2021 Annual Conference Call for Presenters

Thank you for your interest in presenting at TNOYS’ 38th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families, taking place June 8 – 11. The event is tentatively taking place in-person in Houston, but may be moved to a virtual format in response to health concerns and the latest guidance from public health authorities.

Like in years past, the 38th Annual Conference 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
  • Priority will be given to workshops that align with the following TNOYS priority areas:
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership
    • Research and Evidence-Based Practices
    • Cross-Systems Collaboration
    • Public Policy and Government
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Youth Leadership Development

TNOYS will review presenter applications on a rolling basis until January 8, 2021. We will not consider incomplete applications. We plan to make all selections and notify presenters by mid-to-late February 2021. Presenters selected will be entitled to conference registration discounts, and registration will be free for all youth presenters.

2021 Call for Presenters - Application

  • Preliminary Questions

  • Due to COVID-19, the annual conference may be moved to a virtual event. If we do switch to a virtual format, TNOYS will support presenters in adapting to this change. Please select if you would be comfortable presenting virtually.
  • 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 presentation 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

  • Note that long titles may be shortened.
  • Please provide a description for the selection committee’s review and for use in the event program. TNOYS may edit language to meet space or marketing requirements.
  • Audience

  • Workshop Details

  • 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.