Going All in for Youth: Collaborations for Success

Are you missing opportunities to connect? National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to invite you to register for Focus 2021The national conference will be held Tuesday, July 27th – Thursday, July 29that Westgate Resort in Las Vegas. The theme, “Going All in for Youth: Collaborations for Success,” emphasizes how NSPN’s motto of “Together we can” drives the foundational concept of doing better, together. Alone, you have an idea, and together, we turn the ideas of our network into a source of solutions for youth, families, organizations, and communities. 

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

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

NSPN is going all-in with you to help youth and families, build innovative programs, and develop community responses to unmet needs. Focus 2021 will feature your voice, your experience, your knowledge, and your ideas.

Registration is Now Open for Focus 2021

Focus 2021 is limited to 100 participants and the event will quickly sell out. NSPN is offering a member discount and an early bird rate. To receive a member discount, please make sure you sign into your account when completing the registration form. If you are not yet a member and wish to join prior to registering for Focus 2021, you may do so here.

Early Bird Rate
May 10th through June 13th

  • Member: $ 350
  • Non-member: $450

 Regular Rate
June 14th through July 14th

  • Member: $ 375
  • Non-member: $475

Onsite Registration Rate
July 26th through July 29th

  • Member: $ 400
  • Non-member: $500

Two continuing education units (CEUs) will also be available. 
The rate for CEUs is $15 for members and $30 for non-members. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with 20 contact hours following the event.

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. 

Don’t miss Focus 2021, “Going All in for Youth: Collaborations for Success.”

Click Here to Register for Focus 2021.

Registration is currently open and must be completed by July 14, 2021, to receive training materials, including name badge, information guides, and other resources. Please make sure to log in to register.

Focus 2021 Sessions

Full Focus 2021 Schedule
Focus 2021 Session Descriptions

Tuesday, July 27, 2021






Opening Keynote Presentation
Plated breakfast served.
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT

More than Profit: Corporations Supporting Community Change

Workshop Session I
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PDT

  • Youth Led Systems Change
  • Building a Statewide Network to Enhance Safe Place® Sustainability
  • Why Self Care? Increasing Our Impact through Individual Investment

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PDT 

“Together, We Can” Challenges, Collaborations, and Change



Focused Discussions
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT

  • Systems Collaborations to Meet the Safety and Mental-Health Needs of Youth 
  • Safe Place® Collaborations to Meet the Safety and Mental-Health Needs of Youth 


Runaway Games
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT

Wednesday, July 28, 2021




NSPN Awards Ceremony
Plated breakfast served.
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT

Workshop Session II
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PDT

  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Mental Health
  • Collaborative Approaches to Tragedy
  • Safe Place®: The Next Generation of Outreach

Tool Time
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PDT 

Closing Session
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT


Thursday, July 29, 2021




Full-Day Sessions
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT

  • Change Exchange
  • Safe Place Site and Learn



QuikTrip Luncheon
Plated lunch served.
11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m. PDT


Las Vegas Accommodations

Focus 2021 will be held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The hotel is located at 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV  89109. NSPN has negotiated a discounted room rate, inclusive of the resort fee.

The following services are covered with the included resort fee:

  • Wireless internet access for three devices (excluding convention area)
  • Fitness center access for up to two adults
  • Use of in-room safe
  • Local and toll-free domestic (800) calls
  • Complimentary parking for hotel guests
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service to the “Las Vegas Strip” and Downtown Las Vegas

To receive the discounted rate, please book your room through the provided link.

  • Luxe Rooms: $119 per night
  • One-bedroom Suite: $299 per night

Reserve your room here: https://book.passkey.com/event/50092484/owner/3453/home 

Las Vegas Transportation

In addition to securing a reduced rate for hotel accommodations, NSPN has also partnered with LASxpress to offer a reduced transportation fare. LASxpress fast and efficient airport transportation service is committed to providing you a convenient and stress-free experience. Xpress Non-Stop Service and Economy Service is available for attendees of Focus 2021LASxpress offers:

  • Advance reservations on a secure website 24/7/365
  • Preprinted boarding passes eliminates the frustration of securing transportation onsite and avoiding long taxi lines
  • Significant Savings vs. Taxi Fare
  • Priority Boarding

LASxpress airport transportation pricing below includes tax, gratuity, fuel charge, and Focus 2021 discount.
  • Sedan/Luxury Airport Service (3 pax): $65
  • SUV Airport Service (5 pax): $75
  • Limousine Airport Service (6 pax): $85 

Click here to make your transportation reservations with LASxpress. Please note: the Focus 2021 discount will be applied on the payment page after selecting the preferred transportation option. 

Suggested travel and reservation dates are provided below. Please book accordingly.

  • Flight arrival: Monday, July 26
  • Hotel arrival: Monday, July 26
  • Hotel departure: Thursday, July 29 or Friday, July 30
  • Flight departure: Thursday, July 29 (7:00 p.m. PDT or later) or Friday, July 30

Opportunities to Sponsor and Exhibit

Focus 2021 provides an opportunity for businesses/organizations to showcase resources to community agencies, universities, practitioners, and consumers. This training attracts executives, board members, managers, and youth and family-serving staff from around the nation. Sponsorship opportunities and options to exhibit and/or advertise are available.  Feel free to review the options in the advertising packet or reserve your advertising space today.


We'll see you at Focus 2021

The NSPN team looks forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for Focus 2021. As a reminder, 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. 

If you are hoping to attend Focus 2021, but need a little help asking for approval – feel free to download the Focus 2021 Justification Letter template.

Download the justification letter template here.

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. To learn more about the national conference, please visit www.nspnetwork.org/focus. If you have any questions, please contact NSPN at 502.635.3660 or [email protected]. We look forward to connecting with you this summer.

Click here to view the Focus 2021 Save the Date notification. You may also view details of past conferences including Focus 2020Focus 2018Focus 2016, and Focus 2014.