International Conference

Speaker applications are currently open.

WFYC invites proposals from speakers around the world for our 2023 virtual conference, Lead – Innovate – Collaborate.       

Proposals will be accepted on our website now through January 31, 2023.  Below you will find a Request for Proposals Overview, Recorded Information Session

and the presentation slides are available to help you prepare your application.

If you have any questions about the speaker proposals, please contact or you can also schedule

time with a staff member to meet one-on-one at

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Calling all WFYC members with performing or creative arts programs!

WFYC is looking for youth talent to feature at our upcoming virtual conference, Lead – Innovate – Collaborate in June 2023.

All current WFYC member organizations with performance or creative art programs, or who have youth with musical, dance, or another creative talent, are eligible to apply in the month of February.

WFYC will review submissions and select the featured members in mid – March.

Talent examples might include:

  • Dance performances
  • Musical performances
  • Photos of sculptures, paintings, drawings, etc.
  • Any other medium of youth art!

What you need to know

  • Your submission video and/or photos do not need to be the exact video or photos you wish to be featured at the conference. We are looking for examples, not the final product!
  • If selected, WFYC will work with you to collect or record a new video to feature.
  • Selected member organizations will receive a mini grant for their participation.

Questions may be directed to Tony Galvao, Program Operations Coordinator,

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2022

RFP Process Resources

About the WFYC 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.

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