National Conference

The 2018 national TEAMS competitions will be held June 22nd – 25th in Atlanta, GA during the national TSA conference.

Conference Survey - active 6/25/2018

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Eligibility for National TEAMS Competition
Teams that rank 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Best in State rankings or that achieve a minimum combined score are eligible to compete in the national TEAMS competitions.

Advancing through overall state rank
Teams that rank 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Best in State Overall rankings are eligible to compete in the national TEAMS competitions. State rankings will be posted on the TEAMS website the week of April 9th.

Advancing through minimum score
(NOTE: this is the combined score of all three state-level competition - multiple choice, design/build and essay)
Middle School:  50
9/10:  128
11/12:  144

2018 National TEAMS Competition Information 
TEAMS Digital Media competition description (all levels - MS, 9/10 and 11/12)


Submission Links (links below will be active the week of 5/21)
    Middle School Submission Link
    9/10 Submission Link
    11/12 Submission Link

TEAMS Prepared Presentation - competition description (all levels - MS, 9/10 and 11/12)

TEAMS Prepared Presentation Sign Up Links

Midd le School Sign-up Link
9/10 Sign-up Link
11/12 Sign-up Link


SEMI-FINALISTS LIST (posted at approximately 9:30 PM 6/23) - In Random Order
Middle School:

Howell Township Middle School South Team 2
Cambridge Springs - Team 1
​Ligonier Valley MS - Team 1
ACI Schools - Team 1
Berry Engineering - Team 1
MyEdMaster - Team 4
Schmucker MS - Team 1
​Hoboken Charter School - Team 1
MyEdMaster - Team 2
Northwest Jr. High - Team 1
Panorama MS - Team 1
​Howell Township MS South - Team 1


Penn HS - Team 2
The Harker School - Team 2
Signal Mountain HS - Team 1
Ligonier Valley HS - Team 1
KOC School - Team 1
​The Harker School - Team 1
​Tevinanc Turkes HS - Team 1
​Palmyra Area HS - Team 1
​Palos Verdes Peninsula HS - Team 3
Parkway West High - Team 1
Southeast HS - Team 1
Bergen County Academy - Team 1


​Palos Verdes Peninsula HS - Team 4
Montogmery HS - Team 2
General McLane HS - Team 1
​Henry M. Gunn HS - Team 1
Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy - Team 1
Soli Deo Gloria Education Foundation - Team 1
ENKA HS - Team 1
Iowa City HS - Team 3
Conner HS - Team 1
Mantis Shrimps - Team 1
​Northwood HS - Team 2
Walnut Hills HS - Team 1


Semi-Finalist Sign-Up Links:
Middle School



TEAMS Problem Solving - competition description (all levels - MS, 9/10 and 11/12)
TEAMS Problem Solving Materials List
Note: Outside resource materials (notes, books, artlcles, etc.) may not be used during the TEAMS Problem Solving Competition.


Conference Registration Process
Conference Registration - direct link
Conference Fees
Who must register 

TEAMS Conference Hotel
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

TEAMS Reservation Link
T: (404) 521-0000

Located in the heart of downtown, and .7 mile from the Georgia World Congress Center, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy. The sleeping room rate is $189 plus tax and a $5 Georgia state hotel/motel fee. 

TEAMS attendees are required to stay for the following three nights – June 22, 23 and 24. TEAMS attendees must use the TEAMS Hotel Link when registering (this is the preferred method), or call (404) 521-0000 and identify your reservation as TEAMS. Using the link or identifying your reservation as “TEAMS” allows you to book for only three nights. Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided. 

  • A major credit card is required to confirm all room reservations.
  • Between January 2018 and April 15, 2018, up to 9 rooms may be reserved online or by calling hotel reservations. Requests for 10 or more rooms, but fewer than 20, must be reserved by the  Group Housing Coordinator.
  • Group reservation requests of 20 rooms or more must pay the one-night, non-refundable, rate and tax per room, when the reservation is made. The hotel reserves the right to reference past conference reservation history prior to confirming a group reservation request. Requests for 20 or more rooms must be reserved by the Group Housing Coordinator.
  • Cancelling any room reservation (individual or group) after April 15, 2018, will result in a two-night rate and tax penalty charged to the credit card on file per cancelled room.
  • A $200.00 per person fee will be assessed by TSA, Inc. from any TEAMS-only conference attendee who does not stay at a national TSA conference property on 6/22, 6/23, and 6/24. This policy is not implemented once the hotel sleeping room block has been sold out and has been authorized by National TSA. Those living within a twenty-five mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia are exempt from this policy. 
  • TSA hotel reservation/cancellation policy supersedes all hotel property policies. 
  • Check-in is after 3:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.


TEAMS Competition Venue
The national TEAMS competitions will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Some conference activities will also be held at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

Affordable Dining Options
Peachtree Center
CNN Center

Travel Information
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Airport Transportation
Delta Airlines
Safety Tips
Ambassador Force
Downtown Atlanta Parking

General Information  

National TEAMS Dress Code 
Code of Ethics 
Schedule-At-A-Glance - updated 6-11-2018
Important Information for Parents 
Parent Authorization Form  
TEAMS Awards Ceremony
Special Needs Accommodation/Form  
Tax Information  
Important Deadlines and Dates 
Conference FAQ - TEAMS
Coach Responsibilities at national conference

Conference Highlights

TEAMSLeadership Presentations
     James Coleman - Saturday, June 23
     Shannon Polson - Sunday, June 24 
 TSA Meet and Greet

Area Attractions

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Streetcar
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Civil & Human Rights
CNN Studio Tours
College Football Hall of Fame
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium Discount TIckets
World of Coca Cola
Zoo Atlanta
Things To Do in Atlanta


Who's Who

TSA, Inc. Board of Directors
National TSA Officers
National TSA Staff

Important Conference Messages

June 15, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 5, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
May 2, 2018
April 27, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 10, 2018

View the 2017  National TEAMS Awards Ceremony


TSA strives to ensure that competitive event judging results are accurate and fair. Although training, oversight, and the use of best practices are employed, errors in judging may occur. In most cases errors cannot be corrected, and TSA does not accept responsibility for any claims relating to errors.