Conference Agenda

Conference Headquarters Hotel

2023 will be the second year that the TASA Midwinter Conference headquarters hotel is the Austin Marriott Downtown (NOT to be confused with the JW Marriott). The Austin Marriott Downtown is 0.3 miles to the west of the Austin Convention Center at 304 E. Cesar Chavez St. Some events, noted below, will be held at the Austin Marriott Downtown.

TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday, January 28, 2023

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7:30 am – 6:30 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Texas Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE) Annual Conference

TCWSE will hold its annual conference January 28-29, 2023, in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference. There is a separate registration cost. Learn more.

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8 am – 4 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) Mentor Training

The TALAS mentoring program is a two-year experience for a cohort of school administrators who desire to have a school superintendent or cabinet-level mentor not in their current school system or working chain of command. The program physically meets three times per year in conjunction with TASA conferences for the purpose of networking and professional development around career building and successfully serving our students of color. Learn more.

 

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9 am – 3:30 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

TABSE Texas Education Policy Institute (TEPI)

The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) will hold its annual Texas Education Policy Institute (TEPI) on Saturday prior to the TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin. TEPI allows education leaders and elected officials to work together to analyze, strengthen, and translate policy into practice to ensure equitable academic outcomes for all Texas students. This event is for educators who are interested in learning about education policy and practice and want to provide input on legislative policy. There is a separate registration fee and spots are limited. Register today!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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7 am – 6 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER Atrium (Level 1)

Registration

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7 am – 11:45 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Texas Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE) Annual Conference

TCWSE will hold its annual conference January 28-29, 2023, in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference. There is a separate registration cost. Learn more.

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8 am – 12 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

School Finance Template (formerly Budget) Boot Camp

It may have a new name, but TASA’s School Finance Template (formerly Budget) Boot Camp has long been considered a valuable asset to administrators. House Bill 3 and the financial challenges school districts are facing as a result of the pandemic make attending the 2023 Boot Camp more important than ever. Boot Camp facilitators include TASBO’s Amanda Brownson, Janét Spurgin, Karen Wilson, and Al McKenzie, alongside Omar Garcia of BOK Financial Services. When registering for the Midwinter Conference, choose the boot camp option to add it to your Midwinter registration (full conference registration is required). Cost is $200 per person prior to January 20 and $250 on-site (includes continental breakfast). Space is limited in this training, so we encourage you to register early. Learn more.

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2 pm – 6 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Aspiring Superintendents Academy Kickoff 

With nearly 14 hours of content that focuses on both how to get the job and how to be successful in the job, plus 25 sitting superintendents and representatives from multiple search firms, TASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy is always a must-attend for those who aspire to become superintendents. Kicking off at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, the academy will meet several times throughout the conference (see the full agenda). When registering for the Midwinter Conference, choose the academy option to add it to your Midwinter registration (full conference registration is required). Cost is $225 per person prior to January 20 and $275 on-site (includes Tuesday luncheon and Wednesday breakfast). Learn more.

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5 pm – 5:30 pm

AUSTIN MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

First-Time Midwinter Attendee & New TASA Member Reception

We welcome first-time Midwinter Conference attendees and new TASA members who joined in 2022 to a special reception. Join fellow newbies to network and make new friends prior to the main Midwinter Conference Welcome Reception. Before you head to the reception, be sure to stop by on-site registration in the Austin Convention Center (it closes at 6 p.m.) to pick up your conference badge.

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5:30 pm – 7 pm

AUSTIN MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

Welcome Reception (open to all Midwinter registrants)

Conference registrants and exhibitors are invited to the Midwinter Conference Welcome Reception. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from across the state! Before you head to the reception, be sure to stop by on-site registration in the Austin Convention Center (it closes at 6 p.m.) to pick up your conference badge.

Monday, January 30, 2023

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7:30 am – 5 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER Atrium (level 1)

Registration

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8 am – 3 pm

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Exhibit Hall Open

Please stop by the Exhibit Hall to browse the 400+ booths and meet with vendors from across the country.

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8 am – 9:30 am

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Designated Exhibit Viewing

No sessions are planned for this time; please visit the Exhibit Hall to browse the 400+ booths and meet with vendors from across the country. 

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8 am - 11:45 am

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Aspiring Superintendents Academy (continues)

TASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy, held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference each year, kicks off on Sunday of the conference, and meets again Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for nearly 14 hours of professional learning. Learn more. 

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9:30 am – 10:30 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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10:45 am – 11:45 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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11:45 am – 1 pm

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Designated Exhibit Viewing

No sessions are planned for this time; please visit the Exhibit Hall to browse the 400+ booths and meet with vendors from across the country.

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1 pm - 2 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

First General Session

Researcher, author, and speaker Dr. Brené Brown will keynote the first general session of the 2023 TASA Midwinter Conference! Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six No. 1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning Spotify podcasts, “Unlocking Us” and “Dare to Lead.” Her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 50 million views. Brown is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a new show on HBO Max that focuses on her latest book, Atlas of the Heart. Read more.

Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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7:30 am – 5 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Registration

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8 am – 2 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Exhibit Hall Open

Please stop by the Exhibit Hall to browse the 400+ booths and meet with vendors from across the country.

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9 am - 10 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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10:15 am - 11:15 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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11:15 am – 1 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Designated Exhibit Viewing

No sessions are planned for this time; please visit the Exhibit Hall to browse the 400+ booths and meet with vendors from across the country.

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11:30 AM - 3:15 pm

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Aspiring Superintendents Academy (includes luncheon)

TASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy, held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference each year, kicks off on Sunday of the conference, and meets again Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for nearly 14 hours of professional learning. This session of the academy begins with the Inspiring Leaders Luncheon. Learn more. 

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1 pm - 2 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Thought Leader & Concurrent Sessions

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3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Second General Session

Michael Jr. brings laughter and encouragement to audiences all over the world. Using comedy and dynamic storytelling, he inspires audiences to discover and activate their purpose. Rather than assuming that our days are random and obstacles are unfortunate, Michael Jr. encourages people to strategically embrace each life event as part of a setup, leading to their punchline. This unique skill set has landed him on stages including “The Tonight Show” on NBC, TEDx talks, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Read more. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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7:15 am - 9:30 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Aspiring Superintendents Academy (includes breakfast)

TASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy, held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference each year, kicks off on Sunday of the conference, and meets again Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for nearly 14 hours of professional learning. Learn more.

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7:30 – 9:30 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Registration

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8:30 am - 9:30 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Concurrent Sessions

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9:45 am - 11:15 am

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Third General Session

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the superintendent of Fall Creek, a small, rural school district in Fall Creek, WI. Fall Creek was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe has authored multiple books on leadership, and been honored with a number of awards. He was selected as one of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and one of 50 superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016, and in 2019, Education Dive named Joe their National Superintendent of the Year. He believes that leadership is not a title, it’s an action, and it starts with you. Read more.

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

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