Annual conferences are the heart of the US-Japan Leadership Program. It is here that young leaders from each country come together to engage in stimulating dicussions on critical questions of the day, develop unique opportunities for collaboration, and form bonds of life-long friendships.
Each year USJLP accepts new applicants to serve as Delegates to the next two upcoming conferences. Conferences are held for one full week each summer - typically in Kyoto and Tokyo in odd years, and in Seattle in even years. During their week together Delegates participate daily in plenary discussions on a wide range of topics relevant to both countries and the world, and are also exposed to a variety of experiential learning opportunities. Delegates are expected to be fully engaged in activites from early morning to late evening. Additional details about participation in USJLP conferences are outlined in our conference guidelines for Delegates.
Next Conference: Japan 2013
The fourteenth annual USJLP conference will be held in Kyoto and Tokyo from July 21-28, 2013.