Youth-Nex Conference 2015: Youth of Color Matter












'YOUTH OF COLOR MATTER: Reducing Inequalities through Positive Youth Development'

OCTOBER 8 & 9, 2015

Welcome to the Youth-Nex annual fall conference website. Please register for the invitation-only event below,
by October 1. NOTE: Because capacity is limited, we encourage you to register as early as you can confirm your attendance

Cost: The invitation-only conference is free. Lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees.

The United States is growing richer in racial and ethnic diversity, especially among our youth. Yet, amidst these profound changes, gross disparities persist in opportunities and outcomes, and many youth of color continue to be viewed through narrow lenses that reinforce negative stereotypes. How can we, as youth advocates, teens, educators, parents, researchers, and policymakers, use what we know about positive youth development to generate meaningful, measurable, widespread, and sustainable strategies for addressing inequalities?

The 5th annual Youth-Nex Conference, 'Youth Of Color Matter: Reducing Inequalities through Positive Youth Development' (#YoCM15), will provide a space for leaders across the country to investigate critical questions, dispel myths, and highlight youth of color as thriving contributors to their communities. 


Please register here, as early as you can confirm your attendance. 

Please Check-in at the event, and register online by Oct. 1.

Check-in & Light Breakfast will be 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 8; and a light breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 9.

Dietary preferences can be requested on the registration form, with adherence to registration deadline.

All or portions of the conference proceedings may be video-taped and/or photographed by Youth-Nex and media representatives. Attendance assumes this acknowledgment.

The conference will be held at Alumni Hall at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
211 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Nearby Options:
The Courtyard Charlottesville Marriott and The Cavalier Inn are very close to the event venue. The Courtyard Charlottesville Marriott is approximately .9 miles, from the conference location, or approximately 15 minutes by foot. There are many other hotels near the conference.

Courtyard Charlottesville - University Medical Center Hotel (by Marriott)
1201 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-1700
Toll Free (800) 321-2211(we recommend you call the direct number above)

Directions and Parking

There will be NO parking at Alumni Hall. The nearest parking is located down the block, one-tenth of a mile south of Alumni Hall.

Directions to the Central Grounds Parking Garage
From Alumni Hall, go south on Emmet Street for 1/10 mile. Turn left into the garage. The garage is located between Thompson Road and McCormick Road.



To map your trip on the internet, use the maps on this page, or input these addresses in Google maps:
Alumni Hall - 211 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, 22904
Courtyard Marriott - 1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Cavalier Inn, 105 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Central Grounds Parking Garage - Central Grounds Parking Garage (Visitor Parking), Charlottesville, VA

Directions to the Marriott Courtyard Charlottesville - University Medical Center Hotel from Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport (CHO)
- Proceed straight out of Airport exit onto Airport Road.
- Follow 1 mile to Route 29.
- Make a right on Route 29 (South).
- Follow Route 29 8 miles to intersection with University Ave.
- Make a left on University Ave (which changes name to West Main Street).
- The hotel is one mile on the Left.
(Buses and other oversized vehicles must take alternate route please call the property).

Directions to Marriott Courtyard Charlottesville - University Medical Center Hotel from other locations can be found here. Air and Ground Travel Information.

You will be responsible for your own transportation during the conference. Airport and taxi information is below.

Charlottesville is serviced by Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) which is approximately 20 minutes from the University. The Richmond airport is approximately one hour from Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
The Charlottesville Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the University and conference accommodations. CHO offers over 50 daily non-stop flights to and from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York/LaGuardia, Washington/Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago. It is served by Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle and US Airways Express.

Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond is a little over one hour from Charlottesville.  These carriers provide service to Richmond: AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways.

Anytime Taxi of Charlottesville  
(434) 977-5522

A & W Taxi Service 
(434) 882-1822

Skyline Cab      
(434) 981-0473

Wahoo Taxi      
(434) 981-0585

Yellow Cab      
(434) 295-4131

Charlottesville General Information:
Places to eat, shopping, things to do, around U.Va. & Charlottesville

Charlottesville Map

For more information, please contact Crystal Haislip: or 434.924.1388.

Youth-Nex is supported by a grant from Philip Morris USA, an Altria Company. We gratefully acknowledge this important support. The work of Youth-Nex is solely determined by the center and is not meant to represent the official views of the sponsor.