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  2013 TEXAS FFA CONVENTION SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)
 
By: Texas FFA
May 13, 2013

 
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The tentative schedule for the 85th annual Texas FFA State Convention is listed below. Dates and times are subject to change. Visit www.texasffa.org for more information about Convention.

FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
1:00pm - National Officer Candidate Nominating Committee Reports

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
7:30am - National Officer Candidates Report

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
10:00am - Rodeo Contestant Check-In
12:00pm - Texas FFA Chorus Arrives
5:45pm - Host Committee Kick-Off

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
1:00pm - Camp Chronicle Begins (Convention Chronicle/Media Staff)
2:00pm - Foundation Ambassador Orientation
2:30pm - Speaking Event Judges Meeting
3:00pm - Speaking Event Coaches/Contestant Meeting
4:00pm - Registration Committee Meeting
4:00pm - State Speaking Events
4:30pm - Convention Committee Chairperson Meeting
5:00pm - Convention Committee Meetings
6:00pm - Courtesy Corps Orientation
7:00pm - Rodeo Performance #1

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
7:00am - Area Officer and Advisor Breakfast
7:00am - Speaking Event Breakfast/Finals Announcement
9:00am - General Registration Opens
9:00am - Speaking Event Judges Meeting
10:00am - Speaking Event Finals
10:00am - Leadership Workshop - John Beede
10:00am - Advocacy/Outreach Workshop - Chris Britton
10:15am - Exhibits Open
1:15pm - Pre-Session
2:00pm - First General Session
- Reflections
- State President's Welcome
- Invocation
- Welcome to Dallas
- Area Walk-Ins
- Keynote Address - John Beede
4:00pm - Agriscience Fair Setup
5:00pm - Talent Team Orientation
5:00pm - Registration Closes
6:00pm - Rodeo Finals
8:00pm - Kick Off Concert - Turnpike Troubadours

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
8:00am - Registration Continues
8:15am - Pre-Session
9:00am - Second General Session
- Justin Brands Title Sponsor Remarks
- Ryan Mott Memorial Scholarship
- Keynote Address - Les Brown
- Speaking Development Events Awards
- 2 Retiring Addresses
- 2013 Texas FFA Association Business Session
11:30am - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Luncheon
12:45pm - Pre-Session
1:30pm - Third General Session
- Honoring our Heroes
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships
- Keynote Address - Brennan Costello, National FFA Vice President
- Lone Star Championship Review (LDE/CDE Winners)
- Nursery/Landscape CDE Scholarship
- New Chapter Recognition
- State Officer Chapter Recognition
- Collegiate FFA Remarks
- 2 Retiring Addresses
- Golden Horizon
- National Chapter Award - Top 10
5:15pm - Stars of Texas Banquet
5:15pm - Agriscience Fair Banquet
5:15pm - Ford Leadership Scholars Banquet
6:15pm - Pre-Session
6:30pm - Lone Star Degree Recipients to Area Sections
7:00pm - Fourth General Session - STARS NIGHT
- Stars Over Texas
- Proficiency Awards
- Lone Star Degree Sponsor Remarks - Lone Star Ag Credit
- Lone Star Degree Ceremony (Order: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1, 2)
8:00pm - Leadership Workshop
8:00pm - Leadership Workshop

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
7:00am - VIP Breakfast and Reception
8:15am - Pre-Session
9:00am - Fifth General Session
- Farm Credit Title Sponsor Remarks
- Farm Credit Scholarships
- Corporate Sponsor Recognition
- Wallrath Scholarship Presentation
- Agriscience Fair Winners
- PSO Reunion
- 1 Retiring Address
- State President Election
11:30am - Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
11:30am - San Antonio Livestock Exposition Luncheon
12:00pm - PSO Luncheon Meeting
12:15pm - Wallrath Education Foundation Luncheon
12:45pm - Pre-Session
1:30pm - Sixth General Session
- Ford Leadership Scholars
- San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarships
- Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarships
- SW Expo Scholarships
- James M. "Jim Bob" Norman Scholarships
- Texas FFA Alumni Greetings and Scholarships
- Young Farmers of Texas Scholarships
- Foundation Scholarship
- 3 Retiring Addresses
- State President Run-Off
6:30pm - Seventh General Session - FUN NIGHT
9:10pm - Leadership Workshop
9:10pm - Leadership Workshop
9:10pm - DANCE

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
7:00am - Honorary Lone Star Degree Recipient Breakfast and Reception
8:15am - Pre-Session
9:00am - Eighth General Session - Host Committee Recognition
- Board of Directors Recognition
- Honorary Lone Star Degree (Teacher and Non-Teacher)
- Convention Media Staff Recognition
- Foundation Ambassador Recognition
- Convention Chair Recognition
- Texas Farm Bureau Award
- Announcement of Election Results
- Officer Installation
- Adjourn the 85th Texas FFA State Convention
 
 
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