Texas Association of School Administrators   |   Texas Association of School Boards
TASA/TASB Convention
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Convention Center
Dallas
Sept. 29–Oct. 1

Session Selector

Session Selector is the tool potential presenters must use to submit applications to present at txEDCON22. It also provides a way for board members, superintendents, and administrators to review the applications submitted and to share their feedback on which topics are of interest this year.

Session Selector is now closed for submissions. 

Key dates

  • April 1–May 1, 2022
    Session Selector is closed.
  • May 9–May 20, 2022
    Voting is open.

An invitation to share feedback will be emailed to board members, superintendents, and administrators before these dates.

Presenters receive notification of session decisions and next steps by mid-June.

Submission requirements

  • Applications are accepted online only.
  • Sessions are one (1) hour in length.
  • No more than three (3) applications per school district or organization will be eligible for consideration.
  • Sales presentations will NOT be accepted.
  • All sessions regarding legal topics must include at least one licensed attorney in the presenting group; preference will be given to presenters who are members of the Texas Council of School Attorneys (CSA).
  • All presenters (main and co-presenters) must register and pay the appropriate fee to attend Convention.
  • TASA | TASB will not contact co-presenters, it is the main presenter’s responsibility to relay all session guidelines and information to the co-presenters; up to three co-presenters may be designated and published in the program

Session formats

Open Discussion

Moderator-facilitated, in-depth conversation with participants serving as key contributors around a specific issue or topic concerning education. Participants are responsible for much of the content shared, as well as which issues receive the most discussion.

Panel

Moderator-led discussion with experts in the field with an opportunity for audience Q&A. Features multiple superintendents, board members, or other experts in conversation with each other to advance participant understanding about an important issue in education.

Presentation

Formal presentation by an expert, often featuring a visual component (e.g., PowerPoint) designed to inform the audience about a specific issue or topic and demonstrate key components of a particular education approach. Limited opportunities for hands-on or collaboration during the session.

Session categories

Advocacy and Engagement

Engaging all types of stakeholders, including leaders from local business and government, in district and school improvement efforts.

Accountability Systems, Strategic Planning, and Future-Ready Pathways

Practices and programs that provide information to the board and community about student learning, college and career pathways, goal setting at the district and campus level, and issues involving state or local accountability systems.

School Finance, Operations, and Facility Design

Financial and operational components of district executive leadership and board oversight, along with facility development and design.

Leadership, District Culture and Governance Team Development

Growing the capacity of the governance team, including team building and relationships among governance leaders, to establish a focused and productive district leadership culture.

Policy and Legal

Legal and political issues and their implications for district policy.

Safety, Wellness, and Sense of Belonging

All aspects of a school environment impacting the well-being of students and staff.

See examples.

Presenter agreement

Please view additional details on the Presenter Agreement page.

Submission of an application does not guarantee selection. Notification of acceptance/rejection of applications will be e-mailed by mid-June.

If you have questions, contact Eric Simpson at TASA by emailing esimpson@tasanet.org or calling 512.477.6361.