2009 National Conference Information

The Mile High City - Denver

June 28 – July 2, 2009
Sheraton Denver Hotel and the
Colorado Convention Center


2009 National TSA Conference Judges Feedback, Middle School Events

2009 National TSA Conference Judges Feedback, High School Events

Competitive Event Finalists:  Middle School and High School

 F1 in Schools Finalists

Conference Survey

Press Release for the 2009 National TSA Conference

2008-2009 Achievement Award Recipients

2009 National TSA Conference Program

2009 Conference Information Booklet 


  • Sheraton Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 893-3333
    1105 available sleeping rooms to TSA
    Rate – single/double/triple/quad: $159 plus tax
    Wireless high-speed Internet available at $4.50 per day per sleeping room

  • Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 573-1450
    (1 ½ blocks from the Sheraton Denver Hotel)
    250 available sleeping rooms to TSA
    Rate – single/double/triple/quad: $149 plus tax
    Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet available throughout the hotel (including sleeping rooms).


The competitive events program for the 31st National TSA Conference is governed by the 2009 & 2010 High School Technology Activities, National TSA Conference Competitive Events Guide (on CD) and the 2008 & 2009 Middle School Technology Activities, National TSA Conference Competitive Events Guide (on CD). These Events Guides are part of the TSA trifold CD set and are available from National TSA and include specifications for every event scheduled for the conference in Denver, Colorado. Entries for all national competitive events must follow the rules and regulations found in the current middle school and high school Competitive Events Guides in the TSA trifold.
High School Event Overviews
Middle School Event Overviews
2008-2009 Themes and Problems

Colorado allows out-of-state tax-exempt organizations to use the exemption certificate issued by their home state taxing authorities when doing business with Colorado vendors on an occasional basis. No advance notice to the Colorado Department of Revenue is required.Out-of-state tax-exempt organizations are allowed to make sales tax-exempt purchases upon providing the vendor with a tax exemption number or some other documentation of tax-exempt status from another state.

Limits to the sales tax exemption
Tax-exempt organizations may purchase otherwise taxable goods and services without paying Colorado state-administered sales taxes only if both of the following requirements are met:

1.Payment is made from the organization’s funds and no reimbursement will be made to the organization through direct payment, collection or donation from any person(s) for the use or consumption of the goods or services; and

2.The items or services purchased are used in conjunction with the organization’s regular religious, charitable, educational or governmental activities.

Visit http://www.revenue.state.co.us/taxstatutesregs/salesindex/charitableorganizations.html.