Texas Speech Communication Association

Welcome to The Texas Speech Communication Association

The Texas Speech Communication Association is the largest state professional communication association in the nation.


Membership in TSCA is open to any communication educator, communication student, communication consultant, or any individual interested in learning about the field of speech communication. All levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association. The rewards of membership in TSCA include updated professional awareness, networking with other professionals, and exposure to innovation, teaching methodologies, and scholarly works relevant to the discipline of speech communication.

Black Lives Matter Statement

The Texas Speech Communication Association stands with the Black community and is committed to justice for all people. The hatred and violence must stop. As a communication organization, we are committed to respecting and valuing every voice and every life.

Communication has long served as a foundation for building platforms to amplify voices and cultivating a path for change. Through the power of public speaking, debate, and performance, we know the power of forming connections and spreading change through our words. We must unite to fight against racism, social injustice, and inequity- it is our responsibility to our schools, our communities, and our country. Racism and bigotry are not tolerated in our association - we will continue to work to ensure we create a safe space for everyone. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are all top priorities for us and we promise to develop and improve as an organization to ensure that everyone feels safe, included, and loved.


Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate

Debbie Hatton has made the following handout from "Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate" convention panel available. Click here to view the Speech TEKS (Draft)


Jennifer Zinn, one of our own, has created a website designed for speech teachers to share lesson plans, activities, and other ideas that aid in coaching forensic students and teaching communication applications classes. Click on this link to visit www.coachingspeech.com

Mentor List

The Teacher Training Committee has put together a list of coaches that are willing to serve as mentors. Click here to view the list


The Texas Speech Communication Association is committed to keeping our community safe. As COVID cases continue to impact the health of our country, we feel that it is necessary to move our annual convention to a virtual platform. We know that nothing can compare to the in-person experiences we look forward to every year at convention, but we are committed to bringing you a valuable virtual experience with numerous learning opportunities. Currently, we are looking to adjust the schedule of TSCA convention to ensure that you don't get "Zoom Burnout", as well as looking to provide additional professional development and learning resources throughout the year. More information will be made available in our summer newsletter and as we get closer to the convention date. The shift to a virtual platform will only be for the 2020 year and we look forward to returning to a brick and mortar convention in 2021 in San Antonio at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade.
TSCA officers will be holding a virtual retreat June 5-6, 2020. One of the obvious topics of discussion will be regarding the annual convention in October. If you have ideas, or other items which you want the officers to consider, now is the time to reach out to the officers and let them know.
2020 Convention

Be Kind and Rewind

Date: October 8-10, 2020
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Rockwall, TX

Hotel: Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
(214) 771-3700

Click here for the call for papers and more convention information