2013 Because Kids Count Conference

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

2013 Because Kids Count Conference
Keynote Speaker

Forest Whitaker
Artist, Humanist, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace

“A Conversation with Forest Whitaker” will provide insights into the actor’s humanitarian work and speak to the importance of increasing social awareness in our communities.


2013 BKCC On-site Registration Details

Online registration for the 2013 Because Kids Count Conference has closed, but you can still register on-site on December 2, 3, or 4 for just $125.  Simply visit the on-site registration booth at the Indiana Convention Center and fill out a registration form, or print and fill out the form  ahead of time and bring it with you, along with payment.  We hope to see you at the conference!

2013 Because Kids Count Conference
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, 46225
United States

Map and Directions

For the past 12 years, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has hosted the largest gathering of youth workers and educators in the Midwest. The Because Kids Count Conference is a two-day, first-class conference experience packed with educational workshops,nationally recognized speakers, a resource tradeshow and amazing networking opportunities. For youth workers, time is an incredibly valuable resource. That’s why we’ve designed our conference to efficiently connect quality information and resources with the people who will use them every single day.


A valuable professional development experience
  • Offering more than 60 workshops
  • Addressing the six core competencies that outline best practices for individuals who work with youth 
  • Recruiting national speakers to cover the topics you want most: 
    • Working with kids 
    • Fundraising 
    • Parent engagement strategies 
    • Nonprofit management/organizational sustainability and much more!
Great Resources from the Vectren Resource Center
  • Visit with nearly 100 exhibitors 
  • Network with peers 
  • Purchase books from your favorite conference speakers 
  • Attend book signings with the featured speakers
  • Take home practical resources
Leadership Institute

Nonprofits need leaders who think strategically and who effectively engage staff, board members, funders, and partners. The Leadership Institute is an intensive professional development experience designed especially for executive directors, board members, and senior staff.  The Leadership Institute will provide your leadership team with the tools needed to increase the sustainability of your organization.

Interested in a sponsorship, exhibit, or advertisement
Check out our prospectus for opportunities.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • The preferred method of payment for this event is online via credit card or purchase order.

    If you do not wish to complete your registration online, please download the appropriate document and mail with your payment to the address below.

    Indiana Youth Institute
    603 East Washington Street
    Suite 800
    Indianapolis, IN  46204

    NOTE: If you choose to pay online with a purchase order, you must print out your invoice (via the link on your confirmation page) and mail it with your payment.  Failure to do so may result in duplicate billings.

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