Whether you are looking for inspiration and ideas to improve programming, or are interested in networking with providers across the country, the spring offers a number of opportunities for afterschool professionals to learn, connect and refresh. Here are a few upcoming conferences focused on afterschool and community based organizations.
National Afterschool Association Convention I March 18th-21st I Atlanta, GA
Join NAA and 2,000+ members for four days of networking, learning, and inspiration! This includes special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of the afterschool community.
Ready By 21 I April 18th-21st I Palm Beach, FL
Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement. This conference is particularly good for programs that work with older youth.
Labs @ LightCity Baltimore I April 18th-20th I Baltimore, MD
The Labs@LightCity conference’s unique approach and accessibility make it a worth while learning experience, especially for programs that are part of comprehensive community organizations and programs with a focus on the arts and innovation. The conference includes seven labs: education, green, arts, social, health, makers and food. You decide what labs are most relevant to you and your programming. It is just a few hours from Pittsburgh and registration is pay what you can.
BOOST Best of Out of School Time Conference May 1st- 4th I Palm Springs, CA
Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for afterschool, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals. This annual event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming, and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.