National 4‑H Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting.    

The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H youth development programs nationally and in their communities. Conference delegates are prepared, personally and professionally, to become more active participants within their communities and to effectively develop youth-adult partnerships for community action.  

National 4-H Conference is held in Washington D.C. April 19-24, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.

Application Deadline is to be determined.
Montana sends a delegation of up to 4 participants (including one adult chaperone).

Youth must be 15-19 years old at the time of the program. The event is geared for juniors and seniors in high school. 

Please indicate your interest in potentially participating in the 2024 National 4-H Conference by completing this National 4-H Conference Interest Form. Completing this form does not commit you to participate in this program, but does help our state office plan.

2024 application forms and supplemental forms coming soon.

Partial funding may be provided by the Montana 4-H Foundation to selected delegates (support dependent on the number of delegates).

National 4-H Conference is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The National 4-H Youth Conference Center is located in a quiet, 12-acre campus-like setting in Maryland, one mile from the nation's capital, making it the perfect gateway to Washington, D.C.'s leaders, monuments, and museums. Now one of the largest non-academic youth education and conference facilities in America, the National 4-H Youth Conference Center has a colorful history that dates back more than a century. The Conference Center is operated by National 4-H Council.

Learn more about National 4-H Conference.

For more information regarding this program, contact Christine Sommers Austin at [email protected]