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.
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Download the Conference Mobile App
The TASA Midwinter Conference mobile app is ready for download! The app makes it a snap to build a personalized schedule; bookmark exhibitors; receive important, real-time updates to the conference program; and find and connect with friends and colleagues. Download the app.
2018-19 Caudill Winners Announced
Houston ISD and Manor ISD have been selected to receive the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition facilitated by TASA and TASB for projects that exemplify excellence in planning and design of the learning environment. The architectural projects will be on display in the exhibit hall and the winners will be recognized during the Midwinter Conference. Learn more.
Registrants: Look for Midwinter Conference Daily E-Newsletter in Your Inbox!
January 17-30, TASA members and conference registrants will receive the Midwinter Conference Daily e-newsletter from email@example.com; please watch for it in your inbox. If, for some reason, you do not wish to receive Midwinter Conference Daily but would still like to continue to receive TASA Daily and other similar TASA emails, please email that request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unsubscribing using the link in the email will prevent you from receiving all emails that TASA sends via Constant Contact, including TASA Daily.
Missed Online Registration? Register On-Site!
Online registration for the Midwinter Conference closed January 11, but you may register on-site during the conference. On-site registration will be available 11 a.m.-6 p.m., January 27; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., January 28-29; and 7:30 a.m.-noon, January 30. Learn more.
Midwinter Conference Program Now Available Online
The program for the 2019 Midwinter Conference is now available online! The program contains everything you need to know about the Midwinter Conference and features a sampling of TASA's "Inspiring Leaders." Download the PDF or view it online.
TABSE to Host TEPI Preconference in Conjunction with TASA Midwinter
The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) will again host its Texas Education Policy Institute (TEPI) preconference at the TASA Midwinter Conference. TEPI will be held Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Speakers include Texas Sen. John Whitmire, Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr., and Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. Register today at tabse.net!
NEW Pre- and Post-Conference Options – engage2learn/TASA’s Culture Shifting DIYs: Trainer of Trainers (TOT) for Learner Profile
Want to develop a learner profile? Engage2learn will share all the resources you need as well as pro tips for how they have facilitated a learner profile with dozens of districts. e2L is offering this learner profile for FREE as a launch to their Do-It-Yourself (DIY) series in partnership with TASA. DIYs are a of set virtual toolboxes for districts to autonomously develop their own community-based accountability, strategic plans, and more utilizing e2L's pro tips! This TOT session will be offered twice during the Midwinter Conference: Sunday, January 27, 1-5 p.m. and Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There is no extra cost beyond Midwinter Conference registration fee for this workshop, but you must preregister for either the preconference or post-conference TOT online.
Registration Open for SBOE Learning Roundtable
The SBOE will host a free, one-day conference called Learning Roundtable: Building a Stronger Texas on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Convention Center 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, the final day of the Midwinter Conference. Learn more and register online.
Thought Leader Session Lineup and Agenda Posted
In addition to keynote presentations by: Sean Covey, president of FranklinCovey Education; Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist with Google; and Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, the 2019 Midwinter Conference offers a full lineup of thought leaders. See the conference agenda and register by January 11!
Accountability Forum Seminar to Follow Midwinter
The TASA Accountability Forum will meet Wednesday, January 30, in the Austin Convention Center after the TASA Midwinter Conference. Key TEA staff have been invited to provide updates, and experts at Moak, Casey & Associates will provide reports and data on the assessment and accountability systems and discuss the issues they anticipate will be before the 2019 Texas Legislature. Learn more.
"Inspiring Leaders" to be Theme of 2019 Midwinter Conference
TASA's "Inspiring Leaders" tagline is not just a reminder of our organization's commitment to leadership development; it also describes our members themselves — school leaders who inspire others as they work to prepare future-ready students. So "Inspiring Leaders" seemed the perfect theme for the 2019 Midwinter Conference, where school leaders will come together from around the state to learn from the experts — in many cases each other — in an effort to become better leaders. Join us for the opportunity to network with colleagues, share ideas, discuss strategies, and collaborate at the premier conference for Texas school leaders.
Preconference Sessions Offered at Midwinter
When registering online in the TASA Member Services Center for the Midwinter Conference, please sign up for any optional preconference sessions you would like to attend. Three sessions are offered free of charge (with Midwinter registration) on the afternoon of Sunday, January 27:
Budget Boot Camp is also available for a separate fee on the morning of Sunday, January 27, and the TASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy will kick off that afternoon. Learn more about these preconference options.
Budget Boot Camp to be Offered at Midwinter
At TASA’s Budget Boot Camp, to be held 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, January 27, prior to the Midwinter Conference, school finance expert and TASA consultant Doug Karr 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 11!
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 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).
Call for Concurrent Session Proposals Closed
The call for proposals for 2019 Midwinter Conference concurrent session proposals closed October 9, 2018. Those who submitted proposals will receive email notifications on the acceptance or non-acceptance of their proposals no sooner than early November.
2019 Midwinter Conference Exhibitor Registration Open
The online exhibit space request form is available in the TASA Member Services Center 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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Follow along on Twitter as we gear up for the 2019 TASA Midwinter Conference using the hashtag #TASA19. Exhibiting? Tweet about it using #TASA19.