2024 TASC High School Annual Conference 
April 7-9, 2024 in Irving, TX - Registration and Housing are Open!


2024 TASC High School Annual Conference 

Join about 4,000 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 night at Six Flags Theme Park and exciting speakers, exhibits, elections, and activities. Be a part of the largest student council gathering in the U.S. at the 2024 TASC High School Annual Conference!

2024 Annual Conference Registration Link - Early Bird Deadline is March 1!
2024 Hotel Reservation Link - The block is closed, but please use this link for any other needed rooms.

About the Location:

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Please book in the TASC block - this helps keep registration costs low. It also helps you because Conference Direct can help you find other hotels, add additional rooms, etc. Contact Conference Direct if you need their assistance or need them to intercede with the hotel on your behalf. Do not call hotels in our block directly and ask for the rate - you must go through the online service or call Conference Direct for them to assist you. For questions, hotel invoices, or assistance, please get in touch with Conference Direct, the TASC Housing Bureau.

How to use the online housing link step by step - HERE
For a complete list of hotels and their services, such as bus parking availability, breakfast, etc. click HERE!

View the 2024 Program: 2024 Annual Conference Program 

 

REGISTER: (Scroll down for more details) how to register

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
  • EARLY BIRD RATE: (Includes T-shirts) by March 1 - $200 per person (Every advisor, student, adult chaperone coming into the ICC all need to be registered!)
  • REGULAR RATE: (Does NOT include T-shirts) by April 7 - $220 per person (NO T-shirts AFTER March 1)(Every advisor, student, adult chaperone coming into the ICC all need to be registered!)
 

EVENT HAPPENINGS:

  • Students will attend sessions designed to celebrate, educate, and motivate student leaders! They will hear from the top youth speakers in the nation and also learn from each other in Breakout Sessions and Table Talks.
  • Students, Advisors, and Schools will be recognized for the work they've done through the TASC State Project, win scholarships and service awards, and elect state officers for the next school year.
  • A Night at Six Flags and more!
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

MONTI WASHINGTON (Montivation!!) Monti’s passion for helping students stems from the adversity he faced early on in life. Forced to live in poverty due to his mother’s drug addiction, Monti grew up sleeping on cardboard boxes, living in parks, and being abused by foster parent after foster parent. Until 8th grade, Monti was in special Ed. Classes and was held back on two separate occasions. Despite this adversity, Monti went on to obtain two college degrees and become an award-winning poet, published author, activist, and nationally recognized actor, appearing in several commercials and shows.


JOHAN KHALILIAN Johan Martinez-Khalilian is an internationally recognized motivational speaker and executive coach who has dedicated his life to shaping culture and helping teams achieve the impossible. He has been featured on the front cover of Chicago’s premier young adult newspaper, The Red Eye. He has been a special guest on a number of TV and radio shows, including two appearances on The Tyra Banks Show, Fox News in the Morning, WLS Radio Chicago, Jane The Virgin, and the critically acclaimed Today Show. He works with professional athletes in the NBA, NHL, and MLB, GMs, and NCAA Division 1 coaches on vision, mindset, strategy, and culture creation.


JUDSON LAIPPLY After getting his Master's Degree in 2000, Judson Laipply has been entertaining and educating audiences all over the globe. With energy and engagement, comedy and content, wit and wisdom, Judson provides keynotes and trainings that are as enjoyable as they are impactful. ​Helping people and organizations deal with and create change while reminding them about the importance of growth and evolving Judson gives tangible action items and thought-provoking insights into sustained success and joy. On top of all that, he is the world's first YouTube Celebrity, having had the first global viral video with his finale, "The Evolution of Dance."

 

2023 REGISTRATION DETAILS:

REGISTER NOW! 
  • EARLY BIRD RATE: (Includes T-shirts) by March 1 - $200 per person
  • REGULAR RATE: (Does NOT include T-shirts) by April 7 - $220 per person (NO T-shirts provided AFTER March 1)

A night at Six Flags is provided with all registrations. This year it will be a private party and a catered meal will be included as well as parking. Please note Six Flags is card payment only for any onsite purchases such as meals, snacks, and souvenirs. Attendees at Six Flags may bring an unopened plastic water bottle, or an empty reusable water bottle to fill in the park and drink. 

Registration does not include parking at the Convention Center. Parking is $12 per vehicle per day, paid at the time of parking. (There are in-and-out privileges. There is limited bus parking at the Convention Center and none at the Westin.) If you need bus parking at the Convention Center, please email Patty for availability! 

