General Information

Future State Conferences

April 25-27, 2019

April 15-17, 2020

Fort Worth Convention Center


 

Registration

Registration Packet  Please make sure you have confirmed your entry count with your Regional Data Person prior to starting the Registration process.  To begin Chapter Registration, Go to  Registration Portal

Please use this Video created by Kristin Rausch to assist you with the Registration Process.

At-Conference Registration:

All Chapter Advisors must pick up registration packet and name badges for all students and adults attending the state contest, no students or adults will be allowed to place projects or enter a contest without the name badge. (If registration is closed these may be picked up at the Information desk)

To receive awards at the State competition, ALL schools are required to complete the Registration process. Each station must be checked and completed for your school to be registered.

Guest Registration:

Guest Registration can be handled one of two ways.

(1)  Chapters may register their guests as part of their school registration.

(2)  Guests may also be registered and invoiced directly using EventBrite.

Schedule

2019 Conference Schedule At A Glance

Hello Crowd App

Download the HelloCrowd app from the Android or iOS store to stay engaged and up-to-date with the 2019 Texas TSA State Contest before and during the event. Click here!

Conference Hotels  

All hotel rooms will be booked through the Texas TSA hotel block.  Any school booking outside of conference block will incur a penalty of $100/attendee registered for that chapter.  Additionally, all schools participating in on-site events, will be required to stay on-site in the hotel block.  The only exception to this policy, are schools who are within a 20 mile radius of the Fort Worth Convention Center. 

Room Block Request Form

Bus Parking

Bus Parking, Box Truck Parking and Project Parking (prior to project check-in) must purchase a Parking Pass.  Parking Passes are $50 per vehicle and are purchased through the Conference Registration system.  The FWCC will NOT allow the parking of any box truck, trailers or projects in the FWCC parking garage.

The address is 1522 Rockwood Lane  Fort Worth TX 76114 (behind the Fort Worth ISD service center on Rockwood Lane)– There is paid Security on this lot and it is the BEST option for your project parking.

Competition Information

Labels
When you check in you will be given entry labels to be attached to your entries. One designated person from each region has been tasked with getting the data turned in on or before March 26, 2018.

Labels should be placed on the back of projects or portfolios. For onsite events with no portfolio, your label will be used an entrance ticket.

Pre-Submit Competitions
More information about Pre-submit competitions will be posted as the competition date gets closer.

Written Exam and Graphic Solutions

Registration is required for. Instructor must turn in the completed exam registration sheet before 2 p.m., To the registration desk. We need a list of your student(s), their ID #, and the test and/or graphic solution(s) they will each be taking. It helps if you have them broken out according to session #1 or session #2 also. Each qualified student will then receive a pass to enter the exam.

Texas Projects

Please use the prescribed form for Texas Projects Documentation.

Code Of Ethics

All TSA Members will adhere to the National Code of Ethics as stated on the national website.

Lunch Pre-Orders

All lunch pre-orders should be emailed to Virginia Taylor with Trinity F & B Services.  virginia.taylor@trinityfbs.com
Orders will be accepted between March 1 – April 22. Use this TX TSA Pre Order Lunch 2019 to complete all pre-orders.
Lunches will be available daily at 11:30 am for pick-up at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Texas TSA Day at Six Flags

Texas TSA State Conference Event is now signed up for savings! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to “print and go” so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in the line to purchase tickets.

To access your special tickets, please go to sixflags.com/PartnerLogin or click the link below, then log into the site with the username and password provided below:

Special Ticket Link

Username: TEXASTSAOT

Password: SixFlags9

**Password is Numeric and Case sensitive**

Dress Code

National Qualifying Events:

The 2018-2019,  minimum dress requirements for NQEs at State Contest will follow National TSA requirements as defined in the National TSA Competitive Events Guide. No exceptions will be made.
1. The official TSA royal blue dress shirt is required.  See rules for specific event for tie and jacket requirements.
2. Dress skirt or pants – Gray
3. Black dress shoes or dress boots – females can wear open-toe shoes or dress sandals – No flip-flops.

Remember your team can be penalized for not following dress codes rules in all NQE events. The National TSA 2018-2019 Dress Code = http://www.tsaweb.org/Dress-Code

Unique to Texas Events (Projects and On-Site):

1. Students are required to wear a shirt with a collar, button up or polo.  No logos on shirt, except for TSA logos (Chapter, State, or National) will be allowed.

2. Pants must be without holes or fraying.  Jeans are allowed providing they are free of holes and tears.  NO shorts allowed at any time during the conference!