We Are The Now
Join us April 15th and 16th for MYAN’s very first virtual youth leadership conference!
We’re putting ‘connection’ at the center. This year has forced us to make relationships and meaningful connections in new ways. We’re strong together, and we believe that bringing people into community right now is supremely important.
What is it?
The virtual conference is designed by and for middle school and high school aged young people, as well as recent graduates and college-aged youth. Unlike the in-person conferences from years past, this event is free to attend!
Happening across two days – April 15th and 16th – the virtual conference flows between community spaces, interactive workshops, and featured keynotes from storied youth leaders here in the state of Maine. Main conference events last from 10:00am to 2:30pm each day.
The interactive workshops and keynote speakers will connect you to other young leaders and to topics that support your passions, advocacy, leadership skills and interests!
View full Workshop Descriptions on our blog, or download the conference agenda and workshop descriptions using these links:
The conference is also a place for young people to meet like-minded youth and start important conversations. Some community focused workshops will focus on building skills or connections to work already happening that might support young people in their lives such as:
Storytelling through music and art, community driven research, spoken word & poetry, self-care strategies, facilitation skills, public speaking, outdoor adventure, Maine youth organizing efforts and much more!
How to register
Registration closed April 8, 2021. Email Michael Forst (michael.forst @ opportunityalliance.org) to ask about attending if you have missed the registration deadline. We’ll send you details for how to log in to the conference after you register. The first 50 registrants will be mailed a free conference tee shirt!
Virtual conference platform
We’re using Whova to host the conference virtually! It’s a secure virtual conference platform you’ll use to access workshops and keynotes. More info about how to access the platform will be emailed to all registrants. You can either access Whova from an internet browser or download the app on Apple and Android devices. From there you’ll be able to sign up for specific workshops, make your own profile, access the schedule, and start connecting with other participants!