All Events

The TCA Professional Growth Conference is a great way to get the CE hours you need, but it's also a time of connecting and sharing insight with other professional counselors! Check out this list of free and paid events at the conference this year. 

 FREE   First Timer's Orientation

Wednesday (Nov 13) | 5 - 6 pm

Presented by the TCA Advisory Council of Past Presidents (ACOPP), the First Timer's Orientation is a great opportunity for first time attendees to get familiar with the conference, network with new and seasoned attendees, and make the most of their PGC experience!

If it's your first time at a TCA Professional Growth Conference, you won't want to miss this highly attended event!

 FREE   Kick Off Celebration

Wednesday (Nov 13) | 6 - 8 pm | Exhibit Hall

Kick off of the conference in our huge exhibit hall! Pick up your name badge and conference bag from registration and relax while you network with other attendees and meet with exhibitors and sponsors.

  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments!
  • Network with colleagues!
  • Learn about new products and services with our 70+ exhibitors!

 FREE   Sam Houston State University Reception

Thursday (Nov 14) | 6 - 7:00 pm

The Department of Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University invites students, alumni, and friends to our TCA Conference Social. Stop by for food and fellowship.

  • Complimentary food and refreshments

 FREE   Awards Ceremony

Thursday (Nov 14) | 7 - 8:30 pm

TCA recognizes the work of amazing professionals with 11 different awards. Celebrate the work of these amazing counselors and counselor advocates at the TCA Awards Ceremony on Thursday night. Attend the TCA President's Reception and Dance immediately following the Awards Ceremony. See info below.

  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Cash bar

 FREE   TCA President's Reception and Dance

Thursday (Nov 14) | 8:30 - 11 pm

Immediately following the Award's Ceremony, you're invited to dance the night away at the President's Reception and Dance! Have fun and mingle with other attendees.

  • Fun music and laid back atmosphere
  • Cash bar

Ticketed Meal Functions

Enjoy a meal and network with colleagues! Tickets must be purchased with pre-registration and are non-refundable. Pre-purchased tickets will be included when you pick up your name badge. 

Thursday, Nov 14

  $25    Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC) and Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TxCSJ) Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 am

Connect and discover new ways to network with the Texas Counselors for Social Justice and the Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. Join us for breakfast, division updates, and a chance to win door

  $40    Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (TexAMCD) Luncheon

Noon - 1:30 pm

Its the annual TexAMCD Luncheon and Meeting. Come enjoy a
great lunch, reconnect, and celebrate one another!

  $40    Texas Mental Health Counselors Association (TMHCA) Luncheon

Noon - 2:00 pm 

This luncheon will feature news and updates. TMHCA members and non-members are highly encouraged to attend.

  $40    Texas Association of Marriage & Family Counselors (TAMFC) Luncheon

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join TAMFC for lunch!

Friday, Nov 15

  $20    Graduate Student Breakfast (Hosted by the TCA Graduate Student Committee)

8 - 9 am

Join us for a lively meeting and continental breakfast. All graduate students, committee, and faculty members are welcome. Door prizes will be awarded!

  $40    Texas College Counseling Association (TCCA) Luncheon

Noon - 1:30 pm

Join TCCA for our Business Luncheon to learn about important updates and win prizes!

  $40    Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) Luncheon

Noon - 1:00 pm

TACES Luncheon and business meeting. Members and nonmembers are welcome.