Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

2015 Best Practices For Youth Conference - APYDCON

SISGI Group - Alliance for Positive Youth Development

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

2015 Best Practices For Youth Conference - APYDCON

Share 2015 Best Practices For Youth Conference - APYDCON

Event Details

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


2015 Best Practices for
Youth Conference

August 3-6, 2015

A Unique Online and Offline Event coming to a computer screen 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.

Youth 4 Change Day Conference Kick-off - August 3, 2015

Community partners will bring together groups of young people in their community to discuss youth issues and share best practices from a youth perspective. The theme for the day is “Broadening Our Perspectives on Diversity” and the goal is to increase awareness for the youth population as well as motivate positive change within their local communities. Youth organizations outside the target communities can join in the day through the online discussions and live stream events. This kick-off will set the stage for the professional development topics in the remaining three days of the conference. Go to for more information.

Professional Development Virtual Conference - August 4-6, 2015

The professional development portion of the conference consists of webinars offered during the week of August 4-6, 2015 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, 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 - Presenter Networking

11 am -12 pm  Presenter Networking

3 - 4 pm - Workshop B

12- 1 pm - Workshop B

4- 5 pm - Presenter Networking

1 - 2 pm Presenter Networking

Click Workshop Titles for Full Description and Presenter Information

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Workshop A

Including ALL Youth: Ensuring Full Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities in Your Programs

Workshop B

Developing Democratic Citizens in Communities


Wednesday August 5, 2015

Workshop A

An Introduction to Human Trafficking

Workshop B

Place-Based Youth Engagement to Build Communities


Thursday August 6, 2015

Workshop A

Connecting and Engaging Youth in Service Learning

Workshop B

Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Youth and Young Adults

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. Our goal is 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, 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!


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


Registration Types

Conference Pass - Full access to all workshops and activities

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

Workshop Pass - Access to one live workshop and the recording

Youth Tickets - Discounted registrations for individuals 25 and younger. You will be required to provide proof of age during registration for these ticket types. 


Learn more at

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@ideas4youth)  #APYDCON to find out when you can register and for more information.  

Have questions about 2015 Best Practices For Youth Conference - APYDCON? Contact SISGI Group - Alliance for Positive Youth Development


Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar


SISGI Group - Alliance for Positive Youth Development

The Alliance for Positive Youth Development (APYD) is an international membership network connecting and supporting individuals that have dedicated their career to youth and youth development. The APYD focuses on networking, advocacy, awareness, and professional development for youth serving professionals and young leaders, to significantly increase the positive outcomes for youth around the globe. The APYD is an initiative led by The SISGI Group

We use our annual event to share best practices from across the country with parents, practitioners, community leaders, youth leaders, policymakers and educators.

The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness and bring to scale, effective strategies for sustainable positive youth impacts that create a GOLDEN© generation.

We focus on 6 strategies of Youth Empowerment:

G- Giving Back

O- Open to differences

L- Loving yourself unconditionally

D – Defending against oppression

E – Empowering yourself and others

N – Never Giving Up

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.