2020 Annual Conference


TNOYS’ 37th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families is taking place June 25-26, with pre-conference institutes taking place Monday, June 22.  

Due to COVID-19, this year’s conference is being held virtually. While the conference will look a little different, our lineup of workshops, speakers, and sessions is as dynamic and engaging as ever! Take a look at the conference program for a sneak peek. 

How to Log on to the Virtual Conference

We are using the virtual event platform Whova to power the conference, and all attendees will need to create an account in Whova to participate. We also ask that attendees download the Whova app. 

Create a Whova Account

If you registered for the conference, please create a Whova account. Please enter the email address that you used to register for the conference. Next, enter a password and click “sign up”.


Create Whova Account


After creating a Whova account, you will be able to participate in the conference on your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. To participate in the conference on your mobile phone, please download the Whova mobile app (more info below).


Download the Whova Mobile App

While the app is not required for this conference, it allows you to update your profile and access additional features. To download the app, please click the link below on your phone:


Get Whova App


Whova Resources for Attendees

We encourage all attendees to familiarize themselves with Whova before the conference. The TNOYS team is in the process of releasing detailed guidance on Whova, which we will email to all attendees. Please be sure to check out the following resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about TNOYS’ switch to a virtual conference? Please take a look at our FAQs sheet here. For any additional questions, please email our team at annualconference@tnoys.org.

The conference provides a valuable learning experience for youth and the professionals who work with them across a variety of systems, including juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and more. It provides hands-on learning opportunities on building resilience, developing cultural competency, understanding important cutting-edge practices such as trauma-informed care, and much more. 

This year we are excited to once again integrate youth into our full conference, alongside our traditional audience of providers and other stakeholders. Click here to learn more about the research that supports this unique approach. The event will offer dynamic, engaging, and collaborative sessions that allow adults and youth to build concrete skills, learn what’s on the cutting edge in youth services, earn CEU hours, and explore how their unique talents can make a mark on the future of Texas’ youth. 


TNOYS provides continuing education credit hours for professionals. Conference attendees are eligible to earn up to 10 CEU hours throughout the two-day virtual conference. Additionally, attendees can earn 4-5 CEU hours for attending the pre-conference institutes.

If you would like to earn CEUs at the conference, please use this the Continuing Education (CEU)/ Training Hours Tracking Document to track your specific session participation and number of hours earned. Please email any questions to Lauren Rose at lrose@tnoys.org.

We are an approved CEU provider for Licensed Child Care Administrators (LCCAs), Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrators (LCPAAs), licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors (LPC Program Provider #2420; Social Work Provider #6875), continuing professional education providers (CPE provider #902-679), Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) certification hours/CEUs for Juvenile Probation Officers, Juvenile Supervision Officers and Community Activities Officers, and our credit hours are typically approved for LMFTs. This conference is also approved for CEUs for the following substance abuse professional licenses: LCDCs, Associate Prevention Specialists (APS), Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS), and Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Designation (PM/PRC). Please email annualconference@tnoys.org for more information. 

To get an idea of what you can expect at this year’s conference, take a look at all the exciting content from our most recent conferences: