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Ready by 21 National Meeting

March 29-31 | Baltimore

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New Orleans - National Meeting Location 2015



Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement.

Our Fifth Annual National Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Md., at the Marriott Waterfront and will have plenty of engaging and exciting sessions. You'll hear about strategies, research and stories in these areas and more:

  • Building and strengthening your partnerships
  • Expanding learning outcomes and opportunities
  • Improving out-of-school time quality and performance
  • Embracing readiness in the pursuit of equity
  • Aligning policies and resources
  • Reaching opportunity youth
  • Creating child and youth master plans 


The following agenda is subject to slight changes as we finalize workshops and schedules. We will be releasing workshop information soon. For the most up-to-date information, check back here or subscribe to our mailing list.

Tuesday, March 29th
1-6:30 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions (Pre-Registration Required)
5:30-7:30 Welcome & Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 30th
8-10 a.m. Registration
8-9 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary
10-11:15 a.m. LEARNING SESSIONS-Round 1
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
12:45-1:45 p.m. Peer Exchange Roundtables
2-3:15 p.m. LEARNING SESSIONS-Round 2
3:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary
Thursday, March 31st
7:45-8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast & Special Sessions
8:45-9:45 a.m. Morning Plenary
10-11:15 a.m. LEARNING SESSIONS-Round 3
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. LEARNING SESSIONS-Round 4
1-2:30 p.m. Luncheon Plenary
  Closing Remarks


Register now and save with early bird pricing.

We have a limited scholarship pool available, but are committed to enabling as many interested leaders to participate in the Ready by 21 National Meeting as possible. If interested, please send an email to to request an application.

Attention United Way staff: United Ways can now use flex credits to attend this year's meeting.

Ticket Type Available Until Price (before fees)
Early Bird Individual February 1st $535 per person
Early Bird Group 3+ February 1st $510 per person
Standard Individual March 22nd $585 per person
Standard Group 3+ March 22nd $560 per person
Late Individual March 29th $625 per person
Late Group 3+ March 29th $600 per person
One Day Pass (3/30) March 30th $325 per person
One Day Pass (3/31) March 31st $300 per person