Impact After School Conference Logo 2019
Impact After School Conference Logo 2019

The Impact After School Conference is a two-day training opportunity for afterschool professionals and community partners. Occurring annually, the conference features dynamic workshops and keynote sessions on a variety of relevant topics such as social emotional learning, STEM, literacy, behavior management, family engagement, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, team-building, health and wellness, sustainability and more. The conference also provides the chance attendees to network and share best practices that they have learned through their own work. 

Please save the date for the

Impact After School Conference


September 22 - September 24, 2021

This year's conference will be held in-person at the Holiday Inn located at 4800 Merle Hay Road in Urbandale, Iowa. A pre-conference will be held on Wednesday afternoon, September 22 and the conference will span one and a half days from September 23 - September 24. A detailed conference schedule and registration link to come. If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Hall at We hope to see you there!

Call for Presenters!


Have a great presentation idea? Want to share your knowledge with the conference? Apply to present at the 2021 Impact Conference by clicking the button below!

Presenter applications are due by Friday August 13, 2021.

Award Nominations


Know an outstanding program, colleague or student that deserves an award? Nominate them for an Afterschool Champion or 21CCLC Stars Award! To fill out the the nomination form, please click the button below!


Award nominations are due by Friday August 20, 2021.

Impact Afterschool Virtual Conference 2020

The 2020 Impact Afterschool Conference was held virtually September 30-October 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic with over 150 in attendance. Presenters utilized an online platform provided with funding and logistical support by the Mott Foundation, the national supporter of out-of-school time networks such as the Iowa Afterschool Alliance. With continued support from the Iowa Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program, attendees were able to access multiple learning opportunities.


“Great ideas and resources that can be incorporated into my before & afterschool program-Michelle Cummings was awesome! Mizzen app, Youth AstroNet Program is so cool!”

If you are interested in helping shape next year's conference agenda and schedule, please consider joining the Professional Development Committee! Contact Crystal Hall at if interested.