International Conference

Please view the comprehensive conference guide if you have any questions about Lead. Innovate. Collaborate.

About WFYC’s Annual International Conference

WFYC invests in leadership development by providing ongoing learning opportunities for youth development staff and volunteers. A robust, multi-day, virtual conference takes place each year providing a unique global stage for a diverse community of youth development organizations, international collaborators, donors, and subject-matter experts to learn and connect.

Hundreds of WFYC Conference attendees from across the globe gather to learn the most current youth development practices and ideas from experts and colleagues. They leave informed, inspired, and better prepared to be an even more valuable asset to the youth and families they serve.

This year’s engaging, completely virtual conference takes place from June 21 – 23 and is sure to educate and inspire attendees to find new ways to provide safe, nurturing and inclusive spaces for young people.

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Registration is now open to everyone!

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Event Details

  • Informative daily sessions, view agenda.
  • FREE for all to attend this 100% virtual event.
  • More than 25 speakers from 10 countries.
  • Conference opens daily at 8:30 am. Sessions begin at 9:00 am. Sign in early to learn how to use the platform, visit exhibitor booths, and network!
  • Keynote speakers with live questions and answers, youth talent showcase, prize drawings, exhibitor booths, networking session and more!

New in 2023

  • Daily session replay.
  • Listen to sessions in English or Spanish.
  • Multi-Language platform navigation.
  • Networking with clubs around the world.
  • Promise Awards information session.
  • Optional sessions to choose from in addition to main event.

Have any additional questions? Click here to view our member participation guide or here for FAQ’s about the WFYC Virtual Conference!

Speaker and Session Information

Click on the speakers below to read more about their session.

Sponsorship or Exhibitor Booth opportunities are available for Lead-Innovate-Collaborate, for more information contact Abby Lemay,

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Lead-Innovate-Collaborate?

Lead-Innovate-Collaborate takes place on June 21, 22, and 23. Join WFYC each day from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT (UTC-4).

What time is the conference?

Each day will feature 3 hours of conference session content, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm EDT (UTC-4). The conference opens at 8:30 am EDT (UTC-4) to allow time to explore the conference event features, which include networking and exhibitor booths from WFYC partner organization.

Will this conference be virtual or in-person?

This conference will be entirely virtual, meaning that all you need to do to attend is to register. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be all set and ready to join the fun in June!

How do I register?

Complete a short form on the Lead-Innovate-Collaborate event registration page.

After registration, be sure to complete your attendee profile! An attendee profile enables attendees to share their contact information, organization affiliation and helps other attendees understand who is attending this conference with them. Plus, your profile makes it clear who is communicating in the conference chat! Learn more about creating your attendee profile here.

How do I join the event on June 21, 22 and 23?

Attendees will receive emails before and on the day of the event with your access link.

How many tickets can I reserve?

There is no limit to the number of tickets you can reserve, however, WFYC respectfully requests that you reserve only the number of tickets you are certain will be utilized. WFYC recommends registering 1 person per work location.

However, even if your club reserves just a single ticket, there are still plenty of opportunities to get your entire team involved in the event. Consider using this conference as a team-building opportunity and bring in food and snacks for each day. Some organizations host a “watch party” at their Club or office and end each day with an in-depth discussion on how to turn information into action in their communities. Learn more about how WFYC Affiliate Members can attend as a team with our Conference Attendance Guide.

How do I access the event?

Lead-Innovate-Collaborate is a completely virtual event, accessible anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Attendees may join the event from an internet browser – including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox. Please note that Hopin is not accessible from Apple Safari or other internet browsers. Click here to learn more about Hopin’s internet browser compatibility.

Attendees may also join Lead-Innovate-Collaborate on their mobile devices using the Hopin mobile app, available on the App Store or Google Play

To ensure your location has access to Lead-Innovate-Collaborate, please contact your company’s IT department to ensure that your company’s firewall allows access to the event.

Click here to learn more about Hopin’s network connectivity settings.

Will there be breaks?

Yes! There will be dedicated time for breaks, in addition to transition time between every session. Some breaks will feature creative or performing arts programs from the WFYC global community. Look forward to seeing these talented youth in June!

Will the conference be available in multiple languages?

Yes! Most conference content will be aired in English and will include English closed captions. Attendees may listen to all main conference content in English or Spanish using the interpretation function.

In addition to English and Spanish conference content, attendees may navigate the conference platform in a variety of languages. Learn more about changing the site navigation language here. However, please note that WFYC provides conference session content in English and Spanish only at this time.

What happens if I miss a day of the conference?

Visit the conference platform anytime between June 21 and 23 to replay any session that you miss. Please note: Spanish interpretation is only available during the live sessions. However, English closed captions are available when replaying a session. After the event, all sessions will be uploaded to WFYC’s Youtube channel. 

What kind of interactive elements will be a part of the conference?

There are many ways to interact with conference attendees, speakers, partners and WFYC at the event.

Each day includes WFYC staff and guest speakers live on the conference platform to welcome and guide you through the event. The conference will also feature daily prize drawings for attendees that you must be present to win. In addition to this live engagement, you can visit partner exhibitor booths or the WFYC team anytime between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm daily. Our final day of Lead-Innovate-Collaborate will include an optional networking session for attendees who are ready to connect with their peers. This is an opportunity to form relationships with people from all around the world and to learn how your fellow clubs go above and beyond in providing their youth the best care they can. We hope everyone can make it!

What kind of networking opportunities will be available at this virtual conference?

Attendees will have several opportunities to network with their international peers throughout the conference platform. The conference includes live and interactive chat, as well as the ability for attendees to create a public attendee profile. Finally, Day 3 of the event will feature a networking session for attendees to connect with others around the world and form relationships that could extend beyond this conference.

How can attendees give their feedback on the conference?

Feedback plays a very important role in the way WFYC develops the conference each year. As a result, attendees are invited to participate in a conference survey to help WFYC continue to improve this event in the future. We take your feedback very seriously and will do our best to act upon it for next year’s event. Speaker evaluations and the event survey will be available on the conference platform and sent via email in the days following the conference. We look forward to hearing from you!

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How can I access technical support during the live event?

This year, WFYC has partnered with Meeting Tomorrow, a conference production team, to host and manage this conference. Meeting Tomorrow will be available during the conference hours to assist with any technical issues that may arise.

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