Welcome to Fall Con 2023!

For 101 years, Fall Conference has been a year altering event, not only for students but also for the organization as a whole. This year, I want Fall Conference to feel like a big family reunion. Whether you’re a returning attendee or new to our family and Fall Conference, I encourage you to join me November 10-12th at Jackson’s Mill in Weston, WV. You’ll never forget the friends and memories you will make, and the experiences you’ll leave with will help chart the course for the future of YLA.

Nick Albright, Hedgesville High School – 2023 Fall Conference Chair


November 10 – 12 , 2023

October 25, 2023

Affiliated YLA Members pay $165 per student and $120 per adult if paid by deadline. Unaffiliated pay $190 per student and $145 per adult.

For adults, a room in the Lodge is available for an additional cost.

Late fee of $25 if not paid by deadline.

Includes 5 meals and 2 nights of lodging

  • Warm casual clothes
  • Jacket
  • Business attire for banquet
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
  • Sleeping bag or bed linens
  • Extra money for pizza party and YLA merch

ARRIVE: 4:00 – 5:30PM, Friday, November 10, 2023

DEPART: 10:00AM, Sunday, November 12, 2023

Jackson’s Mill Conference Center

160 Jackson Mill Rd, Weston, WV 26452



Whether you’re a confident speaker or someone who shies away from crowds, this workshop will enhance and strengthen your ability to effectively communicate something to an audience.

Maintaining a strong delegation is no easy feat. This workshop will provide you with tips on how to keep a strong, organized group.

In this workshop, you will receive a rundown of Youth in Government, how it works, and leadership opportunities available through the program.

This workshop provides you with an overview of Model United Nations and how to get involved with the program.

Embody one of the pillars of YLA by learning how to be active in your community and volunteer, whether on your own or with your chapter.

Learn how to take your leadership skills to the next level. In this workshop, you’ll master skills such as communication, teamwork, and more.


This workshop provides a 9-month plan of action for developing and enhancing your school’s YLA club.

Learn everything you need to know about starting and maintaining your own business, even as a high school student, in this entrepreneurial workshop.


Join our West Virginia Youth Governor for a dive into the fundamentals of YLA, and a deeper understanding of Service, Character, Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership!

Opening Show

Get excited for our 2023 Fall Conference Opening Show! Hosted by our Chairman on Friday night, you will get to experience an interactive show that will help set the tone for the rest of the weekend. This is a night you’re not going to want to miss!

Cornhole Tournament

On Saturday night, grab a partner and get hyped. The YLA will be putting on a Cornhole Tournament! Signups will be on Friday inside the West Virginia Building.

2023 Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday evening, we ask that you and your delegation dress in your professional attire. Following a formal dinner, we will begin the award ceremonies to recognize those of you going above and beyond in your YLA chapters and your communities.

Governors Dance

Are you ready to bust a move?! It wouldn’t be a YLA event without a DANCE! The dance will be following the banquet. It’s one of the highlights of the weekend, so you don’t want to miss it.

Fall Conference After Party

All Fall Conference attendees have a VIP ticket to the Fall Conference After Party. During this time, you can sing karaoke, play games, or chill and relax with the new friends you’ll have made during the weekend.

YLA Pizza Block Party

For just $16.00 the YLA team will deliver a single large, 1-topping pizza to you and your friends! Pizzas will be delivered at 9pm on Saturday evening. Ice cold pop will be provided during the party. Please fill out the Pizza Order Form and return it with money no later than dinner on Friday to any YLA staff member.