Junior Enterprise USA is proud to announce the inaugural Junior Enterprise International Conference in North America. This two day event – which will take place at the University of San Diego October 13th and 14th - will be filled with networking opportunities , workshops and inspiring speakers. We will also be officially presenting all current American Junior Enterprises and our Executive Board. Don't miss the opportunity to attend this milestone event in the history for the Junior Enterprise Movement!


Free Housing for students

22 spots left.




Fifty years of connections in the making, the Junior Enterprise movement has finally arrived in the United States. This conference is a testament to the incredible pace that JE USA has fostered networking, which is why it is the theme of our conference. We look forward to giving Junior Entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect - with each other, with our speakers, and with our sponsors. We hope you will join us in San Diego!

With other Junior Enterprises

Through workshops on best practices, a panel of the most established Junior Enterprises in the United States, and a presentation by the JE USA Executive Board, - there will be many opportunities to connect with other Junior Enterprises and learn how to grow your Junior Enterprise!

With our speakers

Michele Hunt

Michele is a transformation catalyst and strategic advisor on leadership and organizational development. She is known internationally for her work helping leaders unleash the creative genius of their people and partners to create high-energy, high-performing organizations and communities capable of achieving superior results. She is author of the book series and documentary Dream Makers and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She has worked in a variety of fields from Executive Director of the Federal Quality Institute during the Clinton administration to Corporate Vice President for People at Herman Miller Inc.

Ryoichi Penna


Ryoichi is an international entrepreneur who is deeply connected to the Junior Enterprise movement. He is the former president of the Brazilian Confederation of Junior Enterprises and currently the CEO of BrasilTO, a consulting firm in leadership development and cultural transformation that serves business in two levels: organizations as strategic partners to develop corporate culture and teams; people as it supports the development of conscious leaders to achieve high performance through self-knowledge and managerial skills.

With our sponsors



Saturday October 14th

9:00 AM - Breakfast & Networking

10:00 AM - Junior Enterprise Panel

11:00 AM - JE Development Consulting Session

12:00 PM - Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM - Junior Enterprise Workshops

3:30 PM - Networking Activity

4:30 PM - Eureca! Activity and Q&A Session

5:30 PM - Guest Speaker: Ryoichi Penna

6:30 PM - Closing Ceremony

9:00 PM - Party

Friday October 13th

11:00 AM - Registration opens

1:00 PM - Opening Ceremony

1:30 PM - Guest Speaker: Michele Hunt

2:30 PM - Company Workshops

3:30 PM - Guest Speaker: (coming soon)

4:30 PM - Speaker Panel: (coming soon)

6:00 PM - JEUSA Awards Ceremony

7:30 PM - Dinner & Networking

10:00 PM - Pacific Beach Bar Hopping


cONNECT IN California


Famous for its beaches, sunny days and tech scene San Diego is the location selected to host the 2017 Junior Enterprise USA International Conference. Come experience the best California has to offer in this wonderful city full of great restaurants and bars. Don't forget to try the classic California Burrito .

The conference will be held at University of California San Diego, one of the top educational institutions in the country. With 20 Nobel Laureates among its Alumni and Researchers the school is well known for cutting edge works in the fields of Engineering and Medicine. 

UC San Diego - Bio Engineering School

UC San Diego - Bio Engineering School


Don't forget your SurfBoard!