"​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. 

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

2019 ​Conference Info

2019 KYTSA State Conference

April 22-24, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Louisville, KY

​​​2018 State Conference Results

2018 State Conference Pictures

2018 State Conference Photo Booth

Important 2018 Information​​                                           

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: March 9th, 2018
  • Late Registration Begins: April 10th, 2018
  • Registration Closes: April 13th, 2018 @ 11:59pm



Required Forms, Registrations, Submissions

  • KYTSA State Conference Registration

    • ​Student Registration - $90 per student

    • Advisor Registration - $125 per advisor ($50 discount if coordinating at least one event)

    • Chaperone Registration - $75 per chaperone​

    • All conference registrations listed above includes a FREE Louisville Zoo admission and transportation to/from the zoo. Food will be available for purchase at zoo.

  • Voting Delegates Information

    • ​Voting Delegates are required to attend TWO sessions

      • ​Monday April 23rd, 2018 Townhall in Crowne A from 10:30-11:30pm

        • ​Will receive voting delegate ribbon during townhall

      • Tuesday April 24th, 2018 Voting Session in Taylor/Whitley from 8:30-10:00pm

        • ​Must have voting delegate ribbon to vote for officers and bylaw amendments

  • Crowne Plaza Registration 

    • Guaranteed rooms until April 8th, 2018​ - extended

    • First, book rooms by calling (502) 367-2251

      • ​Mention KY Technology Student Association (KYTSA) & dates to get group rate

      • ​​$113 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

  • Medical Release Form - Fillable Word Format - Bring with you to conference registration

  • Code of Conduct - Bring with you to conference registration

  • Ribbon Request Form - Submit one form per chapter

  • State Officer Candidate Information

  • ​​KYTSA VEX Robotics Competition Registration

  • Blyaw Addition/Amendment Submission Form

    • ​Deadline February 23rd, 2018

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 February 22nd. We will notify applicants of our selection for performer and alternate by February 29th.
  • Please email submissions to Mark Harrell - Mark.Harrell@education.ky.gov
  • In your email, please include your full name, video attachment or link to online video, the name of high school and chapter advisor!

​App Tiles Competition

  • Students are asked to design three tiles (State Officer Candidates, State Conference Resources, & 2018 KYTSA State Awards) to be used in the KYTSA App. Download the app to see examples of the existing tiles (iOS & Android). Each button on the homepage of the app is referred to as a “tile”. Students must submit three tiles to be used within the app and incorporate this year’s theme "A Celebration of Success."
    • Required Dimensions for each tile: 640 x 370 px
    • Required file types: jpeg, or png, or pdf
    • Each Tile cannot exceed 1MB
    • Please observe all copyright laws during the App Tiles design process.  
    • Entries must be submitted by March 26th, 2018.
    • All artwork should be submitted to Mark Harrell at Mark.Harrell@education.ky.gov.

2018 State Conference Scholarships and Prizes 

2018 KYTSA EKU Engineering Technology Scholarship  - Deadline April 17th, 2018

​Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology is pleased to announce the availability of the “2018 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.

KYTSA Student Scholarship - Deadline March 15th, 2018​

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. 

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/.

Sullivan College of Technology and Design

  • High School Competitions:
    • Coding
    • CAD Architecture
    • CAD Engineering
    • Webmaster
  • Scholarships are awarded as follows:
    • First Place: $6,000
    • Second Place: $4,000
    • Third Place: $2,000

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