State Leadership


State Leadership is designed to provide Georgia TSA members and advisors the opportunity to increase their leadership, communication, and team building skills by seminars and general sessions and competing in competitive events. This conference provides over 70+ events for middle and high school students to compete in, as well as several GATSA only events. Students can gain critical feedback to prepare their event entries for competition on the national level.

General Information

The Georgia TSA State Leadership Conference will be held March 9-11, 2017 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Registration fees are $85 per student and advisor. Chaperones and guest registration fees are $35. NO UNREGISTERED GUESTS ALLOWED IN THE CLASSIC CENTER. Registration fees include lunch on Thursday. Online registration must be completed by February 19, 2016 at midnight. After you have registered your chapter members for the conference on-line, advisors will receive an automatic invoice which should be returned with a check to GA TSA by February 26th or paid on-line by that date. Please mail payments to P.O. Box 2304 Acworth, Georgia 30102 or use our new on-line payments link. Chapter Advisors can only register if they have paid affiliation with National TSA. Your affiliation with Nationals is not complete until paid in full. Please pay affiliation before February 1, 2016. Once you have affiliated and paid then you can register for the conference with the same log in and password as you used to affiliate.

Chaperones must register and accompany your delegation at the ratio of 1:10. There must be a male and female chaperone if there are male and female students in your delegation. The chaperone rule is strictly enforced. Please plan accordingly.

Students attending must participate in competitive events.

Voting delegates will be allotted based on membership as of February 3, 2017. Voting delegates are allotted based on the following guidelines: REGARDLESS of which affiliation program that was used to affiliate the chapter: Red, White or Blue CAPs, Each local chapter is entitled to one delegate for up to 24 state and nationally affiliated members, two delegates for 25 members up to 34, and three delegates for chapters which have 35 or more not to exceed three delegates for any one chapter. Each chapter is represented by their voting delegates at the official business meeting and must have and wear their delegate ribbon to be admitted.

No on-site registration will be permitted. Chapters will not be permitted to add events or change student names associated to events at registration. Events may be dropped, but not added. Chapters may substitute one member for another at the event check-in. If the event is not included on the registration form, students will not be allowed in the competition.

State Office Candidates

Georgia TSA encourages qualified, experienced members to run for state office. Information regarding the responsibilities and commitments required of a state officer are found on the GA TSA Website.
2017-2018 State Officer Candidate Application

General Session Webcasts

GA TSA will broadcast our General Sessions over the internet again this year thanks to the team from Hart County High School TSA Chapter. Details will be announced in the Registration Info Pack and on our website later.

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