2017 Conference Fees

National Conference Registration

Competition registration deadline: May 21, 2017


Attendee                       Pre-registration               On-Site

Coach                              $100                                $100

Student                            $100                                Not Available

Alumni                             $45                                  $55

**Guest                            $45                                   $55

**Child                             $25                                   $35

** Guest includes those in attendance who are not competing (children over 10 or adults) or who are not the TEAMS coach. Parents serving as coaches must pay the full advisor fee, not the guest fee.

*** Child includes non-TSA members under the age of 10 accompanied by a registered parent. Children over the age of 10 who are not competing must pay the guest fee.


National TSA conference registration refunds are granted only to those who provide a written refund request received by the national office on or before May 31, 2017. The fee for cancellation is 50% of registration. All refund payments are mailed after the conference and the 50% cancellation fee is deducted accordingly. TSA policy prohibits any exceptions.


Everyone who attends the National TSA conference must register, including parents, children and any other guests. Throughout the conference, volunteer hosts help with registration by checking name badges of all attendees at the entrance to the general sessions, the competitive events and other activities. There will be no admittance to any event without a name badge.

Coaches and competing students must pre-register for the conference. Students may not register on site for competition. Only coaches need to report to the registration desk to pick up the registration packet. (Students need not be present at the registration desk, but must be in attendance at the conference.) 

Attendance at the Conference

The TSA, Inc. Board of Directors requires a minimum of one adult coach or chaperone for no more than ten students.  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 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 students, including students who are 18 years of age (including graduates of this school year) are required to attend the conference with an advisor, parent or adult chaperone.

Each TEAMS competitor must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to attend the national conference.

  • Must be a member of a TEAMS competition team and be registered for the conference.
  • Have the approval of the TEAMS coach and school administration.
  • Have the written approval of a parent or guardian, by completing the Parent Authorization Form.
  • Be in attendance from June 21st  – June 24th (hotel check out on June 24th).

Conference Expenses

 TSA is a non-profit organization. The conference registration fees are predetermined based upon an analysis of all expenditures necessary to make the national TSA conference a worthwhile and positive experience for all who attend. Conference registration fees cover various expense categories, including conference supplies such as ID badges, ribbons, programs, conference awards (plaques, certificates, etc.); conference special events (mixer, opening ceremony), facilities (convention center, meeting rooms); and other related expenses such as insurance and security.