Annual Conference

August 6-10, 2012

Presented by the SISGI Group’s Alliance for Positive Youth Development

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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. This virtual conference will include a week of online and live streamed events on topics related to five conference tracks:

 Girls and Society

  • Building a Latina Leadership Pipeline
  • Girls and Teen Women as Leaders, Advocates and Activists
  • Human Trafficking – Its closer to home than you think


 Youth Development and Organizations

  • Establishing Inclusive Environments for the Positive Development of Youth with Disabilities
  • Creating A Golden Generation Can Start at Age 6! Here’s How…
  • Engaging Through Passion


 Higher Education and Employment

  • Building a Bridge Between Education and Employment
  • Mobilizing Community College Students: Strategies for Developing Leadership and Engagement
  • Partnership: Key to Successful Transition to College


Civic Development and Social Change

  • Meaningful Youth Participation Around the World
  • Understanding Influences on Youth Civic Developement
  • Starting Your Own Nonprofit as a Young Leader: Turning Vision Into Reality


Alliance for Positive Youth Development

  • Involving Young People In Nonprofits
  • State of Youth – Results from the 2012 APYD National Assessments of Pressing Issues for Youth


For Full Workshop and Event Descriptions visit the conference website at 


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!


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Registration Includes

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

Four Registration Types

Conference Pass – Full access to all online events
Track Pass – Full access for one day of the conference 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
Plenary Pass – Access to one live plenary and the recording

Stay Connected!

Stay informed about all conference news on twitter by following @ideas4youth and the hashtag #APYDCON