UNITY's 2018 Midyear SPEED WORKSHOP Call for Presenters
Thank you for your interest in conducting a speed workshop at the 2018 Midyear UNITY Conference taking place January 2-5, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona.

Subject matters may include (but not limited to):
CAREER: Higher Education, Fellowship Programs, STEM-related Education, Politics and Leadership, and Financial Planning
CULTURE: Language and Culture Retention Programs/Models, Using the Arts as a Means of
Retaining Culture, NAGPRA/Historic Preservation, and Using Culture as a Means to Live a Healthy Life
ENVIRONMENT: Global Warming, Environmental Issues Confronting Tribal Communities, Careers and Opportunities in Environmental Sciences, Political Issues Involving Our Planet
HEALTH: Physical, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Violence, Wellness Programs, Fitness and Active Lifestyles

UNITY serves Native American and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old. Your content should be appealing and directed to youth in this age range.
There is high interest for Peer-to-Peer workshops. Youth and youth councils are encouraged to submit proposals.

What is a Speed Workshop? Similar to speed dating, presenters will have 30 minutes with each group of 10-12 native youth participants. You will be required to present 3 times. The youth will rotate between tables of topics that interest them. The participants come to the table. You present your topic for about 15 minutes, then, for the remaining 15 minutes you engage the participants in discussion questions about your topic. Your job is to carry the discussion and to make sure everyone has a better understanding of the topic at the end of the 30 minute period.

Please remember - this format of "workshopping" is meant to keep your audience engaged and feeling comfortable enough to contribute to the discussion. It's also meant to share and to learn in a safe and positive atmosphere. Have fun with this new way of presenting your information.

Please note: Honorariums are not provided for workshop presenters. A One-Day Conference Pass is provided on Day-Of workshop presentation only (for presenters). To experience the Midyear Conference in its entirety, we ask that you please register and pay for full registration. Email questions to LorenAshley at la.buford@unityinc.org Thank you again for your interest!

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