Events

NAA hosts a variety of events for the afterschool community, each designed to encourage networking, education, and advocacy for the field.

Events

ALABAMA
2017 ACEA Conference
March 8-10, 2017 | Orange Beach, AL
Alabama's Annual Signature Out-of-School event.

ARIZONA
PE in OST: Safe Healthy & Fun Group Management
February 1, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
Get ready to lead dynamic physical activity programming that reinforces positive behavior AND keeps all kids engaged and active! In this high-energy, interactive workshop, expert coach Jason Jamison will guide you through a variety of interactive games and sports that demonstrate how to manage large groups of youth effectively.

PE in OST: Safe Healthy & Fun Group Management
February 8, 2017 | Mesa, AZ
Get ready to lead dynamic physical activity programming that reinforces positive behavior AND keeps all kids engaged and active! In this high-energy, interactive workshop, expert coach Jason Jamison will guide you through a variety of interactive games and sports that demonstrate how to manage large groups of youth effectively.

PE in OST: Safe Healthy & Fun Group Management
April 5, 2017 | Tucson, AZ
Get ready to lead dynamic physical activity programming that reinforces positive behavior AND keeps all kids engaged and active! In this high-energy, interactive workshop, expert coach Jason Jamison will guide you through a variety of interactive games and sports that demonstrate how to manage large groups of youth effectively.

CALIFORNIA
How Kids Learn VI Conference
January 23, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA
The purpose of the HKL VI conference is to help leaders of expanded learning programs understand and grapple with the issues of equity and expanded learning opportunities.

8th Annual Bridging the Bay Conference
February 4, 2017 | El Cerrito, CA
This conference will focus on how to support the whole child by creating engaging learning environments in Expanded Learning Programs (ELP). All workshops and learning forums will target the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs in California and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies and skills, with special sessions on interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.

Stempower Conference 2017
March 18, 2017 | San Diego, CA
Our goal is to EMPOWER youth to be STEM-capable. The STEMpower conference aims to increase expanded learning educators’ confidence and competence in offering engaging STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school time programs.

COLORADO
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CONNECTICUT
Deep Dives - Bullying: Understanding & Halting the Cycle
January 24, 2017 | West Haven, CT
Building a strong sense of a welcoming, inclusive community is at the heart of preventing bullying. Learn about the cycle of bullying and ways to empower yourself and your students to stopping bullying in its tracks. Explore the simple steps to developing a program environment that halts this destructive behavior before it can take hold. Learn to teach essential skills such as self-awareness and authentic communication, personal responsibility, and mutual support, and how to process difficult things as a group. Assess your current program culture and identify where to start building a bullying-free program.

First Fridays - Tough Conversations...
February 3, 2017 | Hartford, CT
Sometimes, adults can be an even bigger challenge than the kids we work with. In this interactive session, explore strategies to connect and partner with parents, peers, supervisors, and more. Build your sensitivity to cultural and interpersonal perspectives, communication styles and needs, and more. Discover tools to help you hear the thoughts of others and share your thoughts while building a strong, mutually beneficial partnership. Navigate tough conversations and achieve positive outcomes. Participants will share thoughts, experiences, and ideas with peers as well as receiving useful tools and strategies.

Deep Dives - Grant Writing
February 8, 2017 | Rocky Hill, CT
Looking for funding to support your after school or summer program? How do you identify potential funders and develop your idea into a proposal and budget? We will discuss ways to make your case more compelling with no special training required. Anyone can do this!

First Fridays - Does it Have to Feel Like School...
March 3, 2017 | Hartford, CT
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are long, complex, and often very intimidating to program directors and staff alike. What’s more, it can often be difficult to imagine ways to align to the CCSS without making program time feel too much like the school day. In this interactive workshop, demystify the CCSS and discover simple, easy-to-use ways that you can align your program to the standards, adding a layer of enrichment and intentionality to what you do, without losing any of the fun!

First Fridays - Tips and Tricks (Special Tuesday Edition)
March 7, 2017 | Hartford, CT
Keeping children engaged in your program requires intentional planning, fun and age-appropriate activities, a strong element of youth voice, inclusion, individualization, and much more. In this fun and friendly workshop, discover and share ways to build engagement, test out inspiring activities and games, and make your program into a place the children never want to leave!

Directors & Supervisors Mini-Conference
March 14, 2017 | Milford, CT
As directors and supervisors you are called upon daily to solve problems and put out fires. Too often your own professional development and self-care takes a back seat to managing programs. We invite you to join us for our Directors and Supervisors Mini-Conference. This session is designed for afterschool professionals in a leadership position at the program or site level with. Throughout the day you will receive acquire skills, network with colleagues, and feel re-energized. Lunch will be provided. Workshop co-sponsored by Sacred Heart University.

FLORIDA
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ILLINOIS
Behavior Management: Positive & Practical Strategies for the Child/Youth Practitioner
February 14, 2017 | Chicago, IL

31st Annual Spring AfterSchool Conference Celebration
April 29, 2017 | Lisle, IL
The 31st Annual Spring AfterSchool Conference will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Lisle, IL. More information will be posted soon!

