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UNITY Youth Leaders Prepare to Gather in Washington, DC

Annual UNITY Midyear Conference to take place February 11-15, 2015

UNITYMidyear2015Mesa, AZ—Nearly 200 Native American youth and advisors from across the country, representing tribal communities and youth councils, will gather for a week-long youth leadership conference in Washington DC. The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY, Inc.) will host its annual midyear conference, with programming focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from February 11 – 15, 2015. Agenda highlights include a visit to Capitol Hill where youth councils will visit with representatives from congress, youth forums and exclusive dialogue with invited guests from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and youth council presentations and sharing of community service projects.

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Invitation to Attend Midyear Conference Cutural Event

Cultural Event FlyerA cultural event is scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm during the UNITY Midyear Conference. The activities will take place in Regency Rooms E & F at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature Southern and Eastern Tribes.

A flyer with the relevant information is attached.

Midyear Conference Frequently Asked Questions

The attached document contains answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference. If you have a question not addressed, please contact the UNITY staff at (480) 718-9793.

Planning to Meet Members of Your Congressional Delegation

The UNITY Midyear agenda has designated Thursday morning for Capitol Hill visits. Schedule your meetings for Thursday morning, February 12th. Make the most of this opportunity for your Youth Council to sit down face-to-face with decision-makers to convey your thoughts on issues.

The attached document entitled, “Plan Your Congressional Visits,” is provided to give guidance as you schedule and meet with members of your congressional delegation.

Deadline: January 20, 2015!

Book Your Room NOW For UNITY Midyear Conference

UNITY’s Midyear Conference host hotel is now taking reservations and offering a special UNITY rate (while rooms last – filling up fast!), starting at $139.00 per night plus tax.


2015 Midyear Conference Reminder

Brian Weeden, National UNITY Council, Executive Committee, Co-President offers a video reminder about the upcoming 2015 Midyear Conference.

A copy of the latest draft Midyear Conference agenda is attached for viewing and downloading.

Conference Calls Scheduled for Parents and Advisors

ATTENTION UNITY ADVISORS & PARENT: The UNITY staff will host conference calls about what to expect before your journey to the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington DC.

Journey to Midyear Conference conference calls are scheduled for:

  • January 7, 2015
  • January 28, 2015
  • February 4, 2015

All calls will take place at 4:00 pm MST / 6:00 pm EST.

To participate, call (513) 386-0000 and, when prompted, enter the code 197214#.

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Online Midyear Hotel Booking Now Available

Hyatt Regency Crystal CityDON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD!
Book Your UNITY Midyear Conference Hotel Today

UNITY’s Midyear Conference host hotel is now taking reservations and offering a special UNITY rate (while rooms last), starting at $139.00 per night plus tax.

Book your stay today! To book online, click on over to the Hyatt Regency Crystal Website. Or call 1-888-421-1442. Reference: 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
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Early-Bird UNITY Midyear Registration Now Available


 Update to Registration Deadlines

2015 UNITY MidyearHundreds of UNITY youth councils members and delegates are expected once again to converge for historic meetings in Washington D.C.  The 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 11-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The following Midyear registration dates and associated fees are as follows:

  • November 16 – December 31, 2014 – $125
  • January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2015 – $150
  • February 1 – On-site – $175

Note: On-Line registration for Midyear will end on January 31st. After that date, it will be on-site only.

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Online Evaluation of the 2014 Midyear Conference

For those of you who attended the 2014 UNITY Midyear Conference, please take a few minutes to complete the online conference evaluation form, which is available HERE.

Your feedback helps guide the UNITY staff as they plan future conferences and related activities.

Thank you.