ve launched a Juvenile Arthritis Conference Facebook page. There, you’ll be able to find the latest updates on the JA Conference. You can post comments on the Wall to ask questions, provide feedback, and share stories from past JA Conferences. It’s a great resource to get connected to the JA Conference, its attendees and planners.
A SPECIAL THANKS
The Arthritis Foundation would like to thank everyone that makes the JA Conference possible. Thank you to the 2014 JA Conference Planning Committee.
Extend your 2014 JA Conference experience! After you enjoy the beauty of the mountains take in the beauty of the ballpark at a Colorado Rockies baseball game on Monday, July 7. Specially discounted tickets are available to the 6:40 p.m. game versus division rival San Diego Padres. To access this exclusive offer click here and use promo code JAConference – and play ball!
Elitch Gardens is a theme and water park located in Denver, CO. It is host to many roller coasters and thrill rides, as well as a carousel, Ferris wheel, and rides that are fun for the whole family. Elitch Gardens is offering a special discount to attendees of the 2014 JA Conference in Keystone, CO. Using this link, tickets are $18.00 off the main gate ticket price. There is also an option to purchase parking tickets and food vouchers at a 20% discount. Buy your tickets now, and get ready for a day of fun for the whole family at Elitch Gardens!