2020 Independent Living Youth Conference


Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 Independent Living Youth Conference has been postponed to 2021.

Everyone Stay Safe and Healthy.

Tentative Theme

Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Youth Registration will open early June, 2020.

July 28-30, 2020 Sagebrush Inn and Suites, Taos, New Mexico

This conference is held annually to educate, support and empower youth, ages 15-21, who have recently or will soon age out of the foster care system. The conference is an opportunity to highlight services and opportunities available to youth and give them foundational skills for their future independence.

Opening Keynote:

Closing Keynote:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

6:30pm – 7:45pm

Thursday, July 30, 2020

9:00am – 10:00am




See conference information below:

Conference Agenda


2020 Workshop Descriptions


2020 ILY Activities



Workshop Interest/Description

Exhibitor Interest/Description

Chaperone Registration will open early June, 2020. 

Dates and times for the Chaperone Webinar:

Tuesday, xxxx xx, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am

Wednesday, xxxx xx, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, xxxx xx, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm

I understand that I will receive an email, from Molly Clement, the morning of the webinar date with the appropriate logon information. Please direct any webinar questions to Molly Clement.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Donors! They’re special and they help make our conference special!

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If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Bob Brazell at bbrazell@nmsu.edu or 575-646-0325 or 505-872-9268.