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There’s nothing like a face-to-face meeting to recharge your batteries, fuel your creativity, and renew your sense of mission. TCASE is the leading provider of must-attend events when you’re seeking to gain new knowledge, expand your professional network, and strengthen your connection to the Texas special education community.

While our conventions have become the premiere place to get the latest updates, imperative networking and leading strategies, we also have an array of smaller, topic-focused events to hone your knowledge and skills on particular topics.

Great Ideas Annual Convention

This is the place for Texas special education leaders to gather to imagine the future and share the big ideas that will propel schools and students forward. This is our biggest event of the year, with hundreds of special education leaders, consultants, attorneys and product and service providers. Over three days, you’ll tap into dozens of education sessions, countless networking opportunities, a bustling expo hall, and more.

Future dates:

February 19-21, 2018
February 18-20, 2019
February 3-5, 2020
February 8-10, 2021
February 7-9, 2022
February 6-8, 2023

Interactive Convention
Much like the Great Ideas Convention, this event offers stellar education and networking at a time of the year that you are gearing up for a new school year. This is our second biggest event of the year, with hundreds of special education leaders, consultants, attorneys and product and service providers. Over three days, you’ll tap into dozens of education sessions, countless networking opportunities, a bustling expo hall, and more.

Future dates:
July 23-25, 2018
July 22-24, 2019
July 13-15, 2020
July 26-28, 2021
July 25-27, 2022
July 24-26, 2023
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Ignite
Get fired up at the inaugural event designed specifically for new and aspiring directors. If you are an experienced director, this workshop is a great way to enable your management team members to grow in their roles and help ease your workload. The event not only includes our highly-rated budget training, but also information on staffing, understanding your data, growing into your leadership role and building a trusted network.

Jan. 15-16, 2018
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Conference on Special Education Law
For more than three decades, TCASE has been teaming up with the Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest for an annual Spring Conference on Special Education Law. This one-day conference will focus on some of the hottest issues concerning the education of students with disabilities. All special education professionals, as well as superintendents, principals, school board members, and school attorneys will find this conference valuable.

April 26 - San Marcos
May 2 - Arlington
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Synergy
This event co-hosted by TCASE and TASBO will include expert presenters on EDGAR, MOE, SHARS, state funding, TEA audits and more. This is a great opportunity to expand the collaboration between your district's special education and finance departments.

Stay tuned for future dates.





Thank you to everyone who helped make Interactive 2017 such a success. We hope to see you at Great Ideas 2018, Feb. 19-21 at the JW Marriott Austin. Learn more.

Check out our upcoming webinars - an easy way to learn along with key staff without leaving the office. LEARN MORE

Do you need to learn more about special education business issues? Watch for another Synergy conference, co-sponsored by TCASE and TASBO on Sept. 11-12.

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