2024 txedFest Agenda

June 10-12, 2024 | San Antonio, TX

The agenda for the 2024 TASA txedFest summer conference is below. We hope you’ll join us!

HOUSING INFOREGISTRATION INFO

Sunday, June 9, 2024

9:00 AM-7:00 pm
TALAS Summer Leadership Summit

Registrants of the Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) Summer Leadership Summit will convene at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort June 9-10 prior to TASA txedFest. Learn more.

You must create a TASA Member Services Center user account to register for the conference.

Monday, June 10, 2024

9:00-11:00 am
TALAS Summer Leadership Summit

Registrants of the Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) Summer Leadership Summit will convene at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort June 9-10 prior to TASA txedFest. Learn more.

10:00 am-6:00 pm
txedFest On-site Registration

If you registered online, check in and pick up your badge. Missed the deadline? Register on-site (see rates).

12:00-2:00 pm
TASA Higher Education Committee Meeting

Members of the TASA Higher Education Committee will meet in Ballroom E of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa for lunch and a whole-group meeting.

3:00-3:15 PM
txedFest Welcome

Kevin Brown, TASA Executive Director

Kevin Brown

3:15-3:30 PM
Leadership Activity

Jill Siler, TASA Deputy Executive Director, Professional Learning

Jill Siler

3:30-3:50 PM
txedFest Talk

Martha Salazar-Zamora, 2024-25 TASA President and Tomball ISD Superintendent

Martha Salazar-Zamora

3:50-4:00 PM
Reflection & Team Building

Charles Dupre, TASA Deputy Executive Director, Member Engagement & Support

Charles Dupre

4:00-4:45 PM
Soulful Leadership

Justin Richardson, Keynote Speaker

Amidst the complexities of today’s educational landscape, leaders often find themselves navigating without a clear sense of direction. How do we find our way? The answer isn’t simple … it’s soulful. Reconnect with the heart of leadership through shared values and purpose. Be the leader others want to follow. 

With over two decades of experience in educational leadership, Justin Richardson is passionate about developing and supporting leaders. As a speaker, coach, and author, his soulful approach to leadership will help you be the leader people want to follow.

Justin Richardson

4:45-5:00 PM
Table Talks

Brian Woods, TASA Deputy Executive Director, Advocacy

Brian Woods

5:00-5:15 pm
Closing Words

Martha Salazar-Zamora

5:30-7:00 pm
Family-Friendly Welcome Reception

Your family is invited to join you for the txedFest Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s Luckenbach Barn & Texas Pool.

Luckenbach Barn at the Resort

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

7:00 am-2:00 pm
txedFest On-site Registration

If you registered online, check in and pick up your badge. Missed the deadline? Register on-site (see rates).

8:00-8:15 am
Welcome & Reframing

Jill Siler and Nicole Poenitzsch, Bellville ISD Superintendent

Nicole Poenitzsch

8:15-8:35 am
txedFest Talk

Jeni Neatherlin, Granger ISD Superintendent

Jeni Neatherlin

8:35-11:05 am
Timely Leading with AI Through Timeless Principles of Learning

George Couros and A.J. Juliani, Keynote Speakers

There are many obstacles and opportunities with Artificial Intelligence, and it has the possibility to change the way learning happens both in and out of school forever. How do we lead with these emerging technologies while still focusing on curiosity, developing wisdom, and embracing our humanity? In this interactive workshop with George Couros and A.J. Juliani, we will discuss how we can use these technologies, while giving practical examples and opportunities to utilize AI in our own practice. We’ll help you guide staff and students to leverage AI for better learning experiences and innovative opportunities in our changing world.

George Couros

A.J. Juliani

11:05-11:15 am
Reflections
11:15-11:35 am
txedFest Talk

Tory Hill, Channelview ISD Superintendent

Tory Hill

11:35 am-12:30 pm
Networking Lunch & Door Prizes
12:30-1:15 pm
Leadership Panel: Connecting to Self, Others + the World
1:15-1:30 pm
Designing for 2024-25: School-Sized Discussions

Jill Siler

1:30-2:00 pm
Closing Words

Martha Salazar-Zamora

2:00-6:00 pm
Personal Wellness and/or Team Building

Tuesday afternoon will include built-in time to enjoy the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa‘s many amenities with family or colleagues. See video of the resort.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

7:00-10:00 am
txedFest On-site Registration

If you registered online, check in and pick up your badge. Missed the deadline? Register on-site (see rates).

7:30-8:30 am
Small Schools, Mid-Sized Schools, and Large Schools Breakfasts & Networking*

7:30-8:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:30 AM – School-Sized Discussion: Points of Pride, Biggest Issues & Problems of Practice

*Non-ISD attendees are welcome to select any breakfast room of their choice. Four rooms will be available: 0-1,500 ADA; 1,501-5,000 ADA; 5,001-30,000 ADA; and 30,001+ ADA)

8:45-9:05 am
txedFest Talk

Chris Moran, 2024-25 TASA President-Elect and San Angelo ISD Superintendent

Chris Moran

9:05-9:25 am
txedFest Talk

Tiffany Spicer, Buna ISD Superintendent

Tiffany Spicer

9:25-9:55 am
Leadership: Connecting to Self, Others + the World: Reflections, Connections & Commitments

Jill Siler

9:55-10:15 am
txedFest Talk

Thad Roher, Friendswood ISD Superintendent

Thad Roher

10:15-10:30 am
Final Reflection Activity

Jill Siler

10:30-10:45 am
Launch

Martha Salazar-Zamora and Kevin Brown