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TASA announces creation of the TASA Innovation Zone bringing school district leaders, innovative businesses together

AUSTIN– The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) announced today the creation of the TASA Innovation Zone to debut at its Midwinter Conference in January 2014.

The TASA Innovation Zone will provide an opportunity for company representatives to share promising, early-stage educational products and services with experienced school district leaders for a full exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Both businesses and educators will benefit from this process, providing school district leaders with a preview of cutting edge innovations and companies with meaningful input and guidance from practitioners in the field.

"TASA is in a unique position to bring business and education innovators together," said Johnny Veselka, TASA Executive Director. "The Innovation Zone will link business and education leaders in a program engineered to build our next generation of educational products and services." This initiative is consistent with TASA's mission to transform Texas public schools.

Participating companies will receive written feedback on their business presentations, will gain meaningful input and guidance from school district leaders, and will be able to participate as an exhibitor at the 2014 TASA Midwinter Conference.

Businesses interested in submitting an application for the TASA Innovation Zone should contact TASAiz@highsteps.net. The application process opens on October 14 and the application deadline is December 2.