Our events are all about education, and provide a springboard for action. We partner with numerous organizations to host in-person conferences and virtual workshops for students and teachers to make their schools inclusive and safe for everyone.

YCD Conferences

COVID-19 Notice: At this time YCD is working virtually with student executive committees to plan statewide in-person events in Colorado and New Mexico during the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. If public health conditions require, we will transition these conferences to become virtual for everyone’s safety. Check this website for the latest information, or contact us with questions.

Simultaneously, we are working hard to maximize virtual opportunities for learning and engagement on inclusion and social justice topics for students and teachers.

January 30, 2021

Cherry Creek Diversity Conference

Denver, Colorado

The largest diversity conference for teens in Colorado, this event welcomes over 1,100 students and teachers from across the state each year. MORE >>

January 30, 2021

Rocky Mountain Diversity Fair

Denver, Colorado

Modeled upon a typical college fair, this unique event offers Colorado teens a multitude of options and ideas for their next steps upon graduation from high school, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. MORE >>

March 6, 2021

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Back in its third year, students from across New Mexico are planning this conference to bring together 500+ teens from the state. MORE >>

Fall 2021

Colorado Summit for Inclusive Teen Athletics and Activities

Colorado Springs, CO

In partnership with CHSAA, YCD’s newest program is bringing together student athletes and extracurricular activity participants to explore how to make these programs more inclusive across Colorado. Due to COVID-19, this event is currently on hiatus. MORE >>

Fall 2021

Mountain West Diversity Conference

Gypsum, Colorado

Started by students and teachers in Eagle County, this event welcomes 300+ teens from across Colorado’s Western Slope each fall. Due to COVID-19, this event is currently on hiatus. MORE >>

Fall 2021

NoCoWyo Diversity Conference

Fort Collins, Colorado

We’re excited to offer this unique event for the students of northern Colorado and Wyoming each year, held on the CSU campus. Due to COVID-19, this event is currently on hiatus. MORE >>

Events with Partners, Allies, and Accomplices

Below are additional conferences, events and virtual opportunities for students and teachers, offered by other organizations, that focus on inclusion and social justice.

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