2013 Best Practices for Youth Conference – #APYDCON

The Alliance for Positive Youth Development invites you to join us for the:

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Best Practices for Youth Conference

August 5th-8th, 2013

A unique online and offline event coming to a computer screen or a city near you!

Join us for a great professional development opportunity 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.

Conference Design

Youth Day Conference Kick-off – August 5, 2013

In five communities, youth will design a day of social media, webinars, livestreams and community activities to kick-off this year”s conference. Community partners will bring together groups of young people in their community to discuss youth issues and share best practices from a youth perspective. Youth organizations outside the target communities can join in the conference day through the online workshops and live stream events. This kick-off will set the stage for the professional development topics in the remaining three days of the conference.

 Professional Development Virtual Conference – August 6-8, 2013

The professional development portion of the conference will consist of webinars offered during the week of August 6- 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific) and 3:00 pm Eastern (12:00 pm Pacific) accessible only by conference registrants.

Additionally each day a Google Hangouts will cover topics of the day and create a conversation between presenters and the general public.

 Professional Development Conference Workshops and Schedule

East Coast

West Coast

12 -12:30 pm – Google Welcome Hangout

9 – 9:30 am – Google Welcome Hangout

1- 2 pm – Workshop A

10 – 11 am – Workshop A

2 – 3 pm – Community Partner Facilitation Break/ Presenter Networking

11 am -12 pm Community Partner Facilitation Break/ Presenter Networking

3 – 4 pm – Workshop B

12- 1 pm – Workshop B

4- 5 pm – Community Partner Facilitation Break/ Presenter Networking

1 – 2 pm Community Partner Facilitation Break/ Presenter Networking

 Click Workshop Titles for Full Description and Presenter Information

Tuesday August 6, 2013

Workshop A

From Facebook to Facetime; Using Digital Platforms to Engage Empower Youth

 Workshop B

From Youth Development to Politicized Citizenship: Empowering Youth to Be Agents of Social Change


Wednesday August 7, 2013

Workshop A

Camp Blackbaud – Kids STEM = Fun!

 Workshop B

Life Skills Scavenger Hunt


Thursday August 8, 2013

Workshop A

Engaging young men in teen dating violence prevention

 Workshop B

Diversity at All Levels


For Full Workshop and Event Descriptions visit the conference website at http://apydconference.sisgigroup.org

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Conference Mission

The Alliance for Positive Youth Development provides valuable training and professional development for youth development professionals in an effort to improve and increase the positive outcomes on issues impacting young people. The Best Practices Conference promotes innovative and dynamic ideas from around the country on the future of youth development, engagement and leadership including the role of technology and its impact, and strategic approaches to the most pressing issues facing young people.

Conference Goals

  • Provide an affordable professional development opportunity to youth serving professionals

  • Begin a national conversation on strategies to create and increase positive youth development and engagement

  • Engage youth in their own development and leadership

  • Use technology to share best practices and to create a platform that allows strong strategies to reach new audiences with limited barriers

  • Build a foundation for ongoing networking, learning and community wide resource sharing


Do Not Miss This Unique Online Learning Event!

Stay up to date on all conference news and events by following #APYDCON on Twitter.

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Registration Includes:

  • Access to online conference content
  • Workshop presentation links and year round access to recordings
  • Year long topic discussion areas
  • Networking and chat areas
  • Sign-ups for Add-on activities


Registration Types

Conference Pass – Full access to all online events

Organization Pass – Receive 40% off conference pass access for individuals in your organization. Minimum 5 registrations. Small organizations with a staff of less than 5 or budget of $250,000 or less can also receive this discount by emailing youthconference@sisgigroup.org

Workshop Pass – Access to one live workshop and the recording


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