PA-TSA BOD President’s Message June 2014 Important National Conference Deadlines

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Now is the time to prepare for National TSA Conference from June 27 - July 1, 2014 at the Gaylord National near Washington, DC in National Harbor, Maryland. Remember the Conference Theme is “The Spirit of Innovation.” Thank you for your continued support of the Technology Student Association and for planning to attend the 2014 national TSA conference June 27th through July 1st. It will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, in the Washington, D.C. area.

Visit the National TSA Website for 2014 National Conference information and deadlines at http://www.tsaweb.org/

Make sure to visit the Competitions webpage for important updated information about all the TSA Competitive Events at http://www.tsaweb.org/Competitions

Important Upcoming National Conference Deadlines

Reminder for Promotional Design and Promotional Graphics submissions due June 10, 2014

Please note that the submission procedure for Promotional Design (MS) and Promotional Graphics (HS) has changed for 2014. Entries are not being emailed as in the past. Here are the submission links for each event.

Promotional Design - http://gatsa.org/ems/nationals_submit_promod.php

Promotional Graphics - http://gatsa.org/ems/nationals_submit_promog.php

Participants must be registered for the conference before submissions can be uploaded. Please be sure to follow the submission directions. Please note that submissions must be in a single combined PDF file. 

Once the submission is successfully uploaded, a confirmation email will be sent.

Please contact National TSA Event Manager, Mr. Steve Price at rspricedte [at] att.net with any questions.

 

Leadership sessions require advance registration opens June 12, 2014

Are your chapter members interested in earning a Leadership Pin and Leadership Certificate at the 2014 national TSA conference?  They can do so by attending five Leadership Special Interest Sessions at the conference.

New this year!  Chapter members must register online in advance to attend any Leadership Special Interest Session.  Registration will open Thursday, June 12th, at 8 p.m. ET, and can be accessed from the conference web page at http://www.tsaweb.org/2014-national-conference

Each session will be offered twice - between Saturday, June 28th and Monday, June 30th - enabling chapter members to accommodate their competition schedule.

 

Session

Date

Time

Encourage the Heart

Saturday, June 28th

12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 29th

12:30-1:30 p.m.

     

Challenge the Process

Saturday, June 28th

1:45-2:45 p.m.

 

Monday, June 30th

12:30-1:30 p.m.

     

Enable Others to Act

Saturday, June 28th

3:00-4:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 29th

4:15-5:15 p.m.

     

Model the Way

Saturday, June 28th

4:15-5:15 p.m.

 

Monday, June 30th

3:00-4:00 p.m.

     

Inspire a Shared Vision

Sunday, June 29th

1:45-2:45 p.m.

 

Monday, June 30th

1:45-2:45 p.m.

 

 

Chapter members are also eligible for the pin and certificate if they attend the single super-session, “Ready, Set, Lead!” on Sunday, June 29th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please let your chapter members know that seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis via the online registration process. For more information, see your advisor and go to http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1098478726017-198/Leadership+Flyer+2014.pdf

National TSA Conference Schedule at a Glance http://www.tsaweb.org/sites/default/files/2014NationalTSAConferenceScheduleGlance.pdf

If you are not attending national conference, you can start thinking about what you want to do in TSA next school year. Remember: National rules will be released to your advisor/chapter as soon as your chapter affiliates with national TSA next school year.

PA-TSA students and advisors, thank you for all you do to make PA-TSA the best delegation in the country! Have fun, be safe, be leaders, and learn from all of your experiences. Have a great end of the school year! Hope to see you in National Harbor at the end of June!

Laura J. Hummell, 2013-2015 PA-TSA Board of Directors President
lhummell [at] patsa.org