Business and Education Conferences in Texas

1. Texas Association of School Administrators Conferences (TASA)

TASA holds two conferences annually with the purpose of uniting educators from across the state and shares with them the organization's latest efforts on engaging schools, communities and business leaders in transforming the schools. Participants also get a chance to network with colleagues from around the state who have various teaching experiences and are of different vocational backgrounds. The three-day conference is held in Austin and offers general sessions covering topics such as professional development, teaching problem solving, training the next generation of leaders, legislative updates and student-led learning.

See http://www.tasanet.org/tasanet for further information.

2. Texas State University Education and Community Leadership Conference

The mission of this conference is to support leaders and provide tools to strengthen connections and foster learning communities. For over ten years, TSU has held an annual conference addressing topics related to leadership in education and the community. Education, leadership and language concepts are addressed as they relate to the needs of schools and communities.

The conferences are geared towards the needs of principals, teachers, curriculum specialists, school district officials, business leaders and community members who serve the needs of PK-12 students. Participants may receive credit towards their State Board for Educator Certification requirement. This one-day event will be held at the LBJ Student Center on the San Marcos campus of Texas State University.

See http://www.txstate.edu/clas/ecl/Program.html for further information.

3. Texas Conference for Women

For thirteen years the Texas Conference for Women has been helping thousands of women achieve their career and personal goals by providing an outstanding line up of world-class female speakers

Attendees experience workshops on topics including social media, marketing, sales, branding and public relations. There's an Expo that offers exposure to hundreds of organizations and businesses that are of interest to business women. This one-day event is held in Austin with a Small Business Boot Camp being offered the day before the conference begins.

See http://www.txconferenceforwomen.org/ for further information.

4. Texas Career Education Conference

Attendees of this four-day conference learn the latest trends that affect technical and career educators while meeting with the brightest minds in the field. More than 1,000 people attend dozens of presentations that are geared towards empowering educators and helping them find solutions to improve their programs, instruction methods and improve efficiency in the workplace.

Workshops, round table discussions and breakout sessions are offered to allow participants to interact, share ideas and network. Special conference sessions include a hands-on biotechnology lab, ethics training for counselors, teacher training and developing a quality CTE practicum. Registrants are invited to come to Dallas early to participate in pre-conference tours which will give them a first hand look at what they can do to improve their classroom and school district.

See http://tcecconference.com/ for more information.

5. Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC)

Held at the University of Texas at Austin, this conference has been held annually since 2000 and brings together educators and researchers in the field of foreign language education, linguistics, applied linguistics and TEFL/TESL. Participants attend a variety of presentations including 30 minute presentations that allow for lively discussions, hour-long symposiums led by authors of scholarly papers and poster presentations which can be seen during breaks. Topics of presentations may include online language learning, adult second language learning, teaching in a bilingual classroom, current research in language acquisition, the effect of globalization on language learning and budgetary constraints on language learning.

See http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/tlc/ for more information.