Conferences

Saga JETs are lucky to participate in 3 conferences each year which provide professional development and training opportunities, as well as more general lifestyle information to make living and working in Saga as easy and comfortable as possible.

Here you will find outlines of upcoming and past conferences, as well as providing links to previous conference presentations, notes and other materials. The structure and content of each conference is planned by the Prefectural Advisors (PAs) and District Representatives (DRs) as a group.

Broadly speaking, Saga’s 3 annual conferences are:

Saga JET Welcome Orientation

Held in: August

Participants: New (incoming) Saga JETs and District Representatives (DRs)

Purpose: To provide information on work and lifestyle issues to assist new JETs to settle in to work and life in Saga

Venue: Saga Shoko Building or Grand Hagakure Hotel, Saga City

Saga Skills Development Conference

Held in: November

Participants: All Saga JETs and a large number of Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs)

Purpose: To provide information and training relating primarily to team teaching

Venue: Grand Hagakure Hotel, Saga City

Saga Winter JET Conference

Held in: January

Participants: All Saga JETs

Purpose: To provide information and training opportunities regarding both work and lifestyle issues, including specific sessions for JETs who are not reappointing, as well as a cultural seminar

Venue: Saga Shoko Building or Grand Hagakure Hotel, Saga City

Past Conference Materials: 2013-2014 / 2014-2015 / 2015-2016