The National Youth Employment Coalition

2019 NYEC Annual Forum

November 11-13 2019

Washington Hilton Hotel

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Registration & Hotel

The Annual Forum brings together practitioners and young people from around the country to tackle pressing issues in the youth-employment field, including pre-conference sessions, interactive discussion sessions, and briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill. The forum is expected to sell out quickly so register ASAP! Early Bird deadline is August 31, 2019. Youth leaders receive a discounted registration of $75. You may register here.

The Washington Hilton Hotel is a distinctive city-renowned hotel located in the heart of Washington DC's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Easily accessible to Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles Airport, the Hilton offers ample comfortable space for networking, and conferencing. NYEC conference attendees can access discounted rooms here.

Session Proposals

We accept a wide-range of session proposals related to youth employment and workforce development. We encourage youth leaders to propose and lead sessions. Our main criteria is that sessions are dynamic and participatory, meaning they steer away from show-and-tell presentation and towards more dialogue and discussion based formats. Propose a session here. 


We offer varying levels of sponsorship for the Forum. All sponsorships come with complimentary registration, logo display in the Agenda Packet, and announcements at the Forum, among other perks. Please contact Thomas Showalter ( to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.

Questions & FAQs

Please contact Rashaun Bennett at for any questions that you might have.

Click here for our FAQ about the conference.

The Forum

The Annual Forum brings together leaders, providers, policymakers and experts from around the country in order to cultivate the most cutting edge best practices and insights in the youth employment field. 

Let's us know you're in!

Feel free to email us to let us know you are interested in attending the Forum. We especially welcome youth leaders to present and be a part of the Forum!

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Sample of 2018 Forum's Attendees:

Bay Area Community Resources

San Rafael, CA

Arizona Center Youth Resources

Phoenix, AZ

National Center for Youth Law

Oakland, CA

Nashville Career Advancement Center

Nashville, TN

Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

Washington, DC

Communities in Schools of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, MD

Boston Public Schools

Boston, MA

Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Washington, DC

Jewish Vocational Service

San Francisco, CA