2020 – Gap Year Conference @Home: October 27-29, 2020 1pm-5pm EST
WHEN: October 27-29, 2020. 1pm-5pm EST each day. We will begin with a warm welcome and State of the Field report followed by a keynote address by Angelou Ezeilo, Founder and CEO of The Greening Youth Foundation. She is co-author of the book
Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders.
Special Note: October 26, 5pm EST. Barbara Stewart, CEO of Corporation for National & Community Service, will join Ethan Knight for a special Q & A session.
WHAT: The annual gap year conference is upon us and we are thrilled to announce that we are going virtual. Join the 2020 Gap Year Conference from the comfort of your home or office!
WHO: Gap year programs, gap year consultants, alum of gap years, job-seekers in the gap year world, high school counselors, educational consultants, and the higher education community – colleges and universities who believe in or offer their own gap years, join us! This year we hope to grow our attendees and include many who have typically been unable to attend an in person conference. If you’re interested in the gap year movement, this is the one event of the year you cannot miss.
FORMAT: Each day will span from 1pm-5pm EST. We are keeping to just 4 hours as we know screen time is tough on all of us. Sessions will be no longer than 90 minutes and all session facilitators will be advised to keep the session interactive, engaging, and as experiential as possible given the online format. Some conference offerings include: mental health, risk management in the time of COVID, Anti-racism and DEIA trainings, Higher Ed and gap years, virtual programming, and more.
In addition to sessions there will be opportunities for networking, a state of the field update, and the annual membership meeting.