TCEA Convention & Exposition

TCEA Convention & Exposition

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Onsite Information

The 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Visit the Location, Travel, and Hotel page for additional details.

Your Convention Name Badge

If you have paid in full or have submitted a purchase order (PO) to TCEA, you will receive an email confirmation with a QR code which allows you to proceed to the quick-print badge printing line to receive your badge and convention bag with program materials.

If you have not paid in full or need to register onsite, you can pay check, credit card, or purchase order. You must have a physical copy of the purchase order.

Sunday, February 3 
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, February 4 
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 7 
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, February 8
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you need to make a change to your name badge or transfer to someone else, please read the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

Securing Seats for Presentations

Standing or sitting in the aisles of presentation rooms is not permitted. All rooms are set to the capacity approved by the fire marshal. Participants will be seated in the order of arrival until the room reaches capacity. Saving seats for other participants is not permitted. All participants will be asked to leave the presentation room at the end of the session.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located at Attendee Registration in the Main Lobby. Please visit during the convention hours listed above to notify staff of lost items or to return found items. You may also email [email protected] to report a misplaced item, and we will contact you when that item is returned. 

Coat and Luggage Check

For your convenience, a coat and luggage check will be available Monday through Friday, located in Exhibit Hall 1 near the Registration area. It will be open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2 per item. The coat and luggage check accepts cash payments only.

Food and Refreshments

Food and beverage kiosks will be located throughout the convention center for your convenience. The concession areas include freshly brewed coffee, soft drinks, and pre-prepared salads and sandwiches. During exhibit hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, a concession area will also be set up at the back of the exhibit hall. Meals are not included with your convention registration.

Waiver of Claim

In the course of your attendance at TCEA events, photographs and video may be taken of you by TCEA or others on behalf of TCEA to capture activities. This media may be used for advertising and promotion without any compensation to you, and you release TCEA of any liability thereto. If you do not authorize TCEA to use your image, please email [email protected].

Connecting to the Internet

Limited wireless internet is available throughout the presentation rooms and public areas using the password TCEA. To help us provide an adequate amount of bandwidth for all attendees, we will limit the bandwidth per device. You may experience delays when streaming video, downloading large files, and/or updating software. Important Note Regarding Personal Hotspots- There are an estimated 40,000+ devices online at the convention this week. We have worked diligently to ensure that there are only minimal delays in connectivity, but challenges may arise. To help us resolve any matters quickly and to eliminate disruptions, please do not connect to your personal hotspot devices. These affect the network, slowing things down for everyone.

Certificate of Attendance and CPE Form

You will have access to generate an official certificate of attendance with a report of all sessions and workshops you attended—and had your badge scanned at—after the convention. Most 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition workshops and presentations are eligible for CPE credit hours. Credit hours are identified in the description of each session. Playground sessions, poster sessions, and presentations on the exhibit hall floor will not be tracked, but you can keep track of them for your personal records, if desired. TCEA is registered with the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) as an approved provider of professional development in the state of Texas. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides a tracking worksheet for your personal use. You can find this worksheet and additional information regarding your responsibility for maintaining a record of your CPE credits on the certification section of the TEA website. Attendees not residing in Texas should contact your local school district or state Department of Education for information on CPE policies.

Contacting TCEA During the Convention

TCEA staff will be available to assist you further during the registration hours listed above. You can reach us in person in the Main Lobby or by contacting us by phone at 512-476-8500 or by email at [email protected]

Get Social

Enrich your 2019 TCEA experience through social media by connecting with other educators. Take the opportunity to write in your handle for your preferred social media network on the back side of the badge. Be sure to circle the corresponding icon below your handle.