JOSH has till now held three national youth conventions. The first National Youth Convention on Right to Information and Democracy was held on the 11th and 12th of January, 2008 in Beawar, Rajasthan. The convention was attended by over 1,000 young participants from both rural and urban areas of 11 states across the country. The second National Youth Convention was held on the 21st and 22nd of February, 2009 in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The convention was attended by over 1,200 young participants from both rural and urban areas of 11 states, including group from Srinagar and from Bangladesh. The convention was organized by MKSS, School for Democracy, SR Abhiyan and JOSH. The third youth convention was held in Udaipur, in Rajasthan in 2012. In this convention, youth across 15 states participated.
The conventions aimed to discuss and focus on the crucial role the youth can play in strengthening Democracy. The convention was structured with sessions on role of youth in democracy and politics, along with workshops of various concerns like impact of globalization, gender, communal politics, agriculture, state of Dalits and Adivasis, budget analysis, Human Rights, Right to Information, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Education and Employment and others. The main objective of these workshops were to create a general understanding on these issues, the challenges and areas, the problems, the role youth can play in addressing these concerns, the role that right to information can play in facilitating these problems and finally draw out a plan for action.