News — June 10, 2019

Five Reasons to Attend the 2019 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference in Jeju, Korea

The 2019 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference will take place in the beautiful island of Jeju, Korea. Often called the "Hawaii of Korea", this stunning location is the perfect place to experience the tropical nature that surrounds the rich history of Korea's folk traditions. The program will feature workshops and sessions focused on achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Read why you should attend this exciting event on 17-20 June in Jeju.

Explore New Heights at Mount Hallasan
Jeju is home to Korea's highest mountain, Mount Hallasan, which stands 1,950 feet off the ground. Its peak is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the island. Surrounding the summit is a huge national park full of diverse plants and animal life, a clear waterfall and hundreds of small parasitic volcanoes.

JCI Public Speaking Championship
One of the most exciting parts of any JCI Area Conference is the JCI Public Speaking Championship! This year, the Asia-Pacific Conference has very interesting topics including the preliminary question about educating children on the Global Goals. The final public speaking question will be about using social media to showcase global projects. Come cheer on the public speaking winner who will represent the Asia and the Pacific region during the final JCI Public Speaking Championship in Tallinn, Estonia.

Hike Through Paradise
Winding walking trails, or olle, are coastal routes around most of the island. Take a leisurely stroll or follow the olle for a more intense and interesting rock formation trail. These olle paths lead visitors to see breathtaking beaches, hills, mountains, rock formations and waterfalls. Many popular Korean television shows and dramas have been filmed around the olle for the exotic beauty. While you're enjoying the natural beauty of an olle route, don't forget to visit Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. There are over 15 different trails perfect for short strolls, long walks or scenic runs.

Become a Better Communicator
This year's conference offers attendees plenty of sessions that will jumpstart personal and professional growth. One JCI seminar that can help growth in both of these areas is the Effective Communication: Building a Foundation session. This session is designed to give participants the framework to improve their communication and in turn, improve the performance of their JCI Local or National Organization.

Take Action for Peace
This conference is not only focused on providing solutions and resources to the Global Goals, but it is also dedicated to promoting the Peace is Possible campaign. Learn about how this region is embracing peace at various workshops as well as how your JCI Local or National Organization can take part in the Act for Peace: The 2019 Peace is Possible World Tour.

Experience the Unique Culture of the Island
Jeju has a very rich history! It is famous for its heanyo, female divers who can reach the depths of the ocean without using any scuba gear. Seafood is an important part of the local economy and there are local markets you can visit to get a taste of Korea are. Don't miss the stone "grandfather statues", which were carved from volcanic rock and can be seen throughout the island.

There are many other reasons to visit Jeju for the 2019 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference so for more information about the event or to register, visit the Conference website.

If you have any questions about the conference, please email the Conference Organizing Committee.

JCI hopes to see you in Jeju, Korea on 17-20 June for the 2019 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference!

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