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 60-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 special activity.

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?

The Other Resource tab on the main page includes known dates for other local EYH conferences. EYH conferences are part of Techbridge Girls, champions equity in STEM education and fair access to economic opportunity for all girls. Techbridge Girls is headquartered in Oakland, CA. Other EYH conference locations can be determined by going to the Techbridge Girls 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.

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.

Where do I pick up the conference packet and supplies for the special activity for my daughter?

The conference packet and supplies for the special activity will be distributed on February 13th at Junction Avenue k-8 school (298 Junction Avenue, Livermore 94551). You can pick them up anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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 a non-refundable $10 per student. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay the fee.

The method of registration, payment, and workshop selection is online at tveyh.org. 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. Once you have completed the entire online process, print and save a copy of your confirmation receipt. Your daughter will receive her schedule when she picks up her packet on Saturday, February, 13, 2021.

Is there a fee for using PayPal?

The nominal fee for using PayPal is covered by EYH. Your cost is $10 (non-refundable).

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?

Unfortunately, the registration fee is non-refundable.

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 26, 2021. 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, unfortunately 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 1:00 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 during the conference?

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).

What should my daughter bring to the conference?

Prior to the WebEx starting, have your student gather all materials for each workshop. You will find a list of things provided for each workshop and a list of additional materials needed to be gathered by your child in the conference packet. The activity supplies and packet distribution/pickup is on February 13, 2021.

What time should we join the WebEx meeting on the day of the conference?

Prior to the WebEx starting, have your student gather all materials for each workshop. You will find a list of things provided for each workshop and a list of additional materials needed to be gathered by your child in the packet you picked up prior to the conference. Please join the WebEx meeting between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. to allow time to troubleshoot any connectivity issues before the conference starts.

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. 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.

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

Your daughter will receive her workshop assignments when you pick up her registration package on February 13, 2021.

Parent Program

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

Yes, the Parent program has limited capacity. 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?

In case of an emergency or difficulty connecting to WebEx, contact instructions will be provided in the email you will receive the morning of the conference.


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Registration is Closed

Thank you for your interest in Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons. Registration is currently closed. Please join us for the next conference in February 2022. Registration will open in late January 2022.

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