TxCFR 2017 Annual Conference

2017 TxCFR Annual Conference


Thursday and Friday, March 23 – 24, 2017


This year’s theme of Promoting Healthy Families: Financial Literacy seeks to address the ways that family professionals and family service providers work alongside educational professionals to promote healthy families.

Registration Level Fee After March 5th
Professional NCFR / TxCFR Member $150 [$175]
Professional Non-NCFR / TxCFR Member $175 [$200]
Guest $80 [$90]
Student NCFR / TxCFR Member $80 [$90]
Student Non-NCFR / TxCFR Member $90 [$100]
Exhibitor – For Profit

Exhibitor – Nonprofit





2017 TxCFR Conference Registration 




The 2017 TxCFR Annual Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Midtown Austin, TX.

Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 78752
888-300-6273 or 512-451-5757

Reservation Information:
Reserve a room for the 2017 TxCFR Conference by calling the hotel at one of the numbers listed above. Be sure to inform them that you are attending the 2017 Annual Texas Council on Family Relations Conference on March 23 – 24, 2017.  More information on room rates to follow.



TxCFR feels it is very important that members of the Texas Legislature and their staff be aware of the value of family life education and the CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) certification as they create legislation that impacts Texas families. As practitioners, family researchers, faculty, and students, it is imperative that we be the conduit for this information. On Thursday, March 23, we will be visiting our legislators at the capitol to inform them about the importance of family life education and the CFLE. To prepare for this event, a boot camp will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Midtown. Check-in is from 12:00-1:00 pm.  All who plan to participate in the visit to the capitol must attend the boot camp on Wednesday. The cost to participate in this event is $30. Participants must register by Friday, March 17. For DETAILS


Information on breakout sessions and other conference features to be updated as soon as possible.




Ashley Parks, CFP – Author of “The Saving Seed: Growing a Financially Heathy Family Tree” You can make a      difference in your life and the life of your children. Planting healthy seeds of financial wisdom in our families, in our children, will create a ripple effect. By creating financially healthy families, we can change lives, communities and futures. Keynote address at Opening Plenary on Thursday, March 23rd.


Dr. Karol Kitt – Dr. Kitt’s area of interest is resource allocation by families and individuals, with particular focus on the financial well-being of families. She teaches personal finance and family resource management at University of Texas. Topic information to follow. Keynote address at Closing Plenary on Friday, March 24th.



TxCFR invites exhibitors such as practitioner/providers, vendors/businesses, and non-profits to join us at the 2017 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.

Exhibitor Fees:

  • Non-Profit Exhibitor – $50
  • For Profit Exhibitor – $100
* Exhibitors that are NOT registering for the 2017 TxCFR Conference should use the radio button selection in the “Fee” section of the Registration page, while Exhibitors who are registering for the conference should register for the appropriate level in the “Fee” section, and then add the Exhibitor fee in the “Items for Sale” section of the Registration page.

2017 Conference Exhibitor Registration

 PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: Deadline for Proposals Extended to December 31, 2016



TxCFR invites new and established professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students, to promote healthy families and financial literacy by submitting a proposal to present at the 2017 TxCFR Conference. Submissions related to the conference theme are encouraged. Other family-related topics will be considered. Proposals may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Research Papers – multiple presentations in a breakout session
  • Workshop – a 1-hour interactive, experiential presentations
  • Roundtable Discussions – thoughtful discussions on family and school related topics
  • Poster Session – a poster summarizing results/implications of family and school related research

2017 TxCFR Conference Proposal Form



TxCFR invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit a research paper to be evaluated for the 2017 TxCFR Student Paper Competition. The winner of this competition will receive 

  • will receive a $100 award
  • will receive recognition at the 2017 TxCFR Conference (attendance required)
  • will advance to the National Council on Family Relations Student Paper Competition

2017 TxCFR Student Paper Competition Form


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For more information about the TxCFR 2017 Annual Conference (CLICK HERE to) contact the TxCFR 2017 Conference Co-Chairs:
Cynthia Garrison or Deborah Cashen