Call for Presenters

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2018 TNOYS Conference June 5-8 in Houston, TX! We are excited to embrace a new format and focus this year. Our conference theme is “Pump Up The Volume: Elevating Youth Voice through Youth-Adult Partnerships,” and we will welcome an integrated audience of youth services providers, youth (ages 15-24), families, as well as our child welfare board partners and other community members.

Please read all information before applying to present to ensure you understand this year’s conference theme, structure, and goals. This year, we are fully integrating youth and adult partnerships into the fabric of the event, and priority will be given to sessions that incorporate or showcase youth-adult partnerships. If you work with youth who might be interested in co-presenting with you at the event, you can download and share this flyer to promote the opportunity and encourage them to apply with you. You can customize the flyer with your name and contact information before sharing.

TNOYS will review presenter applications on a rolling basis until February 15, 2018. We will not consider incomplete applications. We plan to make all selections and notify presenters by mid-March 2018.

Questions can be directed to Lara O’Toole at

Presenters selected will be entitled to conference registration discounts. There will be limited scholarships available for youth presenters and attendees.

Please follow the steps below to apply to present a workshop, institute, or featured presentation at TNOYS’ 2018 annual conference:

  • STEP 1:  Read this document describing our new 2018 format, audiences, and priority topics.
  • STEP 2: Complete the application below.


2018 Call for Presenters - Application

  • Confirmation and Scheduling

    Note: Longer institute sessions will occur on Tuesday, June 5th. Sessions for adult/provider-only and youth-only audiences will occur on Wednesday, June 6th. Sessions for a mixed audience will occur on Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th. It is difficult to accommodate specific schedule requests.
    I have read the information (linked document above) on the new format for the 35th Annual TNOYS Conference and understand that the application I am submitting will be for one of the three intended audiences (youth, adult, mixed). I have also read the suggested topics for this year’s conference above and believe that my presentation will help the TNOYS network to elevate youth voice and strengthen youth-adult partnerships.
  • Presenter Information

    The first presenter listed will be the main point of contact for follow-up from TNOYS.
  • For example, if you know you'll be bringing a youth panel but don't yet have exact names, note that here.
  • Please attach a biographical paragraph (approx. 100 words) for EACH presenter (required for our CEU records). Be sure it covers each presenter's experience or expertise in the presentation topic area.
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    Accepted file types: doc, jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Please include Name, Email and Phone for each reference.
  • Workshop + Impact

  • Note that long titles may be shortened.
  • Please provide a description of up to 400 words for the selection committee’s review and for use in the event program. TNOYS may edit language to meet space or marketing requirements.
  • Please choose the most appropriate audience(s) for your presentation, keeping in mind the level of your content and presentation goals.
  • What will your workshop change in attendees' skills or thinking? What will attendees be able to do better or differently than they could before?
  • If you are able to adapt the length or format of your presentation, check ANY that could apply. (NOTE: Shift & Share is format where small groups of audience members rotate between a few presenter stations in one room for short, 15 minute presentations.)