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2019 UT/TASA Summer Conference on Education

  • Developing the Whole Leader
    Sponsored by TASA and The University of Texas at Austin's
    College of Education

    June 23-25, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Austin

    The focus of this year's summer conference will be on developing the whole leader with emphasis on:

    • Legislative Advocacy - Sunday afternoon kicks off with an update from TASA's Governmental Relations team that covers all the key education outcomes of the 86th Texas legislative session. 

    • Personal Wellness - Monday highlights leadership practices that transform student experiences; attendees will go on a deep dive connecting personal wellness to system-wide leadership. Wellness guru Todd Witthorne will keynote.

    • Professional Ethics - Tuesday closes the conference with professional ethics messages that go beyond compliance and hit at the heart of district culture. You'll hear from professional ethics researcher Troy Hutchings and school law expert Jim Walsh.

    • Transformational Leadership - Participants will also engage in conversations with thought leaders on community-based accountability systems and transformational leadership culture, and learn best practices showcased by districts from across the state developing all aspects of district leadership. 

    Conference Agenda

    Keynote Speakers

    Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

Housing Reservations

  • Hyatt Regency Austin
    The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Barton Springs Road in downtown Austin again this year.
    The deadline to get the group rate at the conference hotel has passed, but you may still book a room using this link.


  • Online registration is closed but you can still register on-site. Do so as early as 7 a.m., Sunday, June 23, so you don’t miss the optional preconference organized by TALAS, or the legislative update to be given during the first general session at 3 p.m.
    TASA Member: $235

    Non-member: $275

    TASA Student Member: $95 (limited to individuals who hold a TASA Student Membership)

    Registration for the TALAS Preconference requires an additional registration fee of $75 (member) or $150 (non-member), and $50 for Protege or Affiliate.


  • The cancellation deadline for this event was Friday, June 14, 2019. After this date, there will be no refund of registration fees and no-shows will be billed in full with no refund issued; however, substitutions may be made through the online cancellation / substitution form or onsite. Refunds will not be issued until after the conference.

Conference Program