Who Attends?

Higher Education

Keeping college and university students engaged, connected, and inspired is no easy task. Higher education professionals balance many needs, from research to instructional design to tech integration, all while considering the future of education. At TCEA, you’ll find plenty of sessions that provide insights for effective post-secondary learning.

Get practical ways to create a fully engaged classroom, foster curiosity, and shape smart, responsible adults. At the 2021 TCEA Convention, you’ll find solutions designed to help you captivate your students while creating an environment that nurtures their intellectual and social development.


  • Sessions focused on research-driven solutions for boosting outcomes and creating engrossing instruction through thoughtful design and smart communication.
  • Immersive workshops go beyond just learning a new tool. Discover how to incorporate it into your lesson plans to engage students and create better outcomes.
  • Multiple learning formats (presentations, hands-on workshops, poster sessions, vendor-led presentations, and interactive learning areas) allow you to customize your learning experience. And, your registration is all-inclusive, so there’s no added fees for immersive learning experiences.
  • Opportunities abound to strengthen your PLN through facilitated discussion groups and other networking opportunities with like-minded scholars.


Dee Lanier is a passionate educator and learner with over a decade of experience at the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee is an award-winning presenter and TEDx Speaker. His interests in education, sociology, and race relations have inspired Dee in the creation of Solve in Time!, #MakerKitchen, gamified learning experiences, and the development of apps for mobile devices and Chromebooks.

Dee Lanier is a Thought Leader at TCEA 2021 through our partnership with IDEAcon.

Check Out Dee >> @deelanier | solveintime.com

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Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. John Hattie became known to a wider public with his two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers Visible Learning is a synthesis of more than 1,500 meta-studies of over 90,000 studies involving more than 300 million students. According to John Hattie, Visible Learning is the result of nearly 30 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. TES once called him “possibly the world’s most influential education academic”.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
4 p.m. Central
Brought to you by TCEA

Check Out John >> @JohnHattie | visiblelearning.com

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author and consultant who reveals quick, effective ways to build resilience and thrive in changing times.

Monday, February 1, 2021
Noon Central
Brought to you by TCEA

Check Out Bonnie >> @BonnieStJohn | www.bonniestjohn.com

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science — all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Nightly News, the Wendy Williams Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021
4 p.m. Central
Brought to you by TCEA

Check Out Dr Kate >> @K8theChemist katethechemist.com

With content delivered in a wide variety of formats, the convention is specifically tailored to accommodate all learning styles and appeal to educators at all levels. And, every registration includes a complimentary one-year TCEA membership so you can continue your learning and networking all year long.

Be a part of this
can’t-miss event.

The 2021 TCEA Convention & Exposition makes it easy to contribute your vision and learn from others. We offer multiple registration options to help campus and district administrators, teachers, librarians, and educators of all kinds be a part of five content-filled days. Reserve your place among them.

“The many opportunities for teachers to use innovative methods of teaching in the classroom was simply amazing.”

-Barbara C.