Call for Presenters

Thank you for your interest in presenting at TNOYS’ 37th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families, taking place June 23-26 in Houston! Our conference theme is “Make Your Mark,” and we will welcome an integrated audience of youth services professionals, youth/young adults (ages 15-24) and their family members, 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 or young adults as co-presenters
  • Only workshop proposals that align with the following topic tracks will be considered for the annual conference:
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership
    • Research and Performance-Driven Policy and Practice
    • Cross-Systems Collaboration
    • Policy and Regulatory Updates
    • Personal and Professional Development

TNOYS will review presenter applications on a rolling basis until January 24, 2020. We will not consider incomplete applications. We plan to make all selections and notify presenters by mid-February 2020. Presenters selected will be entitled to conference registration discounts, and registration will be free for all youth presenters.

Please note: the call for presenters is now closed. Please email should you have questions.

2020 Call for Presenters - Application

  • 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 youth or young adults with lived experience to be part of a panel but you don't yet know who specifically will attend, 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.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Please include Name, Email and Phone for each reference.
  • Workshop + Impact

  • This year, topic tracks will align with TNOYS’ priority areas, which we see as the most urgent ways the youth services field needs to change right now. Please select the topic track that most accurately represents the content of your workshop.
  • 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.
  • Is this workshop appropriate for youth/young adults (ages 15-24)?
  • 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.)