Know Before You Go Conference Guide

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Troy, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180

Plenty of FREE parking included!


Check-In Process
When you arrive, you will check in at our Registration table located on the First Floor (Ballroom Level – BL) in the foyer. You will receive your name badge, lanyard, and folder.


Resource Tables

Check out the resources on the First Floor (Ballroom Level – BL) in the foyer.


Vendor Area (Friday and Saturday)

Check out the amazing vendors on the First Floor (Ballroom Level – BL) in the foyer.


Training Certificates
At the end of each session you will 5 minutes to submit a survey and enter your information to receive your training certificate. This will also allow us to track attendance. To streamline the process, QR codes will be posted around the room. Please scan the QR code and complete the survey. Your certificate will be delivered via email. A staff member will be on hand to assist anyone needing QR code assistance. A small amount of paper copies will be on hand for anyone unable to submit digitally.


Raffles (Friday and Saturday)
You will receive a raffle ticket in your name badge. Check out the raffle table and place your ticket in the prize of your choice. This year there will be raffle prizes on Friday and Saturday. Plus we’re selling tickets for additional chances to win. Raffle prizes will be drawn and winners posted between sessions 2 and 3. Winner must be present and pick up prize by end of the day. Prizes will not be shipped or sent home with another person.



  • Dress code is Business Casual.
  • Lunch is included with purchased conference ticket on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Looking for more to do in the Capital Region? Check out more information here.
  • Presenters have been asked to share presentation materials at least one week prior to the conference. Check out the materials here.
  • We aim to make your experience as inclusive as possible. Check out our Conference Accessibility and Accommodations information here.


Social Media

Share your experience on social media! Use the following hashtags too!

Facebook – NetworkforYouthSuccess

Instagram – nysnetworkforyouthsuccess

Twitter – NYSYouthSuccess

LinkedIn – New York State Network For Youth Success








Agenda & Full Schedule Information

See the hotel map of conference rooms, full schedule, all speakers and all sessions here. Please take note of sessions requiring a laptop for full participation experience.

Daily Agenda is located here.


WiFi Access Information

  • WiFi will be available within the venue and the access password will be shared onsite!


Questions / Contact
Should you have any questions, please contact:

Erin Broderick, or 518-577-0082

Cara Sherwood, or 518-212-7804

We’re truly looking forward to seeing you soon and can’t thank you enough for being a part of Empower Youth Success!

More Fun and Other Things To Do

Here’s your guide for what to do in the Capital Region during Empower Youth Success 2024.

♥ Check out the Staff Favorite Picks

DINE in Troy

♥ All Staff Favorite – Brown’s Brewing Company, 417 River St., Troy
♥ Kelly’s Favorite Secret Outdoor Patio – Jo’s Joint, 221 4th St., Troy
♥ Cara’s Favorite Sushi – Red & Blue, 2312 15th St., Troy
♥ Alli’s Favorite Spot for a Cocktail Surrounded by Lush Greenery & Cozy Ambiance – EMRY’s Garden, 2 King St., Troy
♥ Timothy’s Favorite Craft Beer – Rare Form Brewing Company, 90 Congress St., Troy
♥ Sara’s Favorite Gluten Free Spots – Birch Baked, 203 River St., Troy & O’Malley’s Oven, 455 Fulton St., Troy
♥ All Staff Favorite Ice Cream – Snowman, 531 5th Ave., Troy
♥ Erin’s Favorite Wings – Ale House, 680 River St., Troy
♥ Alysha’s Favorite Tacos & Quesadillas – Taco Libre at River Street Market in Hedley Park Place of Troy, 433 River St., Troy

DINE in Albany

♥ Gabby’s Favorite – Lark St Poke Bar, Albany



Saturday 9AM – 2PM
 ♥  Lea’s Favorite – Outdoor Activity


April 17th, 7:30pm – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy – Leslie Odom, Jr.
April 17th, 7:30pm – The Palace Theater, Albany – Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
April 19th, 6:00pm – The Kenmore Ballroom, Albany – Candlelight: Neo-Soul Favorites ft. Songs by Prince, Childish Gambino, & More
April 19th thru 21st – MVP Arena, Albany – Cirque du Soleil Corteo
April 21st, 3:00pm – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy – ESYO Symphony Orchestra
Earth Day Cleanups – More info coming soon