2018 Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference

CYAN is now accepting applications for the 2018 Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference. This conference will strengthen youth engagement in local tobacco control advocacy efforts by providing young people with training on a variety of skills and topics related to coalition development, public speaking, and working with decision makers. In addition, participants will learn about current and emerging tobacco issues.

This conference is FREE. CYAN will be covering the costs for food and lodging for all participants, and transportation as needed.

Who Should Attend

California youth entering the 9th-12th grade in the August/September 2018 school year and who are working with a California Tobacco Control Program-funded project are invited to attend. CYAN is requesting that coalitions/agencies nominate a maximum of four youth and one alternate from their program to attend the conference. Alternates may attend if space permits or in the event of cancellations.

Date and Location

The conference will be held Sunday, June 24 thru Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Diamond Arrow Conference Center in Nevada City, CA.


Registration materials are available below.  CYAN strongly recommends local programs identify up to four youth and one alternate who may be interested in attending and confirm their availability to attend with partners prior to starting the registration paperwork.

Once youth and adult coordinator attendance has been confirmed, please download and print all registration materials.  Registration packets must be completed and mailed to CYAN by Friday, May 25, 2018.  Additional details about the registration process is included in the Adult Coordinator and Youth registration packets.

Adult Coordinator Registration Packet

Secondary Adult Coordinator Packet

Youth Registration Packet

Return the completed registration packets by mail to CYAN postmarked no later than Friday, May 25, 2018.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about this conference or the application process, please review our Frequently Asked Questions. For any additional questions, please contact Nicole Morgan at (916) 339-3424 ext. 24 or nicole@cyanonline.org.