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Academics Director:
Dr. David Stevens

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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-232-1499

State Champions

Student Activity Conferences

UT-RGV conference scheduled for September 15 has been CANCELED. (See note below.)


West Texas A&M University, Canyon, September 8, 2018

Schedule as of September 4, 2018. Please continue to check back for updates.

PLEASE NOTE:  This conference begins at 10 a.m. to accommodate schools traveling far distances. There is no lunch break. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to get through the conference’s end at 2:30.

PARKING:  Cars - please park in Zones 12 and 5 near the Fine Arts Complex.  Buses – drop off your passengers at the Fine Arts Complex and park at the First United Bank Center (at Russell Long Blvd and 4th Avenue).

HANDOUTS & EVALUATION: In an effort to conserve paper at each student activity conference, PDF files of presentation materials (as available) will be posted prior to the event.

WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: Wi-fi Internet access may be available at some sites but is not guaranteed, and no tech support will be available. Those wishing to access online handouts during the event should plan to use data services available through their own service providers (3G/4G, mobile hot spots, etc.).


UT-RGV, Edinburg, September 15, 2018

UPDATE 09/13/18, 4:45 p.m.: **The Student Activities Conference in Edinburg scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018, has been CANCELED due to inclement weather conditions. The UT-RGV administration has advised that they are canceling campus activities scheduled for this weekend.**

HANDOUTS AVAILABLE: PDF files of presentation materials (as available) are posted here.


UT-Arlington, Arlington, September 22, 2018

Tentative Schedule posted September 14, 2018. Please continue to check back for updates.

PARKING: Parking is available in the Lot F10, as well as any lots across campus designated for student parking. Lot F10 is located directly between the Business and Pickard Buildings where the conference will take place.

HANDOUTS & EVALUATION: In an effort to conserve paper at each student activity conference, PDF files of presentation materials (as available) will be posted prior to the event.


UT-Austin, Austin, October 27, 2018

Tentative Schedule as of October 12, 2018. Please continue to check back for updates.

HANDOUTS & EVALUATION: In an effort to conserve paper at each student activity conference, PDF files of presentation materials (as available) will be posted prior to the event.


About Student Activity Conferences

★ They're free! No pre-registration needed!

★ The Conferences begin at 9 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m. without a lunch break. This allows us greater flexibility in scheduling without sacrificing program quality, and allows schools to return home earlier. Bring along snacks for students who need a sugar or carbo boost around noon.

★ Conferences are scheduled as best as possible to minimize conflicts with national testing dates, band contests and state conventions and to maximize participation by the finest students and teachers in Texas. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee for attendance.

★ Instructional Sessions are designed for beginning students, advanced students and academic coordinators and coaches. Lectures and demonstrations will be scheduled for all UIL academic contests, including One-Act Play.

★ Conferences feature lectures and presentations by UIL contest directors, college professors and high school teachers. Sessions will include discussions on contest preparation, demonstrations, performances and contest administration. Students may choose from novice and advanced sessions in some academic areas, as well as small-group sessions in specific UIL activities.

★ Bring students! Most sessions are intended to help students begin preparing for high school spring contests. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one or more of these free conferences.

★ Tentative programs for each site will be posted on the UIL web site, and final programs will be available at each site.