Tobacco-Free Conference

Better than ever!!! 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 is setting a new bar and offering 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 Starter 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. Join people from across Texas and around the country as we all aim to Stand Up, Speak Up, and Be Tobacco-Free!

Save the Date!  |  July 23-26, 2017

The Say What! Conference will be held at the gorgeous and luxurious La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, TX on beautiful Lake Conroe, which offers attendees award-winning service and amenities throughout the entire conference, including the expansive Aqua Park that features multiple pools and a lazy river for your enjoyment during free time!

 

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

12-115pm

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

Starter/Advanced Tracks begin

Lunch

Starter/Advanced Tracks continue

Pool Party/Dinner

 

 

 

Breakfast

Skills Clinics

Lunch

Starter/Advanced Tracks conclude

Dinner

Mixer/Talent Show

 

 

 

Breakfast

Closing Session

 

Starter Track

First time at the Say What! Conference? New to tobacco prevention? The Starter 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

Think you know your stuff? Got experience being a tobacco prevention advocate? Then it’s time to take your game to the next level:

 

  • Discover your deepest purposes and passions in life, then use them to drive your tobacco prevention efforts.
  • Uncover and unlock your talents and voice so that you can use your strengths and your story to motivate others to get involved and #DoSomething.
  • Set personal and organizational goals, then choose a group project that will truly #ActivateChange across the world – YOUR world!

 

If you’ve ever wanted to become the best version of yourself AND elevate your tobacco prevention efforts, then the Advanced Track at the Say What! Conference is your hustle!

 

Agenda

Registration info

JULY 23-26, 2017

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) Apply for a GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

• Limited number of scholarships available

• Eligibility for scholarships does not guarantee award

No late applications will be accepted

• All scholarship applications due by May 8, 2017

• Winners will be notified via email by May 12, 2017

Scholarship Applications Now 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 Closed

Download Credit Card Authorization form here.

If you have any questions, contact us at

877-304-2727 or TxSayWhat@txstate.edu

 

We hope to see your group this summer at the 2017 Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference

at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa on July 23rd-26th!

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.