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

State Affiliate Events

2020 ACEA Conference
March 9-11, 2020 | Birmingham, AL
Save-the-date for Alabama Community Education Association's Rockstars Conference.

2019 Annual Conference - Arizona School's Out, Make it Count
October 19, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
At the 2019 School’s Out, Make It Count conference, you will:

  • Learn the newest activities, curriculum & strategies for afterschool, before school and summer youth programs!
  • Gain over 4 hours of professional development from your choice of over 44 workshops, covering topics such as STEM, Social & Emotional Development, Leadership, AzCASE 101 series and Quality Initiative Series, and more!
  • Network with over 750 Out-of-School Time Professionals from across Arizona!
  • Interact with dozens of exciting programs, services and products in our Exhibit Hall!

Leadership Intensive Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
A management and leadership training designed for coordinator to director level professionals in the out-of-school time field with an aspiration for advanced leadership.

Leadership Intensive Retreat
December 12 - 14, 2019 | Berkeley, CA
A management and leadership training designed for coordinator to director level professionals in the out-of-school time field with an aspiration for advanced leadership.

Social Emotional Learning Training
Now available
Out-of-school time programs play an important role in helping young people develop confidence, problem-solving skills, self-management, and interpersonal skills. In this program, practitioners learn how to help young people build a solid foundation of character, which imparts valuable social skills for success in school, work and life.

Environmental Stewardship Training
Now available
Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to ignite a passion for science, fueling a new generation of innovators and environmental stewards. The curriculum is designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, ways to save energy and practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. Additionally, the curriculum is uniquely and intentionally designed to engage families in energy and water conservation habits.

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders of Color
Application Coming Spring 2019
CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) fellowships foster transformative change, allowing each individual to be part of the larger movement for equity and social justice. Through an intensive year-long cohort-based program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field, the LDI equips site coordinators to director level professionals with an aspiration for advanced leadership with skills in management and leadership. A foundational component of this project is to understand how power, privilege and oppression manifest in the field, and provide participants with the tools, confidence and network to create new realities for themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Training: Onsite & Online
As Requested
CalSAC provides a diverse array of free and low-cost experiential, interactive training and learning opportunities that build the skills and confidence of youth development professionals at all levels, from line staff and practitioners to managers and program directors. From STEM to social and emotional learning to equity-based leadership, CalSAC has over 800 hours of curriculum available to meet a range of interests and needs. To get started, simply choose from an array of onsite or online training topics or programs and select your preferred date and time.

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Out-of-School Time Leadership Institute (OSTLI)
October 4, 2019 | Hartford, CT
This one day event will help you understand your own metamorphosis as a leader in an evolving field. The format for the day will be a mix of open discussions, small and large group discussions, and an open forum for sharing ideas and thoughts on leading high-quality out-of-school time programs. We will be joined by several national leadership experts that have led programs and contributed to the larger leadership discussion in the field.

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2019 Florida Afterschool Conference
September 24, 2019 | Orlando, FL
We are pleased to announce that we are combining the Afterschool Kick-off Conference for 21st CCLC and the Florida Afterschool Conference. This event will bring together over 600 participants from various afterschool programs. Parents, students, teachers, school and district administrators, 21st CCLC sub-recipients, and those working in or with community-based organization will be gathering in September for this conference. Be on the lookout for more information on what is being offered.

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Fall After School Training Event
September 21, 2019 | Granite City, IL
Join us at Southwestern Illinois College for this training event.

34th Annual Spring Conference
March 27-28, 2020 | Bloomington, IL
Embracing the future. A focus on children, youth and families in all sectors of afterschool and youth development.

Regional Trainings
Dates and locations vary
Learn more about the different regional trainings offered.

2020 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 14-15, 2020 | Indianapolis, IN
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.

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November 8, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
Teachers help students to acquire knowledge and skills. Teaching discrete skills, such as the attributes of polygons and geometric solids, fractional measurements, creative writing, and elements of fiction, can be ends in and of themselves, or they can be combined in a purposeful way. To a child, what could be more purposeful than to combine all of those disciplines into making toys that they can play with? This unit of study is designed to do just that.

