TASA/TASB Convention
Breakout Session applications will be accepted via TASA's Member Services Center March 1 through April 8, 2016.  All correspondence related to Breakout Sessions is distributed electronically; a valid email address is required for ALL presenters (both main presenters and co-presenters).

Submission Guidelines

  • Applications must be submitted by the due date.
  • Only on-line submissions will be accepted.
  • Breakout Sessions must be one (1) hour in length.
  • Submissions are limited to three (3) per school district or organization.
  • Sales presentations will NOT be accepted.
  • All presenters (main and co-presenters) must register and pay the appropriate fee to attend the TASA/TASB Convention.

Session Categories
Sessions focus on an array of topics addressing school leadership and management for superintendents, board members, and administrators and should be submitted under the following categories:

  • Board/Superintendent Partnerships
  • Community Engagement
  • Digital Integration/Technology Applications
  • Facilities & Design
  • Governance & Oversight
  • Instructional Programs & Assessment
  • Leadership Development
  • Legal
  • Legislative
  • Transformational Leadership

Teaching the Adult Learner
TASA/TASB seek interactive sessions, and asks that you think about the following questions as you design your session. Preference will be given to interactive sessions with two-three specific learning outcomes that are clearly related to the work of a school board and school administrators.

  • What will attendees know and/or be able to do after attending your session?
  • How will this session equip school board members and school administrators to lead their districts effectively?
  • What will attendees be doing during the session (interactive discussion, learning activities, skill-building exercises, etc.)
Submission of an application does not guarantee selection. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of TASA/TASB representatives, with preference being given to those applications that include a school board member or administrator as the main or co presenter(s). In addition, applications for school law topics must include at least one licensed attorney in the presenting group; preference will be given to presenters who are members of the TASB Council of School Attorneys (CSA). Session acceptance/rejection letters will be emailed in late May.

Questions should be directed to Paul Whitton Jr., TASA or 512.477.6361.