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Invest in Yourself! Register for #PTAConLIVE20

Join Us for Our First-Ever Virtual Convention!

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3 Amazing Experiences

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Engaging Keynotes

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Nationwide Connections

Where: Your house!

When: July 20-21; July 27-31; August 6-7

How: Register online! View the registration instructions.

Late Registration Now Open

Anyone who registers now will enjoy a summer full of learning, inspiration and connections, plus they’ll have access to recordings of all of our sessions that have already taken place so they can catch up on what they missed.

General registration: $50

General registration + State Leadership Institute (SLI): $80

The State Leadership Institute (SLI) is only open to state presidents, leadership committee chair and members, field service committee chair and members, state board members and national board members.

Connect with PTA leaders, educators and parents to ignite your outreach and impact in your school community—and make a difference for every child—at the 2020 National PTA Virtual Convention! This is your time to …

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Get inspired by mission-minded peers and experts

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Stay informed on trends and issues affecting our children

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Transform your leadership and membership approach through our PTA Summer School Workshop Series

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Celebrate our standout members and students

Parents and educators working together to make a difference for every child.

The National PTA Convention & Expo allows participants to... 

  • Engage with mission-minded peers and experts
  • Transform your leadership and membership approach through interactive workshops
  • Get timely updates on trends and issues affecting our children 

This summer will be a special time for us to connect and learn virtually, starting July 20. Register now! Here’s what you can expect:

July 20-21

Convention opens with a message from our national president, Leslie Boggs, and our keynote speaker, astronaut Jose Hernandez, as well as our annual Reflections celebration.

Keynote Speaker—José Hernández

José Hernández

Former astronaut and businessman José Hernández is the son of Mexican immigrants who worked as migrant farmworkers. Hernández flew into space as the flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009 and became the first person to tweet in Spanish from space.

Today, Hernández is the president and CEO of two consulting firms, Pt Strategies, LLC and Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC. He also founded the José M. Hernández Reaching for the Stars Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and educates students about careers in STEM. He and his wife have five children.

Psst! More news … 

Join National PTA President Leslie Boggs during the 2020 National PTA Virtual Convention, Tuesday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an exciting introduction and overview of the (New!) PTA Membership Campaign for all conference attendees.

July 27-31

A week-long virtual education and leadership development “Summer School” series

Aug. 6-7

Official business meeting and elections


Insightful Speakers


Contact the Meetings Department.

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Thoughtful Workshops

National PTA Stage

PTA Convention Expo Swag