Conference Information

Downloading 2021 Conference Schedule/ZOOM Links

Due to the 2021 PA-TSA State Conference being held in a virtual setting, we will not be publishing Zoom links on the public facing web page. Chapter advisors will have to download the links from iServices and will need to distribute to their chapter. Directions included here.

Testing opens TODAY!

Testing starts on Monday, April 5 @ 8AM and closes on Friday, April 9 @ 5PM. Read on for more details about how to take your test!

Debating Tech Issues - debate times

Attention Debating Tech Issues participants! The subtopic and debate schedule are ready for viewing in the attached document. Review the subtopic and start preparing your debate accordingly. Check your time and schedule any other semifinalists interviews for times that do not conflict.

Last Day to Submit Preliminary Submissions!

Today’s the day! By 11:59PM, all events that require preliminary submission are due. Advisors can access submission codes via iServices. Good luck!

Judges STILL Needed!

In order to make the State Conference a success, we are STILL in need of more judging volunteers. Please consider helping!

Judges Needed!

As the State Conference draws closer, we find ourselves in need of more judges. More info here, as well as a link to sign-up.

Important State Conference Information now available - 3/8/2021

Please take a few moments to read this important conference information including conference schedule, READ-READ-READ document, judging opportunities, and more.


With this year’s State Conference moving to a virtual setting, there are many changes to the events.  While PA will be following the National Guide as closely as possible, we have had to make some adjustments.   Please view this year’s READ READ READ here.

State Conference 2021: Announcing an all-virtual conference

Please take a few moments to read this important State Conference update. Includes information re: dates and deadlines, competitive events, and other information to be rolled out soon.

2020 State & National Conference Update

In light of National TSA’s announcement yesterday that the 2020 National Conference in Nashville, TN is canceled and Governor Wolf’s announcement earlier this week that schools would remain closed indefinitely, PA-TSA has made the decision NOT to run any competitive events remotely.

Cancellation and Seven Springs

Seven Springs asked us to communicate the following to our membership regarding cancellation and refunds: As the conference is cancelled, no need to call to cancel reservations. Refunds will be issued to those that already submitted payment. Feel free to call if you have additional questions/concerns. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Important State Conference Information now available

Check the State Conference section of the website for important information. Specifically, the READ document and tentative event schedules are now available.

Awards Seating and Video Link

Conference is almost over, but the best is yet to come.

Reminders before you depart for Seven Springs

Check out these last minute reminders before you get on the road to this year’s PA-TSA State Conference.

Judging Assignments Sent

At this point, all judging assignments have been sent via email. If you signed up to judge and have not yet received your assignment, please check in with me to ensure you receive the necessary information. See you soon! 

Lauren Lapinski

llapinski [at]

Schedule Change, General Session Seating, and Judging

Check out the latest information on the conference schedule, changes to the general session seating, and judging.

Announcing Advisor Tech Bowl: Nominate advisors & submit questions

Get ready for the craziest Tech Bowl yet! We’re announcing the Advisor/Alumni Tech Bowl at this year’s state conference. You can nominate an advisor or submit your own quiz questions!

Judges Desperately Needed!

We currently have 115 people signed up to judge at this year’s State Conference. Last year, we had 182. As the conference is now less than a month a way, we desperately need your help to make the conference a success for our students. Advisors, parents, guests, and chaperones all make excellent judges. We promise to match your skill and comfort level with your judging role. To sign-up, please fill out the form found here:


Judges for the State Conference needed - learn how to sign up here.

National Conference Summary

Another year comes to a close for PA-TSA with another stellar performance at the 34th Annual National TSA Conference, with the election of one of our own as National President and outstanding generosity to the American Cancer Society.


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