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Parent and Education Leaders to Convene in Las Vegas for 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo

Media Contact:
Heidi May Wilson
Media Relations Manager
614-570-3922
hmay@pta.org

2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and authors Rosalind Wiseman and Steve Pemberton to speak 

WHAT:

Thousands of parent and education leaders from across the country will come together Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel for the 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo. During the conference, attendees will hear from education professionals and experts; participate in workshops and trainings; and discuss key issues impacting children, families, schools and communities. The convention is designed to inspire and empower participants with winning ideas to strengthen family engagement in education and winning strategies to make a difference in the lives and futures of every child.

Event keynote speakers include author and internationally-recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying and social justice Rosalind Wiseman; author and motivational speaker Steve Pemberton; 2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee; and PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger. Attendees will also hear from National PTA President Laura Bay; National PTA Executive Director Nathan R. Monell, CAE; and National PTA President-Elect Jim Accomando.

The convention will feature a symposium entitled Today’s Parents, Tomorrow’s Leaders with panel discussions on ways to engage and inspire Gen Xers, millennials and beyond to become the next generation of education and child advocates. The convention will also include an Awards & Reflections Celebration, during which students from across the country will be recognized for their creative talents. Attendees will enjoy performances by student honorees as well as Le Petit Cirque, the only all-kid prodigies cirque company in the world.

WHEN:

2017 National PTA Convention & Expo
Thursday, June 22 — Sunday, June 25

Rosalind Wiseman Keynote
Friday, June 23 — 8:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Today’s Parents, Tomorrow’s Leaders Symposium
Friday, June 23 — 1 to 2:45 p.m.

Steve Pemberton Keynote
Friday, June 23 — 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Sydney Chaffee Keynote
Saturday, June 24 — 9:15 to 11 a.m.

Awards & Reflections Celebration
Saturday, June 24 — 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Paula Kerger Keynote
Sunday, June 25 — 8 to 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Paris Las Vegas Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

CONTACT:

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA
hmay@PTA.org, (614) 570-3922

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.