2020 TASC High School Annual Conference

April 25-27, 2020 | Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas


2020 TASC High School Annual Conference

2019 Conference Program »

Join 5,000 StuCo leaders in Irving as we come together to celebrate accomplishments, elect officers, and attend sessions on leadership and student council issues. The conference includes a catered meal and a night at Six Flags Theme Park as well as many exciting speakers and activities.

Be a part of the largest student leadership gathering in the U.S. at the 2020 TASC High School Annual Conference! Registration, campaigns, exhibits, and activities are available Sunday, April 25, noon until 7:30 pm. Enjoy games, activities, and entertainment while talking to schools running for TASC office Sunday afternoon.

• $TBD per person if registered by March TBD (Conference t-shirts are provided.) No cancellations/no refunds are allowed after March TBD. Schools will be invoiced for the number registered. See Registration and Cancellation policy below.

• $155 per person if registered after March 19 (Conference t-shirts are NOT provided.) Note: In order to be eligible for the complimentary conference t-shirt, registration must be submitted no later than midnight March 19th.  It helps TASC if you mail your payment asap rather than taking it to the conference.

Admission to the event at Six Flags is included in registration, and a catered meal will be served at the park. No other meals will be provided.

School delegations are limited in size. Please see guidelines for numbers. (You may add students for completing state reports, serving on conference committees, etc.) There is no limit to the number of adults who may register. All individuals who attend the conference (are in any session, in Advisor Hospitality, etc.) must be registered as a delegate or a guest.  (Please see guest guidelines below.)  Six Flags tickets may be purchased onsite for chaperones and guests who do not attend any part of the conference. Additional students may be added on site if room allows.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: (Tentative) 

Day One - Irving Convention Center
12:00 – 7:30 p.m.   Registration/Campaigns/Entertainment
12:00 – 7:30 p.m.   Exhibits Open
3:20 – 3:55 or 5:00 – 5:35 p.m.   First Time Attendee Advisor Orientation
4:05 – 4:50 p.m.     Special Session for Advisors with Houston Kraft
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.     Dinner offered at the Sheraton (advance purchase, see links above)
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.   Opening General Session

Day Two - Irving Convention Center
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.     Advisor Business Meeting
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.     Meet the Candidates Session
9:00 – noon.            Second General Session
Noon - 1:25              Lunch
Noon. – 1:15 p.m.  Balloting
1:30 – 4:15 p.m.     Break out Rotations
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.   Six Flags

Day Three - Irving Convention Center
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      Run-off Balloting (if needed)
9:30 – noon.            Final General Session
noon – 1:00 p.m.    Meeting for New Officer Schools

TASC Board of Directors Registration and Cancellation Policy

  • Early Bird Registration:  School registering by midnight on the day Early Bird Registration closes have a discounted registration fee and are guaranteed t-shirts in the amount and sizes submitted by Early Bird Registration.
  • Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations may be made until Early Bird Registration closes.  Requests for refunds or cancellations must be submitted via email to Lori.  No cancellations will be allowed, and no refunds will be made after that date.  Schools not cancelling by the Early Bird Deadline or submitting registrations after the Early Bird Deadline will be billed the full amount for all persons registered including no shows.

Hotel Reservations »

Please book in the TASC block -- this helps keep registration cost low. Schools booking outside the block costs TASC revenue. It also helps you because Conference Direct can help you find other rooms, add additional rooms, etc. Contact Conference Direct if you need their assistance or need them to intercede with the hotel on your behalf.

For questions or assistance, please contact ConferenceDirect, the TASC Housing Bureau: TBD

Delegates:

Schools are limited to the number of regular delegates they can bring (13). In addition to the 13 regular delegates, you may be entitled to up to 16 additional delegates if your school participates in any of the activities below:

One additional delegate is allowed for each area below. You may also register up to two (2) foreign exchange students in addition to your school delegates.

