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
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
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.
Day 2 | 30/08: Innovation
Company visits at Magna and Gösser Brewery
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:
A visit of two world-renowed Austrian companies in Styria
A start-up race at WeXelerate & co-working space Talent Garden in Vienna
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
Time to say goodbye to JA Village and #JAAC19. More details will follow soon.
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 - Executive director of Armory of Harmony
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
ASHEESH ADVANI - CEO, JA Worldwide
ALI MAHLODJI - Founder and Chief of Storytelling, WATCHADO
ANNA RUCH - Head Of Digital at IN2
GEORG KUTTNER - Managing Parter, Startup Live
GOWRI ISHWARAN - CEO, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation
JOHAN H. ANDRESEN - Owner and Chair , FERD
RICHA MENKE - Principal, Eight Inc.
SHAUN FRANKSON - CoFounder and CTO; Plastic Bank
JACQUELINE BINDER - Management Consultant, Avanade
ISMAEL CALA - Author, International Speaker and Entrepeneur
ELI HUZAR - Key Account Manager at Google
CHRISTOPH BRUNMAYR - CoFounder / Strategist, The Tale Studio
ILJA JAY LAWAL - CEO and Founder, TrueYou
CLEMENS WASNER - Founder & CEO, EnliteAI
ROXANA STEFANESCU - Communications Manager, NN
BRAD GEDDES - President & CEO, ZucoraHome
PETRA BOTEKOVÁ - Founder and CEO - Relo Pilot
MARKUS RAUNIG - Managing Director, Austrian Startups
MONIQUE PENNINGS - Senior Advisor, NN
JOHANNES FELL - Corporate Mental Health Ambassador, InstaHelp
ANNA LENA ROSENKRANZ - Consultant, Avanade
MARYAM EDAH-TALLY - Founder, Fleur À Cheval
MORITZ LECHNER - Founder, FreebieBox GmbH
TJEERD BOSKLOPPER - Chief Transformation Officer, NN
LORENZ SCHIMIK - Co-Founder and CPO, Mimo