Youth Conference – Seminars

Webpage last updated: March 20, 2019. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Prior year information remains posted for reference only.

Seminar Listings

Tuesday morning service learning projects 100’s

Tuesday afternoon seminars 200’s

Wednesday morning seminars 300’s

Wednesday afternoon seminars 400’s and 500’s

Adult Leader seminars 900’s (if offered)

19 4HOnline-Registering-For-YC (1 page, 91 KB)

Waiver- Invasive Plants-Lakeshore Nature Preserve (1 page, 17KB)

Waiver- Second Harvest Volunteer Photo Release Form (1 page, 92 KB)

19 Waiver- Water Sports (1 page, 276 KB)



Step 1: Service projects and seminars will be assigned on a first come, first served basis so be sure to make your selections well before the opening day of registration so you’re ready to register as soon as possible for best choices. This is a great opportunity to explore something new so be open minded and flexible about your selections! .
Although most seminars are open to conference youth who are in grades 7-10, there are three age categories based on seminar design, materials presented and suggestion of instructor. Please plan your sessions accordingly.
After reading the seminar descriptions, please select several possible service project or seminar choices for each of the four sessions to jot into the registration worksheet in this guide. At least one of your selections for each session must be non-water sports, in case those sessions fill early. Sorry, but each delegate may be assigned to only one water sport over the course of the conference and will be reassigned as needed if registered for more than one.

Step 2: Next step is to register for seminars in your wi4honline account during the registration window.
If you are choosing a water sport or Lakeshore or Second Harvest Service Project Activity, you will be asked to review, complete, sign and have a parent sign the appropriate Waiver form(s) and/or Photo Release form(s) referenced during online registration. The forms can be found at the top of this page and should be returned to Wisconsin 4-H Educational Programs, 610 Langdon Street Rm 436, Madison, WI 53703-1195.

Step 3: Complete and submit a University Health Services (UHS) Health form through This must be submitted before May 22nd. You will receive a link to register for CampDoc through your email after registration closes. Please remember to check your email regularly including your junk mail for the invite.

Step 4: Adults: UW-Madison requires all accompanying adults -County Advisors and Instructors- to complete national background checks every two years. This policy was adapted in 2014. Updated procedures are presently being considered/reviewed. Additional information specific to background checks for 2018 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference (YC) volunteers will be provided in very early May after online registration is completed by all participants.


“Delegates” are youth participants who

  • have not elected or been selected to participate in the Ambassador program and
  • are not a current member of the Art or Communications Team, Drama Company, or Wisconsin Leadership Council.

“Teen Leaders” are youth who

  • are serving as Ambassadors/Jr. Leaders/Teen Leaders for their county program
  • are encouraged to take two of their three seminars that list “TEEN LEADERS are encouraged to take this seminar” in the description. (See chart below for quick reference of recommended Teen Leader courses.)

Adult Advisors are expected to

  • chaperone youth at seminars, and they are expected to register for and participate in any of their selected seminars.


RECOMMENDED YOUTH LEADER SEMINARS (Watch for the diamond by the seminar name♦)

Titles of seminars recommended for

Ambassadors and Junior or Teen Leaders

Tues. Morning Tues. Afternoon Wed. Morning Wed. Afternoon
I’m All Write – Beyond Journaling 108
Local Community Radio 109
Who Is Your Hero? Creating a Philanthropic Legacy to Last 115
GTL – Give, Talk, Learn 117
Organic 101 230
Lunar Hotel: An Adventure in Teamwork 240
Am I A Lion? An Otter? A Golden Retriever? What’s My Personality? An in Depth Look at Leadership Styles 242 442
#RelationshipGoals: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships 270
BE MORE YODA: mindful thinking from a galaxy far far away 271
Food, Production, and Science in CALS 324
Calling All Camp Counselors 340
Conflict Resolution for Leaders 341
I Have All These Cloverbuds to Teach, Now What? 342
Parli Pro Professionals 343
BE MORE VADER: Assertive Thinking from the Dark Side 370
Art Activities that are Fun to Lead 380
4-H OPS – Tactical Training for True Youth Leaders 440
Thinking Outside The Box – Idea Generation with Purpose 540
It’s in the Bag 541
How To Think Like Sherlock 570
Get Into the Act 592


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