2020 TCWSE Annual Conference

This year’s conference, 2020: A Clear Vision, takes place January 25-26 at the Austin Convention Center. We’re planning a wonderful agenda, including inspiring keynote speakers, informative focus sessions, career advice, and ample networking activities. Invite your friends and colleagues to join you at this fantastic networking and professional learning opportunity! Registration opens the first week of October. 

Conference Agenda – Saturday, January 25

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7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Registration
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7:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
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7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Newcomer Session

A quick overview of TCWSE and its history for new members. Attendees learn how TCWSE can help members get the most out of their careers.

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8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
First General Session — Niki Spears (invited)
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9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Focus Session #1

Our focus sessions cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to enhance your leadership and administrative skills as well as sharpen your perspective on your own personal growth.

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11 a.m. - Noon
Focus Session #2 — Career Panels

This special set of sessions focuses on different aspects of the superintendency, central office administration, the principalship, and leadership opportunities beyond the ISD.

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Noon - 2 p.m.
Celebration Luncheon — Jill Siler

This luncheon is definitely a highlight of the conference. We celebrate the wonderful women who give their all to the schoolchildren of Texas. It’s also a special time to recognize members who have made a difference to TCWSE and to public education in Texas.

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2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Focus Session #3

Our focus sessions cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to enhance your leadership and administrative skills as well as sharpen your perspective on your own personal growth.

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3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Focus Session #4

Our focus sessions cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to enhance your leadership and administrative skills as well as sharpen your perspective on your own personal growth.

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4:30 - 6 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Sure we offer delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages, but more important, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other women administrators, practice your networking skills, and share your reflections on the conference — a perfect segue to dinner with friends or colleagues!

Sunday, January 26

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7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
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8 - 8:15 a.m.
Greetings from TASA President
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8:15 - 9 a.m.
President’s Address and Installation of 2020 Officers
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9 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
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9:15 - 10 a.m.
Mentoring

Join us for a dynamic opportunity to network with educators who have been leaders in a variety of positions in education. Sit at a table with selected mentors from across the state and engage in a conversation designed to help you continue to grow as a leader.

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10 - 11 a.m.
Closing Session/Door Prizes — Erin Whisenhunt

2020 Conference Housing & Registration

Housing reservations are coordinated through TASA’s Midwinter Conference housing system with the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. TCWSE Conference attendees have a special housing link for the Hilton Austin Hotel that includes the nights of Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, as well as the nights of January 26-28 for those staying for TASA’s Midwinter Conference. If you prefer to stay at a different hotel, options and details can be found on TASA’s Midwinter Conference housing page beginning at noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Use the TASA Midwinter Housing link for other hotels. NOTE: The TCWSE Hilton Austin Hotel Housing Link is ONLY for registrants of the TCWSE Conference. Do not share the link with non-registrants. The housing list will be reviewed periodically, and individuals appearing on the list who have not registered for the TCWSE conference will be removed from the block.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register for the TCWSE Annual Conference online in TASA’s Member Services Center. You will need to log in if you already have an account or create an account. Once logged in, select the Events tab and select TCWSE 2019 Conference under Active Conferences / Workshops / Academies.

Please note that there is no joint registration fee for the TCWSE Annual Conference and the TASA Midwinter Conference. These are two separate events and need to be registered for separately.

Questions about registering? Please contact Debbie O’Donnell at TASA: 512.477.6361 or 800.725.TASA (8272).

TCWSE Cancellation Policy

Per-individual cancellation fee for the 2020 TCWSE Conference is $50 ($25 for students). All requests must be submitted through the 2020 TCWSE Conference Cancellation / Substitution Request Form. Requests are dated based on the electronic submission date of the form. No hard-copy, faxed, or emailed requests will be accepted. The cancellation deadline for this event is: Friday, January 10, 2020. 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 25-26, 2020). 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

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