18th Annual Jump Start Conference

Nov 04, 2022 9:00 am - Nov 05, 2022 5:00 pm






The 18th Annual Jump Start Afterschool Conference is a professional learning event for afterschool staff, educators, emerging leaders, and program administrators. Throughout the conference, attendees have opportunities to expand their knowledge of afterschool programming, network with others in the field, and learn new strategies to help improve outcomes for the youth they serve.

As this year marks the 18th Annual Conference, UAN is excited to celebrate in person at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Join us as we acknowledge the strides we have made as a community in afterschool programming over the last 18 years! With such a strong, established field of afterschool professionals and leaders, we believe Utah’s youth are in better hands than ever. The 2022 Jump Start Afterschool Conference will guide us in a reflection on how far afterschool programming has come and reimagine this progress as a launchpad for our future. Expert keynote speakers and presenters will inspire us to unite and expand our knowledge as we focus on our 18th Annual Jump Start Theme, Together Towards Tomorrow!

We value the safety of all afterschool professionals, families, and the community. We are taking every precaution to provide a safe environment at the Jump Start Conference. We ask that all attendees be vaccinated and that best judgment is exercised in registering to assure a safe environment for everyone. Check out the FAQ's for Jump Start and learn more about our Health and Safety plan, payment and registration information. 

Jump Start Registration CLOSED at 4pm

2022 Pricing

Late Registration | October 11 - November 2

Single Day | $125
Two Day | $200

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 Jump Start Early bird attendees will also have access to the live virtual multi-state Open Minds, Open Spaces virtual conference on Nov. 17th and Nov.18th. This unique opportunity will connect afterschool educators from Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.  All Jump Start attendees will have access to the recorded live sessions of Open Minds, Open Spaces conference.


Volunteer at Jump Start

An event like Jump Start has many moving pieces and we can't do it without our incredible team of volunteers. Take a look at the application for a variety of ways to get involved and see another side of the event. We promise to give you a discount for your hard work!

Volunteer Sign Up

Hotel Group Rates and Accommodations

Coming to Jump Start this year? UAN has secured a selection of discounted rooms under a group rate at two hotels within a few blocks of the Eccles Conference Center. These rooms are available to conference attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to snag one soon! Reservations may be made online or by calling the hotel(s) and mentioning the Utah Afterschool Network.

Reserve a Room Ogden Hotels

Jump Start Conference Prospectus | EXTENDED

Interested in advertising, exhibiting, or sponsoring with us? We'd love to have you! Take a look at our 2022 Conference Prospectus to learn more about the conference. This year, we have more ways than ever for organizations and partners to get involved in Jump Start!

Sign up to Exhibit | Vendor | Sponsor


PD & Hotel Awards are closed for Jump Start

Professional Development and Hotel Assistance Awards! 

In partnership with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care, we are providing Professional Development and Hotel Assistance Awards to help offset the cost of attending Jump Start. The application closes on September 13, 2022 and notification will be sent out via email by September 16, 2022. 

CLOSED | PD & Hotel Award Application

Call For Proposals | Closed 

It's our 18th Annual Jump Start Afterschool Conference, and we're going ALL OUT, as we plan to meet in person!  Join the celebration as a presenter and submit a session proposal today! Need a hotel? We've secured a limited number of rooms at discounted rates.

CLOSED | Call for Proposal