Yosemite Conference 2019***


4:00 PM Check in opens (continues throughout the conference)

5:30 PM Doors open for reception

6:00 – 7:30 PM Conversation with Artventure Academy


7:30 AM Coffee and pastry

8:15 – 9:30 AM Session A (Choice of three breakouts)

9:45 – 11:00 AM Session B (Choice of three breakouts)

11:15 – 12:00 Lunch

12:00 – 12:45 PM Keynote with Kelly Gallagher

1:00 – 2:15 PM Session C (Choice of three breakouts)

2:30 – 3:35 PM Session D (Choice of three breakouts)


7:30 - 8:30 AM Coffee and pastry with Brynn Saito

8:45 – 9:45 AM Session E (Choice of three breakouts)

10:00 – 11:15 AM Session F (Choice of three breakouts)

11:30 – 12:15 Brunch

12:15 – 1:00 PM Milton Reynolds

***Times subject to change

How to Register for YC 19

1. Ask your school administrator for financial support. Click here to view a letter you can share with your principal or district

2. Register online at

3. Reserve your hotel room


  • CATE Members: $180
  • Non-CATE Members: $230
  • Student Teachers: $110

Tenaya Lodge:

  • Our room block at Tenaya Lodge is sold out for Saturday. There are 3 rooms left for Friday night with our room block. There are still rooms at Tenaya Lodge available for Saturday, just not for the discounted rate. You can still make your reservation, it will just cost a little more. Room prices are $284.75. You can also check out Narrow Gauge which is a nice, rustic B&B two miles away. Room prices are $179 per night for a king bedroom. Click here for the link to Narrow Gauge.

Writing Contests

  • Young Writer's Conference - FACET provides awards to two students whose writing submissions are chosen by the Young Writer's Conference staff.