2021 YDSA Conference: A Better World is Possible


Join YDSA for our first ever ONLINE Winter Outreach Conference from Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28. Trump has been defeated, but our fight for a better world is far from over.

Joe Biden ran his presidential campaign on the promise of a return to normal. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that a return to normal is unacceptable. Crushing student debt, racist killer police, for-profit healthcare and climate catastrophe were all problems before Trump, and will persist under Biden’s presidency.

But not if we have anything to say about it.

Radical change always comes from the bottom up, never from the top down. We know that a better world is possible if, and only if, we organize and fight for it. That’s why we are gathering February 26-28 at the 2021 YDSA Winter Conference for a weekend of organizing trainings, inspiring speakers, and collaborative strategy sessions with young socialist organizers across the country. We’re building the movement that WILL deliver what Biden can’t, and we need you to be a part of it. Register now.

The 2021 Winter Conference is open to all who are interested in student organizing. Current students, especially those at high schools, HBCUs and community colleges are strongly encouraged to attend.



Registration for the 2021 YDSA Winter Conference is now open. Registration is a two-part process. After filling out the payment form you will be redirected to a second form. You must fill out both forms to finalize registration. Registration ends on February 12, 2021.


Conference Registration Rates

Early Bird $20 Ends January 22, 2021
General $30 Ends February 12, 2021


A limited number of scholarships are available to cover registration fees. If you apply for a scholarship, please do not register until you have heard back. The deadline to apply is January 29. Apply here.

Workshops and Speakers

View the preliminary conference program here. We are still finalizing many of our workshops and speakers, so keep checking back for updates.



You can get in touch with us by emailing the following contact people. We welcome your questions and feedback!

Michael Grochowski, DSA Conventions and Conferences Coordinator –ydsacon@dsausa.org

Anna Bonomo, YDSA Organizer – ydsa@dsausa.org