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2018 Western Region Leaders' Forum (2018 WRLF)

Dates: March 1, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Time: All Day

Contact: Saundra Wais, 530-750-1260,

Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley

Event Details

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The Western Region Leaders’ Forum (WRLF) is a leadership conference for volunteers, staff and teens of the 4-H Western Region. The region includes 12 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) plus Alberta, Canada.

Our annual event brings people together for education, inspiration and camaraderie. With guest speakers, skill-building workshops, entertainment and cultural activities, youth and adult volunteers share their knowledge and skills to foster the 4-H Program.


Why WRLF 2018 is special:

  • This year's conference is being hosted by California 4-H. We only host this event once every 13 years! 

  • Connect with volunteers, youth leaders and staff from the entire Western Region

  • Special youth track of workshops and activities (including pre-conference Disneyland Youth Education Series and behind-the-scenes at Sea World)

  • Arrive early to take advantage of touring around sunny San Diego and southern California - Sign up for special pre-conference behind-the-scenes tours to Disneyland, and Sea World, plus other adventures ranging from whale watching, to ghost tours, to a San Diego City Lights night tour. 

  • Special screening of the Earth Seasoned...#GapYear documentary, with Q&A time with the director, Molly Kreuzman.



Stay at the Crowne Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley during the conference for lower registration and parking fees.

Feb 13: Early Bird Registration $495 onsite, $895 offsite

Feb 15-28: Regular Registration $525 onsite, $925 offsite

Onsite registration: $600 onsite, $1,000 offsite



Wednesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 1st - Optional pre-conference tours and activities

Thursday, March 1st

  • Welcome to WRLF!
  • Strolling dinner and trinket trading
  • Special film screening: Earth Seasoned...#GapYear

Friday, March 2nd

  • Opening Plenary: "Ripples into Waves: Creating Change to Improve Ourselves and Our World" - Paul Wesselmann, The Ripples Guy
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Dinner aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier!

Saturday, March 3rd

  • Plenary with Chris Nowicki
  • Workshop Sessions
  • State's Night Out - join your state's 4-H'ers for a bonding night out
    • California 4-H Alumni & Friends Night Out will be held on State's Night Out - California delegates please sign up!
  • Dance and games!

Sunday, March 4th

  • Brunch
  • Regional Volunteer Awards - recognize the outstanding volunteers in the Western Region!


For more information, please see the 2018 WRLF Event page.

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