Why Attend?

Whether you are attending all five days of the convention or packing as much learning as possible into just a few, your time at the 2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition will be filled with innovative presentations, incredible opportunities for connection, and valuable experiences.

Explore our topics and formats, then claim your spot for a personalized learning and networking event that will energize you with new tools, skills, and fresh ideas to implement in your school or district.

Improving Outcomes from Classroom, Campus, and District Approaches

More than 1,000 presentations led by content experts and in-the-trenches educators will be presented on a wide variety of important topics.

Presentation Topics
  • Application Immersion (Deep dives into the use of a software or application.)
  • Leadership and CTO
  • Library Media
  • Online and Blended Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Pedagogy and Instructional Design
  • Special Populations
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Applications and CTE Courses
  • Technology Support and Informational Technology

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Application Immersion (Deep dives into the use of a software or application.)
  • Leadership and CTO
  • Library Media
  • Online and Blended Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Pedagogy and Instructional Design
  • Special Populations
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Applications and CTE Courses
  • Technology Support and Informational Technology

Tailored to Your Unique Learning Preferences

The convention offers a variety of learning formats to meet your needs from formal, expert-led content to roundtable sessions sharing PLN opportunities.

Panel Presentations


A panel will engage in these moderated sessions to present their views on a common theme, issue, or question, and then discusses that issue with the audience.

Featured Speakers


In addition to the many peer- and expert-led presentations, the convention will feature some of the biggest names in education innovation. In addition, you’ll be inspired by an opening keynote Tuesday, February 4, and a closing keynote Friday, February 7.

Convention Exhibitor Showcase Presentations


Hear directly from the experts and get your questions answered. These sessions are presented by exhibiting companies to more deeply explore the products and services available on the show floor in an in-depth, informative, and non-sales atmosphere.

Solution Circles


Modeled after roundtable discussions, these 50-minute facilitated meetups will each focus on a particular topic. Each group will encourage meaningful conversations, exploring solutions and sharing resources. Come ready to seek answers, gather insights, and discover the power of a strong PLN.

Interactive Learning Playground


The interactive learning playground is your hub for expanding your PLN and adding to your toolkit. The playground space will offer hands-on demonstrations, bold discussion topics, and networking opportunities with recognized education trendsetters.

Poster Sessions


Poster sessions are tabletop displays that share resources and ideas around a common theme or topic for the scheduled presentation timeframe. In this casual, come-and-go atmosphere, you can explore at your own pace, spending as much time as you want with each presenter and engage in one-on-one and small group discussions.

Presentations and Hands-on Workshops


Convention presentations and workshops are scheduled in 50-minute, 90-minute, 3-hour, and 6-hour spans for you to customize your schedule and learning preferences. Some workshops are hands-on, providing an interactive learning experience and the chance to explore various software or applications. Be sure to bring your device to participate. Each workshop will indicate what device(s) may be used.

Robert Knight Exhibit Hall


At the exhibit hall, you can discover the best of the best in education, technology, and innovative learning. The exhibit hall opens Tuesday afternoon with a grand reception from 3–6 p.m., where you can enjoy tasty treats offered throughout the hall. For more information on the exhibit hall, including a list of participating vendors, click here.