June 21-23, 2021


TASA txedFest is the place to be this June for Texas public school leaders who want to learn more about grassroots advocacy, dive into education-related issues and legislative priorities, and get tips on marketing their schools and district.


Build Your Schedule

Download the conference mobile app in advance and build your personalized schedule. The full agenda is viewable on this website and the session descriptions are available below on this webpage, but the mobile app is your go-to for navigating the conference. Printed programs will NOT be available, but you may download/print this agenda PDF to bring with you.

Sessions by Strand

Click on a topic to see a list of relevant sessions offered throughout the conference. Then click on the session title to read the session description. Scroll down to sort sessions by the day/timeslot they were offered.

ESSER Funds and District Planning

Creating a Culture of Voting in Schools

General Session – Legislative Panel Discussion

General Session – Outcomes of the 87th Legislative Session & the Impact on K-12

General Session – TASA Legislative Update

General Session – SBOE Panel Discussion

Collective Impact: How The Permian Basin is Improving Education

Out of School Time: Equitable Youth Opportunities Through Community Partnerships

Winning Hearts & Minds – The Power of Branding & Multimedia Storytelling for School Leaders

Trustees Amplify Your Advocacy Efforts

Engaging in Advocacy with TASA’s Advocacy Toolkit

Marketing with Purpose

Association Advocacy at the Capitol: Legislative Priorities and Issues

Crisis Communication Lessons from the Pandemic

Associations Building Support for Educators and Tackling Legislative Issues

Built to Win: Developing Legislative Agendas as Advocacy Tools

More than Duty: Why Get Out the Vote Work Matters for Schools

Advocates, All: Building a Culture of Legislative Advocacy in School Districts

A Big Tent: Engaging External Stakeholders in Advocacy

AASA Federal Education Update: COVID and Beyond

Grassroots Organizations Building Community Support for Public Education in Texas

Marketing in Large Urban and Suburban Districts

Marketing in a Small to Midsize District

Public Schools and the Local Charter Fight

Hot Topics in Texas School Budgeting

How to Have a Seat at the Legislative Table

Making Your Neighborhood Public Schools the First Choice for Families

Using Strategic Marketing to Recruit Millennial Teachers

Telling our District Stories Through Community Based Accountability

Engaging Board Members in Developing Legislative Priorities

Tuesday Sessions

Click on a time slot to see a list of sessions offered during that time on Tuesday, June 22. Then click on the session title to read the session description.