2019 ​Conference Info


Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: March 11th, 2019
  • ​Hotel Room Reservation Deadline: March 21st, 2019
  • Late Registration Begins: April 10th, 2019 @ 11:59pm
  • Registration Closes: April 12th, 2019 @ 11:59pm


Required Forms, Registration, Submissions

  • KYTSA State Conference Registration - Opens March 11th, 2019
    • ​Student Registration - $80 per student
    • Advisor Registration - $125 per advisor ($50 discount if coordinating at least one event)
    • Chaperone Registration - $75 per chaperone​
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Registration
    • ​Guaranteed rooms until March 21st, 2019​ - NO EXCEPTIONS
    • First, book rooms by calling (502) 367-2251 OR book online: Crowne Online System 
      • ​Mention KY Technology Student Association (KYTSA) & dates to get group rate
      • ​​$116 plus 16.07% tax per night per room
      • If you pay by a state card or PO, you can subtract 6.57 % from the 16.07% taxes.
        • Must supply tax exempt letter from district (This info from the manager on duty at the Crowne Plaza)
      • ​​​​Rooms must be held with a credit card and can be cancelled up to 6pm on the day of arrival.
    • Second, ​must email rooming list to Crowne Plaza to secure rooms - Room List
  • Voting Delegates Information
    • ​​Voting Delegates are required to attend the voting delegate session
      • ​Tuesday April 23rd, 2018 Voting delegate Session in Taylor/Whitley from 7:30-10:00pm
      • ​Must have voting delegate ribbon to vote for officers and bylaw amendments​​
  • Medical Release Form - Fillable Word Format - Bring with you to conference registration
  • Code of Conduct - Bring with you to conference registration
  • Ribbons Request - submit 1 form per chapter
  • Bylaw Addition/Amendment Submission Form​Deadline February 22nd, 2019
  • KYTSA VEX Robotics Competition Registration


Agendas


National Anthem Auditions

  • This year, Kentucky TSA is looking for a member to sing and/or play the national anthem at the opening general session of the State Conference. Video submissions will be open through March 1st. We will notify applicants of our selection for performer and alternate by March 8th. Please email submissions to Mark Harrell - Mark.Harrell@education.ky.govIn your email, please include your full name, video link to online video, the name of high school and chapter advisor!

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KYTSA Student Scholarship - ​Deadline March 15th

  • The Kentucky Technology Student Association is pleased to announce the availability of two “Kentucky Technology Student Association Distinguished Leaders Scholarships” in the amount of $500 each for an undergraduate student majoring in either Engineering Teacher Education or a technical or engineering field of study. 


EKU KYTSA Scholarship - Deadline April 17th

  • ​​Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology is pleased to announce the availability of the “KYTSA EKU Engineering & Technology Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000 for an undergraduate student enrolling in EKU's College of Business and Technology’s Department of Applied Engineering & Technology.


​​​​Sullivan College of Technology and Design

  • High School Competitions:
    • Coding
    • CAD Architecture
    • CAD Engineering
    • Webmaster
  • Scholarships are awarded as follows:
    • First Place: $12,000
    • Second Place: $8,000
    • Third Place: $4,000


Chief Architect Software

  • Top three places in the following events will receive a free student edition of Chief Architect 3D Residential Design Software. ($95 Value!)
    • ​​High School
      • ​​CAD Architecture
      • Architectural Design
    • ​Middle School​
      • ​Off The Grid


VEX Robotics

  • A special thanks to our partners at Bluegrass Educational Technologies LLC for providing VEX Bucks to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and the Excellence Award!! See Bluegrass Ed. Tech website for all your engineering and engineering technology program needs: https://bgtechlabs.com/.


Certiport Exam Vouchers

  • High School​
    • Top 3 CAD Engineering each receive a testing voucher for Autodesk​
    • Top 3 CAD Architecture each receive a testing voucher for Autodesk
    • Top 3 Promotional Design each receive a testing voucher for Adobe
    • Top 3 Photographic Technology each receive a testing voucher for Adobe
    • Top 3 Digital Video Production each team receives 1 testing voucher for Adobe


​​​​​Please note: both TSA State and National Dues must be paid in order to compete at the state event.

2019 KYTSA State Conference

April 22-24, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Louisville, KY


"​Learning to Lead in a Technical World"

Keynote: Tori Murden McClure is the president of Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. Spalding continues a legacy of education and service established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1814. Today, Spalding serves students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. 
     A passionate world adventurer and humanitarian, Ms. McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel overland to the geographic South Pole, skiing 750 miles from the ice shelf to the pole. Ms. McClure has climbed on several continents and is a fully certified emergency medical technician in both urban and wilderness areas and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School having served as the chair of the board of directors. 
     An outspoken critic of the disparity in higher education today and always promoting the transformational power of education, Tori holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, and her juris doctorate from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In 2005, she earned her master of fine arts in writing from Spalding University. Her non-fiction book A Pearl in the Storm was published by Harper-Collins in 2009. 
     Tori Murden McClure encourages individuals, particularly students at Spalding, to seek greatness through learning and to use their talents and skills to contribute to their own communities.