2022 txedFest Agenda

June 21-23, 2022 | Round Rock, TX

The 2022 txedFest agenda is below. When plans are made for the 2023 conference, we will update this webpage! Please check back. 

All txedFest sessions will be a mix of engaging small group and whole group activities along with leadership panels, leader spotlights, keynotes, and facilitated conversations and reflections.

On-site Registration Hours/Location

Mon, June 20: 1-5 pm
Tues, June 21: 7 am-7 pm
Wed, June 22: 7 am-2 pm
Thurs, June 23: 8-10 am

Conference registration and remote resort check-in will be available in the convention center portion of the Kalahari Resort on the lobby level as early as 1 p.m. Monday, June 20. There will also be a dedicated resort check-in line in the main lobby for conference attendees.

8:30-11:30 AM
Related Event: TASA New Superintendent Mentor Training

TASA members who have signed up to attend New Superintendent Mentor Training will join us early for a training session. 

Event Sponsors
12:00-2:00 PM
Related Event: TASA Breakaway Leadership Closing Session & Celebration

Breakaway Leadership program participants will wrap up the school year with a closing session and celebration. Read more about the program in the spring 2022 issue of TASA INSIGHT

Program Sponsors
12:00-2:30 PM
Related Event: TASA Higher Education Committee Meeting

The members of TASA’s Higher Education Committee will meet prior to txedFest.

3:00-5:15 PM
txedFest Kickoff!
Session Theme: Positively Leading, Connecting to Purpose & Inspiring Others
  • Opening words by TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown
  • “txedFest Talks” by 2022-23 TASA President Gonzalo Salazar (Los Fresnos CISD), Terrell ISD’s Georgeanne Warnock, and Lamar CISD’s Roosevelt Nivens
  • Team-building & engaging activities with TASA’s Jill Siler & Charles Dupre
txedFest Talks by …
5:30-7 pm
Family-Friendly Welcome Reception

Your family is invited to join you for the txedFest Welcome Reception at Baobab Social, located in the Kalahari’s lower lobby directly through the main entrance and down the stairs. Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo (they write custom poems, on the spot, on really cool typewriters!) will be there. See how it works by watching this video by the “Texas Country Reporter.” Snacks and drinks will be provided, including a gelato bar and s’mores by the fire pit!

Typewriter Rodeo

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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

Collaborate and problem-solve with school leaders from districts similar in size to yours! We’ll provide the breakfast!

8:45 am-12 pm
Session Theme: Redefining the Politics of Leadership & the Resiliency to Lead
  • “txedFest Talk” by 2022-23 TASA President-Elect LaTonya Goffney
  • Interactive keynote on Learning to Lead in a REALway® by comedian Amanda Austin
  • Leadership panel and roundtable discussions on navigating political waters
txedFest Talk by …
Keynote by ..

Amanda Austin

12-12:45 pm
Lunch & Learn

Don’t worry about making lunch plans on Wednesday; it’s on us! Gain a clearer picture of the state of Texas politics and pick up some tips on how to advocate for your public schools from TASA Legislative Chair Keith Bryant, Lubbock-Cooper ISD, as you relax, eat, talk, and share with fellow txedFestians!

Keith Bryant

12:45-1:45 pm
Session Theme: Resiliency to Lead
  • Leadership panel on increasing/improving personal wellness, grit, resilience, and collective efficacy
  • Closing words by LaTonya Goffney & Jill Siler
1:45-6 pm
Personal Wellness and/or Team Building

Wednesday afternoon will include built-in time to enjoy the Kalahari Resort’s many amenities with family or colleagues. See video of the resort.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

8:30-9:20 am
Breakout Sessions

Breakout session opportunities to hear best practices from other district leaders

9:30-10:20 am
Breakout Sessions

Breakout session opportunities to hear best practices from other district leaders

10:45 am-12 pm
Session Theme: Telling Our Story
txedFest Talk by …
Keynote by ..

Jamie Vollmer