Upcoming Virtual Convene: Ideas into Action

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) invites youth service providers of all levels to register for Ideas into Action. This virtual convene will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Ideas into Action differs from a traditional conference or web-based presentation. NSPN created this one-day event in response to the need for solutions to ongoing challenges in communities and work voiced by NPSN affiliates. This event is designed to provide thought leaders the opportunity to listen, discuss, and plan for change around important topics affecting youth.

Ideas into Action is ideal for someone wishing to create action to make change and not just hear more about the problem. 


To facilitate deep learning and reinforce organizational implementation, there will be three sessions for each topic.

  • Priority Topic Presentations
    Participants will hear a presentation on their topic of choice from a nationally recognized expert in the field.

  • Idea Exchange
    Participants will discuss perspectives and exchange ideas of action.

  • Action Planning Session
    Participants will define individual and organizational strategies; identify potential barriers to implementation; and strengthen solutions for youth, families, organizations, and communities.

Participants of this event will be able to walk away with an action plan with concrete goals and strategies developed with the support of colleagues from across the country. All participants will come together at the end of the event to share key takeaways from each topic. 

Priority Topics

Participants may choose one of the following priority topics as their primary focus for the event.

For a well-rounded experience, organizations are encouraged to register at least one staff member to participate in sessions from each topic and connect for team strategic planning following the virtual convene. 

Registration Fee

NSPN Organizational Members


All others





Ideas into Action Schedule

General Session: Welcome from Laurie Jackson

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. EDT

Session I: Priority Topic Presentations

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Session II: Idea Exchange 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Session III: Action Planning Session 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
General Session: Ideas into Action and Closing

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT








Register for Ideas into Action today. Registration closes Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Click here to register for Ideas into Action.

As we work together toward the vision of a world where all youth are safe, NSPN looks forward to hearing your voice, your experience, your knowledge, and your ideas on October 7, 2021, for the Ideas into Action virtual convene.