June 20-23, 2023 • Washington State University
High-school aged teens (those who have completed 8th grade and up) are encouraged to come to the Pullman Campus of Washington State University in June of 2023 for the Washington State 4-H Teen Conference. This will be the first event of its type in several years and we are very excited to offer these opportunities to our WA teens.
Some highlights include: touring the beautiful Pullman campus of WSU, staying in college dormitories, eating at WSU’s dining center, attending workshops and tours to highlight career pathways and opportunities. We will include workshops to help youth begin preparing for college applications, scholarship applications, choosing a college major, and choosing a career pathway. We will also have opportunities for leadership development, service projects, team-building activities, and FUN!
If you have questions about registering for Teen Conference,
contact Kelly Stewart at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 397-6290
For those registering with 4-H Online, you may complete you payment with a credit card or via check. Check should be payable to WSU and should be mailed to the Whitman County Extension Office at:
WSU Whitman County Extension
310 N. Main Street, Room 209
Colfax, WA 99111
Checks must be postmarked by: May 15, 2023
Transportation to and from Pullman, WA is not provided. We recommend contacting your county 4-H coordinator to inquire about transportation. All in-conference transportation (for tours & workshops) will be included. Please note that youth and chaperones must remain on campus for the entirety of the conference (they should not be driving around or off campus even if they brought a vehicle to the event).
Food and Lodging
All participants in the conference will stay in Orton Hall dormitory on WSU’s Pullman campus. Youth will stay in double occupancy rooms and adults will stay in single rooms. Roommates will be pre-assigned, but there is a place in the registration for youth to request a roommate. No changes to roommates will be allowed during the conference. Participants need to bring bedding to this event (pillow, sleeping bag and/or sheets and blankets) as well as towels and toiletry items. Food will be served at Southside Dining center for all meals except the banquet. Those with dietary needs should make note of those requirements on their registration.
Conference Orientation Meetings
Several Zoom orientation meetings will take place in June before the conference. These meetings will cover: conference policies, what to pack, what to bring/what NOT to bring, and more details about what to expect at the conference. There will be Chaperone Zoom orientation meetings, as well. Dates, times, and Zoom links for orientation meetings will be emailed to you in late May.
This is a tentative conference schedule. Small schedule changes will likely happen between now and the conference in June.
– Conference schedule (pdf)
Workshops & Tours
There are four workshop sessions at our conference. Students are able to choose from a number of workshop choices for each session. They should be sure to include alternate choices as all workshops will have limited spaces. Workshops will be filled based on registration date, so the sooner you register, the more likely you are to get your first choice of workshops.
– Workshop descriptions
*Youth presenters – please choose the workshop you are presenting as your first choice!
We will also have two 3-hour career exploration tours at the conference. Youth will choose their tours as they check-in to the conference.
Questions can be directed to: Kelly Anne Stewart, Teen Conference Coordinator – email@example.com