The 2021 TYA/USA Virtual Festival & Conference is adapting and changing to respond to the needs of our national TYA community. Spread out over the course of the year, TYA/USA will offer four themed conference opportunities that bring the field together virtually as we move from recovery to reopening.


Join us June 1-22 for RECALIBRATE TYA, a series that aims to expand upon a year of reflection and action towards anti-racism, anti-oppression, and accountability in the field of TYA. Deepen your knowledge, skill sets, and commitment to this vital work in a 4-day conference serving as a follow up to last fall’s Listen, Learn, Lead.

Spread over four weeks, panelists will share about a range of topics that will move the field’s conversations around accountability from theory to practice. Each webinar will be followed by an optional small group reflection facilitated by the TYA/USA team to provide a container to process the session’s contents and activate alongside peers.


Our 2021 Sponsors

We thank our generous sponsors for their support of the 2021 TYA/USA Virtual Festival & Conference.

Elisabeth Cooper • Bob Evans • Teresa Fisher • Robyn Flatt • Alicia Fuss • Moses Goldberg • Brian Guehring • Dwayne Hartford • Min Kahng • J. Casey Lane • Patrick Lord • Gillian McNally • Kendra Norton Dando • Jordyn Prince • Kevin Quillinan • Megan Ann Rasmussen • Ana Romes • Roxanne Schroeder-Arce • Gayle Sergel Brown • Mary Hall Surface • Louisa Thompson • Suzan Zeder