Save the Dates for the Focus 2021

What happens when a conference turns into an exclusive convene? Magic! In the city of Las Vegas, National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is excited to reintroduce a new structure for Focus 2021.

In March, NSPN released a survey to determine if your national conference should be held in person or virtually. The results are in! Of those who responded, 60% indicated they are ready to venture out into the world to attend Focus 2021 as an in-person event. While states are beginning to fully open now and a steady decline in Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases is anticipated, some respondents did share concerns of whether safety measures would be in place. NSPN continues to monitor the status of the pandemic and is working with the venue to ensure safety measures are prioritized.

The magic begins Tuesday, July 27th and ends Thursday, July 29th.

Click here to view the Focus 2021 schedule.


NSPN is raising the stakes at Focus 2021 by bringing together a select group of professionals committed to the following values:

  • Positive change,
  • Systems engagement, and
  • Meaningful collaboration. 


This event will feature your voice, your experience, your knowledge, and your ideas. The NSPN motto of “Together we can” drives the foundational concept of doing better, together. Alone, you have an idea, but together, we turn the ideas of our network into a source of solutions for youth, families, organizations, and communities. 

NSPN is going all-in with you to help youth and families, build innovative programs, and develop community responses to unmet needs.

NSPN is working hard to help ensure you don’t have to gamble with your health and safety while attending Focus 2021. The planning team continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and is collaborating with the venue to ensure safety precautions are in place. 

Registration will open soon. 
Don’t get lost in the shuffle! The NSPN Membership and Safe Place teams are doubling down to raise the true odds for you, your organization, and the youth you serve.

You may also view details of past conferences including Focus 2020Focus 2018Focus 2016, and Focus 2014.