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2019 TxCFR Annual Conference Highlights

Promoting Healthy Families:  Policy and the Dynamic Family

February 28 - March 1, 2019

Preconference Event Begins February 27th

Holiday Inn Midtown Austin

The annual TxCFR Conference brings together practitioners, researchers, students, and others working to serve Texas families. Join us for networking, professional development, and best practices for serving our communities. We are excited about our lineup of practitioners on the front lines strengthening families and our researchers who are engaging in innovative research to inform intervention with families. Join us for conversation and collaboration!

View our 2019 conference program or visit the interactive conference app!

Featured Events

Wednesday, February 27th & Thursday, February 28th

 

Texas State Capitol

 

Come join us as we visit with legislators to educate them about family life education and family professionals serving in Texas. In order to make our visit to the Texas Capitol successful, TxCFR will sponsor a public policy boot camp on Wednesday, February 27th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, February 28th, we will post a breakfast briefing to meet legislators and staff members and also to present our 2019 Family Champion Award. Afterward, we will visit legislators' offices from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Learn more by reading about our 2017 Capitol Connection event.

There is a $40 registration fee for this preconference event. It includes the training boot camp and materials, refreshments during the boot camp, and breakfast on Thursday morning at the Texas Capitol. If you have questions about this event, please contact Joanne Roberts, Capitol Connection Chair, at:  jroberts@hsutx.edu

OPENING PLENARY: The Changing American Family – Concerns, Consequences, and Solutions

Thursday, February 28th

 

Cynthia Osborne

Director, Center for Health and Social Policy

Director, Child and Research Partnership

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

 

Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and founder and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership, a center that aims to strengthen families and public policy through rigorous research. She is also the director of the Center for Health and Social Policy, a network of scholars whose research focuses on reducing social disparities. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of social policy, poverty and inequality, family and child wellbeing, and family demography.

CLOSING PLENARY: Building Better Public Policy for Families: Why it’s Important and How to Get Involved?

Friday, March 1st

 

Karen Bogenschneider

Rothermel-Bascom Emeritus Professor of Human Ecology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Karen Bogenschneider, Ph.D. has spent a quarter of a century studying, teaching, and doing family policy. She will provide real-life examples of how professionals have built better public policy and what it has meant for families and society. Best practices will be discussed for bridging the wide divide between research and policy and for effectively communicating research to policymakers. 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Professionals serving families are invited to present research-focused papers, practice-focused papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and posters. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues working in Texas and to engage in continuing education and professional development!

STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

TxCFR is committed to providing professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Student-driven research projects, research proposals, literature reviews, and position/white papers may be submitted and presented during the competition if they meet eligibility guidelines. For more information, review the 2019 Student Poster Competition Guidelines.

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Holiday Inn Midtown Austin

 

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.

Austin, TX  78752

Phone:  (512) 451-5757

 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Complimentary wireless internet access in guestrooms and meeting spaces

  • Complimentary self-parking

  • Two complimentary breakfast vouchers included with each booked room for each night of stay

  • Two complimentary drink tickets for the President's Reception & appetizers at the reception for each booked room

Registration Rates
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SPONSORSHIP
  • Full-page logo ad in the printed program

  • Acknowledgement as the "Title Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 4 registrations for the 2018 TxCFR Conference

  • 1/2 page logo ad in the printed program

  • Acknowledgement as the "Benefactor Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 3 registrations for the 2018 TxCFR Conference

  • 1/4 page logo ad in the printed program

  • Acknowledgement as the "Platinum Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 2 registrations for the 2018 TxCFR Conference

  • Acknowledgement as the "Gold Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 1 registration for the 2018 TxCFR Conference

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2019 Conference Program Committee

Shelia Lumar, Ph.D., CFLE, University of North Texas at Dallas, TxCFR President

Greg Brooks, Ph.D., Abilene Christian University, President Elect

Joanne Roberts, Ph.D., Hardin Simmons University, Past President (Capitol Connection Preconference Chair)

Linda Ladd, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Secretary

Janis Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, Private Practice, Student/New Professional Advisor

Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D., CFLE, Stephen F. Austin University, Program Vice President (Conference Committee Chair)

Erica Jordan, Ph.D., CFLE, University of Houston, Program Vice President Elect (Conference Committee Co-Chair)

Cynthia Garrison, M.S., Board Member at Large

Shera Jackson, Texas Tech University, Board Member at Large (Student Poster Competition Chair)

Felicia Murray, Ph.D., Tarleton State University, Board Member at Large

Lindsey Lightfoot, Stephen F. Austin University, Undergraduate Student Representative

Jaycie Case, Stephen F. Austin University

Matthew Koehl, Texas Tech University, Student

Julie McAnally, Stephen F. Austin University

Jada McIntyre, Stephen F. Austin University

Dimple Vadgama, Ph.D., New Professional