Passionate Professionals. Afterschool professionals are the most passionate people we know – and we're committed to helping you grow. Convention offers exceptional learning opportunities with more than 150 workshops, poster and express presentations, receptions, the Afterschool for All Challenge, and other opportunities to make new connections and enhance your skills.
Powerful Stories. We all have a story – and it's time to share yours. Storytelling is fundamentally human. Using storytelling techniques in your professional life can help others remember what you say, learn from what you do, and even inspire them to join your cause.
The Afterschool for All Challenge – Tell Your Story to Policymakers. Register by February 6!
Hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, this annual event brings afterschool leaders and champions of all ages from communities across the nation to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives.
Now more than ever, Congress needs to hear from us. Tell them your stories and about the critical importance of afterschool and out-of-school time programs in your community. Learn more.
New! Workshops, Posters and Learning Express Presentations Announced
Download our guide to all of the learning opportunities at Convention. Read about our Workshops, Learning Express and Poster Presentations at Convention, we're delivering more content than ever before! Learn more.
Keynote Speakers Announced
Learn more about our Keynote Speakers Jonathan Gotschall, author of The Storytelling Animal and frequent TED Speaker and Cornell McClellan, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family of the United States of America. Learn more.
Sounds Great! But I Need My Supervisor's Approval.
Download our toolkit and make the case to attend convention. We've developed talking points, a cost/benefit worksheet and a sample letter to help you get the funding and time to attend convention – and invest in your professional development. Our attendees learn methods, techniques, tools, and insights that help improve their organizations.
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