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2020 Convention & Expo

Get ready for National PTA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, June 18 - 21, 2020!

Details to follow...

In the meantime, take a look at highlights from our 2019 convention in Columbus, Ohio, below!

PTA Con Expo

2019 National PTA Convention and Expo

#PTACon2019 has concluded!

Watch our video for highlights and find other information about our most recently-wrapped convention below.

1,500 education leaders and parents. One mission. Change children’s lives.
Advance your PTA at the 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo in Columbus, Ohio June 20-23.

Share. Learn. Celebrate. This is your time 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

Convention Program

Music on Stage

Insightful Speakers

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The city of Columbus has lots of amazing activities for you to enjoy during your stay, including baseball by the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, the minor-league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Enjoy exciting Columbus Clippers baseball action, cool food and fun with your PTA family and friends at a pre-convention event Wednesday, June 19! The Columbus Clippers will be facing off against the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m. at Huntington Park (a 10-minute walk from the Convention Center). Special-priced food and drinks will be available for $1. Buy your box-seat tickets in the PTA Section for $14 by June 16 here

For more info, contact Assistant Director with the Columbus Clippers Jacob Fleming, (614)-462-5250.

Keynote Speakers

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness is a Grammy Award nominated, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and seven-time Blues Music Award winning singer and songwriter with a compelling story to tell about her own experiences as a foster care teen.

Using music as an inspiration, Magness has inspired others to advocate for all children.

Mona Al-HayaniMona Al-Hayani is a history teacher at Toledo Early College High School in the Toledo Public School District. Known by her students as “Ms. Al,” she believes teachers should be stakeholders in the issues facing her students, and encourages her students to practice civic responsibility to gain greater understanding of their lessons and the world around them. A two-time U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays awardee, Al-Hayani also advises the National Honor Society and Young Women for Change, a student-led group at her school. Outside of teaching, she is the vice president of the Toledo Federation of Teachers and serves as the Federation’s Director of Human Trafficking and Social Justice Issues. Al-Hayani holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Toledo.


Gain new knowledge about our advocacy issues and strengthen your leadership skills with our 45+ workshops, First-Timer’s Orientation, State PTA Leadership Institute, Local PTA boot camps, urgent Issue Symposia and Meet-ups. You don’t want to miss any opportunity to help make your PTA better. Learn more.

Exhibitor Portal Open

Are you an exhibitor and want to participate in the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo?

Exhibitor Portal

PTA Convention Expo Swag


Contact the Meetings Department.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2019 Convention & Expo? Contact

Thoughtful Workshops

National PTA Stage

Diamond Sponsors




Office Depot Office Max

Facebook Logo






Platinum Sponsors

Nestle Waters

Gold Sponsors

Mountain America Credit Union

Silver Sponsors

Americans for the Arts

Park West Foundation



Bronze Sponsors

Everytown for Gun Safety


2018 Convention Highlights

Check out our highlights from New Orleans, LA, and don't forget to mark down dates for 2019 Convention in your calendar today!