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Learning Opportunities

The 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo will include numerous ways to engage with your peers nationwide, gain new knowledge about our advocacy issues, and strengthen your leadership skills.

This year’s education mix includes:

  • Interactive & Informational Workshops – Access 36 workshops spanning educational topics that interest you most: leadership, finance, membership, family engagement, advocacy issues, programs and communications.
  • Local PTA Boot Camps – Designed for the local PTA leader or those who train them, these workshops will give you the basic information you need for leadership, finance, family engagement, membership, programs and more.
  • Urgent Issue Symposia – Choose one of two sessions that will feature national experts sharing the latest information and specific ways you can amplify your voice as a child advocate: equitable public school funding and foster care.
  • State PTA Leadership Institute – Experience a curriculum full of workshops designed specifically for supporting or preparing you to be State PTA President. Pre-conference State PTA Leadership Institute events will be limited to State Presidents, and State Presidents-Elect and First Vice President who are preparing to take on the role of State President in the next year or two.
  • Meet-Ups – Connect with other leaders in a similar role as you, or around a topic that you care most about. Hosted in the Expo Hall, you can stop by or stay for a deep dive dialogue.
  • First-Timers’ Orientation – Start your first National PTA Convention off right by connecting with other first-timers from around the globe. You will gain an inside view of key activities during National PTA Convention & Expo, as well as make a plan for your education and networking experience -- all while making new friends!