Registration is open for the 2019 Global Leadership Conference in Berlin, Germany (November 18–22), with early-bird pricing through June 30, 2019. The conference, with a theme of "Next 100: Future Ready,” will include keynote speakers and thought leaders in youth education and innovation; plenary sessions with member-country panels and best-practice sharing; breakouts and networking; and an authentic German dinner and night of fun! Register at

On the registration site, we’ll first collect basic data (name, address, name, visa requirements, etc.). The second step is payment via credit card; remember that registration for the conference isn‘t completed until the payment is done! Once both steps are complete, JA Germany will send a confirmation and be responsible for answering follow-up questions. To reach them in the meantime, please send an email to

Booking the hotel is an additional step you’ll need to take, and the conference fee does not include accommodations. We have blocked hotel rooms at the beautiful Park Inn by Raddisson Berlin-Alexanderplatz (located at Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin), which is also the conference site. Contact the hotel at +49 30 2389 4333 (phone), +49 30 2389 4546 (fax), or and use the keyword GLC2019 to obtain our discount (99€ per night, single; 109€ per night, double). You can also download and complete this PDF and email it to the hotel.

GLC 2017

Scroll down for GLC 2017’s agenda, speaker bios, videos, PowerPoint decks, handouts, service awards (presented at GLC), GLC awards, photos, and the conference closing message. 

"This Is JA" Introductory Video

With the release of the above "This Is JA" video, we need your help to make it even more useful to the entire JA network. English subtitles are available for the video, and JA Bulgaria has started a great initiative by contributing Bulgarian subtitles as well. Will you help us translate this video into more languages? It’s easy to create subtitles on YouTube, and you don’t even have to translate everything from scratch. YouTube can auto-translate the English text into your language, and all you need to do is to correct any mistakes. View this tutorial on subtitles from YouTube and follow this link to contribute your own subtitles to "This Is JA" and help spread the message of JA around the globe. 

Agenda and Speaker Bios


PowerPoint Decks


Step-up folders (PDF), shown below.

Marshall Goldsmith's handouts (click on any of the handouts below to download a PDF)

Service Awards Presented at GLC

Download the JA USA 2017 Awards and Recognition Book or click on any of the images below to expand.

Download the JA Worldwide Awards and Recognition Book or click on any of the images below to expand.

GLC Awards

Download the entire JA Awards and Recognition Book; click on any of the images below to expand.

And the winners are . . .

  • Delta Air Lines Best Place to Work Award, to the JA office that best demonstrates a strong sense of team, collegiality, and dedication to high performance: JA Mexico

  • JA Alumni Engagement Award, to a member country, U.S. area, or regional operating center that has developed robust alumni strategies, including tracking, communication, and engagement projects for JA alumni: INJAZ Al-Arab and JA Nigeria (tie)
  • JA Collaboration Award, for participation in a collaborative project that promotes the mission of JA Worldwide: GREENT pilot program (JA Bulgaria, JA Greece, JA Romania, JA Norway, and JA Latvia)
  • Soraya Salti Award, in memory of the visionary leader who started INJAZ Al-Arab: Majid Khalid Al-shammiri, CEO, INJAZ Yemen, and Caroline Jenner, CEO, JA Europe (tie)
  • JA Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of a chief executive of a member country who has contributed significantly to the growth and impact of JA programs in his or her country: Nina Kuznetsova, Executive Director, JA Russia
  • Karl Flemke Award, for the accomplishments of a JA USA area president who has been in that position for four years or less: Megan Sturges, President and CEO of JA of Greater Kansas City. 
  • Charles R. Hook Award, for outstanding leadership by a JA USA area president: Jack Harris, CEO, JA Georgia


A professional photographer took nearly 1,800 photos, all of which we've made available to you on Dropbox. We've selected a few favorites, or you can view the entire collection by date.

July 18: Day 1  |  July 19: Day 2  |  July 20: Day 3  |  July 21: Day 4

JA Worldwide Board Chair's Closing Message