2018 YJA Convention

July 5th - July 8th

Chicago, IL

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About YJA

Every two years, YJA brings together hundreds of Jains from across the country to learn together and build long-lasting friendships. With thought-provoking speakers, engaging social events, and numerous networking opportunities, we're excited to celebrate YJA's 27th anniversary by bringing the convention experience of a lifetime to Chicago, IL. There are a limited number of spaces to attend YJA 2018. Register now!








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Daytime Programming

Welcome to Daytime Programming at the 2018 Young Jains of America (YJA) Convention! This convention will connect 750 young Jains from around the world! Daytime sessions will feature engaging and inspirational speakers about Jainism and the importance of its values to youth.

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Social Events

Join us in Chicago at the 2018 YJA Convention for a weekend of social events that have never BEAN experienced before! Start the weekend off with a R.A.V.E (Reconnecting and Visiting Everyone), where you’ll reunite with old friends and connect with new ones through icebreakers!

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Jain Networking Forum

Jain Networking Forum (JNF) is designed for Jains between the ages of 21-29 and has the goal of fostering professional and social relationships. It provides attendees the opportunity to meet similar minded individuals through interactive daytime sessions, while creating lasting connections with Jains that are successful in a variety of careers.

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