Event Welcome

The STARTALK Fall Conference will be held on October 19 and 20, 2018, at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas.

The STARTALK Fall 2018 Conference focuses on sharing the meaningful stories of our programs’ journeys. Conference sessions will emphasize the successes, aha moments, innovative strategies, effective learning tools and resources, and insights uncovered by reflection practices that were experienced in summer 2018 STARTALK programs.

The conference agenda will be anchored around general sessions with plenary speakers. Panel discussions will launch participants into interactive breakout sessions highlighting the conference strands through which participants will share, explore, and collaborate. A session of ePoster sessions will provide additional opportunities to learn from other STARTALK programs. Immediately following the ePoster session, conference attendees are invited to attend a networking reception, another opportunity for attendees to network with STARTALK Central staff and other STARTALK grantees.

The conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, October 19, and will conclude at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 20.

Attendance for the duration of the conference is a STARTALK grant requirement; please plan your travel to allow you to attend the full duration of the conference through the end of the last session on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

**Online registration has closed. Please visit the Customer Service desk to register on-site. Customer Service will be located in the Legends Foyer on the Lobby Level of the hotel.  Customer Service will open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018.**

If you have questions regarding the STARTALK Fall Conference 2018, please email us at: 

Registering for the STARTALK Fall Conference 2018 does not guarantee a hotel reservation for the event. To make hotel reservations, please call Omega World Travel at 1-855-847-4698 or email meetings@owt.net.



Friday, October 19, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018


Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel

2222 West Loop S

Houston, TX 77027