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TACE 2020 "40 Years of Continuing Excellence"

April 15-17, 2020

Omni Southpark Hotel Austin, Texas


The TACE Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for the 2020 Annual Conference. 

The theme for 2020 is “40 Years of Continuing Excellence”

The planning committee is seeking presentations that reflect fresh innovative ideas and knowledge that addresses the relevant issues facing Continuing Education and Workforce.



The success of continuing education programs depend on the ability to respond to the changing demands of our students, business and industry partners, and policy makers.  The focus of the conference will be to provide attendees tools to succeed in the changing landscape of Continuing Education.  Presentations will provide attendees the skills and content needed to build, lead, and implement successful continuing education and workforce programs.  In addition to presentations on grants, WECM, contract training, and community programs, the planning committee is seeking innovative presentations on:

Auditing Preparation                                        Personal Enrichment

Strategic Planning                                             Marketing                          

Healthcare                                                          Summer Camps

Leadership                                                          Management                   

Program Learning Outcomes                        Budgeting

 Leadership                                          Partnerships                                                     

Strategies on how to link to your College's mission and goals 

Strategies to increase revenue, enrollment, and contact hours.

Workforce/Economic Development topics with a business partner


Additionally, the Planning Committee is seeking specific sessions on:

  • Implementing criminal background checks and program requirements
  • Personal Enrichment/Leisure Learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • Emerging Technologies in the Workforce
  • Developing a program from beginning to end
  • Consultative Sales
  • Pricing Models


All conference presentations must provide high quality and comprehensive professional development for continuing education college administrators and workforce programs.

Presenters are encouraged to provide information that attendees can implement at their college or in their service area.  Presenters are encouraged to use innovative presentation styles.

Please include in your presentation specific insight as to how your topic:

* Complements the conference focus.

* Provides innovative strategies, best practices, and program results that are applicable to the attendees.



Breakouts sessions are 60 minutes in length.  Please ensure your information is concise and tangible allowing attendees the opportunity to retrieve and implement at their institution. Audience size may vary from 30 to 50 people.

Round table sessions emphasize energetic discussion between the presenter(s) and participants about a central topic.  Presenters will be asked to introduce the topic or issue, and then open the discussion for an exchange ideas and feedback among participants.  Presenters will facilitate the discussion. Round tables are excellent opportunities for giving and receiving feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests.



Proposal Deadline                                         December 6, 2019

Approval Notification                                       February 9, 2020

Presentation Date/Time Confirmed            March 1, 2020



Each breakout session will be equipped with LCD projector and laptop.

Internet will not be provided in the breakout rooms.  DVDs must be played on a laptop provided by presenter.  Speakers will not be provided in the breakout rooms.

Presentations by a sponsor or for-profit consultant must include at least one TACE member as a co-presenter.



Contact:            Christina Bergvall  (409) 933-8512



To submit a proposal please complete the form below.

Call for Proposals Submission Form

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