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We are excited to announce that the call for workshop presenters for the 2023 Virtual PTA Convention is NOW OPEN and YOU are invited to share your ideas and experiences as a presenter!  

All proposals will be peer reviewed and chosen based on their demonstrated effectiveness to engage and inspires excellence for PTA Leaders. 

We are looking for workshop sessions focusing on the following areas:

  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Community Based Advocacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Digital Safety
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Child and Youth Nutrition
  • School and Community Safety
  • Climate and Environmental Concerns
  • Youth Engagement
  • Elevating the PTA Brand
  • Planning and Evaluating for Membership
  • Non-Profit Management for PTAs


Thoughtful Workshops


This year workshops will be prerecorded. To apply, you will need to:

  • Provide 2-3 learning objectives
  • Describe how you will meet your learning objectives
  • Provide a description that outlines the content of the proposed workshop.  
  • Submit a bio for each presenter that includes a description of why they are qualified to present on the proposed topic (150 words max) 
  • Provide contact information for all proposed presenters

The deadline for proposal submission is 11:59 p.m. (EST), Dec. 9, 2022. All proposed presenters will be notified of their workshop status by mid-February. Each selected presenter will be asked to provide a headshot, attend a presenter orientation (virtually) and submit a slide deck for approval prior to recording the workshop.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 9.

Application Tips

  • Be specific and share what attendees would learn from your session. Volunteer reviewers rank your submission based on the information you provide.
  • Remember National PTA’s Convention audience has traditionally been made up of mostly state, regional, district and council PTA members, many of whom train local leaders.
  • Write your bio and session description (each 150 words maximum) as you would want others to see it in the Convention App. Write in complete sentences using third person point of view (he/she/we).
  • Send questions to