CYFAR Event Frequently Asked Questions

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Who should attend this professional development event?

All CYFAR grantee staff are required to attend. This includes staff serving as principal investigators (PI), project directors, evaluators, and CYFAR community site coordinators.

What will I learn at this professional development event?

This professional development event provides attendees with learning opportunities and tools to enhance skill sets to serve program participants better. Whether from the role of a PI or community site coordinator, attendees will learn about a wide variety of professional development topics aimed at helping CYFAR programs examine their programs, refine their efforts, and celebrate their success.

Who should attend the New Grantee Orientation?

All newly funded CYFAR grantees, funded in 2023, must attend the New Grantee Orientation. Specifically, the PI, project directors, evaluators, and community site coordinators should attend.

When can I register?

Registration ($400) will open in mid-January and remain open until May 1, 2023.
Late registration ($450) runs May 2 through May 17.

What if I cannot attend this event and send a coworker in my place?

If a paid registrant cannot attend the event for any reason, they may have another person from the same institution attend as a substitute in their place. Please send an email and include the original registrant’s name and the name/email of the person attending in substitution to:

What if I have to cancel my event registration?

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and sent by email to Please note ALL cancellations will incur a $75.00 processing fee.

  • Refund requests received on or before May 1, 2023: A full refund (minus the $75 processing fee).
  • Refund requests received between May 20- May 17, 2023: A 50% refund (minus the $75 processing fee).
  • No refunds or credits on or after May 17, 2023.

How do I make reservations at the hotel?

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The hotel block is open until May 10, 2023.

When should I arrive and depart from the event?

The first session is at 8 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, and the last session ends at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 24.

Registration will be held Monday, May 22 from 3:30–6PM and before the event on May 23.