The Alabama Technology Student Association held our first conference at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. We held the conference in the East Meeting Rooms and the general sessions in the East Ballrooms. This is a more central location for everyone so this reduced travel costs for most. We also secured a great room rate at the Sheraton so that everyone was under one roof which avails us to some new opportunities and again lowers everyone’s total costs.
We had record attendance at the conference with 768 registrants. Our goal for this year was 1,000+ members in attendance so we fell short of our goal. but with plenty a space to grow
We also set another record year for membership. The goal for this year was 5,000+ which we achieved with a new record of 5,103 members in 2015-16. Way to go Alabama TSA!
We are still seeking to have 100% membership from all chapters this year. That is something that has never been done in the history of Alabama TSA, but once again, is a very real and achievable goal. We just need approximately 20 chapters who did not affiliate last year to do so this year.
Please join with us in promoting record conference attendance, record membership, and 100% membership statewide!
The students and advisors of TSA want to say a big thank you to this year's keynote speaker Bobby Jon Drinkard for doing such a great job!