Programming at the Jefferson Educational Society

The Jefferson Educational Society offers different programs during the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. Some of the past and current programs include the Global Summit, Metro 100, Brock Institute Lectures, Community Conversations, Jefferson Satellite programs, and other special programs.

Programming has been a cornerstone of the Jefferson Educational Society since its beginning. From the launch of the annual Global Summit, which itself grew from a two-and-half day series to one spread over six weeks, to the total of annual events to over 100, to the launch of the Satellite Programming initiative throughout Erie County, to the more than 200 digital programs livestreamed and broadcasted to the public during the pandemic and ongoing, JES programming continues to expand in an effort to make our events more accessible to the community in new ways.

2023 Spring Term Programs


Camille Busette 2021

"The Power of Policy Reform to Address Racial Justice in Erie", with Dr. Camille Busette 

Global Summit XIII, November 2021


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15th Anniversary Gala Tickets Now Available!

Posted on March 16th, 2023 at 12:28 PM
15th Anniversary Gala Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are on sale now! We invite you to please join us in celebrating 15 years of Jefferson Educational Society excellence at our 15th Anniversary Gala. The event will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 10, and will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center, at 1 Sassafras Pier. The keynote speaker for the evening is one of America's most prominent political commentators, David Brooks. This milestone event includes an open bar, dinner, music, and dancing and will give us a chance to reflect on all we have accomplished together over the past 15 years, and look ahead to all that we can achieve together in the years to come.

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