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Call for Presentations Deadline: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: end of November 2017

2018 Symposium Dates: Monday, April 16 – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Austin

The 2018 Symposium Call for Presentations is now open! This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and connect with others who share your passion and professional interests. The symposium is expected to attract more than 350 professionals from across Texas including both large and small organizations such as universities/colleges, member organizations, non-profit organizations, government entities, school districts and the healthcare industry.

The theme – Empowering the Next Generation – will focus on creating opportunities for Texas youth, empowering them, helping them grow and learn, while also equipping them with the tools they need to create a successful future for themselves, their peers and their future families.

The Texas Campaign’s Annual Symposium offers exclusive opportunities to rub shoulders with industry professionals and experts and examine the most current research and evidence-based information.  Participants will leave inspired and ready to implement change for the better in their work cultures and communities.

The 2018 Symposium objectives are:

  • To provide the latest information on teen pregnancy and adolescent development that is appropriate for the diverse knowledge base and skills of participants;
  • To identify and invest in youth and young adult voices to draw in those who are directly affected by adolescent health advocacy;
  • To increase participant knowledge regarding culturally sensitive, health-related research and evidence-based interventions focused on racial/ethnic minorities and rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved adolescents living in Texas;
  • To provide best practices for promoting adolescent and child health, youth friendly services and trauma informed care and to explore innovative programs of each;
  • To engage, inspire, innovate and advocate – in partnership with communities and all stakeholders – working towards the end of teen pregnancy through prevention measures and comprehensive care and treatment for all youth; and
  • To raise awareness that progress in responding to the teen pregnancy epidemic is being achieved at different speeds – in many parts of the State, great advances have been made while in many others, rates continue to rise.