Important Information

LEAP Response, Report, and Interview WILL NOT be judged during State Conference


TSA State and National Dues must be paid in order to participate

Conference Theme: Inspire a Shared Vision

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2020 State Conference

Location: Marriott Griffin Gate Resort - Lexington, KY

State Conference Minimum Dress Code




National Anthem Auditions - This year, Kentucky TSA is looking for a member to sing and/or play the national anthem at the opening conference kick off event during 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.gov. In your email, please include your full name, video link to online video of your national anthem audition, the name of your high school, and chapter advisor. 

Important Dates:

Registration Opens:

  • March 6th, 2020

Hotel Room Deadline:

  • March 24th, 2020

Late Registration Begins:

  • March 24th, 2020

Registration Closes: 

  • March 27th, 2020

Conference Dates: 

  • April 13-15, 2020 

2020 KYTSA Service Project

Save your coins!

This year we are asking each middle and high school TSA Chapter to collect coins for the Special Olympics of Kentucky. We will collect the each chapter's donation during registration at state conference. The middle and high school chapter who donates the most coins by weight will each win a 3d printer! 


Save your coins for a great cause and potentially win a 3d printer! 

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2020 Keynote Speaker

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Buddy Berry - Superintendent Eminence Ind. Schools

Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 10th year as Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools and his team’s success has allowed him to be invited to the White House twice, the first as one of the 100 top school Superintendents in America at their only National Connected Superintendents Summit. Dr. Berry’s work and school district has also been the focus of numerous media and news stories recently released by Edutopia (George Lucas Films) for several recently released videos. Most importantly, Buddy is married to the amazing Jessica Berry and the father of four, Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax. 

Important Information

State Conference Registration

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​​Student Registration - $80


Advisor Registration - $125

($50 off if coordinating at least one event)


Chaperone Registration - $75

Hotel Information

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Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY

 859-231-5100 


Room Rate $119 


Hotel Map

Voting Delegates

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 Voting Delegates per chapter 

Coming Soon


​​Voting Delegates are required to attend the voting delegate session

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

Ribbons Request

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Submit 1 form per chapter

Bylaw Addition/Amendments

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 Deadline February 13th, 2020 .

KYTSA VEX Robotics Competition

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Registration Coming Soon

Student Forms

Forms below must be completed by EVERY student attending State Conference

Competition Information

State Specific Competition Info

Information supercedes national's event guide for state conference

Competition Updates

Check frequently

Themes and Problems

LEAP

​LEAP Report/Interview HS & LEAP Response MS WILL NOT be required during the 2020 KYTSA State Conference

General Rules

Each student is allowed to compete in up to 6 events at state conference


ALL competitions that involve the use of a pencil MUST be provided by participant

Documentation

For all entries that require documentation materials (comprising a “portfolio”) secured in a clear front report cover.

MS Website Design & HS Webmaster Early Entry

​​URL’s must be submitted using this form by April 1st, 2020. No extensions will be given. This is required in order to allow the judges enough time to inspect the entire site. Once a chapter has submitted their entry they will receive a confirmation email. No changes can be made to the site after the deadline.

MS & HS Video Game Early Entry

​Must be submitted using this form by April 1st, 2020. No extensions will be given. This is required in order to allow the judges enough time to inspect the documentation and game. Once a chapter has submitted their entry they will receive a confirmation email. No changes can be made to the game after the deadline.

KYTSA VEX Robotics

We will again be participating in the VEX Robotics Competition at this year's State Conference. If you have a team or teams, please make sure that you have registered your team(s) on www.robotevents.com as this is a requirement to compete in any VEX competition whether it be TSA related or a VRC competition. For your team to be eligible, they must be registered with both VEX and KYTSA. If you have questions regarding the competition itself, please contact Frank Cercone fcercone@bluegrasset.com or Shane Ware Shane.Ware@Shelby.kyschools.us.  

2020 HS/MS Dragster Rubrics

MS Dragster Rubric*

HS Dragster Design Rubric*


 *only for reference - event guide is the authority 

Agendas

Coming soon

  • HS Competitive Events Agenda
  • MS Competitive Events Agenda
  • Conference Kick Off Agenda
  • Voting Delegates Agenda
  • Awards Ceremony Agenda

Files coming soon.

Scholarships & Special Awards

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 March 15th

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.

​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​ Awards

  • ​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

​​​​​Sullivan College of Tech. & 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

KYTSA State Conference Sponsors

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