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2020 Conference Schedule

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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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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!

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KEYNOTE 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.

Experience

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."


This is a draft schedule for the 2020 TSPRA Annual Conference. All dates, times and events are subject to change. 

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

  • 9 a.m. to noon - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Preconference Sessions
  • 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Preconference Break
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet Reception [Sponsored by WRA Architects]

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
ATTIRE: Wear your district shirt

  • 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
  • 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - First General Session
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Lunch on Your Own
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Sponsored Break
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. - Job Alike Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. -  TBA
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception Sponsored by Blackboard
  • 7:00 p.m. until - Evening on Your Own and Client Dinners

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
ATTIRE: Wear your favorite golf or sports shirt & crazy socks

  • 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Roundtables Sponsored by K12 Insight
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Luncheon and Networking - Sponsored by Intrado SchoolMessenger
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Sponsored Break - Region 4 Print Center
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Timely Topics
  • 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Exhibit Teardown (for Vendors)
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Regional Meetings and APR panels
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger) Star Awards Reception
  • 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger) Star Awards Banquet
  • 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger)Celebration Event

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 
ATTIRE: Wear your conference t-shirt

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - General Membership Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. to noon - APR Panel Reviews