2014 Regional Conference

JETAA NE LogoThe New England JET Alumni (NEJETAA) chapter will be hosting the 2014 JETAA Regional Conference in Boston from January 10-12, 2014 at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.

NEJETAA is excited to welcome you to Boston!

We are planning a productive and exciting schedule of events for you.

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Travel to/from Boston
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Around Boston

Preparing for Boston wintery weather

Action items for attending JETAA offers!

1. Omiyage!
NEJETAA has decided to do a conference omiyage exchange. Please bring geographically / culturally relevant omiyage representing your JETAA chapter. Do not feel burdened to bring omiyage for more than 10-20 people. If you will be attending the conference with more than one delegate from your chapter, please bring only one set of omiyage. The omiyage exchange is a fun way to celebrate diversity of our JETAA USA and Canada chapters!

2. Submit your questions for our Panelists
We are pleased to announce we will feature a session on “Alumni Organizations’ Membership Management Strategies – Panel discussion” with representatives from Alumni Associations outside of the JETAA sphere. We are collecting questions to ask during this discussion – if you have any, please send them to Brian (president [at] nejetaa [dot] com).



We will have 24 chapter officers from 15 JETAA USA and JETAA Canada attending. Also in attendance will be representatives from the Japan Local Government Center (JLGC) Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) NY, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, CULCON and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation.

Theme: Membership

The 2014 Regional Conference will be a working conference focusing on Membership Management to address some of the challenges chapters experience, such as strengthening ties with outside organizations in the local Japanese community, increasing member turnout for events, engaging members who live across a large geographic area, and officer turnover. Technology will be a secondary theme; we will focus on tools chapters can use for membership management and outreach. Chapter officers have increasingly expressed our chosen themes as areas in need of constant improvement and will benefit by sharing knowledge with other successful chapters. Since it will be largely workshop-based, don’t forget to bring your computers!

Conference Venue

CGIS_HarvardDaytime conference sessions will be held at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge.

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Here is a map and directions.


Harvard_Square_Hotel_ext_4Delegates will stay at the Harvard Square Hotel.

110 Mount Auburn Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Here is a link to a map and walking directions.