Register now for the 2015
Impact After School Conference!

April 23-24, 2015
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322

The Conference Agenda is now available! Click here to download.

Guest rooms will be available at the Ramada for $55 per night (April 22 and 23, 2015). To secure this special rate, call the hotel at 515-278-0271 and mention the Impact After School Conference to make your reservation by April 1, 2015.

Join afterschool professionals in Iowa from all areas and levels of expertise - coordinators, administrators, front-line staff, educators, volunteers and others - for our 3rd Annual Conference for a day and a half of professional development and networking.

If you have questions, please contact Indira Karic at

A 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program funded conference.

Afterschool kids storm the Iowa State Capitol!

Over 100 afterschool program leaders and participants descended on the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, February 10 for the IAA's Afterschool Snack Legislative Reception

Students and school leaders from Holmes Jr. High in Cedar Falls get a picture with Senator Jeff Danielson and Representative Bob Kressig, both of Cedar Falls. 

Participants and program leaders with Altoona Campus Kids Klub meet with Representative Zach Nunn of Polk County. 

Large sheets of paper were spread out across the first floor rotunda asking questions for the afterschool participants to answer. Here, two young ladies write what they want to do to make a difference in the world. A student meets Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids.


Congratulations to the 2014 Afterschool Champions! Click here to nominate a 2015 Champion!



The 2014 IAS Conference was the second annual statewide conference in Iowa planned by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, with support from the Iowa Department of Education, Noyce Foundation and the Iowa and Minnesota 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs. The conference took place on April 24 and 25, 2014 at the Stoney Creek Inn, in Johnston, Iowa. More than 200 out-of-school time professionals attended the conference! 

Click here to view a PDF of the agenda from the 2014 Conference.

For more information on presentations from the conference, including handouts and PowerPoints, please visit our wikispace page by clicking here.

Want to see more photos? Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the 2014 Impact After School Conference!

Click here to see the gallery of photos from the 2013 event!

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