News — April 17, 2019

Five Reasons to Attend the 2019 JCI European Conference in Lyon, France

The 2019 JCI European Conference in Lyon, France takes place from 8 – 11 May. The theme for this year’s conference is encouraging young Europeans to Commit to the Revolution of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through advocacy, business and social entrepreneurship. This conference will bring active citizens from all over the European region to the city of Lyon, France — a city full of rich culture and history for an unforgettable conference experience with sessions and discussions from global leaders focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Read why you should attend the 2019 JCI European Conference in Lyon!

Choose the Conference Experience That is Right for You
This year, the European Conference gives attendees have the unique ability to select which track they prefer to take during the conference. Each track — JCI Member Network, Conscious Business, Active Citizenship and Advocacy Influencer — is designed for the specific kind of experience our delegates may want to gain while attending the conference. Choose your track to follow sessions and events that fit your interests!

Hack 4 Global Goals: Social Entrepreneurship Design Thinking Workshop
Attendees will have the unique experience to develop strong ideas surrounding social enterprise, advocacy, the JCI Active Citizen Framework and the 2019 - 2023 Strategic Plan through this interactive workshop. This multi-session event on 11 May will teach effective pitching techniques to participants who can then share their ideas to a panel of experts. The Hack 4 Global Goals: Design Thinking Workshop is a great opportunity to develop and work towards real solutions for implementing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Taste the World's Finest Dining
Lyon has long been known as the Gastronomy Capital of the world for good reason! The town is home to 15 Michelin star restaurants, including the Auberge du Pont de Collonges. Don't worry if you don't have time to visit French wine country during your visit — the Conference offers a one-hour wine tasting workshop for all attendees.

Take a Stroll Through Old Lyon
Lyon is home to the largest Renaissance area — Vieux Lyon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city's 5th district is the perfect place to experience medieval French architecture along the Rhone and Soane River. Visitors to Old Lyon will get a firsthand look into Lyon's rich cultural past. A walk through this historic part of town is the perfect way to relax in between conference sessions.Grow Through a Variety of WorkshopsThe European Conference program includes sessions for every kind of sustainable development interests and leadership. You can attend a workshop on Advocacy from Global Citizen, learn more about the Enegramme of Personality ideology and watch delegates compete in the JCI Public Speaking and JCI Debating Championship. Check out the full program for more session details!
Join the commitment revolution today and register for the 2019 JCI European Conference!

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