The number of registrations allowed from each school for HS Annual Conference: Picture below and PDF HERE

  • Delegate and Guest Registration:
    • Every person in the building must be registered and wear a TASC wristband and a TASC-printed name badge. (Officer schools and candidates for office will be sent specific guidelines.)
    • Adding Additional Delegates to existing registration: Register them on a NEW registration form. An invoice is created separately. (System does not combine separate entries into one invoice.)
    • Guest Registration: Each school must register each guest: administrator, up to one guest per candidate school, and up to 4 guests per state officer school (student officer representative family members), or individual (1) needed for medical needs for $30 on your registration form.  The guest fee does not include Six Flags tickets or conference shirts. Guest registration link - if closed, please email [email protected]
  • Order additional Six Flags tickets for guests: link here
  • Order additional Conference shirts (by March 1): link here
  • ICC Meal order form -
    • Lunch and dinner may be ordered in advance for April 7 and/or 8. Food must be ordered in advance (by March 22) for these pre-planned meals. Pre-ordered lunches and food from the Café and Concession Stands will be served in the convention center. No outside food may be taken into the Convention Center.
    • Online Ordering Instructions for 2024
    • Food Order Form for 2024
    • Order Instructions - online payment via credit card or order form for checks/POs
    • All orders must be submitted by March 22, 2024
      Checks or Proof of Payment must be received by March 29, 2024
      W-9 for the Irving Convention Center is attached if required for vendor enrollment
      Contact Amber Waters at [email protected] with any questions
      A Purchase Order is acceptable as Proof of Payment

  • Concessions and Cafe Options 2024

    • Sunday, April 7

    • Level 1 Lobby Concessions: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Cafe: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    • Monday, April 8
      Level 1 Lobby Concessions: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      Cafe: 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM

       
    • Tuesday, April 9
      Level 1 Lobby Concessions: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (limited menu)

    • General CAFE menu
  • TASC W-9 request to add TASC as a vendor. 
  • TASC Board of Directors Registration and Cancellation Policy
  • More info to come!
 

FORMS FOR ADVISORS:

Advisors assume full responsibility for their student delegations during the conference, including enforcing the TASC dress code. Registrants must be in the dress code at the conference. TASC DRESS CODE »

  • TASC Policies »
  • Table Talk submission form » Table Talks are ten-minute presentations presented three times. Each school registering is invited to submit up to 4 Table Talk topics.
  • Advisor Recognition form for service or retirement » TASC recognizes advisors for years of service at five-year intervals. Retiring advisors who have served for more than five years are also recognized. Advisors must submit a recognition form.
  • District Flag Ceremony» Either the District President Advisor or the District Coordinator for each district is asked to submit the name of the student and the school carrying the district flag.  Practice will be held on Day One in the afternoon.
  • Texas Hotel Tax Exemption Form » 
  • FAQs about the Conference » 
  • Parking: Registration does NOT include parking. Buses may drop off in front of the convention center but may not park at the convention unless given special permission. We have limited bus passes available.  Please email [email protected] if you need to purchase a bus pass. 

  • Sample Annual Conference press release TBD
  • CPE Form 2024 TBD
  • Now What?
  • Need to request a cancellation/refund?

    • By email only: [email protected][email protected]. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made until Early Bird Registration closes (March 1). Requests for refunds or cancellations must be submitted via email, not by voicemail or phone call.
    • We suggest you try to find another student to take their place if someone cannot come! 
      • Need to substitute a name for someone's name badge? Use THIS form.
 

ELECTION:

CONFERENCE ELECTIONS » Voting and balloting information, links to schools that have filed for office, etc. 

 

 IRVING AREA INFORMATION:

 

Tentative CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Sunday, APR 7 - Day One - Irving Convention Center

12:00 – 7:30 p.m.   Registration
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.    Campaigns/Entertainment
12:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Exhibits Open
12:40 – 5:40 p.m.   Special Sessions for Advisors
                               Dinner purchase is offered at the convention center for Pre-Sale.
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.   Opening General Session

Monday, APR 8 - Day Two - Irving Convention Center
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.     Meet the Candidates Session - (Back in person!)
9:00 – noon            Second General Session
Noon - 1:15 p.m.     Lunch at the Convention Center Is Offered for Pre-Sale. 
Noon - 1:00 p.m.     Voting
1:15-1:45 p.m.         Eclipse Viewing Indoors/Outdoors
2 – 4:30 p.m.           Break out Rotations (Student and Advisor Sessions)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.   Six Flags Party - Private Party with Dinner and Parking included in 2024

Tuesday, APR 9 - 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 and Elected Advisor on the Board

 

    Thank you to the US Army for partially sponsoring the first General Session


    Thank you to the Army ROTC for partially sponsoring the Annual Conference