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Conferences & Trainings

Collaboration is a powerful force that can reshape the destinies of countless young lives. Throughout the year, IYI convenes youth workers across the state to enhance practical knowledge and skills, build professional networks, and use current evidence-based, data-driven research and promising practices to help youth-serving professionals learn new ideas and ways of serving children and youth.

Find a Training for You

Whether you’re a seasoned youth-service professional or new to the field, our conferences and trainings provide for meaningful connections, skill enhancement, and immersive learning experiences. Visit our Events Calendar to find a training that fits your needs.

Annual Conferences

IYI’s KIDS COUNT® Conference

Considered one of the largest gatherings of youth-serving professionals and leaders in the Midwest, IYI’s KIDS COUNT® Conference is a two-day, interactive learning and networking experience with more than 60 distinctive workshop sessions and keynote speakers.

Workshop sessions are led by national or regional content experts in various youth development topics and offer conference participants actionable solutions to help the kids they serve thrive. More than 1,000 youth-serving individuals from around Indiana participate in the conference annually.

Save the Date for IYI’s 2024 KIDS COUNT Conference on December 3 & 4, 2024 in Indianapolis.

Advancing Equity Summit (Virtual)

Supporting equitable opportunities for youth and children is at the core of our mission. IYI’s work is not finished until every child in Indiana is safe, well-educated, healthy, and supported by caring adults. In 2021, we leveraged existing diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and expressed interest from Indiana’s youth-serving field to host the first Advancing Equity Summit.

The interactive learning experience featured nationally recognized speakers and focused on actionable tools and models to help build equitable outcomes for all Indiana children and youth.

Save the Date for the 2024 Advancing Equity Summit on May 7, 2024.

College & Career Regional Convenings

The  College & Career Convenings are designed to help youth workers and education professionals understand the multifaceted and evolving strategies of college and career readiness, including improving FASFA submissions, providing high-quality work-based learning, improving proactive career awareness and coaching, expanding access to rigorous academic offerings, and increasing the college-going rates for all Indiana students.  

Coming in September 2024.


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