#TSPRA23 Conference Schedule-At-A-Glance

The #TSPRA23 Conference is shaping up to be an amazing opportunity for networking, learning and collaboration. We are excited to share the Schedule-At-A-Glance with you today.

You may notice there are a few new features to the conference this year including: 

  • Lunch & Learn event focused on the recent Uvalde tragedy
  • Special Content Sessions on Tuesday to address five emerging issues important to school PR professionals,
  • A General Session featuring a local comedy improv group
  • A Third general session in the form of a School Safety Forum on the last day of the conference.

Special thanks to our five Education Stakeholder sponsors who have committed to supporting this year’s conference in a big way: Catapult K12, Finalsite, Harris County Department of Education, Parent Square and School Messenger. They will be joined by numerous other corporate partners to bring you the best TSPRA conference yet.

So take a look at the schedule, register and plan out your travel itinerary. You won’t want to miss the meaningful learning opportunities planned or the fun adventures with your SchoolPR pals in Cowtown. We look forward to Trailblazing Together at #TSPRA23.

SUNDAY, FEB 19, 2023

Conference Wi-Fi/Internet sponsored by Finalsite

6 p.m.

TSPRA Executive Committee Dinner 

Sponsored by ParentSquare

Downtown Fort Worth

MONDAY, FEB 20, 2023

Conference Wi-Fi/Internet sponsored by Finalsite

8:30 to 9 a.m.

TSPRA Executive Committee Meeting Breakfast sponsored by Catapult K12

Texas Ballroom J, 2nd Floor

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Executive Committee Board Meeting

Texas Ballroom J, 2nd Floor

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vendor set-up

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Registration

TSPRA Registration Area, 2nd Floor

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TSPRA Executive Committee Lunch

Sponsored by ThoughtExchange

Texas Ballroom I, 2nd Floor

1 to 4 p.m.

Pre-conference Sessions

  • The Art and Science of Planning School Bond Elections Today (It’s Not as Easy as It Once Was) with Cody Cunningham, Prescott Communications
    Sundance 1, 3rd Floor
  • Put Data to Work for You in Three Easy Steps with two-time author and CALSPRA Executive Director with Trinette Marquis, APR
    Sundance 2, 3rd Floor
  • Re-engaging the Misengaged with TCU Certified Public Communicators (CPC), Ashley E. English, Ph.D and Jacqueline Lambiase, Ph.D.
    Sundance 3, 3rd Floor
  • Rules of Social Media Engagement Episode 2023 with Andrea Gribble
    Sundance 4, 3rd Floor
  • It Takes APRo: Advancing Your Career with Accreditation(APR), Danielle Clark, APR
    Sundance 5, 3rd Floor
  • K-12 Video Strategies that Get Results! with Jake Sturgis, APR & Andrew Coons
    Sundance 6, 3rd Floor
  • Leading Through Communication in Times of Crisis with Rick Kaufman, APR
    Texas Ballroom G & H, 2nd Floor
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie into School PR, with Emily Conklin APR, CPC, Hanna Chalmers, and Natalie Martinez
    Texas Ballroom J, 2nd Floor

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Snack Break

Texas Ballroom & Sundance Foyers, 2nd & 3rd Floors

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Kickin’ It Up in Cowtown – Come & Go, Meet & Greet Reception

Sponsored by WRA Architects & Gallagher Construction

Cast Iron Restaurant – 1st Floor

6 p.m.

Evening on your own/client dinners

TUESDAY, FEB 21, 2023

Conference Wi-Fi/Internet sponsored by Finalsite

TSPRA Work Room Sponsored by Remind Sundance 6 – 3rd Floor

6:45 to 7:30 a.m.

5K TSPRA Boot Scootin Fun Run

Downtown Fort Worth 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Registration

TSPRA Registration Area, 2nd Floor

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Viewing, Grab & Go Breakfast sponsored by Qualtrics

Exhibit Area Remains Open until 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

First General Session Sponsored by FinalSite 

Awards Presentation (Most Valuable TSPRA Member, Rookie of the Year & Media Award) 

Keynote Speaker Adolf Brown Sponsored by HEB

Texas Ballroom A-F, 2nd Floor

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Vendor Viewing/Caffeinated Connections

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

11 a.m. to Noon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floors

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Special Lunch & Learn Session sponsored by ParentSquare

Ann Marie Espinoza, Uvalde Consolidated School District, and Monica Faulkenberry, APR, Northside ISD, will be presenting on Lessons Learned from the  Uvalde Tragedy

Session is free and open to all, On-site lunch options forthcoming

Texas Ballrooms A-F, 2nd Floor

OR 

Lunch on your own

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Special Content Sessions sponsored by Harris County Department of Education

Texas Ballrooms G & H 2nd Floor; Sundance 1 and 6, 3rd Floor

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floor

3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Snack Break sponsored by TeacherLists

Texas Ballrooms Foyer & Exhibit Area, 2nd Floor

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Cowtown Corral Sponsor Sessions

Always On, Catapult K12, CESO Communications, ClassTag, Finalsite, Harris County Department of Education, ParentSquare, Peachjar and School Messenger

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floor

5:30 p.m.

Evening on your own

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Battle of the Regions TSPRA Edition 2023 – Karaoke Sing Off!

Texas Ballroom, 2nd Floor (Register at Gabbart Exhibit Table)

WEDNESDAY, FEB 22, 2023

Conference Wi-Fi/Internet sponsored by Finalsite

TSPRA Work Room Sponsored by Remind- Sundance 6 – 3rd Floor

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Registration

TSPRA Registration Area, 2nd Floor

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Viewing, Grab & Go Breakfast

Exhibit Area Remains Open until 4:30 p.m

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:30 to 10 a.m.

2nd General Session sponsored by CatapultK12

Four Day Weekend Comedy Improv

Awards Presentation (Key Communicator, Bright Idea & Professional Achievement)

TSPRA Vision & Officer Installation

Texas Ballrooms A-F, 2nd Floor

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Vendor Viewing/Caffeinated Connections

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floor

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floor

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Rodeo Roundtables & Job Alike Sessions sponsored by K12 Insight

Texas Ballroom, 2nd Floor

4 to 5 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor & Sundance Meeting Rooms 1-6, 3rd Floor

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor teardown

Exhibit Area – Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

6 to 7 p.m.

Star Awards Reception sponsored by School Messenger

Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

7 to 9:30 p.m.

Star Awards Banquet sponsored by School Messenger

Texas Ballrooms A-E, 2nd Floor

9:30 to 11 p.m.

Star Awards Celebration sponsored by School Messenger

Live Band & Drinks

Texas Ballrooms F-J, 2nd Floor

THURSDAY, FEB 23, 2023

Conference Wi-Fi/Internet sponsored by Finalsite

TSPRA Work Room Sponsored by Remind – Sundance 6 – 3rd Floor

8 to 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet & General Membership Meeting sponsored by Catapult K12

Texas Ballrooms A-E, 2nd Floor

9:30 to 11 a.m.

3rd General Session – Safety & Security Forum Sponsored by Harris County Department of Education

Presenters: Texas School Safety Center & the Center for Safe & Secure Schools

Texas Ballrooms G-J, 2nd Floor

11 a.m. to Noon

Happy Trails, TSPRA!

Check-out,  Evaluations, Collect Star Awards

TSPRA Registration Area 2nd Floor