2020 - Gap Year Conference @Home
WHEN: October 27-29, 2020. 1pm-5pm EST each day. We will begin with a Welcome and State of the Field address and a keynote (TBA).
WHAT: The annual gap year conference is upon us and we are thrilled to announce we are going virtual. Join the 2020 Gap Year Conference from the comfort of your home or office!
WHO: Gap year programs, gap year consultants, alum of gap years, job-seekers in the gap year world, high school counselors, educational consultants, and the higher education community - colleges and universities who believe in or offer their own gap years, join us! This year we hope to grow our attendees and include many who have typically been unable to attend an in person conference. If you're interested in the gap year movement, this is the one event of the year you cannot miss.
FORMAT: Each day will span from 1pm-5pm EST. We are keeping to just 4 hours as we know screen time is tough on all of us. Sessions will be no longer than 90 minutes and all session facilitators will be advised to keep the session interactive, engaging, and as experiential as possible given the online format. We will be running an open proposal process, but are expecting some offerings will include: mental health, risk management in the time of COVID, Anti-racism and DEIA trainings, Higher Ed and gap years, virtual programming, and more.
In addition to sessions there will be opportunities for networking, a state of the field address, and membership meeting. Stay tuned for details on our Keynote speaker!
GRATITUDE TO OUR SUPPORTERS:
Unleesh - We're proud to partner with them as our software for the conference, membership listserv/forum, and networking.
Tortuga Backpacks - The Official Backpack of the Gap Year Association. With superb ethics and quality in mind, this is a longhaul semi-urban backpack.
GoOverseas - for peer reviews of gap year programs and resources to explore gap year options. USA Gap Year Fairs, a division of GoOverseas, works to bring a network of 40+ gap year fairs to cities around the country each January & February.
- 3 days of high quality programming
- Access to all recorded sessions for 90 days after the event
- Online networking with the thought leaders and influencers of the gap year movement
DATE & TIME:
- Tuesday 10/27/2020 - Thursday 10/29/2020
- 01:00 PM EST - 5:00PM EST