Thursday June 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT
Saturday June 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT

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West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave.
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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For questions or problems with registration, contact:: 

 Amanda Workman: a.workman@wvhub.org or (681) 404-6053.


For questions about the conference itself, contact:

Kate Long, Try This WV, kate@ourfuturewv.org, (304) 343-1884.

Scholarships: A limited amount of financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to apply for a scholarship please send the following information to Ann Chester - achester@hsc.wvu.edu

  • Name, address, phone #, email
  • Organization you are a part of (if applicable)
  • Are you applying for a youth scholarship?
  • Do you plan to stay on campus in a dorm at the conference?
  • Did you attend and/or receive a scholarship for the 2014 or 2015 Try This conference?
  • Why would you like to receive a scholarship for the 2016 conference?
  • Describe project ideas you have and who you will work with.
  • How will you use your experience at the conference in your community?

Do not register until you hear back from us, which may take up to two weeks.


Register now to guarantee your spot!


         2016 Try This conference! 

Are you working for a healthier West Virginia?  This conference is for you! 

Two idea-packed, inspiring days with like-minded people!  Meet people from all over the state who are doing great things in their communities.  Trade ideas - Join forces - Get inspired - Learn - Plan next steps - Help build a statewide movement!

Register Now! Price bumps up after May 22!  Register now to lock in today's rate.

If your team isn't yet together ... or you're waiting for approval from your employer ... or there's a holdup of some sort .. but you know you're coming, you can go ahead and register and mark "pay by check," and you'll get the lower rate when you do pay.

A feast of do-able ideas!  Minigrants to make your idea happen!

  • Forty workshops!  From farmers markets and school gardens to bicycling and running programs to school-based health centers and parks, we’ve got great workshop leaders who really know their stuff! (2016  list coming in April.)
  • Affordable cost!  WV Wesleyan is giving us a very reasonable pric, and workshop leaders are donating time, so we can keep conference costs down. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
  • Minigrant program.  If you come to the conference, you can get grants to help make your healthier-community idea happen!  If three or more people from your community attend and plan as a team, you can apply. More details here.
  • Team building! Come with others from your community iso you can brainstorm and plan in a stimulating, idea-filled atmosphere.

For more details, go to Try This Conference web page.


  • Come early! Arrive Thursday evening! (On-campus lodging is available.)  We'll have networking opportunities, a chance to meet people and explore Buckhannon, browse exhibits and be fresh for the workshops starting in the morning. Bring your bike or canoe for a relaxing evening.

Youth between the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to attend!

Special youth events!