Thank you to those who joined the 39th Annual Conference Virtual Day! The In-person conference takes place Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May 26 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, TX.
Also, please download Whova, the official conference app. Attendees will use this free app throughout the conference to complete the required health waiver, evaluate sessions, participate in games, and more! Please do the following to get started:
- Create a Whova account here. Next, please enter the email address you used to register for the conference and the password of your choice.
- Download the Whova app using the link below. Once you have downloaded the app, you will be able to log on and access the conference page. You can also search for Whova in the App Store or Google Play.
If you already used Whova to attend a past TNOYS conference or other events, you should already have a profile and can sign in directly. Please refer to TNOYS’ Whova Mobile App Guide or review TNOYS’ Complete Guide to Whova for more information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
Preview the 50+ Workshops We Have In Store
Click the image below to view the program for the in-person conference from May 23 – 26.
The health and safety of all participants are top priority for the TNOYS team. TNOYS is adopting preventative measures to protect against COVID-19, and we will follow all applicable health and safety recommendations.
Please note: all attendees will be required to complete a waiver prior to checking in at the conference. The questionnaire will certify that:
- You are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
- You have not recently tested positive for COVID-19
- To the best of your knowledge, you have not been exposed to COVID-19 before traveling in/ attending.
Included are questions about recent international travel or travel to highly impacted areas of the United States.
Click here to read TNOYS’ health and safety protocols, as well as the waiver that attendees will be asked to complete. The waiver will be available to complete in Whova as of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23.
How to Sign the Waiver
- Download Whova, our official event app, here
- Click on COVIDCheck under Additional Resources to open the link (see screenshots below)
- Sign and submit before checking in at the event!
Additionally, all conference attendees are expected to comply with applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, or local health authorities. You can find the Westin Galleria’s most up to date COVID-19 policies and precautions on their website here.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Conference attendees are eligible to earn up to 14 CEU hours throughout the 2.5-day in-person conference. Attendees are eligible to earn 5-6 additional CEU hours for participating in pre-conference institutes, and another 5+ CEU hours for participating in the virtual conference day. TNOYS is an approved CEU provider for Licensed Social Workers (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and Continuing Professional Education Providers (CPE). The conference is approved for CEUs for Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO), Juvenile Supervision Officers (JSO), and Community Activity Officers (CAO); as well as for the following substance abuse professional licenses: LCDCs, Associate Prevention Specialists (APS), Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS), and Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Designation (PM/PRC). The majority of sessions are approved for Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) licenses.
About TNOYS’ Annual Conference
Now in its 39th year, TNOYS’ Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families brings together attendees from across systems and around the state to network, have fun, and build concrete skills to better serve our state’s youth, young adults, and families. The conference provides a valuable learning experience for youth and the professionals who work with them across a variety of systems, including housing and homelessness services, child welfare, education, juvenile justice, health and behavioral health, and survivor services.
Guided by the conference theme, Rise to Your Potential, this year’s event will inspire our professional and youth attendees to challenge perceptions, bring their skills to new heights, and build the future of youth and family services in Texas.
We’re thrilled to welcome a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers who will inspire attendees to rise to their potential. Click here to learn about our keynote speakers: New York Times bestselling author Clint Smith, writer and activist Marlon Peterson, Grammy-nominated musician Saul Paul, and activist Malika Whitley.