UNITY Prepares for Record Turnout at National Native Youth Leadership Conference in DC
Mesa, 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.
Registration for the National UNITY Conference is now open with a special pre-early-bird rate of $185, good only through February 28, 2015. Those interested in registering can go to www.unityinc.org. Tribes are highly encouraged to send representatives from their communities to participate in the conference that hones leadership skills, encourages peer-to-peer interaction and networking, and celebrates Native youth.
Many of the youth who attend the conference represent the 145 UNITY affiliated youth councils from 35 states, the largest Native American youth network of its kind in the nation. Exclusive sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available. For more information, contact the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.