Regional Leadership Conferences - January (dates will vary by region)
Our Regional Leadership Conferences are hosted by our Regional Advisors at schools for each of our 17 regions across Texas. As these events are in January and it is uncertain as to whether schools will be allowed to travel to these events, we are planning for these RLCs to be hosted in a virtual format this year. Information about how these competitions will occur and how you can participate will be sent out to advisors after the Regional Advisory Committee meets at the end of September. While this will be a challenge, we have a system and a plan in place to make these conferences a success.

Texas State Leadership Conference
After thorough deliberation, Texas Business Professionals of America has decided to move the Texas State Leadership Conference to a virtual model for our March 2021 conference. We reached this decision after examining how many of our chapters/schools have virtual, remote-learning, and hybrid options for student learners this semester. We had already determined that a virtual model would be used for all Regional Leadership Conferences held in January and we had hoped that we might be able to offer a hybrid event for our State Leadership Conference in March. However, as cases increase and as school districts are reporting that they are not allowing travel, it would be cost prohibitive and put our members at risk to do so at this time. The State Leadership Conference is scheduled for March 2-6, 2021. Deadlines and other information will be released shortly. Advisors will be needed to assist with proctoring and grading events and students may need to login for their online events during the school day.

While this is not an ideal scenario, and while we would love to see everyone in a face-to-face setting, the safety and well-being of our advisors, students, staff, and volunteers will always be priority number one. Please direct all questions to Diana Weber at mrsweberbpa@gmail.com. Additional information including FAQs about virtual events can also be found here. A preconference book will be posted online outlining events and schedules.
Registration is OPEN for the Virtual Texas State Leadership Conference
March 2-6, 2021

Regular Registration $70 Open until 2/10/21
Late Registration $80 Open 2/11/21 - 2/23/21
Registration closes 2/23/21 at 11:59 pm CST
Go to https://www.registermychapter.com/bpa/TX 

Details regarding conference scheduling will be posted here and shared with advisors.

Download the Updated and Revised Pre-Conference Book for dates and deadlines.
**Note:
New Virtual Events Schedule with Tuesday-Saturday Format

Be a star in our Friday Night Special Event--BPA's Got Talent! Find more information HERE about how you can register to perform and WIN!

Your Texas Leadership Team is counting down to SLC.  
Check out their weekly videos here:
Road to SLC 2/8/21    

Shoutout for 1/25/21


Check out this video if you need help pre-submitting your projects or videos. You will use this process if you are uploading files for your online events during SLC. Special thanks to Kelly Munro for sharing these tips.


Additional State Deadlines:
Texas BPA Scholarship Applications - Due February 1
Pre-submits - Due February 10
Statesman Torch Awards - Due February 10
Distinguished Administrator Award Application - Due February 10
Outstanding Advisor Award Application - Due February 10
Officer Packets - Due by February 1
Officer Speeches - Due by February 8
Interviews and Final Speeches - By appointment February 13-20
Online Officer Test - Scheduled February 20-26

National Leadership Conference - May 5-9, 2021, Orlando, Florida
At this time, the National Leadership Conference is scheduled for an in person event. We are prepared to follow all recommendations and all social distancing and CDC guidelines will be in place during our conference. We recognize that things may change and we are prepared to offer a hybrid event or a virtual conference if needed. Our priority is the safety of our members and attendees. Please check back here for the latest updates. Additional guidelines will be communicated directly to advisors.

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Your Regional Advisor will determine the date and location for the contest. Please follow deadline and registration information forwarded to you. If you do not receive information, please reference the state website and contact your Regional Advisor directly. These conferences are held the last three weekends of January as determined by your Region.

Future State Leadership Conferences
March 3-6, 2021 in Dallas, Texas
March 2-5, 2022 in Ft. Worth, Texas
March 2-5, 2023 in Dallas, Texas
February 28-March 2, 2024 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Future National Leadership Conferences
Orlando, FL - May 5-9, 2021
Dallas, TX - May 4-8, 2022
Anaheim, CA - April 26-30, 2023
Chicago, IL - April 25-29, 2024
 

Regional Leadership Conferences Contacts

Texas State Advisor: Diana Weber mrsweberbpa@gmail.com 21 210-386-4983
Secondary Regional Advisory Chair: Georgia Mayo  georgiamayorabpa@gmail.com
Associate Board Representative: Stephanie Burnam burnas@chisd.com 
Middle Level Board Representatives: Kalwenda Lott knelsonlottbpa@gmail.com
Brooke Martin bmartin.txbpa@gmail.com
Post-Secondary Representative: Carolyn Carrier-Williams ccwilliamsbpa@gmail.com
National BPA: www.bpa.org  1-800-334-2007
Texas BPA: www.texasbpa.com: Information specific to Texas BPA will be posted here.