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National PTA Annual Convention & Expo

National PTA Annual Convention & Expo

Join hundreds of PTA leaders at the National PTA Convention where you can:

  • Attend dozens of workshops lead by dynamic presenters
  • Gain practical ideas and best-practices on how to run your state, regional or local unit PTA
  • Receive advocacy, education, and program updates about how you can make a difference in government and family engagement
  • Learn and Network with hundreds of peers
  • Visit with exhibitors from around the country


Dec. 14 Registration Opens for Convention Attendees
Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Opens

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Convention Registration

Early Bird Rates until April 1, 2015 (midnight EST)

  • Individual: $275
  • Group (3+ people): $185 each

Regular Rates (April 2 – June 28)

  • Individual: $350
  • Group (3+ people): $260 each

Onsite Rates apply as of June 29, 2015

Want to be a sponsor or exhibit at the 2016 annual convention? Contact Jennifer Bradley for questions and more information.

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Hotel Information

Want to make it a family affair? Bring the family, come early and stay late at the negotiated PTA group rate. (National PTA group rate offer is for 3 days before and after convention, based on room availability). Convention registration must be completed in order to book a hotel reservation in the National PTA room block.

Swan and Dolphin
Single - $179 +12.5% tax
Double/Double - $179 +12.5% tax

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Bus/Shuttle Van/Tax/Limo Rates from Airport

Find local transportation rates courtesy of the Orlando International Airport.
(Estimated roundtrip shuttle van cost per person is $40)

Motorized Scooters

Listed below are recommended mobility equipment rental companies in the Orlando area. To secure rental equipment it is recommended that you contact the company directly two weeks prior to your arrival.

Walker Mobility        

K&M Rental

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Convention Program

Connect with hundreds of parents, teachers, students, and leaders who come to national convention each year to enhance their skills, connections, and success!

  • Learning & Networking—Choose from 35+ workshops, 8 networking sessions and/or sign up for a one-on-one coaching session
  • Exhibits—Visit more than 100 exhibits
  • Issues—Raise your voice on national business and emerging issues
  • Resources—Gather 100s of ideas, handouts, giveaways
  • Connections—Interact with over a 1,000 other PTA leaders from around the country
  • Local Sites and Things to Do—check out the great attractions and activities Orlando has to offer by visiting the Orlando Visitors Bureau website

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Tentative Convention Schedule

Pre-Convention Events:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. National Council of States Meeting - By invitation

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. State Presidents, Presidents-Elect & Office Staff Training – By invitation
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. National PTA Board of Directors Meeting - By invitation

Convention Events

Thursday, June 30, 2016

6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. General Meeting 1
9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Bylaws Writing Lab
9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Resolutions Writing Lab
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. First Timers’ Orientation
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Workshops
1:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. General Meeting 2 - Resolutions
3:45 p.m.–6:30 p.m. General Meeting 3 - Bylaws

Friday, July 1, 2016

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. First Timers’ Orientation - Encore
7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Rise & Shine Workshops
7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Live Candidate Forum
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. General Meeting 4
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Candidates Forum Viewing Room
10:15 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Expo Hall Open
12:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn Workshops
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Endowment Fund Luncheon - Ticketed
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Workshops + Meet-Ups + Coaching
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Candidate Meet & Greet
3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Meet-Ups + Coaching
5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. General Meeting 5 – Candidate Speeches

Saturday, July 2, 2016

7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Leadership Breakfast – By invitation
7:15 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Rise & Shine Breakfast Workshops - Ticketed
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. General Meeting 6 – Elections and Keynote
10:15 a.m.–3:45 p.m. Expo Hall Open
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. African American Family Engagement Symposium
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn Workshops
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Workshops
3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshops + Meet-Ups + Coaching
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. National PTA Reflections and Awards Celebration – Ticketed

Sunday, June 3, 2016

7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation and Inspiration
8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. State President’s Club Breakfast – Ticketed, by invitation
8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Rise & Shine Workshops
8:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast – Ticketed
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. General Meeting 7 – Installation

Post-Convention Events

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. National PTA Board of Directors Meeting – By invitation