Nebraska Afterschool Conference

A program designed to inspire  you to deliver on what matters.

Experience three days of learning, networking and shaping the future. This year’s conference has gone digital. This will be a learning environment unlike anything you have ever experienced with content from national and statewide afterschool partners for staff, families and parents.

Program Highlights

Learning Experiences
More than 50 in-person and recorded conference sessions, forums, workshops and more that focus on 5-E themes:
Program Highlights

• Emotional Health & Wellness
• Equity & Inclusion
• Engineering Mindset
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental & Outdoor Education

Wellness Activities
Morning yoga sessions, nature walks and learning sessions that address emotional, mental and physical health for you and your students are being planned. Stay tuned.

September 30 – October 2, 2020

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Registration is $25 and includes program highlights and more.

Networking Experiences
Throughout the program, social activities are planned to help you connect virtually with others and build your professional network. All registrants will receive a free copy of The Other Wes Moore audiobook and have the opportunity to participate in a book club. Details here.

Youth Marketplace
Nebraska youth will pitch and sell their home-grown products at a first ever youth marketplace. Watch for more information on how the youth in your community can participate in this conference exclusive.





Join us for three days of learning, networking and shaping the future. The conference registration fee is $25.00 per person and includes more than 30 in-person and recorded conference sessions, forums, workshops and more. All registrants will receive a free copy of The Other Wes Moore audiobook and have the opportunity to participate in a book club.


This year all registrations will be completed through the Event Brite website. Each registrant must have a unique email address. You may pay by credit card, debit card, Paypal or invoice (invoice option ONLY available to Nebraska school districts or community-based organizations). Once a registration is processed, there are no substitutions or refunds.


The Event Brite website is set up so an organization or district may complete multiple registrations in a single transaction. The website allows up to 90 minutes to complete a transaction. It is recommended that the names and emails for each registrant be collected in advance of logging into the registration website. A sample spreadsheet to collect First Name, Last Name, Email Address for each registrant is provided. Nebraska school districts and community-based organizations may select “Invoice” as the method of payment (contact information where the invoice should be emailed must be provided). There will be an additional $10 processing fee if payments are not received by December 15, 2020.


  1. On the first screen, click “Register” to begin the process
  2. On the second screen, select the quantity of registrations, then click “Checkout”
  3. On the Checkout screen, provide your contact information, select the method of payment and provide the First Name, Last Name and unique Email for each registrant.
  4. If completing more than one registration, skip over the “Copy Data from Other Grantee” box and move on to register the next person.

NOTE: The Invoice method of payment is available only to Nebraska school districts or community-based organizations. See above for instructions if registering a group.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS ($10.00 Registration Fee)

We are pleased to offer three 90-minute hands-on workshops that include a kit of materials that will be mailed to each registered participant at the conclusion of the conference. In order to participate in one or more of these workshops, you must first be registered for the conference. There is a $10 fee per workshop to cover shipping costs. Links to register for these Hands-On Workshops will be included in the emailed confirmation after your conference registration is completed.

Growing Up Wild
This workshop provides afterschool staff an 8 week Afterschool club focused on 8 topics that relate to the Growing Up WILD Curriculum. The kit mailed to each participant includes the Growing Up Wild curriculum, lesson plans and a material guide for each activity.  This workshop is supported by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Solar Energy and Outdoor Learning
When you register for this workshop you will learn about a new Beyond School Bells Solar Energy kit that includes curriculum and supplies for designing and building your own solar oven.  This workshop is supported by Verizon and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Engineering at Mars Base Camp
When you register for this workshop, you will receive a Mars Base Camp kit that includes curriculum and supplies for four inspiring engineering activities that are perfect for afterschool programs. The kit includes supplies for 12 youth working in 3 teams.  This workshop is supported by Verizon and Stem Next.

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Proposals accepted until 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟴, 𝟱:𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗺

Presenters will be notified by Monday, August 31 regarding the status of their proposals

Sessions must be recorded and uploaded by 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟭. Support for recording session will be provided.

You Can be a Virtual Presenter video by Saundra Frerichs
You can be a virtual presenter, and this video will help you do it.  The short video describes what to expect from this year’s virtual conference, how to get the most from the experience, and how to plan and record a great virtual session.  It includes tips for recording in PowerPoint or using Zoom.   You can do this, and we will help.

Conference Sponsors

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Updated September 10, 2020 11:57am