In its efforts to spread the true principles of Jyotish and Vedic Astrology , SJC has started a series of international and national conferences and workshops. In 2002, the first international conference was held in Ireland and in the West and East Coasts of the United States. This was followed by the first annual conference in Hyderabad in December, 2002. The Hyderabad conference, known as the Venkatesh Sharma Workshop, focused entirely on varga chakras or divisional charts, hitherto an unexplored area in astrology. Papers were presented by SJC gurus on different aspects of vargas which were published prior to the workshop in the form of a book and circulated among the participants.
In 2003, the second international conference was held in California and New Jersey followed by a series of 11 workshops over 2 months in several parts of the USA. In January 2004, the 2nd Annual Conference was held in Puri, where the focus was on yogas in astrology. This was followed by a 2 month course on the Brhat Parasara Hora Sastra, which the students learnt sloka by sloka. In May, 2004, SJC held a conference in Singapore, followed by London, Serbia and the USA in July-August.
In 2005, Serbia organized a national and international conference in Novi Sad, where the Serbian students presented papers for the first time in both Serbian and English, under the deft leadership of Zoran Radosavljevic. The Annual Conference in 2005 was held in Mumbai, followed by New Delhi in 2006. The West Coast Conference in California held each August has become a landmark event under the able directions of Lakshmi Kary. P.V.R. Narasimha Rao has been organizing annual workshops in the Boston area each October. Devavrata Buit has organized two workshops in 2004 and 2005 in Nagpur attended by a large gathering of local students. Dr. Brendan Feeley organized two workshops in 2004 and 2005 in Washington, D.C.
For details please see the conference listings.