2015 Impact After School Conference
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday April 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM CDT
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Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
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There is still time to register for the Impact After School Conference next week!

"The quality of the Impact After School Conference parallels that of the national afterschool conferences I have attended. There are not many trainings that are specific to school age care and issues in my area, and to get age-appropriate training, one previously had to attend a national conference. Offering a school-age conference in Iowa allows more professionals in our field to get that specific training that is high-quality and age appropriate. This year, I'm foregoing the national conference and choosing to attend Impact instead for this excellent opportunity so close to home!"

Shelly Robinson, Director

Lewis Central Lucky Children, Council Bluffs


For a full agenda, click here!


Registration is also open for the before and after-conference events! (If you have already registered for the Impact Conference, you would need to register separately for these special events using the links below). 


Exclusive Events:  
STEM Pre-Conference (limited seating, 9 more seats left). April 22 - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access the agenda here.

Facilitated by a national STEM expert. The workshop will be focused on how to facilitate STEM, proven best-practice ideas and curricula suggestions. Highlights will offer tips and usable, research-based ways of increasing staff confidence to deliver STEM activities in your programming and ideas that you can take home! For more information, check out the registration page.

There will also be a post-conference extended afternoon workshop on Friday, April 24, with the Impact Conference Keynote, a deep-dive into part 2 of her workshop at the conference (limited seating, up to 35): Joanna Faber is the daughter of internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and parent educator, Adele Faber. The workshop will focus on how to communicate more effectively with the children you work with - what is the attitude and language that builds self-esteem and promotes a caring, respectful relationship? To access the event registration page, click here


All events and the conference will take place at the same venue - Ramada Tropics Resort/Conference Center. You may find information regarding the conference amenities here. General hotel information can be found here.  


Schedule Overview:

April 22 - STEM Pre-Conference Extended Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

April 23 - Impact After School Conference, begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and registration

April 24 - Impact After School Conference concludes by 1:30 p.m.

April 24 - Special post-conference workshop with national speaker, Joanna Faber, from 1:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


*16 exhibitors will be available to offer resources you can take home.  

*Child Care Credits are Available through the DHS Child Care Registry.*  


Register by clicking on the Register Now button, below. (Please note that the registration for the special events is separate from the general conference registration). 


For general conference questions, please contact Indira Karic at iblazevic@sppg.com.


**The Impact After School Conference is a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program funded conference, coordinated by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance. The special pre-conference STEM session is funded by the national Noyce Foundation. The post-conference workshop is sponsored by the Des Moines 21CCLC program. 



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Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you in April!
Indira Karic
Iowa Afterschool Alliance