TCEA Convention & Exposition

TCEA Convention & Exposition

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Onsite Information

The 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition will be held at the Austin 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 4
noon p.m. 7 p.m.

Monday, February 5
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 8
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, February 9
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.

Certificate of Attendance and CPE Form

Most of the convention workshops and concurrent sessions are eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Each session will indicate its eligibility. Your attendance in each session that is eligible for CPE will be tracked by scanning your name badge upon entry, unless indicated as self-reporting CPE. Arriving late to a session may prevent you from having your badge scanned and that session will not be listed on your final Certificate of Attendance.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located at Attendee Registration in Ballroom A. Please visit during the hours listed above to notify staff of lost items or to return found items. You may also email to report a misplaced item, and we will contact you when that item is returned.

Coat and Luggage Check

A coat and luggage check will be operating Monday through Friday, located in Ballroom A. The fee is $1.50 per item.

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.

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 Ballroom A or by contacting us by phone at 512-476-8500 or by email at

Get Social

The official hashtag for the 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition is #tcea. You can download the official TCEA social media avatar here.