[Past] TxCFR 2015 Annual Conference

TxCFR 2015 Conference

2015 TxCFR Annual State Conference

March 26th – 27th, 2015

Promoting Healthy Families: Religion & Spirituality Today

Hunter Welcome Center at Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas

 

Presenters: get the latest information and details on the Presenter Information Page
including the 2015 TxCFR Conference Program (pdf document)

 

Registration Information:

Registration Level                                                                                         Fee             [Late] after March 10, 2015

  • Professional NCFR / TxCFR Member………………………………………………………………. $150.00          [$175.00]
  • Professional Non NCFR / TxCFR Member…………………………………………………………. $175.00          [$200.00]
  • Guest …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $80.00            [$90.00]
  • Student NCFR / TxCFR Member……………………………………………………………………… $80.00              [90.00]
  • Student Non NCFR / TxCFR Member………………………………………………………………… $90.00            [100.00]

DATES:

Thursday, March 26th – Friday, March 27th, 2015

THEME:

This year’s theme of Promoting Healthy Families: Religion & Spirituality Today seeks to address the ways that families think about, experience, and live out their religious and spiritual beliefs.

LOCATION:Abilene, TX

Located on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX, the Hunter Welcome Center serves as part of a showcase entrance to the main campus. It features a spacious lobby with a view of Faubus Fountain Lake and beautiful West Texas Sunrises. The McCaleb Conference Center inside the Hunter Welcome Center is a large, grand ballroom type meeting area that accommodates hundreds of guests in one, two, or three conference areas made possible by retractable dividers. The AT&T Theater and other conference rooms in building assure plenty of room to gather for presentations, engage in lively discussions, and meet up with old friends and make new ones. The Hunter Welcome Center is building # 29 on the ACU Campus Map.

Abilene, Texas offers a hometown feel near the heart of Texas where folks from all over the state can come together. The campus is just off of Interstate 20 so travelers don’t have to navigate back roads or special directions.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

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Be sure to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Abilene located on Interstate 20 (I-20) in Abilene, less than a mile from the ACU Hunter Welcome Center where the conference is held. Here are some advantages to staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Abilene:

  • Receive a reduced rate of $94.00/night (plus taxes) when you reserve a room with the TxCFR Conference*
  • Single (one king bed) and Double (two queen bed) rooms available
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms and a hot Express Start Breakfast Bar included at no additional charge

* To receive the special room rate you must call and reserve your room with the Texas Council on Family Relations Conference reserved rooms… you will not receive a discount through the website reservation process

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

2015 TxCFR Conference Program (pdf document)

Thursday, March 26th

7:30am – 5:00pm …………………………. Registration
8:00am – 11:00am ……………………….. Practitioner Workshop
11:00am – 12:00pm ………………………. Student Meeting
12:00pm – 2:00pm ……………………….. Opening Session / Keynote Lunch
2:00pm – 2:15pm …………………………. BREAK
2:15pm – 3:30pm …………………………. 1st Session
3:30pm – 3:45pm …………………………. BREAK
3:45pm – 5:00pm …………………………. 2nd Session

Friday, March 27th

8:00am – 2:30pm ………………………… Registration
8:30am – 9:45am ………………………… 3rd Session
9:45am – 10:00am ……………………….. BREAK
10:00am – 11:15am ……………………… 4th Session
11:15am – 11:45am ………………………. TxCFR Business Mtg.
12:00pm – 2:15pm ………………………. Closing Session / Keynote Lunch

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Byron Johnson

Dr. Byron Johnson

 

Why Faith Matters for Healthy Families and Healthy Societies

Dr. Byron Johnson’s presentation will be based upon his research with the Amachi program (a faith-based mentoring program for children whose parents are incarcerated) and a recent Fatherhood study with a faith-based component. Dr. Johnson is the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior. He is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco), and chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing).

 

 

Dr. Britton Wood

Dr. Britton Wood

 

Promoting Healthy Families: Religion and Spirituality… From One Person’s Perspective

Dr. Britton Wood will share his own perspective on promoting healthy families with practical “hands on” experiences of more than six decades of family ministry and service with many arenas of family groupings. Britton is the author of seven books, some of which he wrote with his wife, Dr. Bobbye Wood. Their writings have centered on the theme of relationships. They have traveled and led conferences in several countries including Australia, Taiwan, Spain, Mexico, Canada and England. They have just celebrated 58 years of marriage. Both enjoy being with their family of three daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

 

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION INFORMATION:

TxCFR invites exhibitors such as practitioner/providers, vendors/businesses, and non-profits to join us at the 2015 TxCFR Conference and share about the products, services, and offerings you have available to help promote healthy families in Texas. We especially want to encourage Universities to join us (by way of a reduced exhibitor fee) at the conference because these academic institutions are training the family leaders of today and tomorrow.

Exhibitors will find a specific registration category and more information on the 2015 TxCFR Conference Registration page.

 

 

For more information about the TxCFR 2015 Annual Conference contact:
Dr. Matt Dodd
TxCFR 2015 Conference Chair