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Launched in 2012, The Best Practices for Youth Conference is a professional development event that leverages technology and social media to share and connect with youth development professionals, educators, and young people working on youth issues around the country.
The conference consists of six workshop webinars accessible only by conference registrants. In addition, conference participants will have access to virtual networking, video conferences/chats, a virtual exhibit hall and social media.
Since all events are online, you can participate from anywhere with your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Webinar access links will be emailed 30 minutes prior to the start time of each workshop. Register once and attend all sessions or as many as your schedule permits!
This FREE three-day online conference consists of expert panels with Q&A sessions and afternoon lectures focused around a daily topic. Each session is one hour long.
Q & A Sessions/Panel Discussions - 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific
Best Practices Presentations - 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific
SCHOOL SAFETY AND IMPROVING SCHOOL CLIMATE
SUPPORTING REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CHILDREN
YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT
Each day of the conference, an expert panel will discuss a topic in youth development and take questions from the audience. Registered attendees can ask questions during the live session.
Presentations are a chance to gain tools and best practices from experts. Presenters will share strategies that youth development professionals can implement in their community and programs.
Share and connect with speakes and other participants online and on social media through the conference hashtag (#APYDCON) and through conference communities.
Registering for APYDCON provides an automatic APYD Membership that grants access to online training courses, webinars, monthly newsletters, and more networking events.
Registration for this three-day learning and professional development event is available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis. We do not expect any compensation for providing this learning opportunity to the youth development sector. We want APYDCON to be as accessible as possible to anyone and everyone. Our mission is to share best practices, increase professional development opportunities and break down silos in youth development, not to make money. This said, if you are able to contribute, it is greatly appreciated! All proceeds are invested back into the work of APYD, allowing us to increase knowledge, awareness, and collaboration in the youth and nonprofit sectors. Help us continue to provide this annual event and register by donating to the APYD any amount you choose. All donations are tax deductible.
The Virtual Exhibit Hall (VEH) allows organizations, companies, and providers to share their programs, products, or services in our online space accessible by conference attendees for one year.
The Alliance for Positive Youth Development (APYD) is an international membership network connecting and supporting individuals that have dedicated their career to youth and youth development.
The APYD focuses on networking, advocacy, awareness, and professional development for youth serving professionals and young leaders, to significantly increase the positive outcomes for youth around the globe.
APYDCON brings you in-dept insight on selected youth topics. We use this annual event to share best practices from across the country with parents, practitioners, community leaders, youth leaders, policymakers and educators. Learn more about APYD at ideas4youth.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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