Live Streamed Events

These events are open to the General Public and will stream into YouTube as a Google+Hangout on Air.

Hear from presenters, SISGI staff, and Youth Development Professionals as they share ideas, strategies and lead conversations on youth and conference related topics. 

You can catch all of the Google+ Hangouts during the conference here LIVE!  You can also view this on our Youtube Channel - Beyond Good Ideas and Live on Google+

Schedule of Events

Youth Day - August 3, 2015
12:20-12:50 pm (Eastern)/10:20-10:50 am (Mountain)
2:10-2:30 pm (Eastern)/12:10-12:30 pm (Mountain)
FINAL YOUTH DAY HANGOUT - 4:10 pm (Eastern) and 2:10 pm (Mountain).

Catch the livestream from our conversations with youth from 
New Mexico and Georgia on Youth Day! 

On August 3, 2015 the live conversation will be broadcast here so watch it live or on Google+. To know how you can add your voice to the discussions visit the Join From Home Page. If you watch it on Google+ live feel free to add comments on our Google+ page. If you miss any of the live broadcasts, recordings will be available here and on YouTube.

Daily Conference Welcome and Social Media Connection 
Tuesday - Thursday
12:00 - 12:30 pm Eastern

CEO Headshot
Join Thenera Bailey, SISGI Group CEO as she connects with participants on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and the conference discussion area on the topic of the day. You can easily join the conversation by tweeting #APYDCON and @ideas4youth your questions, news and updates to share during the Social Media Connection. Each day Thenera will talk with presenters, partners and experts about issues related to the conference content. This includes presenters, partners, and youth. These live streamed conversations will be available on Youtube, The APYD Google+ Page and the general conference website. Follow the APYD on Google+for updates and information on these events. 
Twitter - @ideas4youth

Conference Welcome and Meet the Conference and Youth Day Team
Since the beginning of the year our team has been working to put this conference together. Join us for our opening conversation as we discuss the Youth Day kick off event, the importance of the conference as a strategy for lasting social change and more. Meet the team who has worked to create this event. 

Corporate Volunteerism and Youth Development - A conversation with a Billion+ Change

Yvonne Siu, Marketing Manager for A Billion + Change at Points of Light, will discuss the Billion + Change campaign—a national campaign that has inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. In June 2013, the campaign announced that more than 500 companies across the country -- from the largest in the Fortune 100 to the smallest sole proprietorships -- have committed to provide more than $2 billion worth of skills-based volunteer services to help nonprofits address critical community priorities at home and around the world.  


Join this Google Hangout to hear about how you can engage skills-based volunteers to enhance your youth development programming, learn about how companies are contributing their time and talent to strengthen education pipelines, and access capacity-building tools to help your organization access and manage pro bono volunteers.

Corporate Volunteerism and Youth

Here is an information video on the Billion + Change campaign


Alliance for Positive Youth Development -  What's Next

In the final Social Media Connection of the 2015 Best Practices Conference hear a discussion on how you can continue to stay involved in the Alliance for Positive Youth Development and the plans for the coming year. Send your questions and ideas of what you would like to see in 2015-2016 to @ideasyouth on Twitter or to be a part of the discussion. 

Interact with the Conference Presenters in Post Workshop Hangouts. 

Ask Questions, Gain Feedback and Share Ideas with the presenters of the 2015 Best Practices Conference. Sign up during your workshop or in advance via email at The first 5 people to sign up will be sent an invite to hangout with the presenter in a post workshop Hangout On Air. 

You need a Webcam, Headset and Google+ Account to participate. Make sure you add the APYD to your Google+ Circle

Camera Shy? Email your questions for us to ask the presenters on air to

Hangouts are as follows:
  • 2:15-2:45 pm Eastern 
  • 4:15-4:45 pm Eastern

Facebook to Facetime Hangout

APYDCON August 6 Workshop 2 Hangout

APYDCON Workshop Hangout

APYDCON Post Workshop Hangout Life Skill

Violence Prevention Hangout

Post Workshop Hangout Diversity