2023 TCWSE Annual Conference

Making History! Writing HERstory!

The 2023 TCWSE Annual Conference will be held January 28-29, 2023, at the Austin Convention Center (in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference.) The theme is Making History! Writing HERstory! We hope you will join us!



TCWSE would love to showcase inspiring young women artists in our fourth annual art show and silent auction at the Annual Conference. 

Want to play a role in Writing HERstory?

TCWSE relies on our members to keep the organization vibrant and viable. If you would like to volunteer to assist during the conference, please complete this form.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, January 27

2 - 3:30 p.m.
TCWSE Annual Executive Board Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
TCWSE Board Meeting (Executive Board + Regional Reps)
6 - 8 p.m.

Join us for light food and drink, games, and fun at this meet-and-greet event.

Saturday, January 28

Early Morning (Time TBA)
Health/Wellness Activity
7:30 - 9 a.m.
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Newcomers Session
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Focus Session #1
9:45 - 11 a.m.
First General Session

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Olson, Author, The Healing Power of Girlfriends

Deborah Olson

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Focus Session #2 
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Second General Session

Keynote Speaker: Tracy White-Weeden, President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

Tracy White-Weeden

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Focus Session #3
1:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Female Superintendents Summit
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Vendor Visits/Mindfulness Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Focus Session #4
4:30 - 5 p.m.
Special Session with Natalie Wexler

Wexler is an education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – And How to Fix It

5 - 7 p.m.
Books, Boots, and Bling Reception

This reception, open to all TCWSE Conference registrants, will feature the B Side Boyz, who play traditional country music, along with a bit of adult contemporary and rock!

Natalie Wexler

Sunday, January 29

7 - 8 a.m.
Sunday Morning Mindfulness Exercise (Yoga/Walking)
7:30 - 9 a.m.
8:45 - 10 a.m.
Third General Session & TCWSE Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Veronica Sopher, Chief Communications Officer, Fort Bend ISD

Veronica Sopher

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Mentor Panel
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Mentor Assignments/Résumé Sessions
11:45 a.m.
Conference Concludes/Boxed Lunches Provided

Registration & Housing

Book housing or request a spot on the waiting list by December 6! Early-bird registration ends December 16, but you may register online through January 25.

Book Housing

The TCWSE Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference; the two conferences share room blocks at a number of Austin hotels. Find a list of those hotels, along with their group rates, and a link to reserve housing on the TASA Midwinter Conference website.

Register for TCWSE

Register for the TCWSE Annual Conference in the TASA Member Services Center. You will need to log in. If you already have an online account in the MSC but forgot your password, retrieve it here. If you do not have an account, you must create one. Learn more about how to register for an event in the MSC here.

Early Bird Registration Rates (through December 16, 2022)

TCWSE Cancellation Policy

Per-individual cancellation fee for the 2023 TCWSE Conference is $50 ($25 for students). All requests must have been submitted by January 20, 2023. Requests are dated based on the electronic submission date of the online cancellation form. No hard-copy, faxed, or emailed requests will be accepted. 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 TCWSE Conference (January 28-29, 2023). TCWSE reserves the right to cancel all or portions of an event if minimum registration targets are not met. If an event is cancelled, registrants will be notified seven (7) working days prior to the workshop/conference and a full refund will be issued. TCWSE recommends that you do not purchase nonrefundable airline tickets or make nonrefundable hotel reservations. If you choose to do so, you are responsible for all terms and restrictions. Taxpayer identification number: 74-1540525

Countdown to the 2023 TCWSE Annual Conference!








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