2023 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

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Thank you for your interest in presenting at TNOYS’ 40th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families, taking place in June, 2023 in Houston, TX. This year’s conference will be an in-person only event for youth-serving professionals and stakeholders to collaborate, learn, and grow. Additionally, we will have a limited one-day virtual training event about a month before the in-person conference. More details to come!

The 40th Annual Conference marks a tremendous milestone in TNOYS’ mission to strengthen youth- serving organizations, youth, and families across the state. As in years past, the 40th Annual Conference will welcome an integrated audience of youth services professionals, youth & young adults (ages 15-24), parents and caregivers, and other stakeholders. Attendees work in or have involvement with a variety of systems, including child welfare, education, juvenile justice, housing and homelessness services, workforce, health and behavioral health, and victim and survivor services.

Please note that the following criteria will guide our decisions about which workshops are selected:

  • Priority will be given to workshops that include youth, young adults, or individuals with lived experiences in the presentation topic as co-presenters.
  • Priority will be given to workshops that align with the following TNOYS priority areas:
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership
    • Research and Evidence-Based Practices
    • Cross-Systems Collaboration
    • Public Policy and Government
    • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth
    • Non-Profit Leadership and Innovative Solutions
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Youth Leadership Development

TNOYS will review presenter applications on a rolling basis until January 6, 2023. We will not consider incomplete applications. We plan to make all selections and notify presenters by late February 2023. Selected presenters will be entitled to conference registration discounts, and registration will be free for all youth presenters (ages 15-24).

Presenter Information
The first presenter listed will be designated as the “Primary Presenter”. The primary presenter will receive the proposal decision from TNOYS and, if accepted, will be responsible for confirming participation in the conference.

Additional Presenter Information

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Workshop Details

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