Youth Leadership Conference

Myan Youth Leadership Conference. We are the Now

MYAN’s 2019 Youth Leadership Conference is here!

Join us at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, ME on November 6th and 7th. Scroll down for more information.

Youth Interest FormRegister Here

What is it?

Join hundreds of other young people from around the state in grades 7-12, and adult allies, for two packed days of workshops, skill building, and connection with other Maine youth. Designed by young people for young people, the MYAN Youth Leadership Conference centers around discussions about youth mental health, substance use prevention, bullying & harassment prevention, social emotional learning, college & career readiness, social justice issues and much much more.


Our Vision:

To foster the healthy development of young people by creating a thriving network of engaged youth leaders.


How to Register

If you’re a young person looking to join us for this year’s conference, click the Youth Registration button below.

If you’re an adult looking to register yourself or a group of youth for the conference, click the adult registration button below.

Youth Interest Form Register Here


Pricing and Hotel Accommodations

There is a cost of $80 per person to attend the event. Discounted hotel rooms, at a rate of $99 per night, are available through the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Bangor. To receive the discounted rate when you reserve your rooms, you must reserve them through this link. If you have any questions about conference pricing or hotel accommodations, reach out to Allyson Gardner at

Looking for an opportunity to share your work, stories, and knowledge?

We’re looking for powerful youth and adult presenters for our 2019 conference. We’re accepting proposals until October 4th. More information below.

Become a Presenter! Click here to submit a workshop proposal

If you or young people you know are interested in proposing a workshop to present at our Statewide conference in November 2019, we’d love to hear from you! Our Youth Planning Team are hard at work to ensure this is the best MYAN conference to date, and we invite you to be a part of it. The YPT and leadership team are accepting workshop proposals now until Friday, October 4th. This is a great opportunity to share your incredible work with a wide audience from all across Maine.

The topics the conference focuses on include issues that impact youth substance use rates, adolescent mental health, school climate (including bullying/harassment prevention and/or student voice in education) & social justice issues.

Each year, our conference brings together over 300 youth leaders to create a unified community to tackle issues facing young people every day. The conference serves as a platform for youth voice to be heard and for both adults & youth leaders to explore topics of social justice, public health, community building and prevention. If you have an idea for a workshop you’d like to present at our conference, click below to fill out a proposal before the October 4th deadline!


Want to know more?

For more information or to ask us a question about the conference, reach out to us any time by email at