Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)


Exciting news for Summer Leadership 2021

The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) planning team has been hard at work coming up with options for our members to enjoy this year’s conference based on current health and safety concerns. We are excited to move forward with both in-person (limited capacity) and virtual options. Plus, this year includes the Post-Legislative Conference.

  • San Antonio, June 16–19, Marriott Rivercenter (Post-Legislative Conference on June 19)
  • Fort Worth, June 23–26, Omni (Post-Legislative Conference on June 26)
  • Virtual SLI, June 24–25, livestreamed from Fort Worth
  • Virtual Post-Legislative Conference, June 26, livestreamed from Fort Worth

Attend the conference

Virtual SLI

Registration is now open for the virtual SLI. After the Fort Worth event concludes, all attendees, both in-person and virtual, will have on-demand access to recorded sessions July 2-30. 

Register now

In-person attendance

In-person attendance was determined by lottery. District names were drawn from the lottery May 7. Find out if your district was selected. If you and your district were not selected in the random lottery, you can still attend virtual SLI.

Schedule of events

The schedule will be the same in both San Antonio, June 16-19, and Fort Worth, June 23-26. 

View the virtual SLI program


4–6 p.m. Registration for Wednesday–Saturday Attendees
4:30–8 p.m. Preconference Session: Could You Last a Month in Poverty? (Dinner included)


7–8 a.m. Registration for Thursday–Saturday Attendees and Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8–9:15 a.m. General Session
9:30–11:45 a.m. Education Sessions
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch (included in the registration fee)
1:15–3:30 p.m. Education Sessions
3:45–4:45 p.m. Education Sessions with a Twist


7–8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8–9:15 a.m. General Sessions
9:30–11:45 a.m. Education Sessions
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:15–3:30 p.m. Education Sessions
3:45–4:45 p.m. Closing General Session


8–8:30 a.m. Registration for Post-Legislative Conference (additional fees apply)
8:30–11:30 a.m. 2021 Post-Legislative Conference (Breakfast included)

Looking for more information?

You likely have more questions regarding the lottery, registration, housing, and the program. Here are some additional online resources to help you stay informed:

Regardless of how you are participating in this year’s SLI, we are working to provide you with the best experience possible, and we look forward to embarking on another year of learning and growing together.


Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is TASB’s flagship training event created to help keep you and your school board team informed and inspired.

Whether you’re a new or experienced trustee, SLI offers you the information you need to successfully lead and advocate for your students and community. With a variety of sessions covering a wide range of pertinent topics from student achievement to policy and legal, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge to share with your district.

More information

For full details, visit

Have questions about this event? Give us a call at 800.580.8272.