General

When and where is the next Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference?

Please refer to our website main page for the latest TV-EYH Conference news or download the latest brochure.

What is Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)?

The Tri-Valley EYH is an annual career conference specially designed for girls in grades 6 through 9 in the Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Sunol school districts. The conference encourages interest in science and mathematics and provides positive female role models in science, math, and engineering careers. Registration is limited to 300 girls.

What will my daughter do at EYH?

Your daughter will participate in two 90-minute workshops that will be taught by scientists, engineers, or other professionals and involve hands-on interactive instruction. In addition, she will participate in a  career fair and science expo.

My daughter's friend received a brochure. Why didn't my daughter receive one?

The brochures are distributed electronically to the Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Sunol) school districts, as well as the math and science teachers in those districts. Many schools have the brochure on their websites and/or announce the conference in their school newsletters or in classes. Brochures are also emailed to girls who attended last year.

Are there other EYH conferences in the area?

EYH conferences are part of the EYH Network, a national program that is headquartered in Oakland. Other EYH conference locations can be determined by going to the EYH Network webpage. Follow the link for the conference locator. There are several conferences in the greater Bay Area that occur at various times throughout the school year.

My daughter has a special diet. What food is provided?

Conference attendees are given a bottled water and granola bar as a light snack with their registration packet. Pizza and salad will be provided for lunch. A cheese pizza will be available as a vegetarian option. A vegetable pizza without cheese will be the option for vegans. Please designate the vegetarian or vegan option when you register your daughter if that is her preference. If your daughter cannot eat these foods or needs to eat more often, please have her bring her own food.

Registration

When does registration open?

Please refer to our website main page for the latest TV-EYH Conference news. Space is limited and the conference fills up quickly. We encourage you to register early.

How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference?

The preferred method of registration is online via the Conference Registration link on the TV-EYH home page. The registration fee is $20.00 per student.

If you elect to register and pay online, registration can be completed in one easy process. First, you will need to enter your daughter's information and request your daughter's top five workshops in order of preference. Your daughter will be assigned two workshops based on her preferences, with priority given to those who register earlier.  You will then be redirected to the PayPal website to make your online payment. Your daughter will receive her schedule with assigned workshops at registration on the day of the conference.

If paying by check, you must complete and sign the registration form provided in the brochure and submit it with your payment. It normally takes 5 to 7 days for your payment to be received via U.S. mail. Confirmation will be sent to you via email if you pre-registered online. Make your check payable to "TVEYH." Mail your form and payment to:

EYH, L-554
P.O. Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551

Note: Please be advised that students registering and paying online will have a distinct advantage in getting their preferred workshops.

Is there a fee for using PayPal?

The nominal fee for using PayPal is covered by EYH. Your cost is only $20.

What if we cannot afford the registration fee?

Scholarships are available. See the Scholarships page for more information.

I paid for the conference but now cannot attend. Can I get a refund?

To request a refund, send an email to tveyh@llnl.gov. Refund requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Can my daughter come as a stand-by on the day of the conference?

Your daughter is welcome to come as a walk-in on Saturday morning, in which case she can check in at the registration desk and wait to see if there are students who did not check in. She can return to the registration desk at 9:20 to select the schedule of a girl who does not show.

You can also locate other Expanding Your Horizons conferences in the area at http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/find-a-conference.html. Please come back to Tri-Valley EYH next year and register early.

What is the "Tri-Valley?"

The Tri-Valley includes the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol.

Attendance

Can my daughter register even though she's not yet in 6th grade?

No, girls not yet in 6th grade are not welcome to attend. Due to space limitations and the popularity of the conference, we are forced to turn away students every year within the advertised 6th–9th grade group. Also, the curriculum content is geared to this age group. We welcome you to come back when your daughter is in the 6th grade!

We do not live in the Tri-Valley, but our daughter is in grades 6-9. Can she register?

Yes, she may register beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. You do not need to live in the Tri-Valley to attend the conference, however the Tri-Valley students will be given preference of registering a week ahead of girls from outside the Tri-Valley. Daughters of volunteers who live outside the area are also welcome to attend but need to register for the conference.

My daughter has a conflict and would arrive late. Can she still attend?

No, unforturnately she would miss a portion of her first workshop and disrupt the learning experience for other students. She is welcome to come next year if her schedule permits.

My daughter needs to leave the conference early. What will she miss?

Your daughter can leave after the last workshop at 2:30 p.m., but she will miss the raffle if she leaves early.

My daughter is in grades 10, 11, or 12. Can she still attend?

Your daughter is welcome to attend. Our advertising targets grades 6 to 9, but we do not restrict the upper grade limit, and some older high school girls do attend.

Can my son attend?

The conference is geared towards girls. Boys in grades 6–9 may attend, but they should understand this is a girl-serving program and they may be the only boy at the conference.

Can I be with my daughter at the conference or come in with her when I drop her off?

Your daughter needs to be mature enough to attend the conference without a parent. You may not tag along with her at the conference. Parents who would like to volunteer may email the volunteer coordinator, but no accommodations can be made for being placed with your daughter(s).

Where should I pick up my daughter at 3:00 p.m.?

You and your daughter should decide on a meeting place that works best for you.

What should my daughter wear or bring to the conference?

Shoes with closed toes and heels are required. A watch and a coat or jacket is recommended.

Workshops

What if my daughter does not like the workshops she gets?

The EYH conference is designed so as to expand your daughter's horizons and for her to learn new things! Please help her keep an open mind to try something new. Workshops will be assigned according to the payment time stamp, so register early and preferably online. Workshop limits are set so that each girl gets personal attention and hands-on experience. We try very hard to give each student at least one of their top five preferences. We go through the entire list of girls in the order that they registered and give them one workshop closest to their first choice and then go back through the list a second time to give them their next closest choice for their second workshop.

My daughter wants to be in the same workshop as her friend, sister, etc., and won't go if she can't be. Can she get in even though it says full?

We cannot guarantee the same workshops, however your daughter will have the same lunch and special activity session as her friends or sister. She can coordinate with her friend or sister to select a meeting location at lunch.

When do we know what workshops were assigned to our daughter?

Your daughter will receive her workshop assignments when she picks up her registration package the morning of the conference.

Adult Program

Do I need to pre-register to attend the adult program?

Yes, the Adult program has limited capacity. The registration fee of $20 includes lunch. This program for parents covers the topics of regional occupation programs (ROP) and academic pathway high school programs, college planning, UC and CSU academic requirements, transferring from community college to four-year universities, and financial aid.

In Case of an Emergency

In case of an emergency, how do I contact the conference organizers on the day of the conference?

Call the EYH hotline (925) 422-2453 and a message will indicate how to reach the conference organizers on the day of the conference. Email will not be checked on conference day.


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