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4th Annual Texas Reach Convening

Education Reach for Texans

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Houston, TX

4th Annual Texas Reach Convening

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
Admission to the 4th Annual Texas Reach Convening. Includes lunch both days. Please have the following information available for each attendee as you will need to enter this during the purchase process: (1) name, (2) title, (3) organization, (4) type of organization or affiliation, (5) contact information including address, phone, email, and (6) meal choice - vegetarian or not.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
Student Admission
Student admission to the 4th Annual Texas Reach Convening. Includes lunch both days. Please have the following information available for each attendee as you will need to enter this during the purchase process: (1) name, (2) title, (3) organization, (4) type of organization or affiliation, (5) contact information including address, phone, email, and (6) meal choice - vegetarian or not.
Ended $25.00 $0.00
General Admission-Resource Table
For individuals from organizations wishing to have a resource table at the 4th Annual Texas Reach Convening. Includes lunch both days. You will be asked for contact information and other details related to your organization.
Ended $65.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Texas Reach 4th Annual Convening

From Foster Care to College Conference  --  June 3-4, 2013

Lone Star College-University Park

Conference Center

20515 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070


Texas Reach and Lone Star College (LSC) present the 4th Annual Texas Reach Convening. This year's convening will be held at the LSC-University Park Conference Center in Houston. Join your colleagues from colleges, universities and foster care advocate servicess to learn about eliminating barriers to success. CEUs will be offered to those interested. This year, in addition to highlighting the post-secondary education journey of youth in foster care face, updates on resources, and networking opportunities, we will present a four-track agenda with the following focus areas:

  1. Foster Care Alumni Students
  2. Foster Parents/Agencies
  3. New Colleges/Programs
  4. Existing Programs
     
Hotel Information

We have blocked rooms at two hotels. Since The area around LSC-University Park has several hotels, we have listed others below to expand your options. Please note the details for each location.

Element Houston Vintage Park
Rooms blocked under "Lone Star/Texas Reach." Regular room rate is $135-per-night. Shuttle vans are available to transport guests to convening.
14555 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 379-7300

Hampton Inn Suites
Rooms blocked for online booking using code "LCC/Texas Reach" through May 2, 2013 so make reservations prior to that date. Regular room rate is $119-per-night. Hotel is not within walking distance of the convening venue.
7656 W. FM 1960
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 955-2400

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Willowbrook
Government rate of $90-per-night. Hotel is not within walking distance of the convening venue. Note that construction will be taking place at the hotel during the convening timeframe.
18828 State Hwy 249
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 897-8868 

Courtyard Houston Northwest
Within walking distance of the convening venue and have shuttles to transport guests to the convening.
11050 Louetta Road
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 374-6464

TownPlace Suites Houston Northwest
Within walking distance of the convening venue and have shuttles to transport guests to the convening.
11040 Louetta Road
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 374-6767

 

Airport & Parking Information

The closest airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston.

Visit the Texas Reach website for additional information about airport transportation and parking at the convening venue.

 

Convening Program Outline

The complete Convening Agenda is available on the Texas Reach website. The following outline hightlights the two days' events.

Monday, 3 June

Registration (8:00 - 10:00am)

Welcome, Keynote & Lunch: (10:00 - 1:00pm)

Breakout Sessions: (1:15 - 4:15pm)

Wrap-up: (4:30 - 4:45pm)

Reception (7:00 - 9:30pm)

Tuesday, 4 June

Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 - 9:00am)

Updates & Keynote: (9:00 - 11:00am)

Breakout Open Discussion: (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Lunch (12:00 - 12:45pm)

Closing Sessions: (1:00 - 3:00pm)
 

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can send an email to us using the link in the "Organizer" box to the right next to these Event Details. If you prefer, you can also call us at 214-99-REACH (214-997-3224). Address mail to: Texas Reach, PO Box 601284, Dallas, TX 75360-1284.

Can I pay for my registration with a check?

While we prefer credit cards for both ease and security, we understand that some registrants or their organizations may have to pay for registration by check. See our How to Pay By Check page for complete instructions on how to do so before proceeding with your registration below. Sorry, but we cannot accept purchase orders for registrations. 

Will you offer CEU or contact hour certificates?

Yes, we will have 10-hours of training sessions which equates to 1.0 CEU or 10 contact hours for MFT or LPC. Texas Woman's University has graciously offered to manage the process for providing a CEU, MFT, and LPC contact hour certificate to convening attendees. There will be no additional cost for the certificates.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please contact us so that we can update the registration information to ensure we know who is coming and have a convening badge printed with the correct name.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please do. While not a requirement, this will make the check-in process easier.

Have questions about 4th Annual Texas Reach Convening? Contact Education Reach for Texans

When & Where


Lone Star College-University Park Conference Center
20515 Hwy 249
Houston, TX 77070

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM (CDT)


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Organizer

Education Reach for Texans

Education Reach for Texans (formerly Texas Reach) is the nonprofit corporation responsible for producing this event. We began in 2009 as a coalition of loosely organized preparation for adult living, aftercare, and postsecondary professionals. We work to improve higher education access and attainment for former foster youth in Texas. We are your colleagues and your peers from agencies and postsecondary institutions across the state.

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