Tobacco-Free Conference

Are you ready to #BeTobaccoFree? The Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference always strives to improve and provide the most engaging, fun, and effective experience so that every participant leaves with the ability and passion to #ActivateChange and #LiveTobaccoFree. So this summer's #SayWhatConf will offer two ways for youth and adults to get the most out of one of the best youth advocacy and leadership events in the country: the Regular Track and the Advanced Track!

 

Each track is designed to help both youth and adult participants make a difference in their homes, schools and communities based on their knowledge, skills and motivation to get involved in tobacco prevention.

July 29-August 1, 2018

The Say What! Conference will be held at  La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, TX on beautiful Lake Conroe.

 

100% Youth Focus!

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes the importance of the role that youth play in a comprehensive tobacco control program. The Texas Department of State Health Services also recognizes the role that young people play in making lasting, environmental changes concerning tobacco prevention and control. Under their direction, the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University has designed the Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference to be the first ever 100% youth-focused tobacco prevention and control conference in the state of Texas!

 

We are dedicated to bringing you cutting edge strategies, information, tools and techniques on youth leadership and prevention. If you are part of a youth group working on tobacco-free policy, prevention-related issues or other projects in your school or community, we invite you to join us for this elite training opportunity.

 

This conference focuses on the Say What! youth movement and making sure that all Students, Adults and Youth are prepared to Work Hard Against Tobacco!

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

2-6pm

6-7pm

7-10:30pm

 

 

 

8-9am

9am-12pm

12-1pm

1-5pm

5-10pm

 

 

 

8-9am

9am-12pm

12-1pm

1-5pm

630-730pm

730-10pm

 

 

 

8-9am

9-11am

 

Conference Check-In

Networking Dinner

Opening Activities

 

 

 

Breakfast

Regular/Advanced Tracks begin

Lunch

Regular/Advanced Tracks continue

Pool Party/Dinner

 

 

 

Breakfast

Skills Clinics

Lunch

Regular/Advanced Tracks conclude

Dinner

Mixer/Talent Show

 

 

 

Breakfast

Closing Session

 

REGULAR TRACK

First time at the Say What! Conference? New to tobacco prevention? The Regular Track is the best way for you to develop a strong foundation by:

 

  • Understanding where tobacco prevention has been, where it is, and where it’s going,
  • Learning the basics of tobacco products and the consequences of using them,
  • Connecting with various resources that can make your efforts easier and more effective, and

 

After all of that, you’ll get your hands dirty by creating content and planning a local project that makes a difference by inspiring youth to #LiveTobaccoFree.

ADVANCED Track

If you’re ready to work hard to #ActivateChange so that more people #LiveTheLife #BeTobaccoFree, then the Advanced Track is for you! You’ll choose one of three options:

 

  1. Host a big event for Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day.
  2. Plan and prepare to teach other youth how to #LiveTheLife through peer education.
  3. Literally change the world through policy advocacy and focus on things like Tobacco 21, clean indoor air, or other policies.

 

The Advanced Track is only for those truly ready to #MakeTobaccoHistory, so get ready to take your tobacco prevention efforts to another level!

Agenda

Registration info

JULY 29- August 1, 2018

Location: La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Registration includes:

• 4 days/3 nights hotel (multiple occupancy)

• All meals & snacks from Sun PM - Wed AM

• Conference t-shirt

• Conference materials & supplies

• Access to Aqua Park and other resort amenities

HOW CAN your GROUP ATTEND?

 

1) Request a GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

• Limited number of scholarships available

• Eligibility for scholarships does not guarantee award

No late requests will be accepted

• All scholarship requests must be made by Monday, May 7, 2018

• Winners will be notified via email by Friday, May 11, 2018

Group Scholarship request form is closed

2) Register your group now
• Conference Registration fee = $450 all-inclusive!

• Space is limited

• Payment by credit card, check, or purchase order accepted

• Registration Deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:59pm

Registration is closed

If you have any questions, contact us at

877-304-2727 or TxSayWhat@txstate.edu

 

We hope to see your group at the 2018 Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference at the

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa on July 29th-August 1st!

SAYWHAT! | Live Tobacco-free

Say What! EST. 2011

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

415 North Guadalupe - #164

San Marcos, TX 78666

Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.