2022 California 4-H State Leadership Conference

Batter Up! Make your 4-H Legacy a Home Run

Ages 13-19

Virtual Event: July 23, 2022, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
In-Person: July 29-31, 2022, UC Davis Campus

Year after year, the State Leadership Conference (SLC) workshops are rated highly by participants. This year we are offering 2 days of workshops for the first time! Choose to participate in Virtual only, In-person only, or BOTH!

Each workshop day offers unique speakers and presentations, so consider attending both.

Meet our two dynamic keynote speakers:

Virtual Keynote Speaker: Mike Smith In-Person Keynote Speaker: Julia Garcia, "Dr.J"
Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Julia Garcia -
Julia Garcia - "Dr.J"

One of Mike Smith’s biggest passions is to get kids to stop talking and wishing and start learning how to actually do what they love. Mike is a co-founder of non-profit Rabble Mill
and a career education platform called Find Your Grind. He is also an author, host of an online show, and more!

Learn more about Mike Smith

As a doctor of psychology, TEDx Speaker and the CEO of a mental health & technology organization, Dr.J, gives audiences a safe space to get real with how they feel and move forward together to make lasting impact in the world! 

Learn more about Dr. J


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to lower registration fees so more people can participate.

California Cotton Alliance

Ironstone Concours Foundation

Travis Credit Union

Tractor Supply

Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Foundation

Dean Memorial Legacy Foundation

Sponsor SLC 2022

We are still accepting sponsors for the 2022 event! Please contact us at 4hslc@ucanr.edu

Links to websites (or sponsor names and/or logos) do not imply endorsement by the University of California or its affiliates.

Latest update

Meet The PA's!

State Leadership Conference 2022 is almost here, and your Program Assistants are excited for another year of fun!

Program Assistants, or PAs, are college aged 4-H alumni and volunteers who are responsible for ensuring that youth have a safe and fun SLC experience. PAs lead groups of youth and facilitate reflection and team building throughout the conference. This mentorship is a key part of the SLC experience, and through relationships with PAs, youth learn more about college life and opportunities within 4-H. 

Visit Meet the PAs to learn more about this year's PAs!


We're Still Recruiting Chaperones 

Adult volunteers are key to making this a safe and memorable activity for all participants. Please see our Chaperone Information for State Overnight 4-H Events for more information about this important position.

Apply to Chaperone for SLC!