ED311 & TASSP present

2024 Education Law for Principals Conference

A one-day conference on current legal issues, new laws and significant court cases. Gain insight from expert education law attorneys on current trends and areas of concerns for school administrators. 

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Who This Conference Is For

  • school principals & other campus-level personnel
  • superintendents
  • school board members
  • school attorneys
  • district administrators

Topics Overview

  • Kelly Kalchthaler: Artificial Intelligence in our Schools
  • David Hodgins: The Annual Update on Student Discipline
  • Jim Walsh: Ten Things Principals Need to Know about Special Education
  • Alicia Currin-Moore: Handling Allegations of Excessive Force
  • Joe Parks: Strategies for Interacting with Law Enforcement

Dates & Locations

Austin – June 11, 2024

Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

Pre-registration for the in-person conference has CLOSED. You will still be able to register on site the morning of the conference.

Or watch online from June 25th – September 25th, 2024


Single Registration: $230
Group of 5 or more: $205 per person
Group of 10 or more: $195 per person
A copy of the printed workbook can be added on to the registration price for $25 per person.
Use the pricing calculator below to estimate your total costs prior to registering!

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Jim Walsh and crew – always do a GREAT JOB! It is clear that they understand educators and our passion to do the best job possible for our students. Love that they speak realistically and share stories. 

Jill Morphis

Principal, Sanger ISD

Topics were very relevant and presenters were well prepared . . . great information. Also, I especially appreciate the tongue in cheek humor. It helps to have some light laughter while dealving into such serious topics. Personal stories and examples of actual cases is also a very powerful communication tool.

Karla Dunn

Assistant Principal, Plainview ISD

I appreciated the step-by-step approach to SPED considerations and “hot-button” issues. These will be immensely valuable to me as I face these scary legal considerations in administration. This guidance echoes what I’ve been hearing from my own campus administrator about familiarizing myself with policies and procedures as well as the law and relying on them to guide day-to-day decision-making.

Eric Segovis

Dean of Students, Forney ISD

Wry, informative, and relevant as usual. The only professional development I would attend religiously every summer knowing I will actually hear very current and high priority information. 

Cedric Le Peuch

Assistant Principal, Channelview ISD



  •  The conference sponsors have applied to the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the amount of 5 hours (no ethics hours).


  • ADMINISTRATORS: This program may meet local criteria for 5 hours of school administrators’ general management training by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as providers of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Topics & Speakers

Artificial Intelligence in our Schools

Kelley Kalchthaler

Walsh Gallegos Kyle Robinson & Roalson P.C.

The rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence has become a game changer in our schools. Learn how this new technology is evolving and impacting both educators and students. Kelley Kalchthaler of Walsh Gallegos Kyle Robinson & Roalson, P.C. will provide an overview of AI and strategies for dealing with it on your campuses.

The Annual Update on Student Discipline

David Hodgins

Thompson & Horton

Always entertaining and informative, David Hodgins of Thompson & Horton will provide the 2024 legal update on student discipline in an extended hour-long presentation this year.

Ten Things Principals Need to Know about Special Education

Jim Walsh

Walsh Gallegos Kyle Robinson & Roalson P.C.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law govern the provision of special education in our public schools. Seasoned special education attorney, Jim Walsh of the Walsh Gallegos Law Firm, will highlight the top ten things principals need to know about compliance with special education laws.

Handling Allegations of Excessive Force

Alicia Currin-Moore

Walsh Gallegos Kyle Robinson & Roalson P.C.

It’s always troubling when allegations of excessive force arise. Alicia Currin-Moore of Walsh Gallegos Kyle Robinson & Roalson, P.C. will provide guidance on how to effectively respond to allegations of educator force against a student.

Strategies for Working and Collaborating With Law Enforcement for School Safety

Joseph Parks

The Law Office of Joseph L. Parks, PLLC

As concerns over school safety continue to increase, the importance of collaboration and partnership between school administrators and law enforcement has become crucial.  Joseph Parks of the Law Office of Joseph L. Parks, PLLC will discuss legal issues and practical strategies for working with law enforcement and developing the SRO-campus partnership in the interest of school and community safety. 

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TASSP Summer Workshop

The TASSP Summer Workshop is a separate event with separate registration from the Education Law for Principals Conference.  Find out more info or register by clicking below.

Room Block Information

Choose from a wide range of lovely hotels in downtown Austin, all within easy access of the Austin Convention Center.


Will my registration be tax-exempt?

Yes, our conference registrations are automatically charged as tax-exempt.

Can I register online with PO (Purchase Order)?

When registering for an ED311 event you can either pay with a credit card, or choose to be invoiced and pay later. If you choose the invoice option, there is a PO field where you can enter your PO#, if you have it. After registering, please email a copy of your purchase order form to PO@ed311.com. Please note that your registration is not considered complete until we receive either your purchase order form or payment (via check, credit card, or ACH).​

Are there multiple registration prices?

We now offer group registration discounts on some events! We also offer a discount if you would like to access your conference materials digitally instead of getting a printed conference workbook. We no longer offer early payment discounts. If you have a very large group of attendees or a group of students that you’d like to send to one of our events, please contact ambrose@ed311.com

Do I need to pay in advance for my registration? 

We must receive either a valid purchase order form or payment before the date of your event. Simply filling out the registration form does not complete your registration. Your registration is only considered complete once we have received either an approved purchase order form or payment by check, credit card, or ACH. You can email your purchase order to PO@ed311.com. Registrants of our online virtual events will not receive digital access until we have received your PO or payment. Registrants of an in-person event will not be able to attend the event without a PO or payment.

Can I substitute another person in my place for a conference I am registered for?

Yes. Submit your request via our Substitution Form. Please note that we must receive your substitution request at least 3 business days before the date of the event for your attendee to be included on our list of attendees at the event registration table. If you need to make a last minute substitution, that is not a problem. Just make sure your sub checks in using the original registrant’s name and tell our staff at the registration table that they are a substitute.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any further questions, please email Danielle King at dking@ed311.com.

Event Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Cancellations:  In general, we do not issue cancellation refunds. If you can no longer attend an in-person event and would like to cancel, your options are to either (1) send a substitute to the event or (2) switch to the online version of the event. If the event you are attending does not have an online component, then we will issue a refund less a $30 cancellation fee, as long as we receive your cancellation request within 2 weeks in advance of your event.

If you have not yet paid for your event and no longer wish to attend, you can cancel your registration by contacting chpowers@ed311.com.

If you have an extenuating circumstance please email dking@ed311.com.

Substitutions: Substitutions may be made through this form in advance of any of our events.

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