Region 4

Conference information

Date
February 9, 2018
Snow date:None
Time
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location
School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Philadelphia, PA
Region 4 has been created from the School District of Philadelphia attendance boundary. Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, Region 4 will host its own Regional Conference at the School District of Philadelphia's Education Center.
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Registration Fee
No cost for 2017-2018 regional conference per student.
*This conference is only open to CTE School District of Philadelphia high school students this school year (2017-2018) due to this is our first time in charge of our own region.
Each school can register and bring a maximum of 12 students.

RIMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE READ

iServices is NOW OPEN!!!

Please use this link to register your students. Register for Region 4 Regional Conference HERE!

Registration closes on 1/30/18 at 11:59 pm.

iServices Manual CLICK HERE

 

Judges Requirement For Chapters

All chapters will be required to provide at least 2 judges.

Use this link to Judges Sign Up

Event Coordinator

Chapter advisors will be assigned as an Event Coordinator. Responsibilities will include reading “event coordinator instructions” in the CEG prior to the conference, working with judges, checking in students at drop off, and setting up the event prior to drop off and judging.  Make sure your event runs smoothly and troubleshoot any issues with the judges.

 

National Rules Clarifications and Themes & Problems

Please periodically visit the websites below to obtain the most up-to-date information from the National level.

http://tsaweb.org/Updates-and-Clarification http://www.tsaweb.org/Themes-and-Problems

 

Judges Feedback Form  

http://patsa.org/sites/default/files/Region%204Judges%20Feedback%20Form.pdf#overlay-context=         

Be sure to include a single judge’s feedback form in event portfolio s at this year’s Region 4 Conference. All judging decisions are final and this form cannot be used to appeal a result.

 

TSA General Rules

Please visit http://www.tsaweb.org/TSA-Levels-Rules for a review of the rules that span across all of the events.

 

LEAP Leadership Resources

Please visit http://www.tsaweb.org/LEAP-competition-engagement for important information regarding LEAP.

 

Check In and ID Labeling of Projects

Student and/or Team ID #’s must be typed in the upper right corner of the first page of all Portfolios so that they can be easily read through the clear front report cover. Structures, planes, DVD, USB, posters, etc… should be labeled by some other means such as a sharpie marker or paint pen.

Students involved in a team event will be allowed to check in their entire team and projects. This means that only one student needs to report to the designated check in location. This student must know each team member’s individual ID number to do this properly. You may still instruct all team members to report together if you so choose.

 

Student Participation

To prevent a student from attending the conference and only having a “turn-in” event with nothing else scheduled to do all day, a minimum participation policy is in effect. This policy requires that each student be registered for and participate in at least 2 (two) events at the Region 4 Conference. We ask that chapter advisors attempt to make sure that at least one of these events has an onsite component. Events with onsite components can be determined by viewing the Region 4 Conference Event Matrix.

Every student MUST attend the conference informational sessions.

 

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Everyone, including parents, guests, and children, must be registered to attend the conference. All must comply with the TSA dress code policy.  All registrants must wear official conference identification name badges at all times.

 

Dress Code

The Region 4 Conference will follow the PA-TSA Dress Code of Category B as a minimum for all events. The dress code can be found at http://patsa.org/conferences/dress-code.

                                                           

Event Rule Amendments During Regional Conference

The Regional Coordinator and the Regional Conference Planning Team may need to alter an event due to space and/or time considerations. All event decisions and standings are deemed as final.

 

PA-TSA Handbook

Please refer to the following link for more information on Pennsylvania TSA events and conferences.  http://patsa.org/handbook

                                                           

Regional Conference Attendance

All participants must be present at the conference in order to compete in events and be eligible for awards and qualifying status. Students may not submit events for other students that are not in attendance.

                                                           

Special Needs

Please notify the Regional Coordinator with any special needs by the Regional Conference registration deadline.

                                                           

ID Badges

All Advisors, students and judges MUST wear their assigned ID Badge at all times during the conference.

                                                           

Interview/Speech Sign-Ups

Sign-up times for ALL public speaking events and interviews will be on a first come, first serve basis.

                       

Event Conflicts

Each advisor and student should attempt to choose events that do not take place at the same time. The prior year’s schedule is posted and can be used as a guide. In the event of an unavoidable conflict, it is the participant’s responsibility to discuss the matter with the event judge prior to the event beginning. All judges will be advised to allow late entry (if possible) to any student that provides prior notice.

                                                           

Medical Emergency & Participant Forms

Each chapter advisor MUST have with them the PATSA Participant Forms for each student in attendance. Dial 911 in the case of emergency. http://patsa.org/sites/default/files/participant_forms_jul2017.pdf

                                                           

Event Pickup

There will be a scheduled time for students to pick up their events when judging is completed. Any projects remaining at the end of the day will be discarded.

                                                           

Lunch and Snacks

Lunch is included in the student fee and there is no charge for advisors and judges. All others must provide their own lunch. There will also be snacks available for purchase throughout the day.

                                                           

Award Ribbons and Qualifiers

Ribbons will be awarded at a minimum to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place qualifiers of each event. Qualifiers not announced at the awards ceremony will be posted on the Region 4 page as soon as possible during Conference Weekend. Any student or team listed on this posting has qualified for the State Conference even if the number of event wins for a specific chapter exceeds the State Conference maximum shown in Appendix E of the PATSA Handbook. Please refer to Section 6.03 (g) of the PATSA Handbook for more details regarding Qualifiers.

                                                           

Safety Glasses

Students must wear eye protection for any event that requires it. Students will not be allowed to participate in their event until this requirement is met.

                                               

PATSA Scholarships Available

Did you know that your students could win scholarships toward college? Please be sure to show them the opportunities that are posted at http://patsa.org/programs/scholarships-awards.

 

 Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination Policy already set forth by Pennsylvania TSA at the following link.

http://patsa.org/sites/default/files/bod_appendix_g.pdf

                                               

                        

Student Conference Participant Forms (Updated July 2017)
ALL participants MUST have these forms filled out and must be held with the chapter advisor during the Regional AND State Conferences.

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