Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

2023 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference
June 27-June 29
Iowa State University in Ames, IA

Every June, approximately 500 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and service-learning activities. 

If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference! You will get to experience campus life and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! There are opportunities for you to share your talents and meet new people through educational workshops, teambuilding activities, and a talent show.

If you have a specific interest in animal science, you might want to look into becoming part of the ROUND-UP track! There are also workshop tracks that span all 3 days for certain topics if you'd like to study something in more depth. Or, you can choose different workshops each day to get more variety while you're on campus. 

If you'd like to be part of the team to capture the Conference in photos, join our Iowa 4-H Youth Camera Corps, and bring your camera. We're doing things a little differently this year and you'll get to learn photo skills and put them to work through the workshop series.

Please join us in June for the most incredible three days of your life at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference!

Check here for continued updates regarding the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Regular registration for a fee of $180 closes on June 1 with late registration for $200 available until June 10.  You can also check out financial aid applications, due May 1-June 15 to the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Any event cancellations received by June 1st or before will be honored (no charge of $180 registration fee). Any cancellations received June 2nd and June 28th will be refunded half of the $180 registration fee.  Any registrant who does not show up to the event but did not cancel before June 28th will be charged the full $180 registration fee.

Dates to Remember:

  • May 1: 4-H Animal Science Roundup Application Deadline. Apply here.
  • May 1-June 15: Iowa 4-H Foundation financial assistance form due
  • June 1: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Registration due for regular registration fee set at $180
  • June 10: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference LATE Registration due with $20 late fee; no refunds on cancelations after this date
  • June 11: Requests for Early Arrival by county staff are due
  • June 24: Talent Show Applications are due
  • June 26: Early Arrival--arranged by county staff with chaperones for $40 per person
  • June 27-June 29: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, ISU, Ames