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In August 2019 we will create a city for four days only.


We built this city on Rock’n’Roll - and entrepreneurship!

For the first JA Global Alumni Conference we are creating the most inspiring location possible. The JA Village will be built around our three main topics innovation, communication and risk taking as well as the unifying spirit of Junior Achievement Alumni visiting from all over the world. It will be set up in Viennas renowed University of Economics (WU) and beautiful green gardens surrounding it. All of the main locations will be in a walking distance of 10-15 min.





The first Global JA Alumni Conference will be filled with inspiring speakers, sessions as well as masterclasses helping you to find the entrepreneur in yourself. Each of the three main days will be covered by one of our three key abilities as a future entrepreneur. Have a look at the fully, regularly updated agenda for #JAAC19 on our smartphone app - click here!


Day 0 | 28/08: Welcome to JA Village

  • Citizen Registration

  • 5:00pm / Opening Ceremony hosted by WKO “I am Austria”

After your arrival in Vienna and your registration as JA Village citizen at the venue, we will begin the first JA Global Alumni Conference with our opening ceremony and dinner, held at JA Village. Inspired by the first keynotes and opening words, Gather Garden will round up your first night in Vienna.

Day 1 | 29/08: Communication

  • Masterclasses

  • FERD’s List Ceremony

We will begin with keynotes, startup talks and continue in the afternoon with our intimate Masterclasses, held at JA University. All citizens will be able to individually choose their Masterclasses beforehand. Each class will be held in front of a smaller audience by an expert on the topic.


FERD’s List Ceremony

In the evening FERD will host the ceremony of this year’s FERD’s List honorees at JA Village. For the first time this prestigious award will be presented at a JA Alumni Conference.

Day 2 | 30/08: Innovation

  • Company visits at Magna and Gösser Brewery

  • Startup race

  • Networking Session

Keynotes, panel discussions and fun energy breaks will again be also be part of Day 2 after breakfast and/or morning sport.

In the afternoon the JA citizens can decide between 3 different inspiring programs:

  1. A visit of two world-renowed Austrian companies in Styria

  2. A start-up race at co-working space Talent Garden in Vienna

  3. A hosted networking session at the Gather Garden


Day 3 | 31/08: Risk Taking

  • Closing Ceremony and Gala Dinner

JA Citizens will be listening to keynotes and panel discussions about our day topic, while having some free time to enjoy their last day at JA Village or the amusement park prater.

The closing ceremony and gala dinner in the evening will leave all attendees with unforgettable memories and images of JA Village and boost your entrepreneurial spirit once more.

Day 4 | 01/09: Goodbye JA Village

  • Departure Day

Time to say goodbye to JA Village and #JAAC19. More details will follow soon.


Activate your digital citizenship

The full and updated agenda is only visible on our official app. If you are a confirmed JA Village citizen please click here for further instructions on how to download the conference app and on activating your digital citizenship.


Meet your future instructors who will be rocking Townhall and JA University for keynotes or hold an exklusive Masterclass at JA University. To learn more about our speakers download the official conference app. Check back for more speaker announcements!

CAMERON SINCLAIR - Former Head of Social Innovation, Airbnb


FLORIAN GSCHWANDTNER - Founder of Runtastic


LISA FASSL - Founder of Female Founders


HANSI HANSMANN - Investor and Chairmen, Hansmengroup

JASMINA HENNIOVA - Head of Startups & Community Partnerships, Pioneers