JETAA USA National Conference in Monterey | Sept. 8-10, 2023
The JETAA USA National Conference ("NatCon") is an annual gathering of representatives from all 19 US chapters of the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association USA, as well as affiliate institutions and partners, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) / Japan Local Government Center (JLGC), USJETAA, and others.
First organized in 2002, NatCon has been hosted by a different JETAA USA chapter each year until transitioning to a virtual format in 2020. This is the first year of resuming in-person conference activities since the pandemic. Entirely volunteer-led, JET Alumni Associations assist in the recruitment and training of new JET participants, work to strengthen US-Japan relations and cultural exchange in their local communities, and support JET alumni after they return home. NatCon serves as a critical networking and professional development event for chapter leaders and members to discuss challenges, celebrate successes, find inspiration, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
JETAANC is very excited to partner with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey to host the in-person portions of NatCon in Monterey, September 8-10 (Fri-Sun).
In-Person Conference Registration
Certain sessions, as well as social activities, will be open to JET alumni who are interested in joining in-person. Capacity may vary depending on the venue and activity. Advance registration for any session or social event during NatCon will be required. Click the button below to view available sessions and register.
Learn more about the conference and visiting Monterey here.