TASA Midwinter Conference

January 24-27, 2016 • Austin Convention Center

Welcome

  • The TASA Midwinter Conference has become the most popular conference of the year for Texas school leaders because it provides such a valuable opportunity to come together to discuss and share innovative practices, network with peers, address the administrative issues administrators face every day, and gain fresh insights. We hope you and members of your leadership team will join us in Austin January 28-31, 2018.

Future Dates

  • Mark your calendar for future TASA Midwinter Conferences! The conference's permanent home is the Austin Convention Center.
Year Dates
2018 January 28-31
2019 January 27-30
2020 January 26-29

Announcements

  • 12.12.2017 — Thought Leader Session Lineup and Agenda Posted
    In addition to keynote presentations by Chip Heath, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and author of The Power of Moments; Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath; and former principal and teacher Dr. Peter DeWitt, an expert on collaborative leadership, the 2018 Midwinter Conference offers a full lineup of thought leaders. See the conference agenda and register today!

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  • 12.11.2017 — Registration Open for SBOE/SBEC Learning Roundtable on Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Top Teachers
    Registration has opened for a free, one-day conference called Learning Roundtable: Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Top Teachers that the SBOE and SBEC will host on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, the final day of the Midwinter Conference. Keynote speakers will be Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion, and Peter Dewitt, author of Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences that Matter Most. See the topics of the panel discussions and a full list of speakers/schedule. Register online.

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  • 11.29.2017 — Google to Host Free Preconference Workshop
    Arriving on Sunday? Attend “Leading a Culture of Innovation,” a preconference workshop by Google School Transformation Specialist Dan Stratford and Innovation Expert Erin O’Briant on Sunday, January 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Learn more about this free, interactive workshop.

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  • 11.09.2016 — Budget Boot Camp to be Offered at Midwinter
    At TASA’s Budget Boot Camp, to be held 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, January 28, prior to the Midwinter Conference, school finance experts and TASA consultants Doug Karr and Omar Garcia will give administrators the opportunity to: complete and/or update the latest release of the state funding template under guided instruction; project state and local revenue for the previous, current, and future school years for current and future planning purposes; monitor the under/overpayment of Foundation School Fund state aid for the current school year; and ask questions and dialogue about other school-finance related items. Register by January 12!

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  • 11.03.2017 — Accountability Forum Seminar to Follow Midwinter
    TASA will offer “Symphony or Cacophony? How ESSA and New State Laws are Shaping Accountability,” a seminar to be held January 31, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., immediately following the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin, as a benefit to TASA Accountability Forum subscribers. Districts that subscribe to TASA’s Accountability Forum may send up to three attendees at no cost; attendees from non-subscribing districts may register for $175 each. Register today!

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  • 10.23.2017 — Keynote Speaker Lineup Announced!
    Headlining the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference will be Chip Heath, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and author of The Power of Moments; Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath; and former principal and teacher Dr. Peter DeWitt, an expert on collaborative leadership. Learn more.

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  • 10.20.2017 — Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy at Midwinter Offers Learning Opportunity for Future Superintendents
    TASA's popular Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy for those who aspire to become superintendents will be offered during the Midwinter Conference. The 2018 academy will focus on the moral and aesthetic dimensions of being the top education leader in a school district and community with attention given to developing clarity about the beliefs and values that result in distinguished leadership in a connected and digitized world. The academy offers more than eight hours of professional learning in preparation for the superintendency. To register, select the optional Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy when registering for the TASA Midwinter Conference or register on-site. Cost is $125 (in addition to the conference registration fee).

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  • 10.12.2017 — TABSE to Host Events, Session Strand at Midwinter Conference
    Under a new partnership agreement between TASA and the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, TABSE will host its Texas Educational Policy Institute (TEPI) preconference, its TABSE Superintendent Think Tank, and a concurrent session strand at the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference. More details to come!

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  • 09.18.2017 — Online Registration and Housing Now Open
    Early-bird registration and housing requests for the 2018 Midwinter Conference are open. Register by December 15 to save $60 off the on-site registration fee. Book housing by December 26.

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  • 08.21.2017 — Call for Concurrent Session Proposals Open Till October 1
    The TASA Midwinter Conference attracts education leaders — and leadership teams — from every region of the state. If your district has an outstanding program you’d like to share with conference attendees in a concurrent session, please read the guidelines and complete an application through the TASA Member Services Center by October 1. Once you log in, click on the Events tab then scroll down to the Session Applications List to find the 2018 Midwinter Conference application link. 

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  • 05.03.2017 – 2018 Midwinter Conference Exhibitor Registration Opens Monday, May 8 at Noon
    The online exhibit space request form will be available in the TASA Member Services Center starting Monday, May 8, at noon, to organizations interested in exhibiting products or services at the next TASA Midwinter Conference, to be held in Austin January 28-31, 2018. Find out how to request exhibit space.

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  • 04.15.2017 – Follow #TASA18 on Twitter
    Follow along on Twitter as we gear up for the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference using the hashtag #TASA18. Exhibiting? Tweet about it using #TASA18. 

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2018 Exhibitor Registration

  • The online exhibit space request form is available in the TASA Member Services Center for organizations interested in exhibiting products or services at the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference, to be held in Austin January 28-31, 2018. Find out how to request exhibit space.

     

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