Why Space Matters: Examining Afterschool Environments
November 8, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
Research shows that a positive environment predicts stronger academic skills and perceptions of academic abilities. What message does your environment send to children, families and staff? Examine the elements of a good program, review basic principles of design through a variety of lenses, and reflect on easy, creative approaches to increase the impact of your environment on everyone.

MnAEYC-MnSACA Winter Leadership Institute
January 30, 2020 | St. Paul, MN
You spoke and we listened! We've heard that it can be difficult for some to attend our Summer Leadership Institute because of the demands of summer programming, so we'll be hosting a pre-event to our conference on Thursday, January 30.

The research is now clear: leaders grow over time, and leadership can be thoughtfully and intentionally nurtured. This matters because leaders matter. Whether you are a currently a leader, aspire to be a leader, or support the development of leaders, this is the event for you. This institute is designed to create and support connections and skills needed to cultivate our own leadership and that of others.

2020 MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference
January 31-February 1, 2020 | St. Paul, MN
Join your friends and colleagues at this premier conference for early childhood and afterschool professionals on January 31-February 1, 2020 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

Our state conference is your annual opportunity to connect, lead and engage alongside colleagues from many sectors of early childhood and afterschool work in Minnesota. This year we have an excellent selection of sessions to choose from that reflect our dedication to supporting professionals and enhancing the quality of programs for children, youth, and their families.

November 15-17, 2019 | Lake Ozark, MO
The annual MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute is tailored to meet the unique needs of afterschool professionals.

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Level Up Afterschool
November 22-23, 2019 | Princeton, NJ
The 2019 conference, Level Up Afterschool!, focuses on laying the foundation for long-term success in the ever-changing landscape of Afterschool, Out of School Time and Expanded Learning.

In these challenging times, it has become abundantly clear that we need to invest in our youth and give them the necessary tools to bring about positive change. It is our hope to spark ideas, creativity and conversations that will help to tackle that challenge. To that end, we are pleased to offer over 50 workshops on a wide variety of topics aimed at strengthening tomorrow's leaders and in essence, a higher quality afterschool program.

2020 Annual Conference
March 20-21, 2019 | Troy, NY
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Oregon Afterschool Conference
November 1-2, 2019 | Salem, OR
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Penn SACCA Annual Statewide Conference
November 9, 2019 | State College, PA
Afterschool time is STEM time!

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Annual Conference
October 10-12, 2019 | Spearfish, SD
Our 20th annual conference will be held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

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Jump Start 2019 Conference
November 1, 2019 | Ogden, UT
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Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 1, 2019
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.

VPOST 10th Annual Conference
September 30, 2019 | Williamsburg, VA
VPOST is proud to launch our 10th Annual Conference. Our annual event is a lot like afterschool programs- so much fun you won’t realize you are learning! For this year’s theme we drew upon the national conference theme, from The National Afterschool Association (NAA), “Rise Up”, and have themed this year as “Rise Up and Shine”. It is a call to action for OST professionals to be seen and heard by the greater community. Our event aims to elevate and illuminate afterschool programs in Virginia by offering participants proven strategies and innovations in the field. Now at our decennial milestone and set against the historic backdrop of Williamsburg, Rise Up and Shine will be the most expansive, informative, and inspiring conference in VPOST history! We hope you will join us and let your light shine!

Bridge Conference
October 28-29, 2019 | Renton, WA
This year’s theme, Looking Back, Facing Forward, explores the importance of culture and the role it plays in shaping and empowering young people and their communities. We will hear from speakers who will share their knowledge and strategies to better create systems, organizations, and programs that affirm their intersectional identities.

WCCAA Annual Conference
April 29-May 1, 2020 | Appleton, WY
Save the date for what will be another outstanding gathering of child care administrators, directors, owners and champions of the child care industry.

11th Annual WYAA Statewide Conference on Afterschool Programs
October 2-3, 2019 | Cheyenne, WY
The conference provides professional development, technical assistance, and networking opportunities for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders from across Wyoming.