Training Attended

2021 NAE4-HYDP Conference

Training Date


Training Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2021


The 2021 National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) Conference was held in Memphis, Tennessee November 15-18. After switching to a virtual format last year due to COVID-19 concerns, I was pleased that this year’s conference was in-person and at a location that was reasonable for travel from Missouri. All conference activities were held at the Historic Peabody Hotel, and the theme of the event was “Pick 4-H: It’s Music to Inspire!”

NAE4-HYDP is the boots-on-the-ground component of the 4-H movement and is made up of 4-H professionals from land-grant institutions across the United States. There were 875 youth development professionals in attendance at the 2021 conference with another 350 joining virtually. I attended this conference for the first time through Title III Professional Development funds. I am happy to share my experience with other youth development professionals.



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