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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Registration Questions

Does my membership have to be up to date in order to attend the convention?

Current membership is preferred, but it is not a requirement.

What is the registration cost?

Individual registration is $75.00 and Group registration is $60.00 per person (groups must be 5 or more people registering together for the same paid events)

How many sessions can I attend for the registration fee?

The registration fee entitles you to attendance at all sessions, except those which are restricted to specific groups. Most of the sessions will be available for viewing on demand for 90 days after the close of the Convention.

How do I register?

You may click here or paste the following link in your preferred browser: 

Will I be able to cancel my registration and receive a refund if I am unable to attend the event?

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, however, most of the sessions will be available for viewing on demand for 90 days after the close of the convention.

What is the schedule for the convention?

View the schedule. The schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

I am a first-time convention attendee, what can I expect?

Whether you are looking for ways to diversify your PTA’s leadership, increase interest in local PTA events, find no-hassle fundraising ideas or increase and diversify your membership and volunteer leaders, the National PTA Convention & Expo has opportunities for you to discover it all.

Voting Credentials Questions

Will there be voting?

Yes, voting is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 17.

Will I be able to vote?

If you are not a member of National PTA Governance as defined in the National PTA Bylaws Article XII, in order to be eligible to vote during convention business and elections, a state PTA must select you as a voting delegate. You must fully complete your registration (including full payment) by midnight Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), June 1, 2021 in order to be considered for voting status. If you have questions about becoming a voting delegate, you need to contact a state PTA. You will be notified on or about June 15, if you have been selected by a state PTA as a voting delegate.

What is a delegate?

While anyone can attend and enjoy the National PTA Convention & Expo, only PTA members forming the voting body are able to vote on business and elections. National PTA Bylaws define the voting body as members of National PTA governance and delegates selected by state PTAs. The potential number of delegates named by each state PTA is based on state PTA membership. If you have questions about becoming a delegate, please contact your state PTA office.

I joined PTA as a National Supporting Member, will I be able to vote?

National Supporting members may not be credentialed in accordance with National PTA Bylaws. If you would like the opportunity to be selected as a delegate, join a local PTA in your area and contact your state PTA for more information.

How will voting take place?

Due to the global pandemic, delegates will be emailed their unique voting identification, along with specific instructions regarding the voting process, prior to the business and voting sessions scheduled.

General Questions

Are there any special activities or events that I will be able to participate in?

There are several events and special activities that you may choose to participate in during the virtual convention. Please note that attendance at some of the events is restricted. Your registration fee entitles you to:

  • Informative general sessions
  • Workshops
  • Meet-ups
  • Virtual Expo Hall
Special events:
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee session—June 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT (no additional fee; open to all)
  • Endowment Fund Committee session—June 25, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30pm EDT (no additional fee; open to all)
  • NCAAC Meeting—June 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 ;p.m. EDT (open to State Presidents or designees only)
  • State Presidents' Club Meeting—June 23, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT (must be a current or past State President to attend)