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On-site conference registration does not apply to competitive events registration. Competitive events must be pre-registered.
** Guest includes non-TSA members (non-teacher/non-chaperone). Parents serving as advisors must pay the full advisor fee, not the guest fee.
*** Child includes non-TSA members under the age of 10 accompanied by a registered parent. Children over the age of 10 who are not competing or participating as a TSA chapter member must pay the Guest fee.
National TSA conference registration refunds are granted only to those who provide a written refund request received by National TSA on or before May 31, 2013. The fee for cancellation is 50% of registration. All refund payments are mailed after the conference and the 50% cancellation fee is deducted accordingly. TSA policy prohibits any exceptions.
Everyone who attends the National TSA conference must register, including parents, children and any other guests. Throughout the conference, volunteer hosts help with registration by checking name badges of all attendees at the entrance to the general sessions, the competitive events and other activities. Advisors and their chapters must pre-register for the conference. There are separate registration areas online for middle school and high school. Complimentary registration is granted only to national TSA officers, honorary life members, national TSA staff, selected special interest session presenters, selected invited guests (keynote speaker, government officials, etc.) and approved national TSA contest managers and coordinators. Students may not register on site for competitive events. Only advisors need to report to the registration desk for the chapter or delegation. (Students need not be present at the registration desk, but must be in attendance at the conference.)
The TSA, Inc. Board of Directors requires a minimum of one adult advisor or chaperone for no more than ten student delegates. State advisors or chapter advisors may name an adult chaperone to serve the state delegation and/or chapter in this capacity. All adult advisors and/or chaperones must register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and be in attendance for the duration of the conference. There are no restrictions on the number of adult advisors and chaperones who may attend. All teachers, parents, supervisors and teacher-educators are eligible to serve in this capacity.
All adults, including parents, must register for the conference. No student may attend, compete, or participate without physical presence of an adult chaperone throughout the duration of the conference.
Each TSA member must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to attend the national conference.
• Be a current member in good standing with National TSA. Membership must be on record with National TSA.
• Have the approval of the TSA chapter and/or state advisor and the school administration.
• Have the written approval of a parent or guardian.
• Complete the Personal Liability and Medical Release form.
• Be in attendance throughout the duration of the national conference.
TSA is a non-profit organization. The conference registration fees are predetermined based upon an analysis of all expenditures necessary to make the National TSA conference a worthwhile and positive experience for all who attend. Conference registration fees cover basically fifty various expense categories, including conference supplies such as ID badges, ribbons, programs, conference awards (plaques, certificates, etc.), conference special events (mixer, opening ceremony), facilities (convention center, meeting rooms) and other related expenses such as insurance and security.