UYWI Conference 2020

Thank you for your years of service to youth across the globe! We have been blessed to come alongside you all these years. We look forward to every time we come together, and we love hearing about the important work you are doing in your city!

As a leadership development organization, we train, teach, and coach leaders to make hard decisions. We wouldn’t be very good at what we do if we did not model that. As a team, we have prayerfully considered our options, and we have decided to cancel National Conference 2020. This decision is specific to 2020. It was a difficult decision and one we do not take lightly. Please take a moment to view the video below to hear more about the reasons behind this decision.

We ask you to stay connected with us this year through our other events, our online resources, and through training opportunities. Please continue to pray for us and with us. We look forward to continuing to support you in the great work you are doing for the Kingdom!

If you have any questions regarding this decision, please feel free to reach out to us at, and one of us from the team will reply to you immediately.


Tommy Nixon, CEO



Why was the event cancelled?
  • Our pace as an organization has been much too fast and needs to change for 2020 and beyond. Without making a change we will not do well in sustaining the organization nor accomplish all God has set before us in equipping of urban leaders. 
  • With our transition of leadership, we only had a 30% retention rate of donors. Our efforts to secure funding from other vital sources to reach our overall goal, fell short. This shortfall impacted the budget for National Conference.
How and when are you refunding attendees?

If you purchased a ticket to the National Conference 2020, we will be issuing you a full refund via Eventbrite. This will take place the week of January 20 – 24, 2020.

How are you working with conference partners?

We have done our best to communicate with conference partners, however, our leadership team is available to speak with any partners that have further questions. 

Will there be a conference in 2021?

We are exploring our options at the moment. We will have a decision on this in the Fall of 2020.

If you have any questions that were not answered here, please email them to us at

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