INDIANA
2017 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 10-11, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
The 2017 Summit brings together youth programs and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth.

IOWA
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KENTUCKY
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MAINE
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MARYLAND
Evening in Annapolis for Children's Advocacy
January 30, 2017 | Annapolis, MD
Registration is now open for the 2017 Advocacy event in Annapolis sponsored by Maryland Family Network and Maryland’s child care Associations. Please register and make your plans to attend.

MASSACHUSETTS
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MICHIGAN
Michigan AfterSchool Association 2017 Summer Conference
May 12, 2017 | Lansing, MI

MINNESOTA
MnAEYC-MnSACA 2017 Annual State Conference
February 3-4, 2017 | St. Paul, MN
(Re) Imagine the Power of You! We encourage you to share your knowledge and expertise with the people attending this engaging event. This conference brings together administrators, lead staff, center directors and direct care and education staff who are eager to enhance their own professional development and improve the quality of their programs. You'll leave with new networks, renewed energy, and tools to work in these ever changing fields of early childhood and school-age care.

MISSOURI
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Workshop
January 18, 2017 | Jefferson City, MO
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is hosting two grant writing workshops for those interested in applying for School Age Care (SAC) grants or 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCCLC) grants in coming years.

School Age Care Grant Workshop
February 8, 2017 | Jefferson City, MO
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is hosting two grant writing workshops for those interested in applying for School Age Care (SAC) grants or 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCCLC) grants in coming years.

Celebration of Afterschool
March 3-4, 2017 | Osage Beach, MO
Join us March 3 & 4 to celebrate the professionals, programs, and champions that make Afterschool Work! in Missouri. Our two day celebration will feature a special recognition luncheon on Friday at noon and a special keynote session on Saturday morning. Up to 7.75 clock hours available with 25 different workshops to choose from.

NEVADA
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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NEW JERSEY
Full S.T.E.M. Ahead - Mini-Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
March 8, 2017 | Union, NJ
Everyone is talking about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Afterschool is a great place to bring in STEAM activities! But there is often a fear factor when it comes to staff doing STEAM. Many people feel nervous that they won't do the activities the right way or they think that if they don't have a science background it won't work for them. But that couldn't be farther from the truth! Join us to find out how you can implement activities to get the children in your program actively engaged. Also, find out the benefits of learning along with the children in your program and how it can make a positive and lasting impression!

NEW YORK
2017 Annual Conference
March 31-April 1, 2017 | Saratoga Springs, NY
Preparing Youth for the Future Through Social and Emotional Learning.

NORTH CAROLINA
Synergy 2017
April 3-5, 2017 | Charlotte, NC
The 2017 Synergy Conference, Spring into STEM, will be held on April 3-5, 2017 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place.

OHIO
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OREGON
Oregon Afterschool Conference 2017
November 4, 2017 | Salem, Oregon
Choose Your Own Adventure.

PENNSYLVANIA
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SOUTH DAKOTA
Afterschool Day at the Capitol 2017
February 1, 2017 | Pierre, SD
Each year during legislative session, OST programs converge on Pierre to participate in the annual SoDakSACA-sponsored “Afterschool Day at the Capitol”. Programs have booths highlighting what ‘after school programs’ are all about, and feature what their program provide the children in their own communities. Many amazing and productive conversations with great legislators and higher ups take place on this day!

SD Early Childhood Education Conference
April 20-22, 2017 | Sioux Falls, SD

TEXAS
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UTAH
2017 Northern Recharge Workshop
February 11, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT
The ability for staff to make meaningful connections with youth is a primary reason out-of-school time programs are successful. In this powerful role, out-of-school time program educators and staff can Be the Reason youth are inspired, motivated, challenged to be engaged learners, discover new passions, and to understand their role and influence in society. We hope you discover how your commitment to youth in out-of-school time programs makes a difference and that you will be inspired to Be the Reason youth succeed!

2017 Southern Recharge Workshop
March 4, 2017 | St. George, UT
The ability for staff to make meaningful connections with youth is a primary reason out-of-school time programs are successful. In this powerful role, out-of-school time program educators and staff can Be the Reason youth are inspired, motivated, challenged to be engaged learners, discover new passions, and to understand their role and influence in society. We hope you discover how your commitment to youth in out-of-school time programs makes a difference and that you will be inspired to Be the Reason youth succeed!

STEM Saturday
March 6, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT
The 3rd STEM Saturday training will be held in Salt Lake City on May 6, 2017. This half-day training will provide resources for implementing STEM into afterschool programs.

13th Annual Jump Start Conference 
October 13, 2017 | Ogden, UT
The 13th Annual Jump Start Conference will be held at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, UT on October 13-14, 2017. This two-day statewide conference is a great way to network with others and learn new ideas to implement into your afterschool program.

VERMONT
Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 3, 2017 | Stowe, VT
The Vermont Afterschool Conference is an annual event that brings together hundreds of expanded learning programs, partners, advocates, and educators from around the state for a full day of learning, networking, and celebration.

VIRGINIA
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WISCONSIN
2017 WAA Annual Conference
April 28-29, 2017 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

WYOMING
WYAA Annual Conference
October 4-5, 2017 | Cheyenne, WY