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2018 Convention Highlights

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2019 National PTA Convention and Expo

Convention runs June 20 – 23, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Count on National PTA to deliver what's needed to take your PTA to the next level. Stay tuned for updates and special announcements as we get closer to Convention!

Archived materials from the previous year's Convention can be accessed below.

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



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 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.

The Palooza stage will feature performances by a New Orleans second line band, student group Make Music NOLA and Reflections winners. Come and have your face painted, experiment with hands on STEM activities, make a Mardi Gras mask and attempt our obstacle course!

Register for this free event today!

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

Opioid Symposium: A Public Health Epidemic, A Crisis for Families

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 national levels and what role PTAs and parents can play in the fight to eradicate this epidemic. Learn More.


Contact the Meetings Department.

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

Diamond Sponsors

Association Insurance Management




Go Guardian



Learning Heroes




Office Depot Office Max

Platinum Sponsors

Goya Move

Gold Sponsors

Mountain America Credit Union

Silver Sponsors



Park West Foundation

U.S. Army

Bronze Sponsors



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