JCI Australia National Convention 2023

20-22 October 2023


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2023 - Embracing Our Legacy, Empowering Our Future: Sustaining The Excellence!

As we celebrate 90 years of the JCI movement in Australia, we take the opportunity to reflect on the outstanding impact we have created to the life of our members and the community over the years. Our history is filled with great memories and tangible actions that have helped us accomplish our purpose to advance education in Australia and give individuals the opportunity to become the leaders of tomorrow.

As a growing leader, what is the legacy you would like to leave behind? To respond to that question, we would like to invite and welcome you to JCI Australia’s National Convention (NatCon) in Brisbane.

Under the theme “Embracing Our Legacy, Empowering Our Future: Sustaining The Excellence” and hosted by JCI Brisbane, the 2023 JCI Australia NatCon will bring us an in-person convention that facilitates leadership growth and meaningful relationship building.

The event will start on Friday 20 October 2023 with our Networking Night at the Riverbar & Kitchen, and the convention will be held at The Brisbane City Hall, on 21 and 22 October 2023, with a jam-packed program. Various ticket options, including full program or gala dinner only are available.

2023 Conference Program*

The 2023 JCI Australia NatCon will kick off on Friday night on 20 October. The full weekend program includes:

Friday Networking Night - Riverside Bar & Kitchen (71 Eagle St, Brisbane City) (Smart Casual)

  • Drinks & Canapes

Saturday and Sunday Conference - Brisbane City Hall (64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City)

  • Saturday Conference: Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea (Business Attire)
  • Sunday Half Day Conference: Morning Tea (Business Attire)

Saturday Gala Dinner - Brisbane City Hall (64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City)

The weekend will also feature a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 21 October, a unique opportunity to celebrate and recognise young leaders from various sectors for their social impact and for bettering our communities. We will conclude the Gala Dinner by introducing the 2024 national leadership team.

  • Saturday Gala Dinner: 3 Course Meal & Drinks (Black Tie)

*Subject to changes and variations

Senator, Ambassador and Past Member 2023 Opt-In Program

Kicking off on Friday the 20th of October, there will be reunion drinks at own cost from 5:00 pm at Riverbar & Kitchen on Eagle St (this is also the venue for the welcome and networking event for National Convention, commencing 7:00 pm that evening).

Saturday, we’ll join the convention from 8:45 am with a program that includes the official opening, election of the 2024 board of directors, TOYP forum and lunch. After lunch, there will be a Past Members Meeting and visits to the Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane City Hall Clocktower in the afternoon. Those who want to watch public speaking (honouring Geoff M King) and debating may do so. From 6:30 pm, we will join the Gala Dinner celebrating the 90 years of the JCI movement in Australia. For those still up to it, there may be a visit to Mt Cootha for kick-ons.

Sunday from 8:30 am, we will visit Royal Flying Doctors Service in Brisbane, courtesy of Senator Russell Postle, the Chair of RFDS Queensland. On return to the conference, we will become involved in the National Convention Program, connecting with current members over our 90 years of shared history.

Following the official close of the conference, we will have the option of an unofficial lunch at Howard Smith Wharves to say farewell.

For more information and to receive the program brochure, please contact gregoryebeard@gmail.com.

Ready to Become a Changemaker?

Join us on 20 – 22 October 2023