Safety and Security
TSA enforces the following procedures:
Please be advised that personal items brought to the conference for use at the conference are the sole responsibility of the attendee who chooses to bring the items. If a participant chooses to bring items of value, s/he is responsible for
their safekeeping at all times. This includes any item of monetary or personal value, including items used in competitive events. TSA accepts no responsibility for replacement of lost, misplaced, or stolen items and will not replace such items. This policy applies to all attendees and includes the conference management team and event coordinators.
The TSA, Inc. Board of Directors requires a minimum of one adult coach or chaperone for no more than ten student members. All adult coaches 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 coaches 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 competitor may attend, compete, or participate without physical presence of an adult chaperone throughout the duration of the conference.
In order to attend and/or compete at the National TSA Conference, all student members, including those who are 18 years of age (as well as graduates of this school year) are required to attend the conference with a coach, parent, or adult chaperone.
A student member must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to attend the national conference.
Parents … did you know that there are COVID protocols in place for the national TSA conference – and a waiver that MUST be completed and signed prior to conference attendance.
Parents … did you know your child may ONLY attend the national TSA conference if you complete the TSA, Inc. AUTHORIZATION FORM?
The authorization form will be given to you by your child’s chapter coach. View the form here. You must complete and return the form to the coach, who may need to present individual student authorization forms to a TSA representative at the conference. Please keep a copy of the completed form for your records.
Parents … did you know there is an online store for TSA apparel?
TSA members, coaches, and parents can shop for TSA branded apparel and products online. To purchase blazers, shirts, slacks, and other official clothing, as well as accessories such as TSA pins, patches, and ties, visit the TSA website and click on TSA Store.
Parents … did you know all who attend the national TSA conference must comply with the dress code?
No flip-flops, halter tops, tank tops, or shorts are permitted for anyone at the conference general sessions.
Conference Refund Request form submission deadline
First room night deposit will be charged for Gaylord Texan rooms cancelled after this date
Payment deadline for TEAMS conference registrations, including those made by purchase order
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center room reservation deadline (pending availability of rooms)
Everyone who attends the National TSA Conference—including parents, guests, and children—must be registered for the conference. All must comply with the TSA Dress Code policy.* All registrants must wear official conference identification name badges at all times.
Appropriate T-shirts, shorts, or jeans. Casual attire may not be worn at competitions or General Sessions.
*Registered parents, guests, and children who are not compliant with General Session Attire and who wish to attend the Awards Ceremony, may be asked to sit in a designated section, if permitted entry.
Approved by the TSA, Inc. Board of Directors. The above supersedes any other dress code prior to November 6, 2017.
TEAMS related conference information will be posted below, as it becomes available.