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The 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo will be filled with learning, networking and inspiring opportunities to help grow your PTA and solve some of your toughest issues!

We used the comprehensive feedback from our convention attendees to create enhanced learning and networking experiences in New Orleans.

Get ready for…

Call for Leaders

  • 36 Educational Workshops. Gain skills and gather info through hands-on activities and interactive discussions with experts to help advance your PTA leaders and mission delivery. Preview the core workshops to see how we are elevating the conversation especially for our experienced PTA leaders. Speakers will be announced by April 1.

  • New! PTA Basics Bootcamp. Attend these 30-minute micro-learning courses on a single learning objective (e.g., design your membership form), participate in a hands-on experience and then gain coaching for your unique situation. Ideal for local PTA leaders or local PTA trainers.

  • Rise & Shine Breakfasts. Enjoy breakfast while attending informational workshops hosted by our convention sponsors.

  • Symposium on the Opioid Epidemic. It’s time to get real about drug addiction. 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 federal levels and what role PTAs and parents can play in the fight to eradicate this epidemic.

And, check out these NEW networking and learning opportunities!

  • #PTAProud Team-Building Experience. Bring your PTA team to the Expo Hall to participate in a fun, interactive team-building experience. Then take your “We did it!” photo in the PTAProud photo wall. Every participant receives the #PTAProud Recipes for Teamwork book. Sign-up is required.

  • Expo Hall Tours. Take a guided tour of the Expo Hall by experienced PTA leaders to get new ideas from our innovative exhibitors and participate in hands-on activities.

  • New! First-Timer Friends. If you are new to National PTA’s Convention & Expo, we want to make sure you have the best roadmap to maximize your experience. During the kickoff first-timers workshop, we will match you with a First-Timer Friend who will guide you through your convention week.