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This category includes Conference news, informational updates, photos, and registration and other forms necessary to participate in the annual gathering. Check this area for the latest news and information leading up to each year's conference. If you cannot find what you're looking for here, call the UNITY office or use the Contact form to ask specific questions.


2015 National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

In July 2015, up to 1,500 American Indian and Alaska Native youth, advisors and supporters are expected to gather in Washington, DC for the National UNITY Conference. They will share their diverse cultures and seek solutions to common concerns and issues within their communities. They will be challenged. They will learn. They will interact and enjoy the fellowship of Native youth from throughout the United States - all in a positive, inclusive setting, and in the spirit of unity.

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Liability and Medical Release and Emergency Contact and Medical Information Forms

An Emergency Contact and Medical Information form is attached. Advisors, who will be accompanying youth to the 2015 National UNITY Conference, are asked to have this form completed and then brought to the conference where it will be available in case of illness or injury.

Additionally, a Participant Liability and Medical Release form is attached. Please ensure that a form is completed for each participant and sent to the UNITY office. If sending the signed original by US Mail, please mail no later than June 30, 2015. You may also send by fax (480) 773-6369 or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Send emails and faxes no later than July 3, 2015. Also, if sending by email or fax, bring the signed original to the conference and turn it in to the staff during the onsite registration process.

Call the UNITY staff at (480) 718-9793 with questions.

RFPs

National Conference Call for Vendor Proposals

UNITY is now accepting vendor proposals to support the 2015 National UNITY Conference. Current support is required for:

  1. Conference Program - Printing Vendor (download RFP here)
  2. Conference Tee-Shirts - Printing Vendor (download RFP here)
  3. Conference Videographer/News Producer (download RFP here)

Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Your Room Early for the National UNITY Conference

Renaissance Downtown HotelThe UNITY discounted room block for the 2015 National UNITY Conference is starting to fill-up! Don't miss your opportunity to stay at the host hotel at a discounted of $139 per night (plus taxes & fees). With other large events and conventions happening in the DC area during the conference, rooms will soon be hard to find! Don't delay, reserve your room today!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM ON-LINE NOW

2015 National UNITY Conference
July 10 - 14, 2015 
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington DC
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

National Conference Registration:
Early-Bird Rate of $200 Now Open
Good through April 15, 2015

UPDATE

Registration fee is $250 from April 16, 2015 through May 31, 2015

June 1, 2015 (and onsite) the registration fee goes up to $300

Register for the conference, click HERE.

UNITY Prepares for Record Turnout at National Native Youth Leadership Conference in DC

Native Youth at Nike during 2014 National ConferenceMesa, AZ – Nearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected gather in our nation's capital this summer to participate in the annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 10-14, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance. A Today's Native Leaders' National Summit, co-sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is also planned a day before the conference on July 9.

"We are working with the National UNITY Council to create one of the most memorable and special national conferences to date," said Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director of UNITY, Inc. "Excitement is definitely in the air as we plan this big event. We will be announcing our theme soon and will reveal our guest speakers and presenters over the next few months. I encourage everyone to stay connected for conference updates by visiting our website often and signing up for our UNITY e-Newsletter," added Titla.

Read more: UNITY Prepares for Record Turnout at National Native Youth Leadership Conference in DC

2015 National UNITY Conference Registration

The National UNITY Conference will convene in Washington, DC on July 10 - 14, 2015. Online registration is available HERE.

National Conference registration fees are as follows:

  • February 28, 2015 - $185
  • April 15, 2015 - $200
  • May 31, 2015 - $250
  • June 1, 2015 ( and onsite) - $300

Note: You must register by the listed date to receive the stated rate.

July 9 - Pre-Conference Events: Today's Native Leaders Summit,  National UNITY Council Gathering and Other Special Events will be held at the national conference site on July 9, 2015 - the day prior to the official start of the national conference.

2015 Conference Online Registration Now Available

The 2015 National UNITY Conference will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC from July 10 - 14, 2015. Conference online registration is now available HERE.

(Note: Please refer to this more recent updated story for the latest conference registration information.)