2019 Try This Conference Schedule
From early-morning yoga though inspiring, idea-packed sessions, to dancing in the dark with finger-tip lights, Try This is filled with positive energy and hope for our state.
Thursday, June 6
Come early! Relax and be fresh for the conference!
Enjoy networking, exhibits, and physical activities on The Green! Explore Buckhannon!
Try This Healthcare Professionals Day! A whole day of sessions aimed specifically at people who work in the medical field, presented by professionals. Exploring the topic of “prescribing prevention:” ways to get patients to develop healthier lifestyles and ways to get involved with community programs. More info here!
4 pm: Conference registration and room check-in starts. Closes at 9 pm. Please try to get there before 9 pm, but if you have to be late, please contact the conference assistant on duty at 304-613-9316. They will get you checked into your room.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Try This Exhibits open. Wesleyan dining hall. A great chance for one-on-one conversations with exhibitors. List of exhibitors here.
7:00 pm: Networking fun.Wesleyan dining hall. Fun networking exercises to help you meet and trade ideas with strangers.
All evening: Relax and play games on the green. Hula hoops, Frisbees, etc. – and the gaga pit!
Dining Hall will not be open Thursday evening. Enjoy one of Buckhannon’s eateries!
Friday, June 7:
The fun officially begins!
7:30 – 8:30 Physical activity! Running workshop + run with Mark Cucuzzella. Yoga, tai chi and Groove Dancing on the green in front of the chapel.
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and exhibits in the dining hall.
8:00 – 9:15 Register at Performing Arts Center. Greet friends, network, have a coffee and enjoy a healthy treat!
9:15 – 11:30: Opening Session!
Getting inspired, getting ideas. Talking with strangers! Spotlighting West Virginia success stories > And this year … start the brainstorming about Next Steps for Try This!
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch: network! More talk with strangers! No speeches! An extra half-hour this year so you can check out exhibits and meet more strangers!
1:-00– 2:15 Breakout sessions # 1 : 8 great sessions by inspiring West Virginians, sharing what they know
2:15 – 2:45: Break time: more trading ideas
4:30 – 5:30 Try This “Next Steps” conversation: If you want to be involved, we need your voice and feedback! But there are alternative activities too: Groove Dancing sample class, drum circle, and an inspiring session for young people, led by young people: Take Your Life in a Healthy Direction!
5:45 – 7:00 Dinner. More networking!
6:30 – 7:30 Exhibitors at their exhibits. A great list this year! New resources and ideas.
6:45 – 8:45 An explosion of fun activities on the green: Games and demos: Join in! Enjoyable, low-cost activities you can copy for your community! Tai chi and yoga! Walk with Ease demonstration! Drum circles! Ultimate frisbee! An obstacle course for kids! Grow Ohio Valley’s Fun-Raiser truck. Barboursville’s Wheelie Healthy-Food wagon! Get a profile of your area from the WV FOODLINK folks. And as soon as the sun is down … a Groove Dance with fingertip lights!
And then … Enjoy downtown Buckhannon, hang out with friends, old or new, or take the opportunity to turn in early! Up to you!
Saturday, June 8:
More friends to make, more workshops to choose from!
7:30 – 8:30 Running workshop, meets by the fountain. Tips from a pro!
Yoga meets on The Green in front of the chapel.
Tai Chi meets in the middle of The Green.
7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast in dining hall, exhibits.
9:00 – 10:00 Part 2: Conversation about Try This “Next Steps.”
Alternative activities on the Green: Go deeper into tai chi! Join an hour-long drum circle!
11:45 – 1:00 Breakout session # 4: More ideas and inspiration!
1:15 – 2:15 Lunch: Networking, trading contact info, making plans
2:15 – 3:30 Teams work on mini-grants! Three pros walk you through the process of applying. A great chance for local teams to get a good start and consult with state-level people who can tell you about resources, etc.
Checkout by 4:30. Keys in.