YIPA FEST is a unique celebration filled with love and positive energy.
It’s our genuine appreciation for all the ways the work you do truly makes a difference.
100% of 2018 survey respondents said they would recommend YIPA FEST to colleagues.
Join us in the fall of 2019 for the next YIPA FEST. 

This event is for you, no matter what kind of youth work you do. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues and friends who share your passion for changing lives. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll explore new ideas and expand your skills. You’ll leave feeling inspired and reinvigorated.

Come experience YIPA FEST! From the moment you are greeted by the hospitality team until you are thanked by YIPA team members as you leave, you will feel valued. Join us for a full day of learning, networking, entertainment, inspiration, and fun! And the full day is FREE for YIPA members. Not a member? Find out about the benefits of belonging or register to attend at the non-member rate of $120.

Here’s just a little look at the 2018 YIPA FEST

  • YIPA FEST is always inspiring and fun. The keynote speakers are amazing and it is always great to gather with like minded individuals to share insights and get support. Leah Hastad
  • I value and appreciate YIPA’s efforts in bringing together a diverse group of Youth Workers -Kelly Her, Hmong American Partnership Youth Advocate
  • This is a day where youth workers are celebrated and where resources and valuable breakout learning sessions are available. Mary Jo Volkman
  • YIPA FEST was impressive, inviting, and inspiring! I look forward to attending more in the future.” -Emily Nelson
  • Speakers at 2018 YIPA FEST brought tears and laughter and a reason for doing what we do. Jan Willms
  • A great day to learn new skills and ignite new passions! Amanda Wittenberg

Breakout Sessions

Youth Performers

Keynote Speakers


YIPA FEST breakout sessions are led by YIPA members

2018 exhibitor information

YIPA FEST exhibitors value you and the work you do. They chose to be a part of YIPA FEST to show their support and they’re eager to share their resources to help you improve your youth work outcomes.

Check out the 2018 YIPA FEST exhibitors!

Thank you, 2018 sponsors!

YIPA FEST sponsors made this special day possible! They are committed to a better future for our young people and stronger communities everywhere. They know that when you are successful, our youth do better and we all benefit. Please reciprocate and support your YIPA FEST sponsors.