Summer Learning Conference (February)
Summer is an important time for continual learning and fun! This day-long conference is put on to help summer program staff to get inspired, get the tools, skills and ideas you need to plan for a fabulous summer program.
School-Year Kick Off Conference (August)
In partnership with SFUSD, this two-day conference focuses on giving afterschool programs the tools to plan and succeed for the school year. Workshop topics range from program planning, continuous quality improvement, and innovations within afterschool – all grounded within youth development theory and practice.
Local Conference Resources
How Kids Learn (October): http://www.temescalassoc.com/db/hkl/
HKL is dedicated to providing those who are interested in improving youth outcomes with thought-provoking, educational opportunities.
EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY: Arts-Focused Youth Programming in Afterschool Mini-Conference (November 2018): Register Here.
The SF Arts Commission and Edutainment for Equity presenter Candice Wicks-Davis will lead a participatory workshop for youth and culture workers, administrators and teaching artists exploring the connections between art, equity and social justice in an afterschool setting. The workshop includes time for creative exploration and strategizing about how to implement these activities with youth at your afterschool site.
Bridging the Bay (January): http://bridgingthebay.blogspot.com/
This one day conference is a great opportunity to engage with out-of-school professionals throughout Region 4 and participate in exciting workshops. Staff will walk away with a deeper connection to the field and new skills to bring back to their programs. Who should attend? Line staff, coordinators, supervisors, managers, teachers and other staff from after school programs based at schools and other community locations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Solano counties.
California Workforce Association Youth Employment Conference (January): http://www.calworkforce.org/youth_conference.html
The CWA Youth Employment Conference will focus on the most immediate training needs and challenges that states, workforce development boards, and youth providers face in implementing WIOA. The Conference represents a unique opportunity to connect with an amazing group of people involved in transforming the future of our communities...you! We will be setting up learning pods at this year's Conference to connect you with your peers, help you digest what you are learning, and apply that learning to your own specific situation. Get up to date information, discover new program strategies, and learn program design principles and techniques to help you become even more responsive to the needs of eligible youth.
Best of Out of School Time (April): http://www.boostconference.org/
Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.
We invite you and your team to experience the most invigorating blend of:
• Networking and teambuilding opportunities - more than 2,000 global out-of-school time professionals
• More than 125 exceptional workshops to help you learn and grow
• The latest trends and research in innovative and quality out-of-school time programming