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2020 Annual Conference

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2020 TSPRA Annual Conference
February 24-27, 2020
Omni Barton Creek Resort

Executive Committee Meeting  Monday a.m., Feb. 24
Pre-Conference Sessions  Monday p.m., Feb. 24
Regular Conference Sessions  Tuesday, Feb. 25 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 27
Star Awards Banquet  Wednesday p.m., Feb. 26

8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, TX 78735

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TSPRA is offering three scholarships to the 2019 TSPRA Annual Conference. Two will be awarded to first-time attendees and one based on financial need. Applicants must be TSPRA members at the professional/institutional level and in good standing – meaning dues have been paid. Previous recipients are not eligible.  

Three day conference registration including preconference registration and Star Awards Banquet ticket ($670 value) 

Three nights hotel stay in upgraded one bedroom junior suites at Omni Barton Creek Hotel and Spa ($750 value)

Reimbursement of travel expenses NOT TO EXCEED $500 and based on receipts submitted by
March 13, 2020

TOTAL VALUE: $1920 per scholarship

Recipients must serve on a TSPRA committe in 2020-2021. 

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on November 19, 2019. 


          TSPRA's Conference offers professional development and collegial networking for education communicators. 

The 2020 Annual Conference will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX. We are looking forward to a great conference with nationally recognized speakers and invaluable breakout sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired with new ideas and to hone skills that will help you better serve your students and community!

Anne Grady Headshot 01 1KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Anne Grady is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a bestselling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer and a truth-bomb dropper.

Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last 20 years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe.

She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, FOX Business and many more.

Audiences love her raw honesty, edgy humor, authenticity, and insight. Anne shares inspiring personal stories, cutting edge, research-based content, and implementation tools to transfer learning into real life to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it.

In her first book, 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work, Anne provides practical strategies to improve relationships, increase productivity
and reduce stress. In her most recent book, Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph, Anne draws from her personal life experiences that touch the hearts and minds of audiences helping them use adversity as a catalyst to grow "strong enough."

TSPRA Annual Conference Registration for Members - $495

TSPRA Annual Conference Registration for non-members - $670 
(Non-member registration includes the cost of a TSPRA membership, provided they are eligible.) 

Preconference sessions, Monday, February 24 - $100

Star Awards Dinner, Wednesday February 26 - $75 

The deadline to register for the 2020 Annual Conference without paying a late fee is January 24, 2020. All registrations made after Jan. 24 will include a $100 late fee. Registrations can be transferred between members or non-member attendees (prices will be adjusted for member to non-member prices). TSPRA approved cancellations will be assessed a $75 cancellation fee. Click here to see the TSPRA cancellation policy. 

July 24 - Hotel block link will be blasted out in the afternoon newsletter
September 11 - Call for proposals to present at the 2020 Annual Conference goes out
September 25- Registration opens for the 2020 Annual Conference
November 7 - Conference Planning Committee meets to slate sessions

Within 10 days, the rooms we blocked at the Omni Barton Creek Resort were filled. We encourage you to check with Omni first before making alternative plans as things change on a daily basis. CLICK HERE FOR OMNI

We have an overflow block set up (see below), but we are also accepting names of those who would like to be on the waitlist for a room at Omni. To be placed on the list, provide us with the name of each guest along with the arrival and departure dates. Please send your request to info@tspra.org.

If you weren’t able to snag a room at the Omni Barton Creek Resort, you are in luck! We’ve secured an overflow block of rooms at the beautiful (and stylish) Sonesta at Hill Country Galleria. This hotel is located at the heart of dining and shopping and is a mere 10 to 15 minutes from the conference. Hurry and book your room—it’s first come, first served!

RATE $159 (single/double)
CUT-OFF DATE 02/05/2020
• Complimentary Wi-Fi and covered self-parking 
• Outdoor heated swimming pool
• 24-hour fitness and business centers
• Complimentary local shuttle within a 5-mile radius
• Walking distance to galleria, with hotel guest discounts at many stores
• Complimentary shuttle service provided the night of Star Awards

Group Code: 0223TXSPRA
Block Dates: 02/23/20 - 02/27/20
Call: 512-483-5902