How Boards Affect Student Outcomes: An Exceptional Governance Summit

Have you heard about the XG Project? It’s sparking crucial conversations within school boards across Texas, promoting the idea that eXceptional Governance can make all the difference when it comes to student outcomes.

We believe that when school boards provide eXceptional Governance in a district, exceptional students are the result.

Thought leaders from across the nation will convene again to share research on the relationship between school boards and student achievement for the second XG Summit. View the 2019 Speaker Lineup and visit the photo gallery from 2017 to get an idea of what the 2019 XG Summit will feel like. 

When and where

Thursday and Friday, January 10–11, 2019.

The XG Summit returns to Austin and will convene at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol.

Why you should plan to attend

TASB's XG Summit attracts leaders from across the State of Texas to engage with exceptional keynotes and industry experts—all passionate about keeping the board stabilized and moving in the right direction. 

This year's summit provides more opportunities to learn, discover, and network than ever before! 

Registration fees

XG 2019 is open for business!

Register now to lock in the lowest registration rates for your district. Bring your team with you in January to enhance your experience and take advantage of the group discount rate.

  Early Bird
Before 12/20/18
Prices are per person
Price Increases
After 12/20/18
Prices are per person
Individuals $235 $265
7+ District Group $200  $265
Guest $95 $95
Students $185 $185
  • District Group Savings: Earn a deep discount by registering seven or more from your district. Use promo code "XGBOARD" to receive 15% off your group registration. 
  • Guests: There is a small fee required from guests of registered participants to cover a portion of the food costs associated with the event. If the guest is an administrator or board member from a Texas school district, the guest is expected to pay the full registration fee.
  • Students: Current graduate students with an interest in the XG Summit are invited to attend at a discounted rate. 

For questions about XG Summit registration, please email Jackie Hightower at

Hotel and travel

Hotel reservations can be made by phone (800) 627-8349 when you reference "TASB XG Summit" or online when you visit the hotel's Group Booking Website.

TASB has negotiated a group rate of $185 single/double at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, located at 701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (opens Google maps). Rate does not include applicable state and local taxes. 

  • Complimentary guest room internet access for all guests registered in the group block.
  • Complimentary internet access in the meeting space for registered attendees.
  • Discounted self-parking of $15 per vehicle per day for both drive in day guests and overnight guests.

For questions about XG Summit housing and travel, please email Mandy Begley at

Download resources from the 2017 XG Summit 


For additional information about this event, contact us directly for support at Leadership Team Services, 800.580.8272, extension 2450, or e-mail us.