National Conference, November 7-10, 2021

Save the New Date for Our National Conference in Washington, DC!

During the summer of 2020, we’ve witnessed how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the nation’s inequities in our school systems and communities like never before, shining a spotlight on the significant digital divide, food insecurities, childcare issues and learning losses millions of under-served students and their families face every summer.

In light of the current global situation, coupled with recommendations of professionals in the industry, we have decided to postpone this year’s conference to November 7-10, 2021 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. We felt this was the best decision and would allow us the best opportunity to provide a safe learning experience for our community to gather.

So, mark your calendars and plan to join us in 2021 when we’ll bring you the latest research from the field, resources to enhance your program operations and planning, plus insight from an array of high-profile speakers whose messages will motivate you through your professional journey. Thank you again for your interest in summer, NSLA, and our conference. Your support helps harness the power of summer to build a better future for today’s youth!

For general conference information, contact the NSLA conference team at

Summer Changes Everything™ 2019 Supporters:

Keep All Kids Healthy and Learning

Now more than ever, communities need your support to expand access to summer and afterschool programs that will help students catch up on unfinished learning and thrive after an extraordinarily challenging school year.

Please consider supporting NSLA’s critical work this holiday season. With your support, we can make a positive difference in the academic, social, and economic realities of children, families, and communities across America. Whether you donate $5, $10, or $25, every little bit helps.