Texas Tobacco-Free Conference

July 23 – 26, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recognize the importance of the role that youth play in creating lasting, positive changes concerning tobacco prevention and control.

 

To this end, the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University designs the Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference to be the most engaging, fun, and effective experience in helping youth and adults find their passion for tobacco prevention.

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July 23 – 26, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton in Austin, Texas

Both youth and adult participants will be able to attend a variety of breakout sessions from Say What! Teen Ambassadors, Say What! Member Youth Groups, and experts from diverse fields discussing a range of youth tobacco prevention and enforcement topics. Adult sponsors will be able to attend specialized sessions that focus on youth-adult partnerships and positive youth development.

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The Say What! Conference offers a variety of opportunities for all youth groups working on tobacco-free policies, tobacco prevention related issues, and other projects that may be occurring in the school or community.

 

Both youth and adult participants will be able to attend a variety of breakout sessions from Say What! Teen Ambassadors, Say What! youth groups, and experts from diverse fields discussing a range of topics such as:

 

     o The basics of tobacco products and their health effects

     o The evolution of e-cigarettes and their health effects

     o Addiction to nicotine products and other drugs including marijuana

     o Networking and teambuilding

     o Using social media to further your advocacy efforts

     o How to work with your school and community to help combat the youth vaping epidemic

     o Fundraising

 

Youth groups will also choose a project planning track to help create and plan a tobacco prevention project for their school or community.

 

Sponsors and other adult participants will be able to attend specialized sessions that focus on youth-adult partnerships, positive youth development, and burnout prevention. Sponsors and adult participants who are brand new to Say What! will also be able to attend an info session to learn more about the Say What! program, resources offered, and the best way to get involved in the movement.

2022 Conference Highlights

2022 Agenda

Map

Day 1

Conference Check-In & Games

Dinner
Opening Session & Activities

 

 

Breakfast
Morning Session & Breakouts
Lunch
Afternoon Session & Breakouts
Dinner
Evening Games & Activities

 


 Breakfast
Morning Breakouts
 Lunch
Afternoon Breakouts
Dinner
Evening Games & Activities

 


Breakfast
Closing Session
Conference Ends

2-6pm

6-7pm
7-10:30pm

 

 

8-9am
9am-12pm
12-1pm
1-5pm
6:30-7:30pm
7:30-10pm

 


8-9am
9am-12pm
12-1pm
1-5pm
6:30-7:30pm
7:30-10pm

 


8-9am
9-11am
11am

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

2022 Dates & Venue

Tuesday, July 26th – Friday, July 29th

 

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Austin

6505 N IH 35

Austin, TX 78752

If you have any questions, contact us at

877-304-2727 or TxSayWhat@txstate.edu

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

Texas School Safety Center

ATTN: Say What Program

Texas State University

601 University Drive

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.