2018 NatCon Agenda

*Subject to change

3:00 PM Check into the hotel
6:00 PM USJETAA Welcome Happy Hour – Darcy’s Bistro & Pub 4955 S Ulster St, Denver, CO 80237
8:00 AM Breakfast served in hotel
9:00 AM Welcome remarks
Adam Lisbon, President, JETAA Rocky Mountain
Hiroaki Isobe, Executive Consultant, CLAIR Tokyo
Kotaro Oe, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan
Paige Cottingham-Streater, Chair, USJETAA
Monica Yuki, Country Representative, JETAA USA
9:30 AM Chapter Delegate Introductions with Omiyage
10:00 AM Tom Kelly, Colorado’s 1st Congressional District – Welcome to Denver from Diana DeGette, U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 1st Congressional District
10:10 AM Strengthening the Network: Building USJETAA – Paige Cottingham-Streater, Chair, & Bahia Simons Lane, Director, USJETAA
10:25 AM Unlocking the Global JETAA Network: KenJETkai & Sister Chapter Programs – Mark Frey, Country Representative, JETAA USA
10:55 AM Break
11:00 AM Bridging TOMODACHI Spirit: Career Opportunities – Emily Freeman, Program Administrator, Environmental Management System (EMS), City and County of Denver
11:30 AM Communicating with Everyone – How Our Digital Outreach is Engaging the Community – Patrick Finn, Marketing Coordinator, JETAA Chicago
12:00 PM Bringing Japan to Grassroots USA Through Movies – Dustin Henrich, President, JETAA Heartland
12:30 PM Lunch in Headquarter Suite courtesy of CLAIR New York
1:30 PM JETAA International Update – Matthew Gillam, JETAA International Board of Advisors
2:00 PM JETAA Canada Update – Dustin Reimer, Country Representative, JETAA Canada
2:30 PM JETAA USA National Initiatives – Faye Valtadoros & Monica Yuki, Country Representatives, JETAA USA, Matthew Gillam, JLGC
3:30 PM Break
3:40 PM Chapter Presentations (DC, Texoma, NoCal, Great Lakes, New York, and Music City)
4:40 PM Instructions for evening events
4:45 PM Office Hours – Opportunity to speak with CLAIR, Country Reps and USJETAA OR Free Time
5:45 PM Meet in hotel lobby to depart hotel and travel by private bus to MOFA Reception
6:00 PM Bus departs
6:30 PM Reception hosted by Japan Consul General of Denver
8:30 PM Reception Ends – depart reception via private bus making two stops
Nijikai – Tavern Platt Park 1475 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Return to hotel directly
8:00 AM Breakfast served in hotel
9:00 AM Country Representative Overview from Friday Conference and run through of day’s agenda
9:10 AM JETAA GiA Funding and Procedures – Satoshi Kuroki & Shinori Nagasawa, Assistant Directors, CLAIR New York
9:40 AM Building Reserve Funds – Virginia Kreisle & Greg Schuneman, JETAAMN
10:10 AM JETAA NatCon 2018 – Strengthening Leadership and Membership – McKinney – Brenda McKinney, President, JETAANY
10:40 AM JETAARM Presentation, Adam Lisbon, President, JETAA Rocky Mountain
11:10 AM Break
11:20 AM JETwit and the Past, Present, and Future of the JET Alumni Community – Steven Horowitz, Founder, JETwit.com, JETAA USA Board of Advisors
12:10 PM Chapter Presentations (New England, Chicago, and Heartland)
12:30 PM Lunch in Headquarter Suite courtesy of CLAIR New York
1:30 PM USJETAA presentation on grants and chapter visits, Bahia Simons Lane, Director, USJETAA
2:10 PM Sasakawa-USAUSJETAA Mini-Grant Program, Joy Champaloux, Program Officer, Education Program, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
2:50 PM Brainstorm session on Mini-Grant Proposal Ideas
3:30 PM Chapter Presentations (Florida and Pacific Northwest)
4:00 PM Instructions for Evening Events
4:05 PM Office Hours – Opportunity to speak with CLAIR, Country Reps and USJETAA OR Free Time
5:00 PM Meet in Lobby to walk and take Light Rail to Denver
5:28 PM Board Northbound E Train bound for Union Station, arriving in downtown at 5:59
6:00 PM Walk from Union Station to Wynkoop Brewery
6:30 PM CLAIR Reception at Wynkoop Brewery
8:30 PM Evening Social Event (3 options)
Scavenger Hunt
Wynkoop Brewery
Return to hotel via Light Rail
8:00 AM Breakfast served in hotel
9:00 AM JETAARM Scavenger Hunt Results
9:30 AM Chapter Presentations (SoCal, Minnesota, Alaska, South East, Mid South, Portland, and Hawaii)
10:30 AM Delegate Beer Omiyage Exchange
11:00 AM Cross Chapter Collaboration by region or topic OR Open Office Hours with Country Reps, CLAIR and USJETAA
11:50 AM Closing Remarks by JETAARM & JETAA USA Country Representatives
12:00 PM Conference Ends