• smac  YA
    October 22, 2019

    Are you looking for addition enrichment opportunities for your students? The Young Artists Conference nourishes students’ creative and artistic talents by exposing them to a variety of visual, fine and performing arts in hopes to spark interests or open doors to potential higher education and career opportunities. Students are inspired by the talented and knowledgeable presenters who work with them during hands-on learning sessions.

    The 26th Annual Conference for Young Artists is not only for the gifted and talented, it is open to all student in grades K-8 in the Upper Midwest.

2019 Keynote Speaker

  • The Brochure and online registration will be available the beginning of September
    James Wedgwood, comedian & ventriloquism
    Northern Minnesota


Conference Details

    • Click Conference Brochure (on right side) for student session topics including appropriate grade levels, descriptions and presenters, also Guidelines and Cancellation Policy.
    HOW TO REGISTER: for parents and schools
    • Registration options: register with your school or on your own as a parent.
    • Select one contact person from each school building to collect registrations from students and chaperones.
    • Parents can register as a family if they are not attending with their school.
    • First create a SWWC Service Cooperative account or log into your existing account. You must select your school district or you will not show up on the registration list and my not be able to get back into your account.
    • Each contact person registering students will have their own account.
    • Parents can register and come on their own or register with their school, if their school is participating.
    • Enter all students and adults attending under one contact person from each school building or parent home.
    • If parents miss their schools deadline, they must then register on your own.
    • Schools cannot allow parents to register their students with a personal account and expect to be listed with the school.
    • If you need help or have questions when registering, see the simple step by step instructions under the "Registration" heading on the right side of this page; or contact Andrea at andrea.anderson@swsc.org or 507-537-2257.
    Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    • Cancellation requests must be received in writing (fax or email) by final registration deadline for a refund less a $10/student service charge
    • After the final deadline, no refunds will be processed (Thanks for understanding!)
    • If a participant is unable to attend, send someone in their place (same classes) and notify us of the change
    • If you registered but do not attend, you are still responsible for payment
    Deadline Dates & Fees
       Event Date: October 22, 2019
    • Early Registration Deadline: September 24, 2019
      • $35/student and $10/adult
    •  Final Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019
      • $40/student and $12/adult
       NO registrations will be accepted after midnight October 1
    Conference Schedule 
    8:00 -   9:00   Registration, Refreshments & Book Fair
    9:00 -   9:15   Welcome & Announcements
    9:15 -   9:45   Keynote Presentation
    10:00 - 11:00   Session I
    11:00 - 11:45   Lunch & Book Sale in Commuter Lounge
    11:45 - 12:45   Session II
    1:00 -   2:00  Session III
    Photos and Media:
    By participating in this event you are giving SWWC permission to use any audio/video recordings and photographs that are taken during the event.

Conference for Young Artists in 90 Seconds

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