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Dr. David Stevens

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State Champions

UIL Capital Conference


The University of Texas at Austin
AT&T Conference Center and Hotel
Monday & Tuesday, June 20-21, 2016

Think of it as Coaching School for UIL Academics!

Held each summer at The University of Texas at Austin, the UIL Capital Conference offers everything a speech coach, theatre director, academic coach or coordinator—high school or elementary, middle or junior high—needs to know, from eligibility rules to setting up a budget to prose and poetry selections to researching the cross-examination debate resolution. Featuring many of the state's most outstanding and successful academic coaches and coordinators as well as many of the League's state contest directors, the Capital Conference is the most economical and effective way to make certain your school year kicks off on the right foot.

Please note: there is no longer a grant that subsidizes any portion of the conference.

Special Hotel Rate

A limited number of rooms  at the AT&T Conference Center will be available at the rate of $185/night for Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20.  Cut off date for the special rate is May 20, 2016. Only 175 rooms are available, so book early.

Hotel reservation link: Reservation Link will be posted when available.

Online Registration is now closed

Registration will open March 1.

Forms of payment: Credit card, check or cash.

Please note: checks should be made payable to the University of Texas.

Tentative Schedule

A tentative schedule will be posted by April 15. It is provided to let coaches and administrators know planned sessions and contests to be covered.  Please check again, as information will be updated as it becomes available.

Attendees are eligible to earn up to 10.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Monday, June 20                                                                  Tuesday, June 21
Pre-Conference Sessions 9-11:30 a.m.                                   Workshop sessions  8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Check-in & Onsite Registration  noon – 1:00 p.m.                    LUNCH noon – 1 p.m.
Workshop sessions  1:15 – 6:30 p.m.                                     Workshop sessions  1:15–3:45 p.m.
All Conference Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m.


  •     a variety of sessions for high school academic coaches and coordinators in each time slot, covering most     high school academic events.
  •     a full range of speech and debate sessions in all events offered in each time slot
  •     a full range of theatre and OAP sessions offered in each time slot
  •     a variety of sessions for A+ coaches and coordinators in each time slot

Specific classes will be offered for first-time as well as veteran coordinators/coaches for high school and elementary, middle school and junior high. If you are interested in presenting a workshop please contact the UIL academic staff.


Conference Center garage is beneath the Conference Center.  Parking rate for Overnight guests at the hotel is $18.  Daily parking for commuters is $18/day max.  If Conference Center garage is full, the closest parking garages are the UT Brazos Garage on MLK (beside the Blanton Museum) and the Dobie Garage located at 2005 Whitis Ave, between MLK and 21st St. Parking is on a self-pay basis.

UT campus map:

For additional details about on-campus parking, visit the UT web site at

Dobie garage information:

DO NOT PARK in any UT campus surface parking space. Campus surface parking is restricted to vehicles with UT parking permits ONLY and UIL participants are NOT EXEMPT from these restrictions. If you park in a restricted space, your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed and the UIL is not responsible for parking tickets or towing fees. Please read all parking signs carefully.

1701 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Tel: (512) 471-5883 | Fax: (512) 471-5908