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PTACon 2020 Call for Leaders is Now Open!

Showcase your leadership development strategies, mission successes, team-building practices, family engagement efforts or advocacy wins in Louisville, Ky. at the 2020 National PTA Convention & Expo. Apply by February 1, 2020.

This year’s Call for Leaders focuses on four speaking roles:

  • Spotlight Speakers - Share your best practice or lessons learned in a 15-minute presentation.
  • Workshop Presenters - Develop and present a full 75-minute workshop.
  • Meet-Up Facilitators - Convene a 45-conversation with your PTA peers or like-minded PTA leaders.
  • Learning Lab Facilitators - Facilitate a 45-minute session that delivers a hands-on, how-to experience for PTA leaders to gain a new skill.

Call for Leaders

You can submit several applications; however, National PTA limits each presenter to two speaking opportunities maximum. No speakers generated through the Call for Leaders process will be compensated in any way.




Application Requirements

To apply, you will need to:

  • Provide speaker contact information, bios (150 words max) and photos
  • Submit a session description as you would like it to appear on the Convention App (150 words max).
  • Describe at least 2-3 key audience takeaways for your session (150 words max)



Speaker Benefits

Beyond the pride you’ll feel, speakers will receive:

  • Registration discount equal to early bird registration (so register early!)
  • Special ribbon for each leadership role
  • Recognition during a “please stand” moment for our PTA leaders at a General Session
  • Access to special social media badges to promote your featured role to others