2018 Convention & Expo

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1,000 education leaders and parents. One mission. Change children’s lives.

Advance your PTA at the 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, La., June 21-24.

Don’t miss the opportunity to …

  • Engage with mission-minded peers and experts
  • Enhance your leadership skills through interactive workshops
  • Stay informed on trends and issues affecting our children

Celebrate our standout members and student performers at our awards ceremony

2018 National PTA Convention & Expo
June 21 – 24, 2018
New Orleans, LA



Want to sponsor, advertise or reserve a booth? View our Exhibitor Information.



Read our frequently asked questions about National PTA Convention & Expo 2018.

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View each day and hourly breakout of events, sessions and workshops during the convention.

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The convention will be filled with learning, networking and inspiring opportunities to help grow your PTA and solve some of your toughest issues!

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Learn about the noteworthy and inspirational speakers who will be featured on stage at convention.

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More at Convention


Could your PTA use a boost? We’re taking our learning opportunities to the next level with 36 educational workshops, a PTA Basics Bootcamp, a PTA Expo Hall team-building experience, and more! See what next-level leadership looks like. 

PTA Palooza

We’re bringing New Orleans to you in our Expo Hall! We’ve scheduled dedicated time for you to connect with our innovative exhibitors and participate in hands-on activities highlighting our national programs, heart-pumping fitness demos, fun entertainment and the flavor and culture of New Orleans. And you’ll want to be there to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of our Reflections Program.


Enjoy exciting, award-winning student performances and honor our standout members at our awards ceremony.

Symposium on the Opioid Epidemic

It’s time to get real about drug addiction. During this special symposium, our panel of experts will discuss the current opioid crisis, the evolution of prevention methods being deployed at the community, state and federal levels and what role PTAs and parents can play in the fight to eradicate this epidemic.


Contact the Meetings Department.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2018 Convention & Expo? Contact Exhibits@PTA.org.

View highlights from last year's convention.