We look forward to celebrating with you on September 15, 2017!

What is YIPA FEST?

YIPA FEST is celebration of Youth Intervention workers and youth-serving organizations. It is a day full of learning, networking and fun! YIPA FEST builds upon YIPA’s unique ability to bring together Youth Intervention providers from urban, rural and suburban communities. YIPA has always been the place to make new connections, re-connect with old friends and meet industry leaders.

YIPA FEST is FREE for YIPA members. Because this is such an important day, we invite those who are not YIPA members to attend at a nominal registration fee.

Breakout Sessions

Youth Performers

Keynote Speaker





We are excited to announce our 2017 keynote speaker!

Annie Meehan is a Speaker and a Life Coach based in Minneapolis, MN. After starting her career in corporate America, she is now seen as a powerful successful motivational speaker with heart and determination that awakens her audiences to action. Annie journeyed through life as the middle child of seven, raised by a single mom, and has many stories and life lessons to share. She has been a guest on Oprah and Twin Cities Live.

In addition to being a popular motivational keynote speaker, Annie is also the author of a motivational books, Paths, Detours, and Possibilities & Be the Exception.


For more information on Annie’s books and services, please visit her website.


2017 Agenda

8:00 Registration Opens

8:30 – 9:00 Youth Performers 

9:00 – 9:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:40 – 10:30 Breakout session 1

10:35 – 11:25 Breakout session 2

11:30 – 12:00 Networking

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 PM- 1:00 Youth Performers

1:00 PM – 1:50 Breakout session 3

2:00 PM – 3:00 Keynote

All of the YIPA FEST Breakout Sessions are led by YIPA members. Submit your proposal to maggie@yipa.org today!

Read the 2016 Breakout Session Descriptions HERE


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