Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

2016 Theme:  Dive to New Depths

Dates:  June 28-30, 2016

Every June, almost 1000 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service 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 with the rest of the delegation through small group discussion, the Conference Chorus, 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!  We'll also have a special track devoted to agronomy, called CSI: Crops. 

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!

Iowa 4-H Youth Conference 2016 Registration will open in mid-March.  You can register between March and June 1 for the regular registration cost of $175.  Between June 2 and June 10 the rate goes up to $200.  All registration closes on June 10.  Check out financial aid applications, due April 25 to the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  All of the registration information and links are in the right-hand column.

We will continue to update this site as we confirm new workshops and have additional information about the Conference.



2016 -- Materials to Come Soon:  2015 materials to the right for reference


Attention All Communication Participants!

The 2014-2015 State 4-H Council included two guest speakers to share their inspirational 4-H stories for this year’s 2015 State 4-H Conference Banquet.  This could happen again.  Be thinking of your 4-H story.

Each speaker had a five minute opportunity to take the stage in front of special guests and all the delegates Wednesday night.

To apply, participants filled out this application and submitted with a video, audio file, or YouTube link for our review


Another Opportunity for participants at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

Talent Show Application


4-H'ers for 4-H

(June Deadline in Conjunction with Iowa 4-H Youth Conference)

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