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2024 National TSA Conference Important Information 

Registration

  • All competitors must have created a student member account (Student Member Site Instructions) in order for chapter conference registration to be completed.  
  • Chapter conference registration must be submitted online to national TSA by 11:59pm ET on Monday, May 15th via this link
  • National TSA must receive chapter conference payment (including for purchase orders) by the deadline date of June 7th. Chapter conference payment will not be accepted onsite at the conference. Only those chapters that make payment by June 7th will receive chapter packets onsite at the conference. 
  • Registration packets containing conference name badges, lanyards, and conference ribbons (if requested) for registered chapters will be distributed by the state advisor at each state’s mandatory delegation meeting on June 26th.
  • Contact Maria Raza at register@tsaweb.org prior to submitting conference registration if:
    • your chapter will be attending with another school’s chapter advisor, or
    • a parent will serve as the advisor at the conference
    • the chapter advisor will need to ensure that the person coming in their place is given the necessary paperwork (i.e., chapter schedule, contests, forms) and information they will need during the conference. 
  • Beginning June 10, 2024:
    • Advisors should print (via the chapter advisor site) conference participation certificates for registered and fully paid attendees.
    • A chapter’s schedule can be found under the conference registration tab in the chapter advisor site. Advisors should print and bring a copy of their chapter schedule to the conference, as a printed schedule will not be provided by national TSA. The schedule will be available via the conference app.
  • All conference participants who registered on their own, not with a TSA chapter, will pick up their name badge(s) at the Information Desk (St. John’s Reg Desk) at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Wednesday, June 26th from 6-8pm or Thursday, June 27th after 8am.  

Competitions

  • Ten (10) high school and nine (9) middle school competitive events require pre-conference online submission of entry components. Competitors must upload the components for these events, via the TSA Student Member Site, between May 20th and May 22nd. Preliminary round results will be posted on June 26th via the TSA website and onsite at the conference. 
  • Members may compete in up to six competitive events at the national TSA conference.
  • No competitive event changes or substitutions are allowed once chapter conference registration has closed on May 15th. Such adjustments may be made only up until the close of chapter registration.
  • Registration for team competitions requires the identification of all team members and the selection of a team captain.
  • Students must provide a laptop or tablet (personal or school-issued) to use onsite at the conference for competition “written” tests and for semifinalist submissions for some competitive events. Devices must be Wi-Fi enabled (free Wi-Fi service will be provided for competitions ONLY) and checked prior to the conference to ensure access to the conference testing system.

Security

  • Anyone attending the conference must register, regardless of how much or little they participate.
  • An official TSA name badge – issued by national TSA to registered conference attendees – must be worn by any conference attendee (including parents and guests) who wish to enter the conference event areas, including general sessions and the award ceremony. 
  • All participants must read and observe the conference Code of Conduct
  • Advisors should create a chapter safety and security plan and identify a meeting place for chapter attendees in case of emergency. Attendees should keep in touch, stay in groups of at least two, and never travel alone.

Conference General

  • All conference events and activities take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek.
  • Several forms/waivers that require a parent/guardian signature are mandatory for conference attendance. Chapter advisors must collect these forms for each person (members and guests) listed on the chapter’s conference invoice and, if requested onsite at the conference, provide the completed forms to a state advisor or national TSA representative.
  • Voting for the National TSA Officer Candidate Election will take place during the TSA Business Meeting on June 28th. Voting will be completed electronically via the delegate’s cell phone. Each delegate must bring to the meeting their fully charged cell phone. Wi-Fi will not be provided during the voting session.
  • The conference program will be available on the conference app and as a PDF on the national TSA website. Printed programs will not be provided.

TSA Universal Experience (Optional) 

  • The Universal Experience, June 29th (optional). Tickets must be purchased through the Universal Youth Group Ticket order form
  • Universal Orlando Policies and Conditions of Entry 
  • There will not be a designated area or exclusive venue for TSA guests, however, chapters are encouraged to take a group photo at the Universal globe located in CityWalk and use #TSA for posts.
  • Chapter advisors/adults must maintain responsibility for student members throughout the event at Universal Orlando.

Dress code requirements for national TSA conference competition attire and general sessions

  • Competition attire: Pants, or knee-length Skirt: gray 
  • General session attire: Pants, or knee-length Skirt or Dress 
  • All dress code requirements may be found on the TSA website.  

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