After School Conferences You Must Go To In 2020

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As after school becomes a more popular time for kids to experience new and wonderful things, the more professional events become available. We’ve got the top after school conferences for you to attend in 2020.

National AfterSchool Association After School Conferences

NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours. Our members include after school program directors, coordinators, sponsors, front-line staff, school leaders, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, board of education members, non-profit leaders, advocates, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and more.


BOOST Collaborative After School Conferences

The BOOST Collaborative is a unique purpose-driven company committed to creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. BOOST supports out-of-school time professionals through quality professional development opportunities, program and resource development, building community partnerships, promoting the importance of quality out-of-school time programming, opportunities to share promising practices, and a variety of consulting services. Together we make a difference.


Beyond School Hours XXIV National Education Conference

Beyond school Hours’ conference provides vital professional development opportunities for educators and leaders working with students of all ages, across the learning day, all across America.Refresh, renew, and have fun connecting with peers and experts. Take home skills, tools and a renewed passion for improving learning outcomes for young people across the entire day, through:

  • Hands-on workshops and pre-conferences led by national experts
  • Motivating keynote presentations and panel discussions
  • Powerful networking opportunities and celebrations
  • Fascinating educational excursions
  • Premium exhibits unveiling the latest products and solutions


2020 IAN Spring Conference

The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance, was founded in 1987. The National School-Age Care Alliance grew out of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC, as the special interest group and ultimate association for professionals working with school age children and youth. The only professional association in the afterschool field, NAA represents over 9,000 members and 38 state affiliate organizations. Link:

Afterschool Project-Based Learning Workshop

August 5 – 7, 2019 | Indiana Afterschool Network, Indianapolis, IN

In Magnify Learning’s Afterschool Open Workshop, you will experience a project-based learning environment while you learn the nuts and bolts of project-based learning. You will leave the three-day workshop with a fully reviewed project-based learning unit you are ready to implement with confidence! Participants will receive a FREE follow-up coaching session after the workshop. Afterschool employees and volunteers are encouraged to attend in order to collaboratively work together and establish a project-based learning lessons, activities, and units designed to meet the particular needs and culture of their youth population. Upon the successful completion of the workshop, participants receive a certificate for earning 21 CYC Certification points (7 per each day attended). The workshop daily hours will be from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.


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.


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.


2020 Out-of-School Time Conference: EMPOWER               

Lancaster Marriott Convention Center, Lancaster. PA                       

SAVE the DATE for the 2020 OST Conference. This conference is for anyone working or interested in out-of-school time learning. 


California Afterschool and Summer Challenge

The Challenge is a one of a kind event that brings together hundreds of after school and school-age care providers, families and youth to share their stories of why after school and summer programming for youth matters! 

Come advocate to adequately fund California’s Expanded Learning programs on behalf of the over 500,000 students and their families that are positively impacted by expanded learning programs every day. With the challenge experience you can gain tools and receive training, designed for emerging, experienced and youth advocates, led by policy experts, community leaders and youth. March with hundreds of advocates through the streets of Sacramento, led by the All-Star Marching Band. Rally on the Capitol steps, hearing from legislative champions, field leaders, family members and youth. Share your stories and expertise with legislators to make the case for out-of-school time. Connect with advocates from your community to build a local base and coordinate future efforts. In addition to helping advance the out-of-school time field, this advocacy experience helps show young people and emerging leaders how to speak out and use their voices to create change. California policy makers need constant reminders of the importance of our programs – your voice is needed!