All Youth Connecting: Reengagement, Careers, and Community

Nashville Main Library

June 22-23 2020

The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), National League of Cities Reengagement Network and local partner organizations are uniting to bring you a premiere convening for policy leaders and practitioners in the fields of youth employment, alternative education, and young adult development. 

  • Provide leading-edge professional development and program quality development for leaders and front-line staff
  • Promote coordination among different networks and groups across the youth employment and education field
  • Discuss and inform relevant state and federal policy agenda(s)
  • Strengthen supports and services for key populations especially in southern states

Session Proposals

We invite practioners, policymakers, youth leaders, and NYEC members to submit a session proposal for the forum. NYEC's tradition is to heavily emphasize discussion and peer learning. In discussion and real-time problem solving sessions, practitioners will facilitate conversations about pressing issues in the youth-employment field.

This year's session categories will include:

  • Summer Youth Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Youth and the Green Economy
  • Youth Leadership
  • Reengagment

Proposals are due April 15th, 2020 and we will respond by end of April to give you a status update. Please note that registration fees are not waived for presenters and that we do offer a discounted youth leaders code to encourage youth presenters.

Hotel and Venue

The Forum will be held at the Main Library in Nashville, TN. The venue is centrally located and steps from the city's legendary Broadway St. All breakout sessions and plenaries will occur in the library's conference room and/or auditorium.

NYEC has reserved a room block at the Hotel Indigo Nashville. Hotel Indigo is located within walking distance to the Main Library and is within Nashville's lively downtown area. Guarantee your room by May 22nd at the special rate of $223 per night. Click the button below and then click "Book Now" on the reservation page, the group code and IATA number will autofill.

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the Forum, contact Rashaun Bennett ( to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship. Click here to learn about the benefits of sponsorship!


If you have any questions, please contact