- Submitted one or two table talk proposals. You are allowed one person per proposal.  (They do not have to be accepted.)
- Submitted a State Report Form: D.A.S.H
- Submitted a State Report Form:  Energy/Environment (E&E)
- Submitted a State Report Form:  Pride and Patriotism (P&)
- Submitted a State Report Form:  Community Service (CS)
- Submitted a State Report Form:  Outstanding Student Council (OSC)
- Your council is a current or incoming District Officer School or you are District Co-ordinator
- Your council is a candidate for state office 
- Your council is a current state officer school
- Representatives of your council are serving on a Conference Committee
- Help with a presentation at the Conference
- Your council submitted a Top Ten Project application to TASC
- Your council submitted a Top Ten Video application to TASC
- Your council submitted a TASSP Scholarship Application

- Your council submitted an application for the NASC National Council of Excellence Award

All individuals attending the conference must be registered. Attendees receive a name badge and a wrist band which are required for admission to the Convention Center. Admittance into a private TASC party at Six Flags and a catered meal at the park are included in the registration fee. You must have a ticket to enter. No other meals are included. Six Flags tickets for chaperones/guests who do not attend the conference may be purchased on site.

Important Information Regarding Safety and Security at the Conference
.  All primary advisors must have this information.

Guest Registration (for Administrators, Officer Candidate Schools, and Current State Officer Students)

On occasion, schools ask if a principal or another administrator may visit part of the conference. We are happy to include up to two administrators per school without charge as long as we have room. If your administrator (principal or superintendent) wants to attend, register him or her here.  If you are a candidate school, you may register one guest as a helper and one parent in addition to an administrator here. If you are a current officer school, you may bring up to four (4) family members of the student officer representative in addition to an administrator for your state officer student designee. Register them here. That way we can be sure to have enough seating. In the happy circumstance that we sell out, you will be notified.  Guests do not receive shirts or Six Flags tickets.  Should the guest(s) wish to go to Six Flags, you can purchase a ticket at registration or order online if you want an invoice.  We do need these names as everyone at the conference must have a printed name badge and wrist band. Note:  if we reach capacity, we will close registration and will close the opportunity to add guests.

Submit Registered Attendee List  
Everyone at the conference must have a printed name badge and wrist band.  If you are registering after April 1 (or have changes), you must have name badges printed at registration. Thank you for your help with this information and for helping ensure a successful and safe conference for all.

  • Tips for a Successful Conference - Please read. There are several changes for this year's Conference.
  • FAQ's about the conference
  • Advisor Information for the Conference
  • Table Talk Proposals
  • Advisor Recognition (years served and retirement)
  • District Flag Ceremony Form
  • Parking pass
  • Sample press release
  • Cowboy AT&T Stadium Tours
  • Group tickets for Texas Rangers games
  • Discount tickets for Ripley's Believe It or Not, House of Wax, Enchanted Mirror Maz, 7D Moving Theater, and Impossible Laser Race
  • AdditionalSix Flags tickets are $48 each and may be purchased on site.
  • 2021 Coordinator Application
  • TX Hotel Tax Exemption Form

Other Useful Information:

2020 TASC Annual Conference Advisor Evaluation
2020 TASC Annual Conference Student Evaluation


Thank you, Herff Jones and the US Army, for your support of the TASC Annual Conference

           U.S. Army  |  Herff Jones

           


ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Advisors assume full responsibility for their student delegations during the conference, including enforcing the TASC dress code.
TASC recognizes HS advisors for years of service to student council and TASC. Service pins are awarded at five year intervals. Retiring advisors who have served for more than five years are recognized as well. Advisors must submit a recognition form.

DRESS CODE:

  • Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress.
  • Shorts are NOT permitted at TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year.
  • Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • All tops and dresses must have sleeves at all TASC events. 
  • Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building. 
  • This dress code may be modified for performers at TASC events.  Costumes must be approved by a conference committee.
  • TASC/TASC Districts retain the right to enforce a specified dress code for events outside the TASC state calendar.
  • This dress code may be modified for specific events; attendees will be notified by the assigned TASC designee.                                                                                                                                                                                    Policy adopted November 2015

The only exception to the no hats/no shorts rule is the High School Annual Conference event held at Six Flags theme park. A meal is included with at the Six Flags event. All other meals are the responsibility of the individual.