|2013 TMEA & TI:ME Convention Proposals|
February 13-16, 2013
Deadline for submitting proposals is June 1, 2012.
Read the following before submitting your proposal. You will be asked to verify acceptance of these policies when you submit your clinic proposal. Please print this page for your records.
TMEA provides opportunities for individuals to propose workshops and clinics and for companies to sponsor workshops and clinics at our annual Clinic/Convention. The 2013 TMEA Convention will feature the National 2013 TI:ME Music Technology Conference. All sessions related to the use of instructional technology will be delivered through TI:ME's sessions except for the Product Showcase sessions. All sponsored clinics are to be pedagogical in nature, and are not to be used strictly to sell or endorse products; however, introduction of new products or materials is permissible.
Important factors in the selection process of sessions will be:
Rental of booth space is not a guarantee of selection of a sponsored session
Decisions of the convention planning chair/committee are final.
*** PRODUCT SHOWCASES ***
If you are interested in presenting a product demonstration showcase at the 2013 TMEA Clinic/Convention, please visit the Product Showcase information page.
TMEA will provide only the following equipment for each clinic:
Clinicians will be responsible for bringing any adapters to connect to our equipment and all other equipment needed for the session.
A laptop computer is the recommended method of playing audio files, video files (including DVDs), and using whiteboard/PowerPoint type programs on this equipment. A CD or mp3 player could also be used to play audio files. This A/V setup allows the clinician total control over their presentation in terms of preparation and presentation.
TMEA will record the audio portion of all sessions and make the recordings available to convention registrants who choose to use this service. The recordings will be available online for one year after convention. By submission of the application, you agree to allow TMEA to record the session.
Once your session is accepted and scheduled you will be notified of room capacity so you can provide an adequate number of handouts for your session.
To reduce paper use, we recommend you create a one- or two-page (front and back) handout for distribution. If you have more to provide, it can be included in the handout file you upload for our website.
You must submit an electronic copy of session handouts to TMEA by January 25. This electronic copy will be made available to attendees through the Personal Convention Schedule on February 4.
Membership/Convention Registration Requirements
All Texas teachers performing or acting as clinicians at the Clinic/Convention MUST be current members of TMEA ($50) and MUST pay convention registration fees ($50 pre-registration, $70 on-site).
Industry sponsored clinicians who are non-Texas music educators or non-educators must get a badge through their exhibitor allotment. Other out-of-state clinicians MUST pay convention registration fees ($50 pre-registration, $70 on-site), but are not required to become TMEA members.
Registration for the 2012/2013 school year and 2013 TMEA Clinic/Convention will begin in May 2012.
Clinic Proposal Status
Notification of your proposal's status will take place by August 15. Clinicians must verify their acceptance by responding to the invitation email using the link provided by September 1.
Scheduling information will become available online the first week in October. A link to this information will be provided via email.
Information Needed to Complete your Proposal
To successfully submit a clinic proposal, you must complete all parts of the clinic submission process at the same time; it cannot be resumed at a later date.
Submitting a clinic proposal will require the following information:
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2013 TMEA Clinic/Convention was June 1, 2012. Please check back April 2013 to submit your clinic proposal for the 2014 TMEA Clinic/Convention.