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.

TSCA Mission

The Texas Speech Communication Association is a professional, academic association committed to excellence in communication instruction, student performance, research, scholarly accomplishment, professional service and political awareness. The Texas Speech Communication Association strives to fulfill its responsibilities by providing a variety of quality academic programs and workshops at its annual convention.

TSCA strives to:


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 convention program has been sent to the printer. Click here to download Convention Program.
Our Vice President, Lacy Canon, has been busy assembling the convention program. A preview of the convention program is now available. Please let her know of any changes or updates that need to be made to the program ASAP at lcannon@wtamu.edu.
The Executive Committee met yesterday afternoon and voted to continue with an in-person convention in San Antonio October 14-16, 2021 to be held at the San Antonio Colonnade Hotel.
Click here to read the full EC statement.
Our annual convention will be held in San Antonio October 14-16, 2021. The hotel is being re-branded. Originally known as the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, it will be re-branded as San Antonio Colonnade Hotel in late August.
The call deadline has been extended for the next issue of the Texas Speech Communication Journal. The new deadline will be May 31, 2021. See the Journal page for more details.
TSCA is hosting its annual Conference on October 14-16, 2021 in San Antonio. The Rhetoric and Communication Theory is inviting student research papers to be submitted for presentation at the conference. Papers will be eliglble for a Top Paper award. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2021.
Click here for more details.
2021 Convention

The More Things Change

Date: October 13-16, 2021
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location:San Antonio Colonnade Hotel (formerly the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade)
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 691-8888

See the Convention page for more details.