One of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages, will be coming to Jacksonville, FL on June 29,2019 thru June 30, 2019 and July 5, 2019 thru July 7, 2019. Beginning in May 2019, Jehovah’s Witnesses will host a global series of three-day conventions featuring the theme “Love Never Fails.” It is anticipated that there will be an attendance of 59,314 at 2 conventions to be held at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
The program in Jacksonville will be tied into one of seven larger international conventions held in the United States. These larger international conventions will be hosting a total of 35,000 foreign delegates coming from 105 countries. Worldwide there are 22 major cities in 18 countries that have been selected to host international convention events. In total, as many as 140,000 delegates will be traveling from numerous countries to attend these larger gatherings.
“These events will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds,” states Dow Stephens, a local representative for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Local Jehovah’s Witnesses get an opportunity to meet and enjoy association with their fellow Witnesses, and the community here in Jacksonville, FL is happy to accommodate the influx of visitors at the many local cafés, restaurants, hotels, and popular tourist destinations.”
Times and locations for these public conventions can be found on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, jw.org. Jacksonville, FL Public Convention Quick Facts • Dates: June 29,2019 thru June 30, 2019 and July 5, 2019 thru July 7, 2019 • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena • Projected Attendance: 59,314 • Program Language(s): English