Conferences and Training Opportunities


  • Leap Into Science

    Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers informal educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.This evidence-based program will be made available to a limited number of informal educators in Indiana through in-person trainings. Indiana training session are as follows:

    • August 12, 2019 | Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
    • August 14, 2019 | Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville, IN
    • August 23, 2019 | Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
    • August 28, 2019 | Early Learning Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

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  • IYSA’s Youth Worker Development Retreat

    August 26 - 29, 2019 | Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, St. Paul, IN
    Looking for a place where fun and crazy meets professional development? Look no further! Indiana Youth Services Association's annual Youth Worker Development Retreat does just that. This retreat will take you back to when you were carefree and adventurous, while enhancing your professional skills at the same time! There will be s'mores, campfires, canoeing, archery, and great workshops to partake in all FREE!

    The retreat takes place at the Flat Rock River YMCA camp, with air-conditioned cabins with bathrooms in the cabin, and individual electrical outlets at each bunk to enhance your experience. Can't stay the entire time? No worries! You're not required to stay the entire time. You have the ability to pick and choose the days/times you would like to attend. All workshops now have open registration. Workshops will fill quickly so register now!

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  • The 10 Top Capacities and Critical Skill Sets Needed in the New World of Child and Youth Work – Webinar

    September 4, 2019 | Webinar
    Tom Woll has been studying the changes in our field for the last ten years. He has conducted over 3,000 interviews with persons from across the country during the last decade. He has interviewed both public and private sector leaders, elected public officials, practitioners who are delivering services for us and youths and families who are receiving services from us. This webinar will be a 45-minute summary of the results Tom has gathered over the last ten years followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. The webinar is free for ACYCP Members and $5 for non-members.

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  • 2019 In-Person Cayen Training

    September 4, 2019 | Michigan City Schools Admin Building, Michigan City, IN
    There will be two opportunities for in-person training on the Cayen system, lead by Cayen staff. These trainings are optional and will cover the day-to-day functions of the system (entering attendance, setting up sessions, pulling reports, etc.) This is optional! Participants will need to bring a laptop, power cord, and an extension cord if possible. Lunch will be on your own.

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  • National Conference on Post-Secondary Access & Success

    September 16 - 18, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    The National College Access Network (NCAN) will hold its annual conference at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The event will attract 1,200 individuals from around the region and country who help more underrepresented students enter and complete postsecondary education, including nonprofits, colleges and universities, K-12 public district and charter schools, government agencies, and foundations and corporate funders. Topics will include postsecondary access and completion strategies for low-income students and students of color, financial aid and college affordability, cross-sector collaboration to increase postsecondary attainment rates and employment, and relevant local, state, and federal policy and advocacy.

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  • Emotional CPR (eCPR)

    September 17 - 18, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    Emotional CPR is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis with three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. Emotional CPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, recovery components, instilling hope, counseling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social attunement. There is a $15 fee to participate. This is a two-day training at MCCOY's office (1375 W. 16th St.), and both days are required for course completion.

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  • Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget

    September 19, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    This is an interactive workshop provides best practices fundraising strategies for smaller organizations with limited capacity, provides tools, resources and strategies how to communicate your mission to your stakeholders, how to build deeper relationships with donors and how to engage volunteers Participants will complete a one-year fundraising plan that will launch and/or fine-tune their fundraising program.

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  • Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) Workshop

    This free, one-day workshop is for all physical educators, health educators, and before and after school professionals that work with grades K-12. Trainers will provide resources, hands-on activities, and information on inclusive and adapted play. This activity-based training will focus on easy ways to engage students and teach lessons that ensure academic rigor and inspire movement. Each activity is based on the SHAPE America National Standards and Learning Outcomes. Each participant will be provided access to resources and tools to improve the health and well being of their students. Workshops are available at the following times and locations:

    • September 18, 2019 | Banneker Community Center in Bloomington, IN
    • September 19, 2019 | Boys and Girls Clubs of Ft. Wayne in Ft. Wayne, IN
    • September 24, 2019 | YMCA of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville, IN
    • September 25, 2019 | Edna Martin Christian Community Center in Indianapolis, IN
    • September 26, 2019 | Charles Black Community Center in South Bend, IN

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  • National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

    September 24 - 26, 2019 | Baltimore, MD
    This September 24-26, 8,000 people who are passionate about parks and recreation, conservation, health, landscape architecture, city planning and making communities great places to live will converge on Baltimore for energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference. Don't miss this great opportunity to take a road trip to learn from the best in the industry, scope out innovative products and services, and network with thousands of other professionals that are in the business of making communities great. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a conference regular, you are guaranteed to walk away from the NRPA Annual Conference feeling inspired.

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  • Celebrate Science Indiana – 2019

    October 5, 2019 | Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
    Indiana’s premier science festival. This public event features interactive activities demonstrating the importance of studying science, its economic value, and its significance to society. This event aims to encourage young Hoosiers to pursue exciting, rewarding careers in science. Prominent participants at the event include local and national science-based industries and businesses, federal agencies, educational institutions, and public institutions that have a major emphasis on science or science education, such as the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

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  • 2019 21st CCLC Multi-State Conference

    October 6 - October 9, 2019 | Evansville, IN 47708
    Registration is now live for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Multi-State Conference to be held October 6-9 in Evansville. This three-day conference will convene out-of-school time youth workers, educators, and program administrators from Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia for a unique opportunity to learn alongside each other.

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  • Summer Changes Everything Conference

    October 21 - 23, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
    The only national conference devoted to summer learning opportunities. Join participants from all over the county in Atlanta, GA for a weekend of resources, best practices, and solutions for summer learning and afterschool programs.

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  • 4th Annual Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit

    November 19, 2019 | Monroe Convention Center, Bloomington, IN
    Now is the time to submit workshop proposals for the 4th Annual Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit. This year’s theme is equity and inclusion. If you are interested in presenting, please click the link below and fill out the Google application form by 5 pm on August 9th. The 2019 MC3 Summit will explore conditions by focusing on equity and inclusion. Every child is our child, therefore, we share a collective interest in our children’s future.

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  • IYI Kids Count Conference

    December 2 - 4, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
    The IYI Kids Count Conference is the Midwest’s largest gathering of youth-serving professionals. Gain practical resources from national experts, learn about best practice models from programs like yours, and make connections that last all year long. Explore timely and relevant issues for youth in the areas of health, social emotional learning, family engagement, equity and inclusion, and more.

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  • Beyond School Hours Conference

    February 26 - 29, 2020 | Orlando, FL
    The nation's premiere conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 students in school, afterschool, summertime, and beyond! Includes powerful keynote speakers, exhibits that engage and inform, and over 200 content-rich workshops.

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  • 2020 National Afterschool Association Annual Convention

    March 15 - 19, 2020 | Washington DC
    Join the 2,300 members of the NAA community at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for four days of networking, learning and inspiration: 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 afterschool.

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  • 2020 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

    April 14 - April 15, 2020 | Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
    Indiana’s premier conference designed exclusively for afterschool and summer program providers! The 2020 Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth.

    Join 600+ participants to experience:
    • More than 60 innovative workshops on leadership and best practices
    • Inspiring and high-impact keynote speakers
    • Special Evening Networking Reception
    • Spectacular Exhibit Hall
    • Champion Awards for outstanding programs

    Hosted as a partnership by the Indiana Afterschool Network and the Indiana Department of Education.

    MORE info and registration coming SOON!