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A Pinnacle Leadership Experience

The 2023 General Assembly of YMCAs is our organization’s national gathering of nearly 3,000 senior leaders, local volunteers, and program staff. It is our opportunity to connect and unite as a Movement, renew our passion for the Y, and be inspired to advance the work of YMCAs in the United States.

We’ll see you in Atlanta, Georgia – July 20 – 23, 2023!


Experience four engaging general sessions with dynamic speakers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend, Award-Winning Columnist and Social Justice Champion

Lisa Ling

Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Host of “This Is Life” on CNN

Kal Penn

Actor, Writer, Producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement


YMCA of the USA President and CEO

Benefits you and your Y get by attending the General Assembly

Networking Opportunities

Unparalleled networking opportunities, connecting you and your team to the knowledge and experience of almost 3,000 Y leaders.

Educational Sessions

Educational sessions to support you and your Y in community strengthening as well as revenue-building and philanthropic efforts.

Keynote Sessions

Compelling and dynamic keynote sessions with national thought leaders.

Vendor Access

Access to vendors for you and your team to explore the latest and greatest products and services that support your work.

Deeper Understanding

An opportunity to deepen understanding of priorities in the national strategic plan.

Special Events

Special events to inspire and entertain.

Shape the Future

The General Assembly is your chance to support the Y’s collective power to boldly shape a healthy future for all.

Registration is now open!

The registration deadline is Monday, June 26, 2023. Don’t delay!

GA attendance is a smart investment

We know your time is at a premium. That’s why we have always structured General Assembly to be a wise investment of your time and resources.

  • More than 90% of CEO attendees considered General Assembly valuable (2022 CEO survey)
  • More than 90% of attendees said they would recommend General Assembly to a colleague (2019 General Assembly post-event survey)
  • Almost 80% felt the educational content was relevant to professional growth (2019 General Assembly post-event survey)
  • More than 75% agreed the Exhibit Hall provided access to companies they could not obtain elsewhere (2019 General Assembly post-event survey)

Who Should Attend?

Board Volunteers

Understand how your YMCA’s efforts connect to the larger Movement.

CEOs and Senior Executives

Inspire a stronger commitment to the Y among your staff and volunteers.

Emerging Leaders

Attend with your Y’s senior leaders and affirm your commitment to a Y career.

“I think GA is a great investment for us to really spend time, energy and resources to meet other YMCAs from across our Movement, especially with everything that we’ve gone through in the last two or three years.”

Anthony Walters

– President and CEO, YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Don’t Miss the YMCA BASH!

The BASH is the General Assembly’s signature entertainment event! Live music, dancing, and vibrant celebration to wrap up the last night of the conference. This energy-filled event will unify the Movement like never before!