Register

Click here to register for the 2022 National Tourette Conference. 

Scholarship

While the Tourette Association has made efforts to make Conference more affordable, we recognize that for many people the costs of attending can be prohibitive.

  

Scholarship funds are available to assist those who wish to attend the 2022 Tourette Association National Conference May 12-15, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Downtown in Minneapolis, MN. Amounts awarded will be based on the individual needs of applicants, as determined by the Conference Scholarship Committee, and will cover Conference registration fees. There is a possibility that funds will be available to cover some travel and hotel expenses. If that occurs, we will let chosen recipients know as soon as possible. Otherwise, travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

 

Please note that you will be required to include a brief statement explaining why being able to attend the 2020 National Conference would be of benefit to you and/or your family.

The link to apply for scholarships will be posted by late September 2021.

 

The deadline for scholarship submissions is Friday, January 28, 2022. Awardees will be contacted by Friday March 13, 2020. All decisions of the Committee are final. If you have any questions about the process, contact susan.young@tourette.org.

Volunteer

Running a national conference is a big job, and we want your help to make this year’s Conference the best one ever.  This year, the Tourette Association will have a limited number of volunteer opportunities for local Conference attendees.

 

As a thank you, volunteers who pledge five or more hours of time to help with Conference can qualify for 50% off on their Conference registration.

 

While anyone can apply to volunteer at this Conference, preference will be given to individuals currently involved in the Minnesota and Wisconsin TAA Chapters and in nearby support groups. 

In additional, volunteers must:

  • Be over 18 years old and proficient in English

  • Be available for the mandatory training and walk-through on Thursday May 14, 2020.

  • Must have prior experience working with children (Child Track Assistant only)

  • Read and accept the Volunteer Policy and share the TAA values.

 

A screening process is necessary for all potential volunteers. 

Description of volunteer opportunities below.  Please note that while volunteers are encouraged to indicate their preferences, placement will be limited by availability.

Registration Assistant (Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday evening)

  • Find Attendee name badges

  • Hand out Conference shirts and other materials

  • Restock registration supplies

  • Assist staff with other registration tasks as needed

 

Room Monitor (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning)

  • Distribute handouts and paper evaluations to attendees

  • Retrieve evaluations at end of each session

  • Tally all attendees for each session

  • Introduce speakers using the supplied script

  • Contact TAA staff with any problems that arise in the sessions

 

Child Track Assistant (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning)

  • Distribute handouts and materials

  • Tally attendees

  • Assist speakers with behavior management, being sensitive to the needs of the attending youth

  • Contact TAA staff with any problems that arise in the sessions