About The UNITY Midyear Conference

The UNITY Midyear Conference is a three-day youth-led annual event held every February in Phoenix-metro, Arizona designed to empower Native youth and adults. About 500 youth and advisors safely attended the last in-person conference in 2020. The UNITY Midyear Conference is training focused and provides an opportunity for male and female reps of the National UNITY Council to meet to discuss its annual initiative.UNITY Trainers and peer leaders have utilized a proven UNITY YOUth Can! curriculum to challenge youth and advisors to come up with youth-led community service projects as a way to address social issues in their communities. Action plans can help guide people and groups, including youth councils, on what it takes to complete a project, task, initiative or strategy. The YOUth Can! curriculum involves 10 steps, allowing participants to determine objectives, goals, review milestones, measure progress, as well as responsibilities, specific assignments, and a timeline. Action plans are an important part of strategic planning. In this period of social distancing, youth can still develop Action Plans through video conferencing or conference calls.

Affiliated Youth Councils and individual members are eligible for registration discounts. Become a member today!

Midyear Conference Agenda

7 am – 9 am            Registration

9 am – 10:30 am        Opening General Assembly

10:30 am – 10:45 am        Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm        Sessions 1 (5 breakouts)

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm        Lunch (on own)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Sessions 2 (5 breakouts)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Break

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Afternoon General Assembly

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        Dinner (on own)

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm        Evening Activities/Evening General Assembly

8:30 am – 9:45 am        Morning General Assembly

9:45 am – 10:00 am        Break

10:00 am – 10:25 am        Speed Workshops 1

10:30 am – 10:55 am        Speed Workshops 2

11:00 am – 11:25 am        Speed Workshops 3

11:30 am – 11:55 am        Speed Workshops 4

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        Luncheon & Program

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Afternoon General Assembly

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm        Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        Sessions 3 (5 breakouts)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm        Cultural Exchange   

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Closing General Assembly

11:30 am – 1:30 pm        Lunch (on your own) / Departure

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Post-Conference Sessions (up to 5)

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Closing General Assembly

11:30 am – 1:30 pm        Lunch (on your own) / Departure

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Post-Conference Sessions (up to 5)

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Closing General Assembly

11:30 am – 1:30 pm        Lunch (on your own) / Departure

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Post-Conference Sessions (up to 5)

Registration dates and prices for the Midyear Conference are as follows: October 1 through November 30: $250 early bird registration

December 1 through January 31, 2022: $300 advance registration

February 1 through onsite registration: $350 full rate

Attendee Profiles

Sponsorship Opportunties

PREMIER SPONSOR | $50,000
• 60-second video to be played during morning general sessions
• In-person or pre-taped welcome message
• Logo on event promotions (digital and printed) with “Presenting Sponsor” designation
• Logo on program cover (digital and printed)
• Verbal thank you and mention during the event
• One exhibitor booth/table
• Item in conference bag (provided by sponsor)
• Welcome letter in printed and digital event program
• Back Page Full-page Ad in printed and digital event program
• Mention in pre- and post-conference Press Release
• “Thank you to our presenting sponsor” message with a digital ad posted on social media channels
(Facebook and Instagram)
• Digital Ad to be included in one upcoming UNITY Newsletter)
• Ticker Ad (name on scroll across the screen during live streamed general sessions)
• Web Banner Ad on the UNITY Website (for a two-month period)
• 30 National UNITY Conference VIP registrations (Includes reserved seating in general session and UNITY Banquet)
• Full-size Tribal Leader cutout

8:30 am – 9:45 am        Morning General Assembly

9:45 am – 10:00 am        Break

10:00 am – 10:25 am        Speed Workshops 1

10:30 am – 10:55 am        Speed Workshops 2

11:00 am – 11:25 am        Speed Workshops 3

11:30 am – 11:55 am        Speed Workshops 4

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        Luncheon & Program

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Afternoon General Assembly

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm        Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        Sessions 3 (5 breakouts)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm        Cultural Exchange   

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Closing General Assembly

11:30 am – 1:30 pm        Lunch (on your own) / Departure

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Post-Conference Sessions (up to 5)

Exhibitors

Workshops

Hotel & Lodging

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak

Address:
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone:
(602) 997-2626

Featured Speakers

Past UNITY Midyear Conference Videos