You’re invited to join us for the 2nd annual New Mexico Diversity Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2020!

YCD is excited to announce plans for the second annual New Mexico Diversity Conference, for students from rural and urban, large and small, public and private high schools throughout New Mexico to come together, discuss the social issues impacting them and make their communities safe for everyone.

Last year’s conference welcomed over 225 students and teachers from over 30 high schools and youth organizations in the state, and we’re expecting an even larger audience for the event this upcoming year.

The conference will be co-hosted by the Native American Community Academy (NACA) and the College and Career High School (CCHS), which share a building on the CNM Main Campus in Albuquerque.

While most people associate the word ‘diversity’ with ethnicity or race, the conference deals a wide range of topics including cliques, religion and interfaith dialogue, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and abilities, multicultural art and music, socioeconomic concerns, and teenage social problems. See our list of workshops to get an idea of the topics covered by this unique event.


The conference will take place in Smith Brasher Hall on the CNM Main Campus. The address is 717 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM  87106. The parking lot is accessible from Hazeldine Avenue and just to the west of the building. Get directions to the event here.

Schedule of Events

Explore the schedule of the day here. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 9:00 – 9:30 am in order to register and eat breakfast before we formally start the event at 10:00 am.  The conference ends at 4:15 pm.

Conference at Capacity

The 2nd annual New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth is now at capacity.  If you have not pre-registered and are interested in joining us, please contact us, or explore other YCD programs that may be coming up in your state or area.