February 29-March 2, 2024

77th Annual Convention

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

  • Register Online

    Click on the EVENTS link in the menu bar to register today! (TCCTA members whose schools have signed up for direct billing can register for FREE using their colleges' links - see if your college is listed below!)

  • PDF Registration Form

    You may also fill out this form and register by doing one of the following: Email it to jtaito@tccta.org and call us with your payment information OR mail it to us with a check (mailing address is on registration form)

  • Online Program

    Click here to view the 77th Annual Convention Program. Here you can see a list of all of our sessions and full schedule!

Download the official TCCTA events app!

For the best user experience when viewing the Convention schedule, download our official events app to your mobile device! Simply search "TCCTA" in the Apple App or Google Play Store, download the app, and view all of the sessions, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors. No need to log in, the Convention information is at your fingertips!

THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS


TCCTA’s 77th Annual Convention is back in Frisco, Texas!


A TCCTA Convention badge is your all-access pass to the best classroom pedagogy and technology, community college specific exhibitors, nationally renowned speakers, and a state-wide network of peers and education partners. With more than 150 programs, we are creating experiences that feel tailor made to you! Join us for the biggest event of the year!


Here is your chance to network, learn from your colleagues, connect with other professionals who “get it” and grow. Join a history section presentation to learn more from a Pulitzer prize winning author, or stop by the cosmetology section to learn the latest on freestyle shears. There will be general speakers covering topics such as AI, dealing effectively with conflict, and, faculty favorite, Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS).


The exhibit hall will be filled with companies that want to talk to you, including the opportunity to discuss your personal financial future with a knowledgeable advisor or learn more about new textbooks and software. Check back soon for a preview of the agenda!


Convention Registration

  • 2024 Professional Development Partner Colleges: FREE for current TCCTA members
  • Professional Members: $125.00
  • Associate Members: $95.00
  • All Others: $170.00

TCCTA Members can register online by clicking EVENT in the menu bar! Check to see if your college is a TCCTA 2024 Professional Development Partner covering your registration fees and register under your college name for FREE!


Is your college listed below, but you can't see your college's registration link? Join or renew your membership with TCCTA today to take advantage of your college's generosity!

  • Full-Time Membership: $45
  • Part-Time Membership: $35

2024 Partner Colleges

Please check the list below to see if your college is partnering with TCCTA to cover your Annual Convention registration fee!

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & FRISCO CONVENTION CENTER

RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE HOST HOTEL TODAY!

TCCTA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Embassy Suite Hotel starting at $157.00/night. All conference activities will take place at the Embassy Suites. Address: 7600 John Q Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX 75034; Phone: (972) 712-7200

Click here for more!

Alternate Hotel Options

These hotels do not have arrangements with TCCTA and do not provide special rates, however, at this time, all the listed hotels have availability during the Convention Dates. Please contact them independently to book your room.

Plan Your Trip to Convention

In a few short months we will be together in Frisco for TCCTA's 77th Annual Convention. Here are a few helpful hints to make planning convention easier.

Convention Hours:

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024:

  • 7:00 a.m. TOADN registration
  • 12:00 p.m. TCCTA Convention Registration Opens
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
  • 4:30 p.m. Reception
  • 5:30 p.m. President's Dinner (this is by registration on the app only and limited to 250 people)
  • 7:15 p.m. General Session, all members welcome
  • 9:00 p.m. President's Reception, all members welcome

Friday, Mar. 1, 2024:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. All day programming and registration
  • 9:00 a.m. GIFTS session, come get great ideas!
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bring your device and learn to use AI with a hands on tutorial
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking with your discipline cohorts, grab a lunch and meet great instructors
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn on "Demystifying AI" lunch is provided there are limited seating, first come basis
  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Visit the exhibit hall, meet our amazing sponsors and get new product ideas
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Bring your device and learn to use AI with a hands on tutorial

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024:

  • 8:00 a.m. Programs begin
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. National Society for Leadership and Success graduation ceremony and presentation
  • 11:45 p.m. Convention ends - Have a safe trip home!

Registration Tips: Onsite registration will be in the Frisco Convention Center starting at noon on Thursday. Friday Programs begin at 8:00 a.m.; you will want to register Thursday (before 6:00 p.m.) to avoid being late/missing anything exciting.


Transportation and Parking: Flying into DFW and Love Field Airports: The most cost efficient transportation to the host hotel is to Lyft/Uber as a group, so bring a friend!


Address for Drivers: 7600 John Q Hammons Dr., Frisco, TX


Parking: The Embassy has a self-parking garage and parking lot for $18/day. Valet parking is also available for $28/day.


Meals and Local Restaurants: The Embassy offers a free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening reception for all TCCTA members staying in the host hotel (so make those reservations before they sell out!).


While there is an on-site restaurant and coffee bar, the host hotel is surrounded by a grand variety of restaurants, shops, and activities to visit all within walking distance. Drop by TCCTA's information booth to obtain maps, discounts, and Frisco Visitor Guides.

  • TAKING PROPOSALS NOW FOR

    SECTION SPEAKERS

    Looking to speak to one of TCCTA's 35 discipline specific program areas? Send your proposal to one of our section chairs (tccta.org/site/section-chairs) or contact vickivannest@tccta.org

  • QUICK 15 MINUTE PRESENTATIONS

    BE A G.I.F.T.S. PRESENTER

    TCCTA is looking for 20 Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS)! These brief, Friday morning programs offer specific ideas for teaching and are designed to be of practical use to educators of all disciplines. Submit your proposal to gdel@tjc.edu

  • MEET THE FACULTY OF TEXAS AS AN

    EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR

    On average, 1000+ educatore attend Convention for professional development. Part of that includes learning about new products, tools and systems that make teaching and growing their students' educational experience. Contact jtaito@tccta.org for more information.

TCCTA 2024 Convention

Committee Meeting Times


Thursday, February 29, 2024


Auditing Committee (7)

Kwohn R. Whitaker

1:30-2:30pm

King Cotton Board Room


Resolutions Committee (5)

William Christopher Brown

1:30-2:30pm

Sales Board Room


Professional Development (15)

Gigi Delk

Part 1 - 2-3pm (see below for combined meeting time)

Citation


Convention (8)

Christina Michura

Part 1 - 2-3pm (see below for combined meeting time)

Rockhill


Election committees (6)

Jennifer Ross

Part 1 - 2-3pm (see below for combined meeting time)

Commanche


Publications Committee (8)

Toni McMillen

2:30-4pm

Sales Board Room


Membership Services Committee (15)

Andrea B Szlachtowski

2:30-4pm

Gallant Fox


Legislative Committee (15)

Melissa Miller-Waters

2:30-4pm

Ranger


COMBINED - Professional Development / Convention / Election committees (29)

Gigi Delk/ Christina Michura / Jennifer Ross

3-4:30pm

Commanche


Other Meetings - Saturday, March 2, 2024


EC and ALL Chairs (17)

Missi Patterson

Saturday, March 2 8-9:30 am

Rockhill


EC (6)

Missi Patterson

Saturday, March 2 - 12:30pm-2pm

Presidents Suite

(512) 328-2044

tcctaoffice@gmail.com

6705 W. Highway 290; Suite 502-234, Austin, Texas, 78735


© 2024 Texas Community Colleges Teachers Association