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Special Events


Enhance your conference experience by taking advantage of the many special events happening at the 2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference.  Join your colleagues to make the most of your time in Austin.
Reserve tickets as you register for the conference.

Friday, Nov. 22, 7:00–10:00pm
NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Awards Dinner
The Grand Lobby of the Bullock Texas State History Museum is the dramatic setting for an evening honoring excellence with the presentation of the NCSS, NCGE, and TCSS awards.  Celebrate your friends and colleagues at the social event of the conference; enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner; and tour the museum’s exhibitions, including the new first floor gallery, Becoming Texas.
Fee: $75

Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30–8:00pm
Reception at LBJ Presidential Library
Enjoy refreshments in the majestic Great Hall of the LBJ Presidential Library and tour the permanent exhibits recounting President Johnson’s time in public service as well as a temporary exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of Motown Records.  During the reception, guests will also hear from a special guest with unique insight into the Johnson presidential years.
Fee: $35

Friday, Nov. 22, 7:00–9:00am
NCSS President’s Breakfast
Start you conference experience right.  Join us for the official opening of the 2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Annual Conference, open to all conference registrants and featuring NCSS President Tina Heafner’s address
Fee: $5

Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:00-9:30PM and 10:00–11:30PM
Esther’s Follies
An Austin landmark for 40 years, Esther’s has been called the Texas answer to SNL, a modern-day vaudeville revue mixed with political comedy that is like nothing else on the national comedy scene.  Esther’s is an equal opportunity satirical revue—fond of skewering both political parties and using the absurd in politics and pop culture as a foundation for their sketches.
Fee: $35

Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:00–9:00pm
Reception at Austin Gurdwara
The Austin Gurdwara, which started in April 2003 is a unique venue for this celebration of teachers and social studies education, connecting us with the heritage of the Sikh-American community.  This all-access event is open to all NCSS conference attendees.  This engaging evening includes networking opportunities, a tour, cultural activities, and a traditional vegetarian Langar.  Explore exhibits and watch diverse documentaries.  The reception is being hosted by the American Sikh Council in collaboration with the Austin Gurdwara.
Fee: $25. 

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30PM–12:00am
Broken Spoke Dance Hall Mixer
Grab your boots and head to one of Texas’s most definitive dance halls, Broken Spoke.  The dance hall has hosted live country music since its establishment in 1964.  Legends and stars, such as Bob Wills, Tex Ritter, and Willie Nelson have graced the stage at the Broken Spoke.  It is a mystical place for fans of live country music.  TCSS invites you to join our group at the Spoke to experience Texas two-stepping with a big heap of Texas hospitality.
FREE: With Ticket

Note:  Attendees on their own to reach the Broken Spoke.  All food and beverages are on own.

Reserve tickets as you register for the conference

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